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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Postgres live backup

Goal: Maintaining a constant live backup of a postgres cluster. In case of cluster failure, backup/Secondary will contain most up to date view of Primary cluster. This is not a hot standby ...
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how to speed up cpu limited mysql database backup

I have a database that has a structure that unfortunately requires having a lot of tables (10k+). It's not possible to change the structure now. The database itself is not very large (<1GB), but ...
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pg_basebackup: could not set compression level -1

When trying to run pg_basebackup I received the following error message: pg_basebackup: could not set compression level -1 (null) using the -z option. I received a similar error message when trying ...
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Transaction log backups during index maintenance

We have a database with large and complex files and fragmented indexes. The environment is SQL 2008 Full recovery model and Mirrored which limits me to reorganizing. The backup strategy is Full ...
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Cold backup database, what files to copy, slow shutdown?

After a broken server installation I am going to backup a mysql database with a cold backup. This is, because I am not able to dump the sql tables and somehow everything is broken. My questions are at ...
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How to restore multiple backups

I'm using ExpressMaint and Windows Scheduled Tasks to create weekly full and daily differential backups of some MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express databases Weekly fulls expressmaint -S ...
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Restoring a backup to an older version of SQL Server

When trying to restore a backup to a SQL Server Express 2008 database I got the following error: Restore failed for Server '...\SQLEXPRESS'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) ...
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Restore a backup from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2014 [closed]

How can I restore a backup from an earlier SQL Server 2008 R2 version to SQL Server 2014? The error I get is 38: reached the end of file although the file is not corrupted. Thank you.
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Database Backups of 2GB+

I have a forum which is growing way faster than I could imagine, and my site has been a target for DDoS attacks, NTP attacks, and a bunch of hacking attempts. I am starting to worry that there may be ...
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Restricting users to COPY ONLY backups

I am looking to deploy log shipping in my production environment. This will mean I will have to manage backup chains which could be disrupted by people taking backups to refresh development ...
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Automated SQL backup on a timely fashion, & cleaup the database for the backed up data

I need to back up SQL database (historian), on a timely fashion, and then clean up the database by removing the backed up data. I am using MS SQL 2008 (R2), on a Windows XP machine. The biggest issue ...
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I need a way to implement an incremental Backup/Recovery on mysql client

I need to be able to do a point-time recovery in mysql client from the mysql server. For example I need to Download only the information that have change since last backup. I can do that using log,but ...
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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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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 2012 Enterprise Backup with no file [closed]

We currently have a database which increments 5TB a day. The current backup solution we have uses Avamar, which I believe does a kind of block comparison backup where there is no need for an actual ...
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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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Recovering a partial PostgreSQL archive

I have $PGDATA/base but nothing else. It was taken from an installation after the postgreSQL service was shutdown, so is clean. Is there any way to recreate the other elements in $PGDATA that allow ...
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Slow performance of remote restore

Over the weekend, I was participating in a DR test. On the database side, that meant restoring backups from the production system to the DR system. What struck me as odd about the performance of the ...
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The smallest backup possible … with SQL Server

Daily we ship our SQL Server backups across the WAN. We need to minimize the size of these backups so it does not take forever. We don't mind if our backup process takes a bit longer; as it stands ...
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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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How can I backup a large SQL Server database without impacting performance?

We've had reports of queries running slowly or timing out early in the morning, and the only job I see running that I think could affect this is our database backup job. The database itself is about ...
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Only do log backup if necessary in SQL Server

We have transaction log backups taken every few minutes from many databases. Is there a way to determine if there were any committed transactions since the last backup and only then do a log backup? ...
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What synchronizes two delayed replicas, which is part of the replica set, included in sharded cluster?

