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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I have created a zip file using 7z for backup but its taking time to open [closed]

I have created a zip file using 7z for backup but its taking time to open. Any possibility of making fast. Please suggest me.
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MongoDB GridFS Offsite Backups

We are using MongoDB GridFS to create a document archive. I am creating a sharded cluster at our Primary DataCenter. I need a working backup at our offsite Disaster Recovery DataCenter. This will ...
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What service that lets you create records/data into an immutable database storage system that cannot be deleted?

I'm not sure if this exists or not, but is there a database storage system that is immutable, whereby it cannot be erased or be altered without someone knowning? Use case would be for public data that ...
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Should a MySQL slave used for backup also be used to service read-only requests in a production environment?

Based on best practices, I'm wondering if we should have at least one slave that's used solely as a backup server, without servicing any forward-facing requests from users. For example, if we have a ...
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Shrinking a SQL Server Transaction Log

I’m currently having to deal with a SQL Server transaction log that has got out of control. Disclaimer: I’m not a dba and this isn’t my area of expertise so please bear with me. Currently I have a ...
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Automated regular tests of your backups

I was doing some investigation on how other DBAs go about performing automated regular tests of their database backups to ensure recoverability in case of disaster and I'm quite disappointed at what ...
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System Databases Integrity Check & Full Backup

I have an SQL Server 2008 and for maintenance solutions I use Ola Hallengren scripts. Recently, out of 15 databases I have on this server, I made two changes in three of them (not system databases, ...
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mysqldump collation issues

I have tried my hand at building a shell script to backup our wordpress database using tar balls and chron jobs on a Debian environment. The problem I am facing now is that our wp database after ...
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Why the backup file size is much larger than the restored database [closed]

I got a 18.3 GB .bak file, when restored, the database size is about 78 MB, including logs (54MB). restore filelistonly from DISK = N'E:\xx.bak' BackupSizeInBytes 23068672 0 I understand that the ...
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Backup creating fork_point

I have a powershell script that is restoring from production into a test availability group database. It copies the full and t-log backups from production to test, takes the target db out of the ...
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My Ola Hallengren nightly backup job failed but It works fine when I execute the job manually by right clicking

I have been using Ola Hallengreen maintenance plan . It has been working great for longtime . Recently one of my nightly backup job failed repeatedly with an error: Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft SQL ...
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Export sql azure DB as bacpac file without including data for certain tables

When I export a sql azure database as data tier application from sql server management studio I get the option to tick off certain tables but then these tables are not included in the resulting file. ...
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Checkpoint during Backup

Can database process make automatic checkpoint when I'm in process of copying files during ALTER DATABASE BEGIN BACKUP; and ALTER DATABASE END BACKUP; You can assume that process of copying ...
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Backup on both secondaries or a dedicated backup secondary

In my current replica set setup, I have a a primary and 2 secondaries (both a normal secondaries - priority 1 on each, no delay, no hidden). Note that reads and writes are only against the primary. ...
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Run Transaction Log backups only during Work hours?

Currently we have a number of databases that are in full recovery model. This is a conscious decision. We also run the transaction log backups every 15 minutes. But we run the transaction log ...
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Why SQL Server Express 2012 take automatically backup in “Virtual Device” without virtual device configuration?

I have noticed that after migration of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise to SQL Server 2012 Express, every day it shows "spurious" virtual backup after taking manual backup of database. When I execute this ...
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mongodump monitoring (with exit codes)

This is how we monitor backups with mongodump. Exit code and mail if not 0. Mailing is reliable in our environment. mongodump -h $RANDOM_SECONDARY -u $BACKUP_USER -p $BACKUP_PASSWD --out ...
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Index Defrags during a Full Database Backup

What are the performance drawbacks when running an Index Defrag during a Full Database Backup? Is there a way to pause/stop an Index Defrag when a backup starts? I utilize Reorganize when frag is ...
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I need the last backup date, time, and type of backup for all databases [duplicate]

I need a query to find the last backup date, time, and type of backup for every database in a particular SQL Server. How would I get that info?
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Enabling SQL Instant File Initialization when Restoring to a Network Path

We have a large Read Only SQL DB (SQL 2012) that we’re restoring to a NAS as a current duct tape solution. I had wondered why the restore process seemed to be hanging. Part of my guidance along the ...
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SQL Server Backups on DataDomain

Our sysadmins keep pushing us to use data domain and DD boost for taking our SQL Backups. Has anyone successfully used this solution? I know what Brent Ozar says about Data domain and sql backups. ...
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Database Restore info not logged to msdb..restorehistory

I have 4 databases on a secondary server two of which are using Sql Server log shipping and two of which are using a "manual log shipping" config (there are just 2 primary databases). Both ...
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Full database backup

I'm using third party tool for making schedule database backups. I need to make one additional full backup. Should it be affected on the scheduled backups? If yes, is there any solution?
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Copy database to a remote server on daily basis

I need to replace the copy of my PROD db in a DEV system on a daily basis. The problem is that I haven't enough space in my DEV system to restore the PROD db. Is there any way to create a shrinked ...
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Backing up database with missing datafile

Is there a way to backup a Oracle 12c database which has a missing datafile? I dont have backups. Database is running in archive log mode. One of the data files is physically missing from the disk. ...
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How do you configure Postgres 9.4 for incremental backups and hot standby?

