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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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 ...
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Transactional versus Merge Replication (Restore backup after downtime)

I have the following transactional replication setup: Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Server A: Master, has a database with a table, publisher Server B: Slave, subscriber ...
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PostgreSQL synchronized commit performance

I'm setting up a pair of PostgreSQL servers. Because cash is short I can only afford one high class server and some crapy backup box. If the expensive high end box should catch fire, operations can ...
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Remote Database Backup [closed]

I am attempting to find a reliable service that does remote MySQL Database Backup. Price is no object, unless it's absurdly expensive. I understand this question doesn't really have an answer, and I ...
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Can I run concurrent backups of multiple read only filegroups?

I have 62 readonly filegroups in a SQL server 2008 enterprise database. Can I backup multiple read only filegroups at the same time? I would assume this to be the case but given this database is over ...
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Copy PostgreSQL data from one PC to another

I am migrating my server application from the existing system to another system. Unfortunately, the existing system is also the database server. It has data stored. Is it possible to copy this data to ...
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SQL Server: cold backup, shutting down services?

One of our collagues told me that they are doing "cold" backups for SQL Server so that they are shutting down services and then taking a backup somehow. I think this is all wrong! Am I right? I think ...
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Using Mirroring for incremental backups?

We have a machine tool application that runs on a SQL server backend. These tools run all day every day and I am looking for a way to incrementally backup the database without any machine downtime. ...
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Is it possible to have 2 backup plans for a single database?

Is it possible to have two backup plans ? allow sysadmins to have their own SQL Server 2008 set of backups for a database allow DBAs to have their own separate backup plan We have had issues with ...
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Reasons to Backup (or not backup) QA and Dev Databases

Pretty simple question: is it standard/best practice to backup dev and QA instances of the database? Assume that the schema information is kept in some form of source control.
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Mirroring vs. Log Shipping

The software company I work for is planning to migrating our infrastructure into the cloud. Our current focus is to find the best database replication method. Current Servers: SQL Server 2008 SE - ...
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Advice about Backup Solution

Our database Server is being hosted by another company. They provide a file level backup that occurs once per day. They also allow for Log Shipping. My company is taking advantage of their ...
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Performance impact of Splitting Table across files

EDIT: I think the original question (below) was not worded very well, and probably caused confusion. The basic question is: If I have a SQL Server 2005 database using a single .mdf file and I change ...
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How do I pull a backup of an oracle database so I can send it to a vendor

First of all, I know squat about Oracle databases. A vendor who is looking at converting our data from an older piece of software with an Oracle DB back-end wants a dump of our database to see what ...
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MySQL Database Poisoning: How to recover to a known state quickly

If you want to avoid database poisoning (ie want to recover back to a point-in-time quickly) which methodology do you prefer? Let me define data poisoning. You insert some things in your database ...
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Transaction Log Backups

I am working on backup+recovery scenario and I came across a situation where I could not figure out how I would have to deal with it. We have couple databases where sometimes there may not be any ...
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Viewing the SQL of a view from a backup set

I have a full backup of my database from 4 days ago. It is a standard SQL 2008 .bak file. What I'd like to know is if its possible to view the SQL to a View that is in the database I backed up without ...
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Why isn't the transaction log getting truncated when taking a full backup?

In full recovery model, if we take a full backup, the log file is not truncated. It is done when we take a transaction log backup. Any particular reason of why it is done this way?
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Move (Restore) SQL Server 2005 database which does not exist before

I did not ready about this but found out after trying to restore a database from remote server and it wont restore if the database did not exist before. What I would do is create a .bak file ...
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SQL Server 2008, switching to simple recovery mode

Currently our transaction log is 50 GB; impressive huh? I want to switch to simple recovery mode and remove the transaction log entirely. Do I need to stop any user activity and detach the database. ...
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What is the purpose of BACKUP WITH NAME?

I looked at the Microsoft documentation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186865.aspx) and see that there is a WITH NAME option for backups. But it's not the name of the file (I specify ...
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Does RMAN in Oracle only copy the archive logs? What happens to the active redo log in case of failure?

If RMAN copy copies the archived redo logs when they are full, what happens to the current redo log in the event of a failure (hardware failure, etc.)? Isn't there always an active redo log that is ...
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Multiple versions of SQL Server on the same development machine

I am consolidating some SQL Servers to simplify administration. I am thinking about a new VM with SQL Server 2005/2008R2/2012 each as a separate named instance on the same machine. This machine will ...
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Does mysqldump -all-databases include all objects

Does mysqldump -all-databases include all objects ? I have to migrate all databases to new server.
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How to take Oracle backup and restore?