Please take a look at my mongodb map at http://postimg.org/image/krzvmep4d/ What synchronizes two delayed replicas, which is part of the replica set, included in sharded cluster? How can I use my ...
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Restoring a SQL Server 2008 R2 backup on SQL Server 2005

I'm getting an error whenever I restore a testing database on SQL Server 2005 that was backed up from SQL Server 2008 R2. It seems that I cannot restore from a higher version of sql onto lower ...
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specify database while executing mysql binlog

We have different mysql servers with same database names, is it possible to restore their binlogs into one server (different database names) ?
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Database Backup from 2008 R2, Restore on 2012 Failover Cluster Instance

I have a production database server having sql server 2008r2. This is an old server and considering our load, we are moving to a better hardware configuration, Now the new environment is a cluster ...
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Postgresql create database from backup programmaticly [closed]

I got a big problems here. Let's say I got the table A (with columns like id, name etc) in the main database. So when I making INSERT into A I need to create new database lets say B_id. I got .backup ...
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Quick MySQL Backup (1 file per table) - v2

Improving bash shell script written by RolandoMySQLDBA. Continuing the following thread: Quick MySQL Backup (1 file per table) I tried to adapt your script, but after the first rsync was done, I get ...
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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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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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Get postgres snapshot from Amazon RDS

I can not find a simple way to get a copy of the nightly backup I take of my Amazon RDS postgres instance so I can restore it on my local machine to play with. Right now I'm doing a pg_dump when I ...
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how to restore .bkp file in SQL Server [closed]

I have a .bkp file, how can I restore it to SQL Server? I have SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012. Any idea?
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Is bulk-logged recovery model ever a good choice if point-in-time restore is not needed?

Is the Bulk-Logged recovery model in SQL Server ever preferable to Simple if point-in-time restore is never needed? I have read many articles about transaction log models, but cannot find a clear ...
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How dependent are backups on msdb tables like backupset?

I am trying to get some practice making a backup maintenance plan and restoring those backups. I have a script that churns through the most recent full database backup and any subsequent transaction ...
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Postgres Point-In-Time Recovery with a limited point in time

I'm configuring PostgreSQL WAL-based backup for point-in-time recovery. Actually, I don't really need any point in time beyond 1 month ago and don't want to waste time for the logs older than that. ...
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Backups in Availability Groups

In case of async commit setup and the backup preference set to secondary replica. I have observed, in case of high unsent log size, log backup on secondary replica starts failing for that database ...
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Backing up my SQL Server System Databases

I'm trying to create a recurring scheduled job to fully backup the master, msdb and model databases, I'm using the Maintenance Plans for SQL Server 2008 R2, in the "Specific Databases to choose from ...
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How to write a simple application for copying a MySQL database for periodical backup

I want to use MySQL for my Java application as a database engine. I have two different applications that must be run on two separate computer networks. The first program saves the data in the ...
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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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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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Backup Database (SQL 2000 Compatibility) on SQL Server 2005 with CHECKSUM, but Page Verification TORN_PAGES Detection

I am trying to backup a 250GB database on SQL Server 2005 running in SQL 2000 compatibility mode. The page verification is set to TORN_PAGES detection. So, far the backup has been corrupted when we ...
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How to recover a crashed MyISAM table which myisamchk couldn't recover?

We take db backup by stopping the database and then issuing a tar -zcf on the mysql data directory. When we restore the data directory on another machine and try to start the slave, the mysql error ...
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Restoring backup from mysqldump does not remove additions

I am restoring a backup from a mysqldump and noticing that if I made additions (in the form of new tables) to the database they persist after the restore. I can go back in and remove those tables to ...
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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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Create database before restore multiple files

I've several database, most of them have multiple files (both data and logs) and multiple diff and trn backups. I've already a restore script (scheduled and working on other server) that takes all the ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Large backup file size

We have the following setup: Once a week (Sunday at midnight), a full database backup is performed. A new BAK file is created for this purpose, let's call it Backup1.bak. From then, a transactional ...
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DB2 - Archive Mode - on what values to set LOGPRIMARY,LOGSECOND,LOGFILSIZ?

we must set our database from CIRCULAR to ARCHIVE mode in order to enable ONLINE backups. Backups will be done every 1 day. Database is now almost 30GB. Database grows approximately 1GB per month. ...
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Backup architecture for frequent backups of business critical DB

We've got a database (mysql) driven application which contains business critical information, were looking at building a system that will allow us to backup the db frequently (every 15 minutes, ...
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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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why mysql binlog creating new log file daily

I have started binary logging on MySQL server on my Ubuntu. It start creating log files in /var/log/mysql. My my.cnf configuration is as follows: log-bin="/var/log/mysql/" expire_logs_days=10 ...