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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Archive Logs filling up Flash Recovery Area (FRA) space

I got hired to fill a position of DBA that I wasn't quite ready to fill, and while the training is getting me there, I am running close to a potential issue. My oracle 11g database's Flash Recovery ...
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Is it possible to convert .trn (transaction log) file to human readable form

I have used below SQL statement to get the transaction information done on 2015-10-26, but the information not in human readable form. ** SELECT * FROM fn_dump_dblog ...
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Is it possible to restore database only with .trn files?

How do I restore database only with .trn (transaction log backup) file? I did below two steps Microsoft SQL Server Management studio shows "Restoring". 1) RESTORE DATABASE [database_name] FROM ...
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Generate Script Of Database in SQL Server 2008 [closed]

How to Create Script for the Database Objects in SQL server 2008 r2 and restore it in database.
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First log backup after FULL taking lots of space

In the backups I'm doing in my database, the first LOG backup I do after the FULL backup is taking too much space, even more than the full backup. For example: 4:50 AM: FULL BACKUP - .bak 7.2GB ...
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Restore a point between two full backups

I make two full backups on Oct 1 and Oct 10. I want to restore the server to a state in Oct 5. So I just do as follows: Perform a transaction log backup on the server on Oct 23. I have never backup ...
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What or Who is taking SQL Server backups [duplicate]

I have inherited a SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP3) Database. There are backups being taken daily at seemingly random times. The backups are not being saved locally on the server. I see the backup information ...
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SQL Server full backup location

I created a full backup with SQL Server 2014 Management Studio. After that I removed it and created Differential backup, everything worked with no errors. How the server knows against what ...
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mysqldump vs mysqlpump

I just heard about mysqlpump - it looks like it was released with MySQL 5.7, however MySQL 5.7 still includes mysqldump. They're both backup programs, but could anyone summarize the main differences? ...
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Why does sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica take so long? Is there a better way?

I am using sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica to query the databases on each of my Availability Group replicas to figure out if the database should be backed up on that replica - then, if the ...
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Best way to generate backups with 'INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE'

I have been using HeidiSQL to generate MySQL backups using 'REPLACE INTO' however have recently come across the problem this causes with foreign keys & have been told using to use 'INSERT ON ...
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Why take full backups when you can do COPY_ONLY?

With a SQL Server 2012 availability group, you can only take COPY_ONLY full backups on replica. You can make regular BACKUP LOG. As it's possible to restore logs backups after a database restoration ...
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RESTORE VERIFYONLY locks file in Azure Blob Storage

I'm using SQL Server 2012 SP2 to backup my transaction logs directly into Azure Blob Storage using the BACKUP TO URL statement. I am then attemtpting to verify my transaction log as follows: RESTORE ...
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Deleting data directly from backup file

Is it possible to update the data directly inside the backup file (*.bak) in SQL Server 2014? The scenario is that I want to automate the process of providing the "smaller" database to some ...
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How to optimize performance of backup process? Servers go down during backup

The context - So I am an intern (So I'll appreciate a more noob friendly response) and we have several websites on a server of which we do a backup daily, at midnight. We use MongoDB and there's a ...
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Script to backup all databases

I'm working on automating backups of SQL Server databases on SQL 2008 R2 Express. These backups are initiated daily by the Windows Task Scheduler, which execute a batch file, which in turns executes a ...
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Why do we use FILE = 1 in scripts for restoring a database

Recently when I came across the script for restoring a database, I got a doubt on why we have to use "FILE = 1"? Can't we restore a database without that statement!? Basically, what it is used for?
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SQL Server backup status report

We have 30-40 SQL server instances in different servers (2012 with AlwaysOn). Is there any kind of report that can be made which captures the daily backup status and sends a mail, perhaps, or at least ...
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Ola Hallengren solution, backups not cleaning up

I have about 30 SQL Server 2005-2014 instances, all of which use the excellent Ola Hallengran maintenance script to produce my full/diff/log backups. This has worked for me for years with no issues, ...
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Can I surveillance the backup taken in SQL Server?

I have a SQL Server and I want to put some surveillance on it, to know if someone is taking a backup. I know that I can make an audit to monitoring the backup. But I want to have some kind of trigger ...
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How to backup SQL Server 2014 database with SC Data Protection Manager using SQL script

I'm trying to set up the database maintenance solution for SQL Server 2014 using this SQL script and System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 r2 as a BackupSoftware (like SQLSAFE, SQLBACKUP and ...
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Backing up & restoring 10-20 SQL Server databases to a ~synchronous state?

I need to backup up 10-20 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases with sizes between 10-50 GB, while they are online and used simultaneously by a single enterprise app. I also need to restore them to a state ...
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How do flush innodb table, copy files, then unlock tables from Windows bat file?

I can successfully execute "FLUSH TABLES myTable FOR EXPORT;" in MySql Workbench. Then I can copy the cfg and ibd files I need, and then I can go back to workbench and run "UNLOCK TABLES" and all is ...
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Backup/restore check data is the same SQL Server

I'm a trainee SQL DBA. I'm using SSMS 2008r2. I've backed up a database and restored this as a new database on a new instance. I want to check to see if the data is the same on both databases. Is ...
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MySQL Incremental backup on Master/Slave

I've a mission critical MySQL Master/Slave config, which I'm backing up with innobackupex. I want to speed it up a little as the backup is about 60GB, so I'm considering something like a full backup ...
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How to change dbid in oracle to specific value?

