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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DB2 TSM Archivelog backups missing

New to DB2 on AIX currently running V9.7 Using TSM to backup the database with the command: db2 backup db (db name here) online use tsm include logs When I run the backup it finishes without error....
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Restore database from tape error 15105, cannot open backup device

I'm using HP Data Protector software to backup my SQL databases. When i try to restore a database from tape i get the following error. When i click on script, it says this: RESTORE DATABASE [...
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How to group SQL Server files for restoring database [duplicate]

I have a SQL Server database that is creating full backups once a week, differential backups once a day, and transaction log backups hourly. These are being FTP'd to another box, where I would like an ...
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Instant File Initialization on Backup drive

I know IFI (Instant File Initialization) is good to have enabled on SQL Servers. How about backup archive locations? We backup our DBs to a local SSD drive (so it backs up quickly), then throughout ...
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Setting up a new db-server with same name and ip. Backup/restore or detach/attach

I'm planning to set up a new Win 2012 server, with SQL server 2014 standard. This server is going to replace our current server, Win 2008R2, with SQL server 2008R2. The name and ip is going to be the ...
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Backup and FTP SQL Server databases

We plan to backup our SQL Server 2012 databases every night, FTP the backup files to our test servers and restore them. Then deploy the latest schemas to those databases. The reason for this is so we ...
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To configure MySQL Enterprise Workbench for Incremental Backup with Online Backup option

Could not acquire management access for administration RuntimeError:Could not initialize WMI interface: Workbench.wmiOpenSession():Could not connect to target machine. When i am trying to configure ...
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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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MysqlDump with ignore errors

I'm helping a friend to backup his database, but I can't get it right doing standard mysqldump process, when I try to use mysqlcheck, I sort the result: http://pastie.org/9748430 '___') It's ...
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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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BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE

Not sure if this is a false-positive issue or not, but I need quell my curiosity about it. I get the following error message: Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1. BACKUP failed to complete the ...
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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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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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database not restoring from dump file

I'm running the following command to create a dump of all database on my production server: prodserver:/# pg_dumpall -U postgres -h 1.1.1.1 > prod.sql on my development box, I also take a ...
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Backup failed due to lack of hard drive space…how?

I had a maintenance plan fail last night (runs daily) for the first time in ages. The following is the specific error I received, minus the actual database name: Extend Disk Backup: failure on ...
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Backup Restore Procedure error SQL Server 2008 R2

We use a stored procedure to do a backup and restore of databases as a copy function. This allows our front end users to spin up sites from pre created template databases. Lately we've been getting ...
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What's is the best way to get incremental changes from production to incrementally changed development database?

I came to a new dev team where all development is on the same (instance) of an SQL Server (2005) database once in 1-2 days restored from a current full backup of production database replacing a dev ...
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restore using mysqlbinlog failing

While doing restore from a MySQL binary log file, it is failing with the following error . mysqlbinlog mysql-bin.000036 | mysql -u root -p asdb ERROR 1032 (HY000) at line 48: Can't find record in '...
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Differential backup job is working but not the Full daily backup

I have a full backup job for my database that runs once daily, I see it posted daily in the folder that it should go to, but when I check the "View History" for this job in SQL Server Agent, there are ...
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How to document an archived database? [closed]

You've stored the backup file in a safe place, but what kind of info do you store with it? database type (SQL Server) compatibility level (SQL Server 2008) application name application owner ...
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Mysql backup from ibdata1, ib_logfile1, ib_logfile0

I accidentally deleted my word press mysql DB. Below is the list of log files that i see in my directory where i am hoping i can get back some of my data. I actually converted the first file (mysql-...
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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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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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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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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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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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Backup headerinformation hold wrong database name

We're in the proces of preparing our migration to our new servers aswell as SQL 2012 and everything is looking fine and dandy and i'm testing some of the scripts we will be using. One of these ...
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Rackspace Cloud Databases: incremental backup

Rackspace Cloud Databases are a little bit special in that we do not have access to the bin_log file, they are not servers in the traditional sense. I do have a couple of Cloud Servers with them but I ...
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How to backup a running SQL Server CE database with full data?

I need to move my running windows-based app (built in C#) to another machine, but I also need to transfer the whole data, how can I take a backup from the .sdf file and use it with the new installed ...
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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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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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BACKUP failed to complete - with spaces, for no reason

Every day my database backup fails for some databases and does fine for others. I'm calling the backup through a Stored Procedure that runs scheduled in a job. Tonight I'm going to run the procedure ...
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How can I create a fresh copy of a large database on SQL Server?

I have a very large database (400GB) that is now corrupted. I tried repairing it with the repair_allow_data_loss option, but that did not fix the problem so my next option is to restore to a previous ...
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Creating a test database from Production database (different machines & servers)

I'd like to set up a test database on a separate server. Production database is MS SQL Server and the test server is a *nix box so I'd like to have the test server running either PostgreSQL or MySQL. ...
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Why is a Full Database Backup (as opposed to a level 0 backup) required in Oracle after switching to ARCHIVELOG mode?

The Oracle 12c 2 Day DBA manual states: While whole database backups can be an important element in your overall backup strategy, they are also a required step in some situations, such as when ...
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Extract mdf & ldf files from backup file?

Is there a way to extract SQL Server files (.mdf & .ldf) from a backup file (.bak) to a physical location, without restore database? I need a restore query or script to restore files from bak ...
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Opening a .backup file for PostgreSQL

I'm going to warn you that whoever explains this needs to talk to me like I'm five years old, because this is something way, way beyond my level of expertise. In short, I have what I think is a ...
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Phantom SQL Server database backups. How can I find the cause? [duplicate]

I've noticed from the event log, that something is backing up SQL Server databases, separately to our maintenance plan backups. We can see something running SQL backups at 03:00. Our intended backups ...
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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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Shortest method to upload database to server

I have a SQL Server script file which ranges size of 3gb and I am in need to upload the script file to an external server. i generated script for my 6gb database by following these steps right-...
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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 ...
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Backup Error with Msg 3201, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 & Operating system error 3

When i am taking the backup in network share drive with mention below TSQL. Use DatabaseName Go Backup Database DatabaseName To Disk=N'H:\DatabaseBackup\DatabaseName.bak'; Go I am getting the ...
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SQL Server backup media set and file separation

SQL Server backup media set and file separation If I am going to do such a backup plan under full recovery model for a particular database Weekly full database backup Daily differential backup ...
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what exactly does an RMAN backup do?

I have a database with multiple schemas and data in the tables. I create an rman backup and backup archivelogs. I drop 90% of the tables. I do rman restore and recovery with controfile from autobackup....
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What does it mean to backup a database

What does it mean to backup a database? My impression is that you would simply dump everything that makes up the database into some format that can be stored externally and used to restore from when ...
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Is command BACKUP asynchronous operation

I got strange delays when backed up a group of databases (20 more) in one scope (TSQL) to the same file location. Is it possible that multiple backup operations are running at the same time? I have ...
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Automate backup using Windows Task Scheduler

I want to run an automatic backup of SQL Server 2012 Express using Windows Task Scheduler. I have 3 user databases. I want to backup all 3 user databases through a single stored procedure and a ...
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Tokudb HotBackup

I was trying to evaluate the latest tokudb Hotbackup for percona's tokudb engine. This install is under debian (Ubuntu 14) I was able to get all the packages installed with out error and get all the ...
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How to automatically shrink a SQL Server transaction log only if it exceeds a certain limit (e.g. 20 GB)

Our database is set to FULL recovery mode and we take a database backup and a log backup every night. On several occasions we have noticed that the transaction log file is not truncated after the log ...