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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if database is not shrinked does it affect backup size?

Ok my question is simple. Lets say that when i click database and hover over shrink it says it can be reduced 1 GB space. Now when i do a backup of this database, does this space also getting added ...
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How can I create readonly user for backups in PostgreSQL?

Is it true that it is IMPOSSIBLE to create a readonly backup user in PostgreSQL? I've been advised on an IRC channel that you simply can't have a backup only user with no ownership privileges. I ...
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Backup in Mysql periodically

I have trouble scheduling a backup in mysql periodically, most of the tools do not recognize the geometric field, for example navicat which says Can not get geometry object from data you send to ...
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Is SQL Server's FILETABLE suitable for storing large files (bigger than 10 GB)?

There is a project for lab. The requirement to save the lab data (raw data and related infomation ) for research for years. So the data must be saved for years, but the data is so big, every raw ...
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Restoring PostgreSQL 9.1.9 backup with 9.3.0 results in error [closed]

How can I resolve the following errors in 9.3.0: psql mydb < ~/mydb_2013-10-25.backup.tar results in ... ALTER TABLE ALTER TABLE ALTER TABLE ERROR: could not open file "$$PATH$$/2309.dat" for ...
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Can I time out my scripted “FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK;”?

I have a single Enterprise Linux 6 system running MySQL 5.5. I am attempting to use LVM to capture a weekly filesystem snapshot. However, as many of us have experienced, "FLUSH TABLES WITH READ ...
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Restore database to a instance in network

We are creating a application which requires sql database as backend to store data. So when user install my application he chooses a sql instance and its details. There we plan to restore the database ...
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failed with the following error: “Write on ”…bak" failed: 27(error not found) BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally

This issue has been puzzling me for some time now and I'm running out of ideas! Any help would be much appreciated! Here's the problem: MS SQL Server 2008 running on Windows Server 2008R2 ...
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How to Fix log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP? LOG Backup not possible

I checked sys.databases to find out which databases need LOG backups. It surprised me that I had quite a few where log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP meaning, the JOB I have set up to run LOG backups on ...
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How do I move SQL Server database files?

I have a database and want to move the .mdf and .ldf files to another location. But I do not want to stop the MSSQLSERVER service, and I do not want to export to another server. How can I do this?
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pg_dump custom format between postgres versions

I was wondering how stable the custom pg_dump format is between Postgres versions. Can I for example restore a custom format dump created with Postgres 8.x in postgres 9.x? Background: I am building ...
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How to take pg_dump of a very large postgres database?

I have a production database server running Postgres 8.4 on Cent OS 6.5.The volume of data has increased recently and within few months database now has 18500 tables amounting to approx 350GB database ...
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Mirroring vs. Log Shipping

The software company I work for is planning to migrating our infrastructure into the cloud. Our current focus is to find the best database replication method. Current Servers: SQL Server 2008 SE - ...
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SQL Server 2008 Database Restore Error - Cannot open backup device 15105

I am trying to restore from a backup and getting the following error Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Cannot open backup device 'Z:\FULL_BACKUP.bak'. Operating system error 3(failed to ...
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Backup/Restore File Groups SQL Server [duplicate]

I've got a database with 3 Filegroups and each filegroups own a single file, Filegroup names are Primary, SecondFG and ThirdFG. I want to backup ThirdFG separately each time without backing up the ...
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synchronizing local and server database

I am developing a billing system software. For this I have created a database it contains many tables database and this is in local system all transactions data will be stored in local systems ...
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Can't backup a Postgres database: FATAL: Peer authentication failed for user “postgres”

I can connect to my database no problem remotely, either from PHP scripts on our webserver or using PGAdmin3. Unfortunately, when I try to run pg_dump backups locally on the server itself, I get: ...
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Script out XMLA for all databases

I have several SSAS databases. I only want to script out the XMLA for them on a nightly basis. This will be a second tier backup in addition to the regular backups we have. How do I auto-generate ...
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Backup of msdb stuck in rollback

A native full backup of msdb on a SQL Server 2005 Enterprise instance (9.0.4053) deployed on a two-node Win2K3 cluster (Microsoft Windows NT 5.2 (3790)) is currently stuck in rollback. The DB is in ...
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Does RMAN in Oracle only copy the archive logs? What happens to the active redo log in case of failure?

If RMAN copy copies the archived redo logs when they are full, what happens to the current redo log in the event of a failure (hardware failure, etc.)? Isn't there always an active redo log that is ...
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Incremental MySQL restore using binlogs

I've tried to restore a MySQL database using incremental binlogs and mysqlbinlog tool but I received the following message: ERROR 1666 (HY000) at line 30: Cannot execute statement: impossible to ...
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Can I use a Percona Xtrabackup backup to restore a single table?

I've been playing around with the Xtrabackup tool for a month now, and I got to admit : it is really powerful ! I'm still testing it to backup database servers between 5 and 150 GB and the ...
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Multiple versions of SQL Server on the same development machine

I am consolidating some SQL Servers to simplify administration. I am thinking about a new VM with SQL Server 2005/2008R2/2012 each as a separate named instance on the same machine. This machine will ...
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Backup and restore FileTable files

I'm preparing to use the FileTable feature in SQL Server 2012, but I'm unclear about how backups work with this feature: Does a full database backup include FileTable files? How would I perform the ...
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Backup certain tables in MySQL [duplicate]

Is it possible to take backup of certain table in mysql? Suppose I have 10 tables, and I want to take a backup of 8 tables through one command. How can I do this?
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How to flush SQL Server database from RAM to hard disk?