I want to change dbid of oracle 11g database. Current dbid = 2241883xxx And want to set dbid = 1380515xxx
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Restored database smaller than the backup file [closed]

The new database created from a restore file is half the size of the backup file I restored from. Why? Original backup settings: Recovery Model: SIMPLE Backup Type: FULL
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Promoting warm standby to master with Postgresql 9.4 using streaming replication

I've currently got 2 database servers running Centos 6 and Postgresql 9.4 (identical clones on the same network). They are set up as a primary and a backup created using pg_basebackup from the ...
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Fast local backup - Very slow backup via Network

Since last week, i'm having this problem. Backups are taking forever to be done if I make them via Network. If I backup the database to a local disk ( or N'nul' ) it's very fast. It's strange ...
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Backing up to Nul on an SQL Mirror

I've seen and read a lot of questions about the transaction log and I know that backing it up to nul is usually frowned upon, however my understanding is that this is from a data recovery perspective. ...
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SQL2012 - Send backup to client via SQL Job

Something I thought would be fairly easy.. We host a website for a client. They would like us to send them a database backup monthly. They have Email limits that make sending via EMail not viable. ...
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Microsoft SQL migration full/diff backup/restore

I would like to move a database from one physical location to another. I already have a copy of the full database backup at the new location which is done by a nightly SQL job and is about 20GB. If I ...
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Understanding the impact/risk of turning off “verify backup integrity” on SQL backup

Currently we use standard maintenance plans for backups on the SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2/2012 servers in our environment, and the "Verify backup integrity" box has always been checked. Some of the ...
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FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK not working?

I use this command to "lock" my database, flush logs , take a LVM snapshot and release it. Testing the recover + binlogs , appear it's not working. (I discovery this when during the recover, applying ...
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Weekly full backups and daily differential backups, saving the full backups from each week?

I am wanting to create a maintenance plan that performs a full backup that is done every Sunday morning. After work hours on Monday through Friday, I want to perform a differential backup based on ...
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Backup and restore DB through stored procedure

I need to backup a database from a server/db TO a destination Server/db. The process is pretty cool because you specify the Source Server and DB and the Destination Server / DB and the code is ...
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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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SQL Server database backup(2012) restore on lower version(2008)

We want to restore 2012 *.bak to 2008 sql server, we don't want to prefer import/export logical backup. Looking forward to know downgrade procedure.
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Should I backup a database with only temporary data?

I have a database, in SQL Server 2008, with only temporary data, but it has tables with a certain structure which I need. Should I back it up? And if I should, should I make one copy of it or should ...
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mongodump replicaset - 10 hours data loss acceptable - do we need --oplog (oplog.bson) option?

We have a 3 node replica set. We take backups from secondary with mongodump. Our customer said that it's ok too loose 10 hours of data in worst case. So we decided we don't need point in time ...
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Restore MySQL Database with only .frm files

One of our servers (running Ubuntu 12.04) recently crashed during a power outage, and MySQL refused to start back up. After a lot of trial and error, I decided to completely reinstall it. Since I ...
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MySQL – Backup/Restore Selected Tables/Fields Only

I support a Python application (includes some C modules) that utilises a MySQL database. A number of clients are running this in a standalone environment but have agreed that we can use their data ...
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Use --databases on mysqldump or not?

I have seen this two ways: mysqldump -u username -ppassword --databases mydb >with.sql mysqldump -u username -ppassword mydb >without.sql I did a linux 'diff' on the two and the with.sql file ...
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msdb.dbo.backupset vs user table

Is there any particular advantage or disadvantage to using msdb.dbo.backupset as opposed to a custom table to log backup details, other than the proven reliability of backupset, and the risk of ...
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Backup storage file corruption: file not found. Possible cause of this error is corruption of backup file

I backup my SSAS cubes called "BI LIVE" and restore it to a specific location on a different server. I am using sql server 2014. This is where you can see the routine I use to run the backups: How ...
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Backup MYSQL data to HIVE

I have some very large tables in Mysql which I want to backup to Hive. I am using Sqoop for it and it works pretty well. But now, if I have to make any changes in mysql table's schema, I have to ...
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SQL Server schedule DB backup question [duplicate]

I'm new to database administration and I have a general question about the DB backups. I have a full DB backup scheduled to run everyday at 12am that saves backups up to a week. My question pertains ...
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Can't find process that is creating backups

We have an instance of SQL Server 2008 installed on a customer server. The customer's IT department is in charge of the various backups of the machine. The SQL Server log shows there is a full backup ...
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Split Mirror Backup in db2

In my database apart from storing the daily backup, the disks are getting used for other purposes also. So how can I do the disk mirroring for Split Mirror Backup if I don't use external storage?
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How do I update my database generated pg_basebackup through WAL files?

Following on from this post... I have a backup generated by pg_basebackup regularly, I would update it through the WAL files. What is the best way to do it?