I want to set up Postgres to do incremental backups. I'm using PostgreSQL 9.4 on Windows with a database that weighs about 1GB and has a growing 10000 records each day. I understood that the steps ...
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SQL Server Database backup regressed to historical date

I have the following code snippet that takes backup of my production database every night - use My_database go checkpoint go use [My_database] go DBCC SHRINKFILE (N'my_db_log', 500) go backup ...
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Replace content of only one table with new version (should disable foreign keys?)

I have 2 tables. 2nd has foreign keys to reference 1st. I need to replace the whole content of the 1st table with the new version from another database. The new version satisfies all constraints and ...
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Mongodb incremental oplog Dump not working

I am not able to take an incremental oplog dump. I am not getting any error messages the connection happens fine and also there is a operation recorded(shows up in db.currentOp()), but still nothing ...
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Simplest filesystem backup of Postgres database

Situation: A backup system performs filesystem-level daily backups on a server containing a large but fairly static PostgreSQL 9.2 database. The filesystem backups are incremental and generally take ...
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SQL Backup issues / Operating system error 995

Last night backups of some databases failed. Backups are being performed using CommVault. Below is error message in SQL Server logs 01/05/2016 ...
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Database BackupSize has Changed after migration from SQL Server 2012 Exterprise to SQL Server 2012 Express [closed]

I would like to say that after migration of MS SQL server 2012 Enterprise to MS SQL Server 2012 Express. I have seen there is some subtle diffence in DB backupsize as well as in "LSN" of all ...
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How many backup devices is recommended to improve backup performance?

In order to improve performance of our SQL Server backups we backup to multiple backup files. On most blog posts about this topic they say to use multiple backup files but, is there a point where ...
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How to merge MySQL backup files (*.sql) [duplicate]

We have several MySQL backup files of a database in *.SQL format and we want to restore the database by using these files. However, as the sql files contains "DROP TABLE" definitions, running one ...
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Automatic incremental backup of MySql on windows

I have three Mysql Servers, Server-1, Server-2 and Server-3 all running on Windows. I have to configure Master-Master replication on Server-2 and Server-3. But Server-2 has to be a mirror of ...
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Oracle crashing on CentOS

Here is alert_XE.log: kkjcre1p: unable to spawn jobq slave process Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/xe/XE/trace/XE_cjq0_23146.trc: Process J000 died, see its trace file kkjcre1p: unable to ...
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Backup file from SQL Server 2012 to 2008 [duplicate]

I have a backup file of SQL Server version 2012 but I want to restore that backup on SQL Server 2008. Question: Is this possible ?
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How to extract the structure out of DB2 (Back up Structure)?

Is there a way in db2 to take a backup of the database structure (Metadata) without actual data? My purpose is to pull structure (tables, views, indexes, triggers, procedures and functions) from an ...
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Database disaster prevention [closed]

My database is larger than 250GB. I make scheduled backups with a third party Tool. Are schedule database backups the best way to protect SQL Server database from corruption? Or can you recommend ...
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Using third party tools to backup

Is there any advantages to use Third Party Tools to make Backups ? I'm not referring one in particular but I want to know if someone using them to DB greater than 200 GB. Servers are mostly MSSQL ...
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How to correctly discard old backups?

I have an Execute SQL Task in my SSIS control flow that's backing up a number of databases before it proceeds to run the overnight ETL: EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_create_subdir N'G:\Backups\DQ' GO EXECUTE ...
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SQL Server Backup transaction error

Hi I am attempting to backup the transaction log file to setup mirroring in SQL Server I execute BACKUP LOG CUSTOMER TO DISK ='K:\JonDB\CUSTOMER.trn' WITH INIT GO And I receive Processed 6587361 ...
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What is the use of restore headeronly when performing a backup?

When I monitor my backups with the following query: SELECT command, percent_complete, 'elapsed' = total_elapsed_time / 60000.0, 'remaining' = estimated_completion_time / ...
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Why do my Batch Requests increase when doing a Differential Backup

I have started doing some long-term tracking of various activities on our 2012 SQL Server and I have noticed an increase in Batch Requests during our incremental backups. To give an idea, normal ...
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SQL Server Database Migration - Backup/Restore while Original DB still in Production

I have a very large DB in full recovery mode. My SQL Server is 2008 R2. The thing is that I need to migrate to a new server while having the original DB still in production. Both backup and restore ...
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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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How to align restore strategy with backup history cleanup? [duplicate]

I was curious about how that particular problem is tackled. 1) Full backups performed on saturdays. 2) Differentials every other day. 3) Tlog backups every 15 minutes. When trying to restore a ...
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Is it possiable to force WiredTiger use multiple files to avoid large Incremental backups?

MongoDB's original storage engine creates sequential files, so the old data is located in old files, in that case incremental backups are done with the new file for each database, in wiredTiger the ...
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ODBC connection fail when running AD account for SQL Server services

I am following up a question from Remote backup to folder path in domain I asked earlier. I could not get my proxy SQL Server Agent user to work to back up to a remote location and have given up for ...
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Jetbrains 0xDBE : How can I load a SQL Server .bak file?

I'm trying this new Jetbrains IDE and I can't figure out how to load a SQL Server 2008 R2 .bak file. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong menus. Is it possible?