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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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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Automatic backup MySQL Workbench

Is there a way to schedule AUTOMATIC backups for specific tables in MySQL Workbench?
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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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Save and restore specific tables

in an Oracle 11.2 Database, Enterprise Edition, we are running calculations divided into 3 different "modules". These modules can be started on their own, but not parallel, so in between users are ...
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How to retrieve stored procedures from raw data

I have all the raw data from a database that I can't access through the mysql program anymore. I was able to get the tables by copying the .frm files over to the new installation of mysql, but I don't ...
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Which files in the “MySQL-5.0.27-win32” folder do i need to backup?

Ok, I am using a pretty old MYSQL "mysql-5.0.27-win32" and the file and the structure maybe different from the latest Mysql (mysql 7). Here is the current structure of of mysql-5.0.27-win32: In ...
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hot/live sql backup

please excuse my ignorant question as I am still fairly new to database things so I have a mysql database and a part of it has file with average size of 10M I store them in their own directory and ...
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SQL Server 2000 Backup fails with Status = 33

I am trying to take a Full Backup of a database size about 75GB. It is SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.2055 x86 version. I have plenty of disk space where the backup is being created. So disk space isn't an ...
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Postgresql: Difference between pg_dump and backup/restore?

Don't they essentially do the same thing by storing all the data in a file and dumping it into another database? Is it that pg_dump just adds the data on to whatever is already there and restore ...
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Extract one MySQL database from a FULL MYSQL Server backup file

I have a small shared windows server on which i'have installed MySQL 5.1 engine for hosting my user's mysql databases. I backup the complete MySQL databases each day by running this script as batch ...
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“WITH REPLACE” Restore failing with same logical filenames

Does using WITH REPLACE when the logical filenames match (to avoid using WITH MOVE) fail when the backup is from a different version of SQL? I have a backup from SQL 2008 but when I attempted to ...
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How to deal with very large transaction logs in SQL Server

Here is my situation: I have being asked to deal with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database that has a transaction log that is several times bigger than the database itself. The database is in full recovery ...
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Script to Add a Job to a SQL Server DB

I want to add a job to my DB to make a back up weekly but i want to do it from an script, i've serched and with what i found i made this: CREATE SCHEMA job go CREATE PROC BACKUPS @dir varchar(max) AS ...
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Restoring pg_dump hangs

Aim: backup a database and restore it in database2 pg_dump A PG Dump has been created by issuing the following command: c:\Temp>pg_dump -U postgres postgres > backupTest2.sql Opening ...
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How to run a cold backup with Linux/tar without shutting down MySQL slave?

I run the following before tar-ing up the data directory: STOP SLAVE; FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK; FLUSH LOGS; However, tar will sometimes complain that the ibdata* and ib_logfiles* files are ...
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What is the quickest way to restore a DB

Lately I have been finding myself restoring a DB to my local instance of SQL-server a lot more. I wanted to speed up the process by writing a script and then just executing it in order to restore over ...
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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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What is best strategy for backup on streaming replication(hot standby) environment

I have questions. What is best strategy for backup on streaming replication(hot standby) environment. I’d like to do backup on slave server and restore(PITR). First, I set up streaming ...
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Is it safe to copy DB files directly from an LVM snapshot?

I saw two different approaches for backing up database with LVM snapshot. This article suggests spawning another MySQL instance to do an SQL dump. MYSQL Performance Blog suggests that it is safe to ...
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Can't backup a Postgres database: FATAL: Peer authentication failed for user “postgres”

I can connect to my database no problem remotely, either from PHP scripts on our webserver or using PGAdmin3. Unfortunately, when I try to run pg_dump backups locally on the server itself, I get: ...
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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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Scheduled backup task doesn't always backup all databases despite always saying job successful

I have a job in SQL 2008 that runs a stored proc to backup all databases. This runs daily via sql server agent job. It quits with success every day but some days it quits with success only after ...
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1 TB Database import, best options? [closed]

Friends, We have received 1 TB external hard drive with 750 GB MS SQL server zipped backup file in it from our client. We need to import this database at our end and then write programs to retrieve ...
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SQL Server 2005 Restore Backup Status Recovery Pending