I am coming from SQL Server background where SQL Server studio has a very easy way of taking database backup and then doing a restore. I have been using Oracle 11G express edition for past couple of ...
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Can I move a system database from one version of SQL server to another?

We are moving our databases from one computer running SQL Server 2005 to a different machine running SQL Server 2008. I am following the steps found here, in an attempt to copy over the master ...
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How to compare the database of a backup from another environment

Has anyone had any luck with taking a backup (approx 30 tables) from an Oracle database's live environment, then loading a test environment with this backup and doing a comparison between the test ...
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Is it necessary to run apply-log immediately after innobackupexec has run?

i have been trying to read other questions, but i did not find a answer to suit me. So excuse me if i ask something that has been already asked. I'm trying to organize my self and backup all my mysql ...
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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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What is the proper way to backup MySQL database with rsnapshot?

I want to backup my website that contains both user uploaded images and data stored in MySQL database such that they are always consistent with each other in any particular point of time. While ...
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Only a single WITH MOVE clause should be specified for any logical file name

I'm trying to do a copy database by scripting a backup and restore. I have the backup procedure working correctly but I keep getting the error Conflicting file relocations have been specified ...
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Taking backup of all the databases in SQL Server

I have a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 DB server. In the DB server, I have around 250 user databases. I have to take a back up of all these databases. Since, manually taking backup consumes lot of time, I ...
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MySQL backup with no downtime

I'm running a M/S replication of MySQL 5.5 / innoDB (over ubuntu). My DB is pretty large: ~250GB. I'm looking for a backup tool/service that will do the following: full backup no downtime / locks ...
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SQL Server Backup Sizes Differential, Compressed Backup Sizes

I'm trying to backup my organization's production databases on SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard. I'm using a T-SQL script to backup with DIFFERENTIAL and COMPRESSION selected. I'm astounded at the size ...
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Restore Database script

I have a live database which i would like to create a backup and restore script that will take the "live" database every night, create a back, then drop the existing "testing" database (if any) and ...
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SQl Sever Backup Exclude Users

I have a database on SQL Server 2012 that I need to backup and send to someone on a different network / domain. Is there a way to create a full backup file that will not include the users / security ...
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Oracle OEM Database Backup Failure

I am trying to back up an oracle database from OEM, but upon completion the job report says the job failed with the following error: RMAN-03002: failure of backup command at 07/09/2013 10:26:52 ...
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How to backup to local drive and network drive simultaneously?

I can backup to a local drive and mirror: BACKUP DATABASE [xxx] TO DISK = N'XXXX.bak' MIRROR TO DISK =N'Network path \XXX.bak' WITH INIT --directly to network drive BACKUP DATABASE [xxx] TO DISK ...
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Restore only one datafile in SQL Server 2008 from partitioned database

We have a partitioned database that I'd like to get copied over on a semi-regular basis to another server for testing updates. Since the partitioning is based on a date column, the most current data ...
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How to prevent SQL Log from being too full

I have a database that generate a huge amount of transaction per seconds, something like 50-100 transactions/second. Because of this, the log files grows very quickly. The thing is though, that even ...
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Difference between database dump (export) and database backup?

What is the drawback using only EXP or EXPDP command for a database dump (and considering it as a backup) instead of taking backups using BACKUP DATABASE command (via RMAN)? What is a difference ...
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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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Software for backing up SQL Server databases

Since using the new version of Symantec, I've experienced lots of problems doing incremental backups of clients' SQL databases. Is Windows Server backup a good alternative to Symantec Backup Exec ...
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Incremental backups - differences

What is the differene between: BACKUP INCREMENTAL LEVEL 0 DATABASE; and BACKUP INCREMENTAL LEVEL 1 CUMULATIVE DATABASE; ? I read some manuals, but I don't get the idea beacuse of my poor ...
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Notification mail not sent on failure

Currently we are having problems with our backups, specifically disk space issues. On investigation it seems the notification mail isn't being sent when the job fails. This is a weird issue as a ...
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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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Backup Compression in SQL Server 2005

I noticed that simply zipping my backup files reduces the space used by 70% My idea was to, initially, backup the databases to a local server; then, using Bacula or Cobian (I don't have a budget), ...