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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Transactional versus Merge Replication (Restore backup after downtime)

I have the following transactional replication setup: Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Server A: Master, has a database with a table, publisher Server B: Slave, subscriber ...
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What happens if we copy neo4j's data folder while the server is running?

If my neo4j server is running and I copy the data folder using copy/rsync folder, what are the chances of data corruption?
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MySQL Server Backup

I was wondering if there was any way of making a backup of an entire MySQL Server at regular intervals to a specific location. (If the version is required I can get it easily). If there is, I must ...
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Full and differential restore with two backup files - SQL Server 2008

We are trying to establish a maintenance plan with 2 separate backups. One full backup over the weekend and differential backups through the week. [the differential backup has a "_diff" appended to ...
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Backing up an Oracle 10G Express on Windows 2000 Server

Oracle 10G Express installed on Windows 2000 Server Enterprise Edition. I am trying to automate backups and on Oracle's website I have found the following documentation. ...
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What methods are available to create a snapshot of an oracle database for testing purposes?

I am new to databases and have just been assigned to work with Oracle. We want to create a snapshot of the database for testing purposes that will allow us to revert back once we're done. I'm a bit ...
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Performing data update operations while backing up a large SQL Server database

I have a large (in the tens of millions of records) database that I am going to perform a full database backup on. However, the database is large enough that transactions can start before and during, ...
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How to Create Snapshot Backups in MySQL

I've seen a lot of people talking about snapshots backup, even I'm reading a book about mysql but nobody explain the code how to make a snapshots backup. This is what the book says: flush tables ...
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Oracle 11, incremental backup goes wrong

Got a pretty big instance on a one-week backup cycle with an incremental (differential) strategy .. or rather, that's what it was supposed to be. Somehow the daily differentials seem to come out as ...
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Saving SQL Server backup file in multiple parts

I am taking daily backups of a SQL Server database. Right now the .bak file is about 2GB and it is growing day by day. There is a scheduled job is running which moves this .bak file from one location ...
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Problem with View When Restoring a MySQL Backup

I have a database (InnoDB) with some tables, views and routines... Periodically I do a backup using the command line: mysqldump -u user -ppassword --routines db_name > backup.sql But I have a ...
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Do I really need to keep .LDF files?

Each month we make an end of month snapshot of our production databse. These month end snapshots are strictly for reporting purposes, there are no inserts, updates or deletes ever done on them. Each ...
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SQL Backups - Full vs Differential vs Log Shipping

I'm looking to refine our SQL backups utilizing Full, Differential, and Log Shipping. Currently, I am only performing full backups once at night. This process is taking so long that it is running ...
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Thoughts about Oracle backup procedure for 11.2 (beginner question)

Two days ago we "found out" that our old, not taken care of, horribly neglected, Oracle DB server was extremely important to our business. The only person who knew anything about this server was ...
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Backup database and clean old backup question

Right now we have a maintenance plan which looks like this: backup all databases clean old backups (> 24 hours) This job runs every day. Every now and then this script crashes during backup step ...
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Difference between backup methods: Oracle and MySQL

I was reading that Oracle databases have cold, warm, full and redo backups. Questions How is it possible that MySQL doesn't have as many options? I have read that MySQL has cold backups (it puts ...
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Oracle Databases - need to export nightly for backup/DR purposes

I know nothing about Oracle databases, so if my question's path seems odd, feel free to tell me the right way to do things. I have 2 ways I see currently that I can backup a server running 3 Oracle ...
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In trying to setup back up device, net use command throws operating system error 53 when passing in a unc

So I'm trying to use XP_CMDSHELL to set up my drive for using a backup. I already have the drive mapped, but per ...
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RSync Database File Deltas in SQL Server 2008

Alright, I feel like this is a terrible idea, but I need some help understanding why this is bad: I'm still working on implementing a disaster recovery/business continuity solution for our ...
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Availability Strategies in MS SQL Server 2008

I need some assistance in developing a backup strategy for my SQL Server deployments. Currently I have two classes of customer: Hosted customers, whose data is housed in our datacenter, and On ...
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Initial recovery Postgres with backup in sync commit mode

I've got a master and a slave postgres 9.1.3 database. I would like to init the backup database for the first time. I did the following steps: Stopped master Copied all files to Slave Create ...
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PostgreSQL synchronized commit performance

I'm setting up a pair of PostgreSQL servers. Because cash is short I can only afford one high class server and some crapy backup box. If the expensive high end box should catch fire, operations can ...
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Copy a SQL Server 2000 database to another box without interrupting the backup chain

I have a small-but-important MS SQL Server 2000 database that I'd like to copy to a development box. I understand that the usual way to do this is to make a copy of a full backup file, and restore ...
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Is this an appropriate development environment MySQL backup strategy?

