Making copies of data which may be restored after a data loss event or to recover data from some earlier point in time.

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SQL Native backup MIRROR TO performance

We are moving to SQL Server 2014 Expensive Edition Q1 next year. Right now we are on SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, so we don't have access to the oh-so-wonderful MIRROR TO option for our backups ...
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I do not understand SQL Server Transaction Logs

I understand that a Microsoft SQL Server Database has two components: A database file A transaction log file Whenever I make a change to a table, does it get written to both the database file AND ...
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Database backup hangs both in SSMS and XMLA

I am using SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2 Service Pack 3. My database was recently upgraded from Analysis Services 2005 and since that time I have been unable to do a backup either from SSMS or ...
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MySQL Enterprise Backup Upgrade Error

Today I am upgrading my MEB from Version 3.9 to 3.11. But I got this error. Do I need to upgrade it to MEB 3.10 for me to proceed upgrading to MEM 3.11? Or its needed to install the depedencies ...
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Backup status report from multiple server in sql server 2005

Per daily routine activities of DBA, as we know backups are important to be monitored and to make sure they are corrupt free, i am trying to fetch a report to get such status. Moreover, we have SQL ...
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How to merge exported SQL Data into restored DB updating only changed rows?

We've just moved two databases from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instance to another using BACKUP DATABASE on the original system and then RESTORE DATABASE on the new one. Everything went fine but then I ...
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Removing Components from a backup

Ok, I will start this off by: Yes, I know I should have paid more attention. That being said, I was trying to create a full backup of my DB prior to doing truncation on a number of the tables. When ...
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Is it possible to have 2 backup plans for a single database?

Is it possible to have two backup plans ? allow sysadmins to have their own SQL Server 2008 set of backups for a database allow DBAs to have their own separate backup plan We have had issues with ...
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How to solve MySql Slave Error 1452 Foreign key constraint fails?

I am site administrator. We use to have a mysql 5.5.40 master(db01) - slave(db02) setup. One day our master server (db01) got down due to hardware failure. So we switched our site to slave (db02) ...
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Controlling SQL Backups From Two Machines

I'm far from a DBA, and don't really have a great understanding of backup chains, but I was asked the following question by a network administrator, and wanted to be sure that my answer was correct. ...
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WAL files are not copied

I'm using postgres 9.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm currently setting up a WAL backup. These are my changes to the postgresql.conf: [as described here: ...
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How to find what frequent and/or large transaction have taken place in MS SQL Server?

Each day is experiencing about 1GB sum total of all the transaction log backups that day, while at the end of that week the Full DB backup is about 180MB. For a business database for buying/selling ...
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MySQL - Backup new and modified entries only

I am developing a very huge system in Java using Hibernate and MySQL. Now, I want to automate the daily, weekly, and/or monthly replication (backing up) of the data that are stored from the database ...
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Can I use xtrabackup to import a database without altering others?

Context: Each time a demo branch is built, I want to download a copy of the prod database and setup it onto the demo server. This way under the MySQL I have X database corresponding to X demos. I ...
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Restore back up strategy for history tables

I have historical/log tables which are: very large holds data that is not rarely queried only inserts are performed (constantly, very often) I want to either compressed them or move them to ...
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Possible RMAN orphan files in backup directory

I am trying to scrape together some space in my Oracle 11g backup directory in AIX. I have deleted obsolete files using RMAN's "DELETE OBSOLETE" command, but I see many (just under 200) files dated ...
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Are ZRM (Zmanda Recovery Manager) incremental backups reliable?

I had an issue while restoring incremental backups and I'm wondering if they are reliable. I'm making weekly full backups and daily incremental backups and I needed to restore a single database after ...
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Sqlserver: Get Meta-Info about TRN file

Is there any way to get the timespan of the data contained in a TRN-File? What I have: A backup of a transaction-log What I need: The timestamp of the first and the last entry inside the log ...
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WordPress MySQL writes during “Flush Tables With Read Lock” are rejected instead of being queued

I'm running into an odd issue when setting MySQL into a brief read-only mode for backup. Reads continue fine during that "read only" minute, but writes are just rejected instead of being queued to ...
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How to restore a database to the latest file in a backup set [closed]

USE ICT; GO BACKUP DATABASE ICT TO DISK = 'E:\Backup\ICT.bak' -- Verwijder dit bestand a.u.b. GO RESTORE DATABASE ICT_TEST FROM disk = 'E:\Backup\ICT.bak' WITH REPLACE, MOVE 'ICT' TO ...
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MySql backup for certain database contents

So i have a database containing custom functions and cleanup procedures and obviously content under tables which i want to back up using automating script which works but doesn't create a proper ...
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Restore from copy of SQL Server backup file produces invalid data error

We have an instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 sitting in a DMZ. When I back up one of its databases to a drive local to that server, then run a RESTORE VERIFYONLY against the backup file, it declares ...
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Combining log shipping and regular log file backups

Following on from my earlier question, I'm trying to set up a combination of Log Shipping and database backup. What I have in place is: Log Shipping set up between my two servers, to run every 5 ...
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SQL Backup tuning large databases

I am tuning SQL backups using compression, writing to multiple files, and changing the BufferCount and MaxTransferSize options. I have SQL instance with a 4 TB database and several smaller databases ...
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SQL Server : how to decide if FULL backup or DIFFERENTIAL

The following scenario (on SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 servers) A co-worker of mine restored another DB into the one our process was trying to create a differential backup for. As I am currently only ...
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How can I import “.sql” file into a new database? (using Python or even IPython)

all! I have a "bakupdb.sql" file which contains tables from a web page (created with Django) and some data (that is inserted into the tables). It's a dump back up data. I don't have anything else - ...
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SQl Sever Backup Exclude Users

I have a database on SQL Server 2012 that I need to backup and send to someone on a different network / domain. Is there a way to create a full backup file that will not include the users / security ...
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Can I stop a SQL database backup after it has already started?

