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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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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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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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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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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Would it be possible/wise to execute 2 parallel restores from a single backup?

Every night I create a backup (to disk) of a particular database. Subsequently that backup has to be restored to 2 different servers. These restores now happen sequentially and take about half an hour ...
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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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Best Design for this “Sweepstakes” Project?

Hello there fellow developers, Merry Christmas first aff all, and i hope you will have a happy new year soon. :) I was having more or less a problem with an idea that came to my mind. I am currently ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to use 'restore UNTIL SCN' with rman and Oracle 9i in NOCATALOG mode?

I'm trying to do a hot backup with rman that I can copy to a USB drive so I can recover it on a new server. The backup was done two days ago and the restore database command was working on the same ...
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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 ...
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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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I can backup my SQL Server 2008 R2 but can't restore from the very same folder

I ran a backup into a folder. The Network Service has full control access to this folder. The backup process didn't work until I granted that account full control. I try to restore that same file but ...
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Get postgres snapshot from Amazon RDS

I can not find a simple way to get a copy of the nightly backup I take of my Amazon RDS postgres instance so I can restore it on my local machine to play with. Right now I'm doing a pg_dump when 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...