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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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 use of “Backup set will Expire:” option while creating Backup Database task in Maintenance plan

While backing up the database, I would like to use "Backup set will Expire:" option to delete/overwrite old database backups. I am not able to use this option. Any advice on how to use "Backup set ...
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Backup of database X on SQL Server 2008 on server A - restore to SQL Server 2012 database Y on server B

I want to copy a SQL Server 2008 database to SQL Server 2012 with a different database name. Took a backup of 'production' and copied it to the SQL Server 2012 machine. Created a new SQL Server 2012 ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Fix log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP? LOG Backup not possible

I checked sys.databases to find out which databases need LOG backups. It surprised me that I had quite a few where log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP meaning, the JOB I have set up to run LOG backups on ...
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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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MySQL backup with no downtime [closed]

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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How to archive a whole database?

I have a database that is not going to be used anymore but that needs to be kept around for a long time. I'd like to remove it from the production system. My goal is to save storage space when ...
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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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How can I create readonly user for backups in PostgreSQL?

Is it true that it is IMPOSSIBLE to create a readonly backup user in PostgreSQL? I've been advised on an IRC channel that you simply can't have a backup only user with no ownership privileges. I ...
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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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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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Aborted restoring from back up Sql Server 2008

I started restoring from backup using (WITH REPLACE, RESTORE WITH RECOVERY) and realized that it was a mistake, so I stopped restoring. Now this db is unavailable and has a 'Restoring' status. Can ...
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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), ...
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Long running backups on small databases

We normally perform backups across the network to a file share on a different SAN. This works very well for all but 1 of our database servers. The problem machine is a new server running Windows ...
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Backing up SQL Jobs for an Instance

I would like to ensure that I have a backed up copy of every job on my SQL server 2008 R2 instance. Any suggestions?
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How to generate an error when backing up to an existing file

I'm using SQL Server's BACKUP command and I want the operation to generate an error if I attempt to write to an existing backup file. By default, SQL Server seems to append to an existing file. ...
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Use transaction logs multiple times

Every night a full backup is made of all the user databases. Every 15 minutes, transaction logs are created. Today i succesfully restored a database with the use of transaction logs. I set the time ...
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Is tlog backup on replica clearing VLFs on the primary?

Is it true that a transaction log backup made on the secondary database is clearing the inactive VLFs on the tlog file on the primary database (in case of Availability Groups)? I was not able to find ...
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Copying datadir directory enough for backing up a database with InnoDB tables?

I have an innodb table with 80 million rows and it's extremely slow with mysqldump so I'm thinking of copying the datadir directory for a backup / transfer. I used to copy database with only MyISAM ...
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how to restore differential back daily basis on sql server DB

Im working with SQL Server DB, what i need is that i have a DB1 and clients site communicate with this DB,Reporting module of the application is also using the same DB (i-e That shows different ...
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Switching from SIMPLE to FULL recovery mode implications

I have several databases that I'd like to move over to FULL recovery mode so we can have point-in-time restore capability. We don't need it on all of our databases, just the ones that are transaction ...
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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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SQL - I have just Differential backup but database exists

I have Differential backup from my database.one table is deleted.my data is lost.i create that table again but i cannot restore Differential backup because sql wants a full backup first.if i get full ...
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Recovering from the loss of datafile in NOARCHIVELOG mode?

How do you recover from the loss of datafile if the database is running in NOARCHIVELOG mode?
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How to restore from a backup of a very old version of DB2 (version 6.1 backup)?

I am helping a client with some legacy application that is still running DB2 6.1 on Windows 2000! I am helping them migrate to newer software/hardware infrastructure. I have a backup of the DB2 6.1 ...
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How to restore IBM DB2 database from AIX to Windows?

I had made backup from remote IBM DB2 server in AIX using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/dbemp/backup Then I grab the backup file using FTP Client from my Windows. I run this ...
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To make a LVM backup of a MySQL database, would I have to reduce the logical volume size?

I am trying to learn how to do a Ubuntu LVM backup of a MySQL database. For this test I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a new box, along with MySQL 5.5. The box has one hard drive. ...
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Is it possible to backup a database that is not ONLINE?

We have a job which backs up all ONLINE databases nightly, but for some reason it didn't back up msdb. So the issue is at that time msdb was in some status was other then 0. So my question is : is it ...
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How to schedule a weekly backup of a database only if it has been changed since last backup

I´m new to SQL Server administration. I´d like to create automatically backup database every Sunday night, but only if there was any change in previous week (if not, backup is unnecessary). Is there ...
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Synchronise two databases (but not really)

I'm trying to design the following system. An arbitrary number of of embedded systems will each record data constantly and indefinitely. It is required that these devices upload their data to a ...
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mysql db backup excluding specific tables

Are there any mysql scripts for taking a database backup by excluding specified tables? Also, what is the best way to take backup of a running mysql system?
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Oracle Backup and Recovery Issue

I have backed up database located on Host1 and restored/recovered it on Host2. After a while, I backed up DB on Host1 again. Now I want DBs on Host1 and Host2 be the same using last backup. How can ...
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What is the best practice for backing up a database in Simple mode?

I am trying to create a SQL Job for backing up my database. I want to have: A weekly full backup A daily differential backup Something that will clean up backups that are older that 14 days I ...
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The log in this backup set is too recent, but it's from before the last full backup!

I'm trying to restore a full database backup plus transaction logs to the most recent transaction log. I've set up transaction logs to ship out every 15 minutes. This setup was performed via the SMSS ...
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How can I get SQL Server restore start and end time information?

SQL Server error log reports only the end of the restore (ah doc restore) How can I get the start time? Is it stored somewhere?
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Percona's xtrabackup --apply-log fails with “all log files must be created at the same time”

I'm trying to figure out why applying logs on my xtrabackup files isn't working. I created a VM running MySQL 5.5.24. Then I created the sakila test database and backed it up with the following ...