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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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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how I Backing Up SQL Server database? [closed]

I am new to SQL Server Admin and am hoping to get some help? I have a database that only contains views of data from another database. It has no tables at all. Is there a way to backup the data in the ...
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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 restore operational Oracle 11g Database from full backup?

Imagine that things gone bad and all we have is a fresh Windows Server and full cold backup of our Oracle database. In case of SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012 it was really a matter of few mouse ...
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PostgreSQL replication with periodic log shipping

I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 with 64-bit PostgreSQL 9.2 on both test machines. What I wish to achieve is that one server will be a master and other will be a slave. This is just for tests, finally ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 backup fails to restore on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

My DR SQL Server got automatically updated by Windows update from 2008 R2 to 2008 R2 SP2 and since then I can't restore backups from my production machine which is still on 2008 R2. 10 percent ...
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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 ...
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How to restore everything (including “postgres” role) from pg_dumpall backup

I have a postgres 9.1 server running and I do backups with pg_dumpall -c -f /nfs/backup/fulldump.sql I'm testing restoring the backup to another server with psql -f /nfs/backup/fulldump.sql ...
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how to resolve intermittent SQL backup issue?

We have this issue on aprox 100-300 SQL machines each month and it's never re-occuring. If you re-run the backup it will complete. The problem exists in both win2k8 and win2k12 machines. Backup ...
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Fix transaction log file after database update

I have a databases that are regularly (monthly) updated. An update includes a lot of new or changed T-SQP procedures, functions, indexes creation, etc. A database X has transaction log file with the ...
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Is it necessary to run apply-log immediately after innobackupexec has run?

i have been trying to read other questions, but i did not find a answer to suit me. So excuse me if i ask something that has been already asked. I'm trying to organize my self and backup all my mysql ...
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Copying datadir directory enough for backing up a database with InnoDB tables?

I have an innodb table with 80 million rows and it's extremely slow with mysqldump so I'm thinking of copying the datadir directory for a backup / transfer. I used to copy database with only MyISAM ...
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Automatic backups for MySQL Workbench

Is there a way to schedule AUTOMATIC backups for specific tables in MySQL Workbench?
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Backup/restore using OPENDATASOURCE OR OPENROWSET

Has anyone ever successfully taken a backup or restore to another server using OPENDATASOURCE/OPENROWSET? I am not able to use linked servers so I am exploring this idea.
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Optimized Way of Scheduling a Differential Backup

I am working with a data warehouse with SQL Server 2012 and was wondering what would be the most optimized, AUTOMATED procedure for a backup/restore strategy. Current observations and limitations: 1)...
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Restoring a database, changing recovery model

I regularly make a backup of my production database, then restore the same onto a test database, so developers can always have recent data for testing. The production database uses full recovery model,...
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How to retrieve stored procedures from raw data

I have all the raw data from a database that I can't access through the mysql program anymore. I was able to get the tables by copying the .frm files over to the new installation of mysql, but I don't ...
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Maintenance plan backup and reload the same database

I want in my maintenance plan every night to copy the production database to a backup, and reload the newly-created backup into a test database. By reading here: Restore database - maintenance plan ...
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Sql Server Backup to URL (Azure) ERROR

I'm trying to take advantage of the new backup to url function in SQL Server. I have created a valid cert and tried a simple backup, but I get the same error every time no matter what I try. I have ...
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hot/live sql backup

please excuse my ignorant question as I am still fairly new to database things so I have a mysql database and a part of it has file with average size of 10M I store them in their own directory and ...
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“WITH REPLACE” Restore failing with same logical filenames

Does using WITH REPLACE when the logical filenames match (to avoid using WITH MOVE) fail when the backup is from a different version of SQL? I have a backup from SQL 2008 but when I attempted to ...
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How to deal with very large transaction logs in SQL Server [duplicate]

Here is my situation: I have being asked to deal with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database that has a transaction log that is several times bigger than the database itself. The database is in full recovery ...
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SQL Server 2000 Backup fails with Status = 33

I am trying to take a Full Backup of a database size about 75GB. It is SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.2055 x86 version. I have plenty of disk space where the backup is being created. So disk space isn't an ...
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Script to Add a Job to a SQL Server DB

I want to add a job to my DB to make a back up weekly but i want to do it from an script, i've serched and with what i found i made this: CREATE SCHEMA job go CREATE PROC BACKUPS @dir varchar(max) AS ...
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Restoring pg_dump hangs

Aim: backup a database and restore it in database2 pg_dump A PG Dump has been created by issuing the following command: c:\Temp>pg_dump -U postgres postgres > backupTest2.sql Opening ...
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What is the quickest way to restore a DB

Lately I have been finding myself restoring a DB to my local instance of SQL-server a lot more. I wanted to speed up the process by writing a script and then just executing it in order to restore over ...
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Is it safe to copy DB files directly from an LVM snapshot?

I saw two different approaches for backing up database with LVM snapshot. This article suggests spawning another MySQL instance to do an SQL dump. MYSQL Performance Blog suggests that it is safe to ...
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Differential/T-Log LSN question

So, this is now my third question on this topic. I just keep finding more and more than i want to know and understand about how FULL recovery works. We transitioned a database to FULL yesterday by ...
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Restore Verify Only w/ Transaction Log Backups

Question When RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on a transaction log backup fails, what do you do? Background After FULL and DIFFERENTIAL backups, I run RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on the backup file(s). This rarely ever ...
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how to restore differential back daily basis on sql server DB

Im working with SQL Server DB, what i need is that i have a DB1 and clients site communicate with this DB,Reporting module of the application is also using the same DB (i-e That shows different ...
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SQL Server Backup Proposal

Our current system setup sees each server backed up by 3rd party software(Veeam). The backup for our Database server occurs once each night. Alongside this, there is another 3rd party tool that ...
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FULL recovery and differential backups

I am going to begin transitioning several of our databases to FULL recovery from SIMPLE. I asked a question last week regarding deployment strategies and I have one additional question. Consider ...
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Does restoring an Oracle backup of the whole database restore schema objects?

I used RMAN with, RMAN>backup database archivelogs all; After that I truncated a table. I then tried to restore with, RMAN>restore database; RMAN>recover database; RMAN>alter database ...
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Security implications of restoring a backup from an unknown source?

Scenario: You're handed a database backup and told to restore it to a server (that's already hosting other databases), but are given no useful information about what the backup contains or whether the ...
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How to confirm that chunk transfer is completed on a DB

I have one case where i create db for Daily data. I have some collections in this db which are sharded. My requirement is as follows: Create every day DB If There is a DB which is more than 7 days old ...