I am looking to do a full database backup of a SQL database in SQL Server 2008. My questions are: *Can I stop, pause, or cancel the backup after it has started if it is taking too long or slowing ...
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Backup policy for Oracle 11g database in non-archive mode

My database is in non-archive mode and its size is 5 TB (monthly 200 GB increment). Currently we are taking the full backup monthly. As database growth is high, backup size and time had increased ...
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How to take physical backup of MYSQL database

I am trying to find out some tool which can take physical backup of MYSQL database. Like mysqlbackup but it is not open source. There is mysqldump but i want to take physical backup. Can someone ...
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How Can I restore a database to a point of time without Old backup? [duplicate]

I have a database in full recovery mode with five tables. I accidentally deleted one table. I don't have any old backups. Can I restore the database with five tables?
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MySQL backing up MyISAM tables by copying the physical files - and automating the process

I have 2 databases with MyISAM tables running on a Windows 2008 Server. These databases are about 20GB in size with a few tables with millions of rows. My question regards backing them up on a weekly ...
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Change SQL Server backup destination while retaining server's knowledge of location

I currently have a number of SQL Server (2008 R2) databases that are receiving tlog and differential backups. The backups are currently being stored on a NAS that is going to be repurposed. I need to ...
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Backup without using SQL Server Management Studio

I am trying to take a backup on a Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 installed on it. But, there is no SQL Server Management Studio on it. How can I take full backup of a particular database.
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Is tlog backup on replica clearing VLFs on the primary?

Is it true that a transaction log backup made on the secondary database is clearing the inactive VLFs on the tlog file on the primary database (in case of Availability Groups)? I was not able to find ...
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pg_basebackup could not get WAL end position from server

I'm trying to pg_basebackup my database. I followed instructions in PG Mauals and set it up properly (check on other server and database), but my backup isn't ending - on end of progress it's ...
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Does a whole-server backup guarantee a reliable backup of running databases?

Many hosts offer a full-server backup once per day. However, I've been told that a backup of this kind doesn't guarantee a reliable backup of running databases, because even if the database uses ...
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pre-process, anonymize, data before creating a dump from sql-server [closed]

I would like to be able to automatically create dumps from a production machine (SQL-Server 2008R2 and up). In those dumps some data needs to be anonymized (mainly by scrambling nvarchar-fields) so no ...
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Reporting Services DBs not appearing in Management Studio, but can be queried?

I've set up a server with native reporting services, connected to a database server which hosts its two databases. I'm trying to run a backup of the two databases so I can add them to my availability ...
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Backing entire Postgres database server up with pg_basebackup

I back Postgres DB 9.1 up using following command: pg_basebackup -h 127.0.0.1 -U replicationuser -D /storage/test_backup -Ft -z -P In postgresql.conf I have this set: wal_level = hot_standby ...
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Percona's xtrabackup --apply-log fails with “all log files must be created at the same time”

I'm trying to figure out why applying logs on my xtrabackup files isn't working. I created a VM running MySQL 5.5.24. Then I created the sakila test database and backed it up with the following ...
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How do I backup/restore database encryption key in order to restore on new server

I am currently in the process of restoring a TDE encrypted database to another instance. I have backed up master key and certificate, and have restored them to the new server fine, but I am still ...
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Transaction Log Shipping Removal, Backup and Drop Database

I have databases (about 15 different) Production Databases set for Log_Shipping and I would like to take a full backup of it and need to drop from production later on because we have already move it ...
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What Current Continuous SQL Server Backup Solutions Are there?

With Mirroring being deprecated in SQL Server 2012 and up along with AlwaysON Availability Groups costing $7k per core, I am wonder what options are there for constant reliable backups with a somewhat ...
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How to backup large MongoDB database

What is the recommended way to back up large data sets in MongoDB? Let's say we have a data size in the order of 10TB - how would you back that up? We're considering a hidden, possibly delayed, ...
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Transaction Log Backups

I am working on backup+recovery scenario and I came across a situation where I could not figure out how I would have to deal with it. We have couple databases where sometimes there may not be any ...
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SQL Server 2005 Log Truncate - how long for a 60Gb log; mins, hours or days? [closed]

I have taken over an old website. To cut a long story short the people that host the computer, backup all the database files, but there is no maintenance plan in place for the backup (e.g. they ...
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Access denied to user ODBC, but trying to login as root

I'm trying to do a backup of a MySQL database on Windows, but for some reason it's trying to log me in as ODBC instead of root - does anyone know why? As you can see below the red line, I can login ...
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How to guard against backup corruption due to spurious bit errors?

There's always a very small chance that a backup that was just written to disk is corrupted. Disks are not 100% reliable. Bits can be flipped with very low probability. I have seen that happen on ...
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Avamar SQL Agent running against live SQL Server databases

We use a large company as our service provider. The tech people from that service company are pushing very hard to install something called the Avamar SQL Agent which purportedly will be used to ...