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 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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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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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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How can I dynamically back up all SSAS databases on a given instance?

I want to dynamically back up all the databases on a given SSAS instance using a SQL Agent job (which would most likely involve executing an SSIS package). It is imperative that this is a dynamic ...
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How to backup IBM DB2 Database online?

I tried to backup the IBM DB2 (LUW) Database using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/user1/db2bkup But I got this message: SQL1035N The database is currently in use. ...
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What is not persisted in a database backup / restore? (SQL Server 2005)

If I take a backup of a database on a SQL 2005 Server, and then restore that backup to a different (new) database on the same database server instance, what things will not be persisted (things like ...
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Error while taking backup using SSMS

I am using SSMS. I have about 5 logins. For a particular login I have all server roles other than sysadmin. It is a sql login (not windows authentication). In user roles it has all permission for ...
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Does my choice of pg_dump format impact restore speed?

According to the docs for my version of Postgres (8.4.2), pg_dump can "output in script or archive file formats." The script-formatted dump (4GB) takes 1.5 hours to restore, and I'm wondering if the ...
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Local Backup from Amazon RDS PostgreSQL database

I have a PostgreSQL database on an Amazon RDS instance. I want to have a local dump of this instance. So far, I've tried with this: PGPASSWORD="Password" pg_dump -h ...
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Have full SQL Server restore but losing 1 day of data

I have SQL 2008 R2 64bit and it is backed up with ASIGRA SQL backup. The issue I have is that we had corruption on the server and the DB got corrupted yet the LDF file is in tact and does have all the ...
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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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how to create backup for stored procedure,trigger and functions of a database in sql server 2008?

I'm having 2 databases in 2 different servers(.246 and .252). I need to create backup for all stored procedures, triggers and function from 252 server and restore it in 246 server.database name in ...
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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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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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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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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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How to backup MS SQL Server databases off-site?

Microsoft SQL Server supports backing up to remote network locations only by means of UNC names the SQL Server (and user account it's running under) has access to. Is it possible to create backups ...
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Very high I/O on database during a backup maintenance plan

I've recently been having some hellacious problems with a specific maintenance plan. I found that part of the problem was that I had Shrink and Rebuild Index in my nightly plans, those have since ...
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Which are the minimum privileges required to get a backup of a MySQL database schema?

Which are the minimum privileges required to get a backup of a MySQL database schema? I am interested only on the schema, not on the data. Are SELECT privileges required?
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Is it possible to Clone a RedShift Database?

For some test and development work we would like the ability to routinely clone existing RedShift databases (all schema and all data). Something like a backup-restore. The best I can find starts by ...
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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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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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Restore script in SQL server doesn't work in W7

I need a little help with a restore process, I can't find specific help in other similar questions, sorry if my question does not correspond. I have this script in my system: RESTORE DATABASE ...
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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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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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Unable to create restore plan due to break in LSN chain

My backup plan is: Full backup - once a day Differential backup - every four hours Transaction Log backup - every 30 minutes. All database backup are stored on my computer. I add some wrong ...
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Is it important to make transaction log backups? [on hold]

I don't have huge experience with SQL Server, I'm just studying it, and I have a question: Is it important to make transaction log backups? My database is not big, about 2GB, and I prefer a full ...
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Preventing full backups for unmodified/slightly modified databases

Is there a way to either: ensure that unmodified databases are skipped during SQL backups, or even better choose between DIFF or FULL backup depending on the percent database changed since last ...
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Possible RMAN orphan files in backup directory

I am trying to scrape together some space in my Oracle 11g backup directory in AIX. I have deleted obsolete files using RMAN's "DELETE OBSOLETE" command, but I see many (just under 200) files dated ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server 2012 database backup successfully report but no backup file

I have created maintenance plan in SQL Server 2012. And every day, the maintenance plan should backup the database. There is no database backup file when I look in the folder where the backups must ...
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Restore SQL Server database using Windows Powershell 3.0

I'm trying to restore a SQL Server database with a PowerShell script, but I'm having problems. Here is the error I'm getting: Exception calling "SqlRestore" with "1" argument(s): "Restore failed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Database Backups vs Server Backups

At my current job, I recently discovered that our MS SQL database servers had no backup devices set up for them. When I asked other IT members about this, the response was that the servers themselves ...
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Restoring database without worring about partitions

On our our production database there is a partitioned table called FullLog. This is updated via triggers so we know who changed the database and when. Which is a problem for me when I restore the ...
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Large Transaction Backup

On my SQL database I run a full backup at 6am and transactional backups every 15 minutes on week days starting at 8am. Every Monday the first transactional backup is 7 Gb. I want to know why, my ...
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Postgres pg_basebackup reports directory exists but is not empty

I have postgreSQL 9.4.1 installed on a Win 2012 Server. I am looking to setup replication between this and another server of the same spec. So I am following guidance on preparing the master ...
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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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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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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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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 ...