As part of the nightly maintenance plan, my working MS SQL Server 2012 databases are backup-ed with options of simple recovery and full backup. Transaction log is not backup-ed. Also, at nights the ...
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Is it possible to change the drive that Microsoft DPM backs up to?

A while ago our sysops guys created a 15 minute transaction log backup schedule using Microsoft DPM. We often have an issue where there won't be enough space on the Log drive to perform a backup ...
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db2ckbkp - How to determine what tablespaces are temp-tablespace

I am writing a script to restore databases from backup. The script should need as little input as possible to fulfill this task (in an efficient way). The restore command takes the parallelism ...
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SQL Server backup fails on disk space error

SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM running on Windows 2008 64bit. Having problems backing up a single database with the following command backup database [somedatabase] to disk = ...
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Restoring .bak file SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server 2008

I don't have enough knowledge in SQL Server back and restore. I just want to know is it possible to restore an SQL Server 2005 .bak file in SQL Server 2008? If yes, how can I do it?
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Backup SQL Server with a system backup

I have installed a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on a server that also are used as a file server. Each day the server is automatic backed up with Acronis Backup & Recovery to a USB-disc that we switch ...
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SQL Server backup job last 5 days

We've been having this nightly backup job on SQL Server 2012 but it appends to the .bak file instead of overwriting, so while googling I discovered master.dbo.xp_delete_file I noticed that I can ...
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Can I run concurrent backups of multiple read only filegroups?

I have 62 readonly filegroups in a SQL server 2008 enterprise database. Can I backup multiple read only filegroups at the same time? I would assume this to be the case but given this database is over ...
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Way to make differential backup from full different but from same database

I have the following situation: Our sql server is running in a cloud service. The database to be backed up have 60gb. We need to make a local copy of the database for some tests, and it need to be up ...
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Two Different Sources Taking Transaction Log Backups

I have inherited a database server with SQL Server 2005. The databases have full recovery mode with hourly transaction log backups. There are two sources taking full backups overnight and hourly ...
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Information on a Database that was restored with NO RECOVERY

I'm working with SQL Server 2008Sp3. I have a database that was restored from a full backup WITH NO RECOVERY and it then was restored with Transaction log backup files - also WITH NO RECOVERY. At ...
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Reasons to Backup (or not backup) QA and Dev Databases

Pretty simple question: is it standard/best practice to backup dev and QA instances of the database? Assume that the schema information is kept in some form of source control.
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Failure Of Backup Due To Limit Exceeded For Recovery Files Since Cannot Reclaim Disk Space [RMAN-03009,ORA-19809,ORA-19804]

While I try to take incremental backup level 0 by using the command RMAN> backup incremental level 0 database plus archivelog; , encountered this error. RMAN-00571: ...
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xtrabackup prepare - after dump or before restore?

i have doubts about xtrabackup --apply-log. is there any difference when use it? should it be done right after dump or before restore (even few months later)? seems stupid, but maybe i missing ...
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SQL Server transaction log backups: test whether tail log follows last known log backup

We are using SQL Server with full recovery mode. Given a full backup and a series of log backups, we would like to be able to check whether the log chain is complete from the last full backup to the ...
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restore could not start database

Restore failed for Server 'servername'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: RESTORE could not start database 'ECP'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) The database is ...
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Moving MySQL Cold Backup to Another DB Server

I am new to MySQL and want to know the info whether taking a cold backup from source and copying it onto new server with same version require any additional configurations settings to be changed. As ...
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What happens if the mysql database's innodb log files are lost?

What I did was /etc/init.d/mysql stop then removed the files: ib_logfile0, ib_logfile1 then modified my.cnf file, variable: innodb_log_file_size and then: /etc/init.d/mysql start and allowed ...
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DBCC Physical only giving Connection failure

I have a SQL server 2012 Ent DB. The hosting company is trying to setup new backup solution using Symantec Backup Exec. They have come back and said our database is corrupt because they get these ...
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Backing up the SQL Application

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that needs to be periodically reset to a clean state. Normally I would look at creating an image of the system drive, however due to organizational reasons I cannot use ...
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Restoring database to UNC path on local drive

When I try to restore a database using a restore command with a local UNC path: RESTORE DATABASE [dbname] FROM DISK = N'\\PC91\D\backup.BAK' WITH FILE = 1, MOVE N'test' TO N'\\PC91\D\dbname.MDF', ...
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What permissions do you need to take a mysql database backup via SSH?

are 'SELECT' and 'LOCK' privileges enough for a 'mysql database user' to take a full database backup via SSH? I am able to take a backup using these privileges, but unsure if I am backing up all the ...
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Import from incremental backups to a new host in Oracle 11g

I am using Oracle 11g. I would like to know that whether it is possible to import from incremental level 0 & 1 backups to a new host using RMAN. If yes, how can I do that? For level 1 I am using ...
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Viewing the SQL of a view from a backup set

I have a full backup of my database from 4 days ago. It is a standard SQL 2008 .bak file. What I'd like to know is if its possible to view the SQL to a View that is in the database I backed up without ...
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SQL - I have just Differential backup but database exists

I have Differential backup from my database.one table is deleted.my data is lost.i create that table again but i cannot restore Differential backup because sql wants a full backup first.if i get full ...