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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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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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 can I tell if a SQL Server backup is compressed?

We have recently upgraded from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012. Under SQL Server 2005 there is no option to create compressed backups as there is in 2012. If you attempt BACKUP DATABASE ... WITH ...
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BACKUP LOG cannot be performed because there is no current database backup

I have a SQL Server 2005 database using the full recovery model. If I execute the following commands: ALTER DATABASE test SET RECOVERY SIMPLE; ALTER DATABASE test SET RECOVERY FULL; or BACKUP LOG ...
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Which type of backup does a SQL Backup file store?

I want to know, which type of backup does a SQL Backup file store? A full backup, differential backup or transaction log backup?
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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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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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How can I mysqldump all databases except the mysql schema? [duplicate]

I want to backup all 200+ databases on MySQL server to all-dbs.sql. I want to exclude the mysql schema. How can I do that ?
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Backup SQL Server with a system backup

I have installed a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on a server that also are used as a file server. Each day the server is automatic backed up with Acronis Backup & Recovery to a USB-disc that we switch ...
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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. Can anyone point me ...
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Backup Database Task - What's the number at the end of the filename?

When using a SQL Server 2012 EMaintenance Plan for backup purposes, the Backup Database Task creates a unique filename. I understand the format all the way to the final set of numbers. For example, a ...
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SQL Server 2008 Database Restore Error - Cannot open backup device 15105

I am trying to restore from a backup and getting the following error Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Cannot open backup device 'Z:\FULL_BACKUP.bak'. Operating system error 3(failed to ...
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Migrate all databases from one SQL Server 2005 to another

We have a production SQL Server 2005 server on which we are hosting 200 databases. We want to host these databases on our new server. On new server SQL Server 2005 is installed and is ready. I want ...
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MySQL database freezing after 'use'

I recently made a rather stupid mistake and corrupt my Ubuntu installation. To resolve it, I booted with a live cd and copied the database files over. However, now I have copied the folders from the ...
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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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SQL server 2005 backup statistic

I'd like to share with you this simple snippet (answering my own question) and I'm also curious how do you control your SQL server backups.
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Why can a differential backup not be copy-only?

I have noticed that copy only backups does not allow for differential backups. What is the reason the copy-only backup option is disabled for differential backups?
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Full or bulk-logged recovery model?

My database is about 10 GB and I use full recovery model. Sometimes I have to add a lot of data at once and during that time, I change the recovery model from full to bulk-logged. What do you ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does Veritas backup take longer through CMDEXEC than cmd?

"c:\...\dbbackex.exe" -f "C:\...\backup.bch" -p policy_name -s server_name -np The above command, when run from command line takes something like 30sec to finish for a small db or transaction logs. ...
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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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Deploy SQL Server Backup Maintenance Plan in multi-tenant environment

We have a multi-tenant environment in which I've been trying to deploy a standardised maintenance plan across all servers. I've been running into issues importing the maintenance plan properly, as ...
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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 ...