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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Is SQL Server Backup single or multi-threaded?

If you perform a... BACKUP DATABASE [DB_Name] TO DISK=N'c:\backups\db_name.bak' WITH STATS=10 Will that perform a single or multi-threaded write? Our Server support company advised us that if we ...
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How and what do you backup for a simple Oracle DB?

Background: I am in the following situation: We have a JIRA instance running on a dedicated server machine (Windows Server). It uses Oracle XE to store all the data. The JIRA instance and a Oracle ...
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Problem with mysqldump and view

When using mysqldump to backup MySQL, I got following error. mysqldump --all-databases --routines >> all.sql mysqldump: Couldn't execute 'show table status like 'hdkien'': SELECT command denied ...
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if database is not shrinked does it affect backup size?

Ok my question is simple. Lets say that when i click database and hover over shrink it says it can be reduced 1 GB space. Now when i do a backup of this database, does this space also getting added ...
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pg_dump custom format between postgres versions

I was wondering how stable the custom pg_dump format is between Postgres versions. Can I for example restore a custom format dump created with Postgres 8.x in postgres 9.x? Background: I am building ...
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Restoring database to UNC path on local drive

When I try to restore a database using a restore command with a local UNC path: RESTORE DATABASE [dbname] FROM DISK = N'\\PC91\D\backup.BAK' WITH FILE = 1, MOVE N'test' TO N'\\PC91\D\dbname.MDF', ...
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How do I solve an error code 127 when doing a pg_dumpall through a cronjob?

I have this simple script to backup all my databases in postgres pg_dumpall -U pg_user > /tmp/tmp.txt DUMP_STATUS=$? echo "Dump status: $DUMP_STATUS" > /tmp/status.txt The dump ...
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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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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: ...
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Optimized Way of Scheduling a Differential Backup

I am working with a data warehouse with SQL Server 2012 and was wondering what would be the most optimized, AUTOMATED procedure for a backup/restore strategy. Current observations and limitations: ...
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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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SQL Database automatic back up

I have an SQL database - I need to back it up everyday (at a minimum) - preferably multiple times a day - automatically so it definitely gets done. I'm running Windows which the SQL database is ...
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Backup and off-site restore setup

I've been reading a lot of threads about different backup options for MySQL and was hoping for some more insight so I can settle on one. Our current situation is ~100 GB of InnoDB and MySAM data in ...
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Postgres Backup queries on AWS after reading Postgres docs

I am reading backup section of postgresql docs before heading over to create backup strategy on my EC2 instance. So there are 2 ways to do it. Create a dump using pg_dump. File level backup with ...
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Does the Amazon RDS backup/snapshot service lock tables?

We have a database that is 100+GB. Most tables use the InnoDB engine. A regular dump takes 1-2 hours. If we moved to Amazon RDS, would this backup cause table locks? Does Amazon use a simple ...
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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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RMAN-06054: media recovery requesting unknown archived log, Where is SCN kept?

I have the following situation: Backups of DB1(located on srv1 server) database are taken everyday at 1:00 AM. I took backed up files(datafile,archivelog,controlfile,spfile) of 24/10/2011 and ...
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Quick MySQL Backup

I have a database which is grown to 3GB and it has 3 MyISAM tables. And I have 4GB RAM. What will be the best (quick) way to backup this database without any performance lack. Or mysqldump will work ...
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Error with restoring from a split .bak file with password

I am trying to restore a backup from a split .bak file[.bak_1/.bak_2/.bak_3]. The backup is password protected. So far this is what I have and I cannot seem to format in a way that does not throw me ...
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PostgreSQL: How to backup only One Schema from a database and restore it on another server

I have a database named "A" which has two schemas "B" and "C". I want to backup and restore Schema "B" on a different server? not sure how to do this as I am new to Postgres. Do I have to create a new ...
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Restore database to a instance in network

We are creating a application which requires sql database as backend to store data. So when user install my application he chooses a sql instance and its details. There we plan to restore the database ...
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I need help understanding Postgres's archive cleanup functionality

I'm reading http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/pgarchivecleanup.html and to me it seems like it will remove any and all WAL segments from my slave server that aren't required to perform ...
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Postgres backup and WAL to S3

We are looking for a solution for the following problem: We have set up streaming replication so we have a master DB and a slave DB, we want to have basebackups and WAL files sent to our S3 storage ...
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Live backup without lock

In our company we have a lot of MySQL databases. Some of these are critical and we want to take a back-up of all databases. These databases can't be locked because the application can change these ...
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Backing up a 400-500 GB database on MySQL/Amazon RDS?

