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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Transaction log for SQL Server is too big

I have a database that has a 33 gb transaction log. It is caused by the fact that the database is in full recovery mode has been used for over 5 years prior to the first backup. I want to truncate ...
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How can I fix “Cannot perform a differential backup … a current database backup doesn't exist”?

We recently switched to the FULL recovery model, with full backups being done every weekend, and differentials being taken every day. The problem is, the differential backups don't always seem to ...
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SP for Restoring Database and performing other tasks on it

I am creating a stored procedure for our QA dept that will do the following: Accept specific inputs to generate a consistent name, restore a database (giving it the generated name,) set the db up for ...
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Differential backups in SQL Server 2008 R2

I created a maintenance plan to backup all user databases (full) and set them to expire after three days. This has proved to be cost inefficient in regards to disk space so I want to switch to ...
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Can I manually reset the “internal status flag for a full database backup”?

We recently switched to the FULL recovery model, with full backups being done every weekend, and differentials being taken every day. This worked last weekend, however this weekend the differential ...
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In the domain of SQL Server backup, what is a backup set, backup device, backup media, backup media set, backup media family

I'm not a native English speaker and I've read the descriptions in BOL but still can't understand what exactly are they. Can anyone explain in an easy understand way? Thanks.
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Backup plan for MySQL NDB cluster databse not innoDB

I have a Database which will grow more than 250GB all data is in NDB engine(2 datanodes) and no other mysql engine used for data store. What are the best approaches or plans for MySQL Cluster NDB ...
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Filestream database backup error

We have DatabaseA that has filestream files in it. We then have an archive process which first deletes files in DatabaseB (different server) and then inserts new files from DatabaseA into DatabaseB ...
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Backup Only Database Schema Everynight

I have an instance with 15 databases on SQL Server 2012. I will set up to backup system which will work every night. I want to backup only the schema because several databases are very big. I haven't ...
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Is it OK to use WITH INIT for my Transaction Log Backup to avoid having it grow too large?

I'm still struggling to understand SQL's backup jobs. We currently have a SQL Server 2005 instance using the FULL recovery model. We do a full database backup every week. BACKUP DATABASE ...
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How to increase fast backup and restore of 500GB database using mysqldump?

There is a database A size of 500GB. Tables in database A contains both MyISAM and INNODB tables. MyISAM tables are master tables and Innodb tables are main transaction tables. Backup and restore ...
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Restore only one datafile in SQL Server 2008 from partitioned database

We have a partitioned database that I'd like to get copied over on a semi-regular basis to another server for testing updates. Since the partitioning is based on a date column, the most current data ...
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SQL Server database backup file is double final size until backup completes

I've just completed writing a backup statement for a reasonably large database (1.3 TB), and I've been testing it out using a much smaller database (10 GB + 10GB log file). The backup writes to three ...
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SQL Server 2012 database backup successfully report but no backup file

I have created maintenance plan in SQL Server 2012. And every day, the maintenance plan should backup the database. There is no database backup file when I look in the folder where the backups must ...
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mysql duplicate entry error 1062 when restoring backup

Sorry, I seen similar threads but I still couldn't find it addressing my issue plus, I needed some more info on this. Requirement: To create an exact replica 'db4' of an existing DB 'db3'. Procedure ...
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Advice about Backup Solution

Our database Server is being hosted by another company. They provide a file level backup that occurs once per day. They also allow for Log Shipping. My company is taking advantage of their ...
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How can I backup Oracle with Listener error

On my server that I have installed Oracle, I encounter a TNS Listener error and i couldn't connect Oracle. Is it possible to backup database with Only my user and password, without listener?
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Restore SQL Server database using Windows Powershell 3.0

I'm trying to restore a SQL Server database with a PowerShell script, but I'm having problems. Here is the error I'm getting: Exception calling "SqlRestore" with "1" argument(s): "Restore failed ...
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mysqlbackup mysql enterprise utility issue

I recent took a backup using mysqlbackup. While restoring it, I noticed that the files that were copied into datadir are with root:root (user:group) instead of mysql:mysql. Is anything wrong with ...
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Thought about this SQL Server backup plan?

I just started a new job, and I'm reviewing the database maintenance plan. I've got quite a bit of experience writing SQL, but not much experience with DB administration. My last job was at a large ...
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Performance impact of Splitting Table across files

EDIT: I think the original question (below) was not worded very well, and probably caused confusion. The basic question is: If I have a SQL Server 2005 database using a single .mdf file and I change ...
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Is there a way to export Oracle's UNDO?

I tried exp utility to dump all database. Looks like this exports only the last version of data skipping undo log. Using flashback queries I see: 01466. 00000 - "unable to read data - table ...
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Restore a Database to a New database (T-SQL)

I have a database backup from a database, say SourceData which needs to be restored on another database, same schema, but different name (SourceData_1) using T-SQL. I don't know why I gets the ...
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How do I solve an error code 127 when doing a pg_dumpall through a cronjob?

I have this simple script to backup all my databases in postgres pg_dumpall -U pg_user > /tmp/tmp.txt DUMP_STATUS=$? echo "Dump status: $DUMP_STATUS" > /tmp/status.txt The dump ...
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Cannot remove .bak file

I have a java application that: Reads a .bak file from a windows fileshare and restores it in SQL Server on a remote windows server Does various modifications on the database restored from the .bak ...
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Postgresql, write archive file over mount, secure against simultaneous access?