So at work something dreadful happened a database server went down and I am having an issue recovering one of our databases from our backups. When I try to restore from a backup using SQL Management ...
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XtraBackup fails with my.cnf Percona Configuration

After using a percona optimized .cnf file the backup fails Installing my.cnf # service mysql stop (Installed my.cnf) # rm ib_logfile0 # rm ib_logfile1 # service mysql start Mysql creates new log ...
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Differential/T-Log LSN question

So, this is now my third question on this topic. I just keep finding more and more than i want to know and understand about how FULL recovery works. We transitioned a database to FULL yesterday by ...
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Taking hot backup of slave node in postgres (master-slave config with repmgr)

I have a postgresql setup with master-slave configuration using repmgr. I'm struggling with taking a consistent snapshot backup (pg_start_backup) of the slave node, this is due the fact that the slave ...
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Restore Verify Only w/ Transaction Log Backups

Question When RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on a transaction log backup fails, what do you do? Background After FULL and DIFFERENTIAL backups, I run RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on the backup file(s). This rarely ever ...
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MongoDB: move documents before capping

The cappedCollection concept works well for most of my projects where cleaning old data without care makes sense. For another projects, I need a more complex and safe concept. The requirement is ...
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MyISAM : Should I be concerned by these warnings?

I restored some tables from recent Databases backups. Because Im supporting a legacy system that only uses MyISAM tables in their DBs, for backing up I used a little script that pretty much copies all ...
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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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Extract mdf & ldf files from backup file?

Is there a way to extract SQL Server files (.mdf & .ldf) from a backup file (.bak) to a physical location, without restore database? I need a restore query or script to restore files from bak ...
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Security implications of restoring a backup from an unknown source?

Scenario: You're handed a database backup and told to restore it to a server (that's already hosting other databases), but are given no useful information about what the backup contains or whether the ...
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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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Oracle RMAN Incremental update or merge questions

1- Does Oracle RMAN support Incremental Update/Merge option for device type SBT ? Or its only supported for Disk ? 2 - During an update/merge operation during the incremental backup, does RMAN write ...
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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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MySQL incremental backups per database (not global)

While searching for free/open-source MySQL incremental backups solutions I have found a number of ways to do incremental backups and all of them seem to either rely on "logical" way of backups/restore ...
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PostgreSQL Complete Database Backup

I've been trying to figure out how I can completely backup my PostgreSQL database. I have not seen any resource that explains how to do a complete backup. I am aware of the pg_dump and pg_dumpall ...
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How do you mysqldump specific table(s)?

How can I dump a specific table or set of tables without including the rest of the db tables?
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Does restoring an Oracle backup of the whole database restore schema objects?

I used RMAN with, RMAN>backup database archivelogs all; After that I truncated a table. I then tried to restore with, RMAN>restore database; RMAN>recover database; RMAN>alter database ...
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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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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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“Backup mysql database by copying the data file even when MYSQL server is running” solution! Is there any problem for this backup solution?

I am using MYSQL-5.0.27 I have 2 exact same MYSQL folder "mysql-5.0.27-win32". One in the Virtual Private Server (VPS) & the other in Local PC. At the beginning, these 2 folders are exactly the ...
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MS SQL Server 2012: once a day full replication (automatic backup/restore) for reporting

Our company is w/o a DBA, and it has fallen on me (a complete DB noob) to handle some critical database tasks. I'm looking for the best solution for us to be able to "copy" a full database to another ...
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difference between pg_dump command's --column-insert and --attribute-insert

Background: I'm trying to create a dump file that only contains the data in my database. I would like it to create the data with the INSERT command. In reading the manual, ...
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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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SQL Server DIFFERENTIAL BACKUP question?

Simple question At what point is a differential backup considered transactionally consistent? Is it the creation date of the DIFF, or the time at which it completes? That is if I restore it what ...
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Backup not creating a new file

I run a daily backup of my database through command prompt: c:\sqlcmd -H localhost -Q "BACKUP DATABASE test TO DISK='c:\test.bak'" But the new backup replaces the previous backup. Please tell me ...
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SQL Server 2012 always-on backup, full vs copy-only

I need a quick clarification on copy-only backup vs full backup as it pertains to transaction log numbering and restore if required. I have SQL Server 2012 setup with always on for multiple ...
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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 ...