We have an Amazon RDS small instance for a MySQL datawarehousing database. Database size will be around 400-500 GB very shortly. What is the best way to backup our database? Can it be done ...
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How to tell what's failing at making backups?

I have an instance of SQL server that is regularly getting errors like this: 02/25/2013 23:22:38,spid138,Unknown,BackupVirtualDeviceFile::SendFileInfoBegin: failure on backup device ...
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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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SQL Server Transaction Log Initial Data Load

What is the standard process when initially populating a database with 5GB+ to avoid a large transaction log? From my understanding the log file would jump to a large size after the initial load and ...
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SQL database backups methods-tools-procedures

Currently, I am investigating some way to more efficiently backup 4 Production SQL Databases (3 different servers/instances) and would like to know if anyone else has had the problems we are having ...
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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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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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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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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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Create incremental/differential backups in ProgressDB

Is there a way to create incremental/differential backups in ProgressDB?
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Are database backups specific to the OS on which they are created?

I am trying to get a better understanding of the behaviors of database backups for Sybase (15.X) and Oracle (11.x) as it relates to the underlying OS. Is the backup file OS specific or can it be ...
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Removing Archive Logs after PostgreSQL PITR online-recovery

I'm using pgpool-II + PostgreSQL 8.4 on three servers: primary + standby1 + standby2. Replication mode is "on" Load balance mode is "on" (between primary and standby1) I followed the official ...
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Expired archived logs not deleted from RMAN catalogue

If I issue a LIST EXPIRED command in RMAN, I see a list of files with expired status, that is, they exist in the catalogue, but not on the disk (verified by ls). After issuing CROSSCHECK and DELETE ...
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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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selective undoing of commited transactions in PostgreSQL

I have inherited a small (<1M rows) PostgreSQL DB which contains complex business rules split across several tables. Updates are very light, reads not so heavy, but the data is extremely valuable. ...
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how to verify mysql backup file

Is There any tool to verify the backup taken using mysqldump without manual restoration ? I have to take full backup daily so it is difficult for me to verify the backups daily by restoring them. As ...
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SQl Server 2008 R2 - sa can login but not access database

Up until this morning I had no problems accessing our database. This morning, something has changed and I can no longer access our database (called EMS_Main) using the sa login. I can log into the ...
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Error 9001, Severity: 21, State: 1 The log for database 'DB_NAME' is not available [closed]

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2. I got a mail that the backup had failed, I opened the SQL log viewer and started browsing. And i found these two errors a bunch of times. error 1: Date ...
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Filestream database backup error

We have DatabaseA that has filestream files in it. We then have an archive process which first deletes files in DatabaseB (different server) and then inserts new files from DatabaseA into DatabaseB ...
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How do I back up On Premise Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to Azure cloud

I have a 50 GB hosted SQL Server database at SoftLayer. I want to do backups to cloud storage, as the SoftLayer managed SQL Server backups are ridiculously priced. Eventually we will totally move ...
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AG and SQL Backups

I am using always on in sql 2012 and have an AG setup. I would like to know if i were to backup the primary database and restore it would that be allowed without taking the cluster down etc. ...
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Wrong behavior in Backups

Checking my Native backup this morning something wierd happened. I will describe the problem here. 1) The msdb table backup set shows me the backup was done successfully. 2) The errorlog shows me ...
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Why is my postmaster process (sometimes) becoming unmanageable after a WAL base restore?

TL;DR: Un-stoppable, unusable postmaster is being spawned when Postgres is started right after restoring its data directory from a WAL base backup. Why? Context: We run postgresql 8.4, on CentOS 6, ...
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Script to Restore/Create SQL Server 2000 Database from Another Database's Backup

I'm trying to create a database, NewClientDB, by restoring another database's, OldClientDB, backup, d:...oldclientdb.bak. I've always done this via SQL 2000 Enterprise Manager, but the GUI keeps ...
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Does MySQL Enterprise Backup work across Operating Systems?

The problem with testing is that one can never be sure (it may seem to work and then you find some thing changed later). A definitive statement from the vendor would definitely be helpful (I cannot ...