I am using Postgres 9.2.1 and am saving my archivable WAL over a NFS share. I just use the basic command, given as an example in the postgresql.conf test ! -f /mnt/server/archivedir/%f && cp ...
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How can I backup a large SQL Server database without impacting performance?

We've had reports of queries running slowly or timing out early in the morning, and the only job I see running that I think could affect this is our database backup job. The database itself is about ...
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Running pg_dump on a hot standby server?

Disclaimer: I admittedly haven't tried this yet, but I'm not sure I would know if it wasn't working correctly, so I wanted to ask. I would like to run a nightly backup job (via pg_dumpall) from a hot ...
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How to prevent SQL Log from being too full

I have a database that generate a huge amount of transaction per seconds, something like 50-100 transactions/second. Because of this, the log files grows very quickly. The thing is though, that even ...
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Difference between database dump (export) and database backup?

What is the drawback using only EXP or EXPDP command for a database dump (and considering it as a backup) instead of taking backups using BACKUP DATABASE command (via RMAN)? What is a difference ...
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Where can I learn about MySQL master/slave, master/master, or clustering setups?

What are the best resources you've read or watched about setting up master/slave or clustering for database replication? I don't know much about this. I have a database that is getting rather large ...
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Cannot restore Amazon RDS SQL Server database to given point-in-time using SQL Server Management Studio

I'm trying to restore one of my Amazon DRS SQL Server databases. Using SQL Server Management Studio, I can correct to my DRS instance using the master account I created when creating the database ...
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Which backup files are needed for a successful restore?

Considering the built-in 'Backup Database' script (backup.bat) that comes with a new installation of the Oracle Express 11g Edition, after finishing the script execution, what folders/files should be ...
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MySQL Enterprise Backup error: Log scan was only able to reach xxxx

I use MySQL Enterprise Backup to make incremental backups, but when I apply a restore (copy-back), I can't remake a backup. I get this error: mysqlbackup: ERROR: Log scan was only able to reach ...
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Appending backups while overwriting expired sets

I've been reading up on this, but the online documentation is a bit difficult to understand and seems awkwardly written. For example the INIT, NOINIT. One says it will try to overwrite everything. ...
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Backup and off-site restore setup

I've been reading a lot of threads about different backup options for MySQL and was hoping for some more insight so I can settle on one. Our current situation is ~100 GB of InnoDB and MySAM data in ...
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Only a single WITH MOVE clause should be specified for any logical file name

I'm trying to do a copy database by scripting a backup and restore. I have the backup procedure working correctly but I keep getting the error Conflicting file relocations have been specified ...
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Backup a database with a huge number of tables

Is there a way to backup a PostgreSQL database with a huge number of tables? An attempt with pg_dump for a database of about 28000 tables resulted in the following error message: pg_dump: WARNING: ...
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Postgres Backup queries on AWS after reading Postgres docs

I am reading backup section of postgresql docs before heading over to create backup strategy on my EC2 instance. So there are 2 ways to do it. Create a dump using pg_dump. File level backup with ...
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How to run a cold backup with Linux/tar without shutting down MySQL slave?

I run the following before tar-ing up the data directory: STOP SLAVE; FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK; FLUSH LOGS; However, tar will sometimes complain that the ibdata* and ib_logfiles* files are ...
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Does it make sense to use full recovery if the data and log files are on the same HD?

We have a database that was set up to use full recovery and my guess is that the reasoning was only to prevent data loss if a failure happened between full backups. We make daily full backups of the ...
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Retrieving data if control file is lost in oracle Database

Suppose if the databases control file is lost permanently (no backup). Can we retrieve the data from data file in Oracle database?
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Backup SQL DataBase to C$

Another simple SQL backup question from me.... I've got a SQL Server database running on SSMS 2008 and am trying to configure some backup jobs. I am now seemingly fine with backing up and restoring ...
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SQL Recover from .bak file with NOINIT

This will, hopefully, be a nice and quick question for someone out there. It continues from my previous question. I have a .BAK file that I'm trying to restore. The .BAK was created with the NOINIT ...
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SQL Server: Simple database restore with overwrite

What I'm trying to do is backup one of our production databases and restore them as our dev database (overwriting what's been there). That's how I back up: backup database [authfx] to disk = ...
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Error in SSMS when attempting to restore a database

We have over a dozen SQL servers, one of which hosts a couple of hundred sage databases, when i right-click on the Databases node in SSMS there is a long delay then i get the following error (and the ...
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Is there a backup operator role in Microsoft SQL Server 2008?

I have a Windows Server 2008 with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and VERITAS NetBackup installed. Basically, this NetBackup requires a valid logon ID into the SQL Server that is powerful enough to do a ...
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SQL Server backup failing. Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1

First of all, I'm very new at stackexchange, so please bear with me. I'm running a SQL Server 9.0.4060. My problem is: my SQL Server backup keeps failing on a lot of the databases. The Maintenance ...
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Restore database from individual datafile backups

I had a script that backs up all the individual datafiles like: RMAN> BACKUP AS COMPRESSED BACKUPSET DATAFILE 'datafile<1>.dbf' So i have backupsets of all the datafiles. I'm confused as ...
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Row level restore with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)

We're approaching the end of 2012 and I still find myself relying on database exports to maintain the ability to do row level restore operations. While this is a proven method, it sure would be nice ...