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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FULL recovery and differential backups

I am going to begin transitioning several of our databases to FULL recovery from SIMPLE. I asked a question last week regarding deployment strategies and I have one additional question. Consider ...
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Backup strategies for zero data loss

I am working on one project and it has around 100K records. We can afford a downtime of 1 day but we need the data to be always available to us in latest state. I've gone through two options: 1) ...
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There is any option for mysqldump to ignore databases for backup in mysql

we have 40 databases in our server. we want to take 36 databases backup using mysqldump. how can i ignore remainig 4 databases in mysqldump command. there is any option for mysqldump to ignore ...
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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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Compress backup file using T-SQL

Is it possible to compress a backup file to .zip (or another) in a stored procedure invoked from a maintenance plan? My maintenance plan contains these steps: check DB (consistency, re_index, maybe ...
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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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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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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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On SQL Server Backup: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file

I am trying to back up a pretty big database and I keep getting this error: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server {Server Name}, Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file "{Backup File ...
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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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Incremental backups using MySQL Workbench

I need to start doing regular backups of my databases, and I'd like them to be incremental; that is, only backing up the tables that have been changed. I use MySQL Workbench, and I've used the export ...
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Can I activate PITR after the DB has been used

My Postgres-Server is running for quite a while and contains probably 4-5 GB of data. Backups are done using dumps, and this works ok. Though not most efficient, it just works. Due to future growth ...
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SQL Server 2012 always-on backup, full vs copy-only

I need a quick clarification on copy-only backup vs full backup as it pertains to transaction log numbering and restore if required. I have SQL Server 2012 setup with always on for multiple ...
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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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Restore all applicable files in a backup device in T-SQL

I'm using SQL Server (2008 R2 in this case) and I am backing up my databases into backup devices (one per database). Every Sunday the device is overwritten with a new full backup, every night a ...
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Transaction Log Truncation with Copy Only

I have a database backup job set to use full backup with the Copy only option on once daily. The copy only is on because from what I have read that is the only way to backup a database that is ...
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Differential/T-Log LSN question

So, this is now my third question on this topic. I just keep finding more and more than i want to know and understand about how FULL recovery works. We transitioned a database to FULL yesterday by ...
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Do I need to stop the service to back up the database? [closed]

We have several database driven applications using MS SQL Express, Pervasive, MySQL, and some sort of flat file database. PostgreSQL "may" be added later. We have backup software that is VSS aware. ...
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Restore SQL Server database from .sql files

So we had an encrypted database that puked and killed our whole SQL Server setup. Sucks about our data, but we were smart enough to have our data structures / stored procedures / functions in Git The ...
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Is Percona xtrabackup the right choice for my 500GB MySQL backup?

I have a MySQL db with 500GB, consisting mainly of Innodb tables, and one big (200GB) MyISAM table. My current backup strategy is copying the db files to an external harddrive. This causes a downtime ...
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Why would a SQL Server 2008 R2 database disable a table index when upgraded to SQL Server 2012

I've restored a database backup in a new SQL Server 2012 server from a .bak made in SQL Server 2008 R2, and one of the tables has it's primary key index disabled. This doesn't happen when I restore to ...
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Change Location of VALIDATE RECOVERY FILES work area

Is there a way to tell the VALIDATE RECOVERY FILES command to use a different location with more available disk space? When I run the command in RMAN, it fails with the following error stack: ...
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Backup VLDB replicated database in SQL Server?

I have a problem with my backup strategy. Currently I'm doing a Full Backup every night and transaction log backup every 2 hours to TAPE. This used to work without problems, but the size of the DB ...
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Settings for a MySQL backup only slave instance

I have two instances of MySQL running one a server, set up as master and slave. It's all working smoothly together and I'm only using the slave instance for backups to avoid locking up the live ...
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Windows native backups makes SQL Server think that databases backup has been done

community. I've Windows Server 2008 R2 which hosts few virtual machines. One of machines is Windows 2008 R2 server with SQL server 2008 R2 Express installed. Here's the thing: I wrote a script that ...
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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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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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can i backup multiple db2 databases at the same time?

in db2 9.5 LUW i have one db instance to which i just added a second database. we don't have TSM or multiple partitions which is what all the documentation seems to be about when i search the web for ...
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Why are Stored Procedure schema changes not being replicated when using ”initialize with backup”?

In SQL Server I have set up transational replication using the "initialize with backup" option. Data is being replicated fine, as are schema changes to tables. However, schema changes to stored ...
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SQL Server 2005 Restore Backup Status Recovery Pending

So at work something dreadful happened a database server went down and I am having an issue recovering one of our databases from our backups. When I try to restore from a backup using SQL Management ...
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Which version of Microsoft Tape Format is supported by which MS SQL Server

When you create a backup with Microsoft Sql Server, the resulting file is in Microsoft Tape Format. Different versions of SQL Server apparently use different version of this format. Which version of ...
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Understanding Backup Types

I have recently started a role as a junior DBA... Yesterday I created a new database for a co-worker and my boss asked me to make sure we get a backup plan on it asap. I didn't think much about it, ...
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What are the best practices for backing up a secured SQL Server 2012?

I want to state right off the bat that I'm not looking for information on how to backup a SQL Server. I've got that taken care of. I'm looking for some form of documentation that will tell me the ...
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What's the fastest way to replicate a MySQL database from one machine to another?

What's the fastest way to replicate a MySQL database from one machine to another? The two machines are connected via LAN. How to do it without mysqldump? If using mysqldump, is the fastest way $ ...
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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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Can I restore a database to a point of time without backup?

I have an SQL 2005 database with logging set to FULL but without any backups. Is it possible to restore it to a point of time?
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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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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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ms sql differential backup size jumps

We are doing a full backup once a week and a daily diff between that. The total db is 80Gb, the diffs start out under 1Gb, then gradually grow to approximately 3-5Gb which is ok, but then all of a ...
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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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Set Backup Compression on SQL Server 2008R2 on by default

I can't seem to find the option to set the server property that will enable compression on SQL database backup to be ON by default, so I don't have to manually set it every time. Ca anyone point me ...
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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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Difference between Full backup and Copy-only full backup

I saw in this link that full backup does not truncate the log. So what is the difference between full backup and copy-only full backup? For the log backup there is copy-only backup which prevent the ...
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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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Unable to BackUp Database on SQL2005

I have a database in MS SQL2005 that I can not backup. Whenever I try to create a backup of the selected database through SQL Mgm studio I get this error: The Backup of full-text catalog in not ...
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When does creating a .sql backup with mysqldump become too large?

Is there a limit to how large a database can be when executing a .sql backup using mysqldump, or will you run into server problems before that - will the server not be able to take such a large backup ...
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Does a MyISAM table locks if I copy it while MySQL is running? (READ DISCLAIMER)

DISCLAIMER: I'm very aware this is not supposed to be done, but time consistency between tables aren't a concert here and Im trying whatever pops in my mind right now to have alternatives for ...
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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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Sql Server 2008 R2: Simple recovery model with transaction log backups

I'm busy reviewing my SQL Maintenance plans and I'm a bit confused with the recovery model option on the databases, specifically related to point in time recovery. Here is my scenario: I have two ...
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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 ...