I'm a web developer and I use primarily my own laptop at work. We use an SVN repository for our project codebases, and deploy our changes to an internal development server for testing. Our system ...
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SQL Server asks for 100GB for a dump with 1GB

Is it acceptable that SQL Server asks for 100GB free disk space to restore a 1GB dump file? If no, what should be parameterized?
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Notification mail not sent on failure

Currently we are having problems with our backups, specifically disk space issues. On investigation it seems the notification mail isn't being sent when the job fails. This is a weird issue as a ...
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Move (Restore) SQL Server 2005 database which does not exist before

I did not ready about this but found out after trying to restore a database from remote server and it wont restore if the database did not exist before. What I would do is create a .bak file ...
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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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How to automatically stagger transaction log shipping to minimize bandwidth usage peaks?

The following question pertains to Microsoft SQL Server transactional log shipping (TLS). We're using SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, although the question is probably relevant for all recent editions. ...
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PostgreSQL Scheduled Database Backup

For scheduling a daily back up on a postgres database we execute the following command: 0 2 * * * /usr/local/pgsql/bin/pg_dump -Fp -b -U database_name \ > ...
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Can I move a system database from one version of SQL server to another?

We are moving our databases from one computer running SQL Server 2005 to a different machine running SQL Server 2008. I am following the steps found here, in an attempt to copy over the master ...
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When you back up a database and scripts are running at the same time, at what point in time does the backup reflect?

If I run a SQL Server database backup via Management Studio and there are scripts running at the same time, does the backup reflect the point in time when the backup was started or when it ended? My ...
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How to backup a MySQL database without slowing the application?

I'm an application developer and wondering about our database backup strategy. Right now our sysadmins backup our database every 8 hours. I don't really know how the do it, but while the backup is ...
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Where and with what should I be looking for a good hardware backup tool? [closed]

Until now, I was doing my SQL Backups using USB Hard disk, and copying that to my local computer. After that, I went zipping and burning onto DVDs. Now I want to push that on more professional and ...
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PostgreSQL Complete Database Backup

I've been trying to figure out how I can completely backup my PostgreSQL database. I have not seen any resource that explains how to do a complete backup. I am aware of the pg_dump and pg_dumpall ...
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Database growth causing issues sending backup over network

We take a full database backup on our primary SQL Server, and send that file over our network to a remote site where it is recovered on a backup SQL Server. We use this backup database for slow ...
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SQL Server backup, attach to BAK file?

I have a SQL Server database with a full text index. When I created the app that uses it, I made a backup of the database and I ship the .BAK file with the app. As part of the app install it does a ...
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Archive a single giant table from a SQL 2008 database - filegroup backup?

I have an extremely large table (400GB data size, inside a 2.5TB database) that is no longer needed. Before we drop it, however, our client contract says we need to archive it to tape in case in needs ...
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Safely deleting a SQL Server log file (.LDF)

I can make sure my app is in a consistent state. I can rollback all the uncompleted transactions if any (just in case) it's ok I can DETACH the database What do I need the log file for after that? ...
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Is it good idea to change Simple Recover Model into Bulk-Logged on ETL system?

We are having an ETL process which inserts lots of data into tables. This database is set to Simple Recovery Model and the transaction log is growing a lot. I was thinking that would it help to set ...
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Is it possible to tell the source of a backup?

I was wondering if it is possible to tell the difference between backups created manually and backups created through a maintenance plan. There does not seem to be any way to discriminate them in the ...
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How can I change default backup location for oracle11g using RMAN?

I want to change to another drive due to lack of disk space. How can I change the default location of backup files used by oracle to another drive using RMAN? By default it's in the folder ...
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SQL Server 2008, switching to simple recovery mode

Currently our transaction log is 50 GB; impressive huh? I want to switch to simple recovery mode and remove the transaction log entirely. Do I need to stop any user activity and detach the database. ...
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Postgresql revert back database value

I have postgresql database. My table name is tblvoippolicy. Now, problem is by mistake i have deleted some records from table. When I get the data file using following commands. select * from ...
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Xen snapshots and live Innodb tables?

I am wondering if I can trust my host doing it's nightly snapshots with live Innodb tables. From what I have read: "Innodb is ACID-compliant, so you can "safely" use fs snapshot with Innodb tables." ...
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Quick MySQL Backup (1 file per table)

I asked a relevant question few months back and got answer with wide variety of options for backup. But this time I have different scenario and I have got a database with 7 tables and 1 of them has ...
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Are there performance benefits to turning off archivelogging? Is it wise?

The first part of the question is pretty simple; has anyone run a DB in both archivelog and noarchivelog mode? Were there any measurable performance benefits to turning off logging that you could ...
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What is the recommended way to backup a MySQL/Amazon RDS database to S3?

I have two purposes for this: To have an offsite backup in case of a region wide problem with Amazon Web Services. To copy production data from a production billing account to a beta billing ...
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Oracle 11g production database copy to USB drive

What is the correct commands for backing up a production Oracle 11g database (while still running) to an external USB drive or different directory. I am new to Oracle and but have experience with SQL ...
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How can I restore SQL Server database to a custom location, if the backup file was renamed?

Suppose I have an SQL Server database called bubu and the respective backup file is bubu.bak. If I want to restore it with the backing store in a custom location, I use the following T-SQL statement: ...