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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How to restore MySQL databases from database files?

Our MySQL on Ubuntu 15.04 stopped working after we moved the computer to a new location and kept giving the missing socket file error. We couldn't really fix it after trying sudo apt-get install -f ...
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How to backup SQL Server database once evaluation period has expired

I'm using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio from last one month that is evaluation period software. I'm not able to login in management studio. when I enter my user name and password it gives the ...
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Is it possible to take MS SQL Server 2012 backup in particular date range? [on hold]

Is it possible to take MS SQL Server 2012 backup in particular date range?
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Restoring a backup of 1 database to another puts both databases into Restoring mode

We have a 2 databases- Staging Test At times, we refresh out Test environment with a copy of Staging. We do this by taking a full backup of the Staging database and restoring it over the Test ...
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Cannot open backup device Error

I have a SQL Server Agent job that backs up a database on a remote server to a network drive. Linked Server, I believe is set up correctly but I get the following error: Msg 3013, Sev 16, State 1, ...
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Backup encryption questions

We're going to be implementing encrypted backups in SQL 2014 soon and I'd like to know the gotchas or lessons encountered by anyone else who has done the same. I've read up at MSDN and elsewhere, ...
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Backup /www/ directory and all mysql databases

I'm trying to write simple shell script which will zip all databases + www directory. I don't know what is the problem but I've got wired output. I've got zip with .sql file full of hieroglyphics... ...
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Import databases using /var/lib/mysql

I've got some issues with my server, leading me to completely reinstall my debian OS. Before reinstalling, I backed up some files on the server and now it reveals that I have a backup of my previous /...
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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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Problem with View When Restoring a MySQL Backup

I have a database (InnoDB) with some tables, views and routines... Periodically I do a backup using the command line: mysqldump -u user -ppassword --routines db_name > backup.sql But I have a ...
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Can I specify the default backup location for non-automatic backups?

I noticed that when the BACKUP DATABASE command is issued without the TO clause the backup file is stored to the working directory where the command is issued. I'm wondering if it's possible to ...
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Migrate Database

I'm trying to migrate my database to another server, an older version. Currently my database is on SQL Server 2014, but I need to add migrate it to a SQL Server 2012 because thats the one my server ...
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DB2 ROLLFORWARD option “TO END OF LOGS” - does it read archive logs?

I read about ROLLFORWARD option on link http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSEPGG_9.7.0/com.ibm.db2.luw.admin.cmd.doc/doc/r0001978.html?cp=SSEPGG_9.7.0%2F3-6-2-4-106 but I could not find ...
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Race condition on incremental backups

I am planing to automate to take incremental backups on a range of sql servers from 2000 to 2012, on a variety of windows too. This will be done with a vbs script that runs on task scheduler. I want ...
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Downgrade backup from SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2012 [duplicate]

Im trying to restore my database on my server, but i got the following error: The database was backed up on a server running version 12.00.2269. That version is incompatible with this server, ...
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SQL Server : how to decide if FULL backup or DIFFERENTIAL

The following scenario (on SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 servers) A co-worker of mine restored another DB into the one our process was trying to create a differential backup for. As I am currently only ...
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mysqldump: Got error: 1049: “Unknown database 'xx'” when selecting the database - because database deleted during backup? DBaaS

I receive this error during dump (runs a few hours, because 31 GB data files) mysqldump: Got error: 1049: "Unknown database 'ZETF_353D082E_422C_47C4_905F_FF961EEA29B8'" when selecting the database ...
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Postgres - Trying to backup Functions only

I'm trying to follow Craig Ringer's answer to this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13758003/how-to-take-backup-of-functions-only-in-postgres My command is: psql -U username -AT db_name -...
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Automate COPY command - Postgres 9.2

I've a backup table with several distinct IDS... I wanna do a BACKUP of those rows, by ID. The function has to be executed by a limit of account_id ( select dump(21); - Where 21 = number of ...
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Why can't a differential backup specify its base?

This is my first DBA.SE post, so please inform me of any mistakes, thanks! I am a new DBA (not an IT pro, just no one else in the company to do it), so the more basic the explanation the better. I ...
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mysql duplicate entry error 1062 when restoring backup

Sorry, I seen similar threads but I still couldn't find it addressing my issue plus, I needed some more info on this. Requirement: To create an exact replica 'db4' of an existing DB 'db3'. Procedure ...
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Backup throws permission error

I'm trying to backup SQL Server database to upload it to my database server. I am using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Database -> Tasks -> Back Up... And I got the following error: An ...
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Howto restore Trigger filesystem copy (*.TRG and *.TRN files) in addition to mysqldump?

We use mysqldump for backup (without Trigger/Events/Routines included). mysqldump --opt --flush-logs --single-transaction --ignore-table=mysql.event --all-databases The triggers we copy with cp to ...
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MySQL applying second incremental backup causes LSN in the ibdata files to be higher than LSN in the ib_logfiles

Using the backup procedure described below, it gives warnings. These warnings start to appear from the 2nd till 6th (last) incremental backup that is being applied to the base backup. How to solve ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Restore COPY_ONLY full backup with transaction logs

After doing some research I cannot seem to find an answer to this question. Background I am attempting to setup a backup plan that fits the following three requirements: Reliability of backups, ...
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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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Log backup vs differential backup if latter is broken

Under full recovery mode, will a differential backup "break" the previous log backups? Let me give an example: Let's say we have the following backups: FULL backup 1 Log backup 1 LogBackup ...
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How To Export-Import Database in Oracle 11g(Application Express Edition)?

I am beginner in Oracle 11g. I have created a database in oracle 11g(Application Express). I want to export this database with all data(whole workspace) and import this to another computer where I ...
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PostgreSQL Write Ahead Logs Archive Mode

I'm trying to figure out various things surrounding PostgreSQL and how backups should work together with WAL and Commvault Simpana. Simpana is telling me that everything is ok, but leaves files lying ...
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Large Database backup approx 2 TB and restore with limited disk space

I am working on DB migration from server A to server B. Server A:- DB size - 2 TB - Sql 2008R2 - Multiple Data files stored in diff drives. Server B:- Disk space:- 999 GB - Sql 2014 Enterprise ...
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Problem to understand a 70-462 exam question

This is the question: You administer a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 instance that contains a financial database hosted on a storage area network (SAN). The financial database has the following ...
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Regarding Backup and Restore Strategy

Everyone I have some queries regarding backup and restore strategies. I want to take Backup and Restore of Large Database approx. 60 to 70 GB and it is critical database in SQL Server. Backup ...
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What is the easiest way to make SQL Server backup and send them to Dropbox?

I have three SQL Server databases and I need to make a full backup once a day, differential every 4 hours and transaction log every 30 minutes. How can I do it in automatically? Should I use any ...
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Is there a way to backup a mysql database without having to run mysqldump?

Is there a way to run a backup of a mysql database using sql? We have scripts which run updates against our databases. They only have mysql user credentials, not system login credentials. Is there ...
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InnoDB: Operating system error number 9

I got error when trying to backup with percona. Backup command [xtrabackup --backup --target-dir=/data/backups/mysql/] was worked and When I try to prepare backup [xtrabackup --prepare --target-dir=/...
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Failed to flush the commit table to disk

We recently had this error come up for one our databases https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/kb/2603910 In order to fix it we patched the server to the latest SP and Security Update. Current version ...
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How to manage multiple SQL Server backups from the one place? [closed]

I have to administer 5 SQL Server databases which are located in different places (5 shops which are located in different districts) , there is no ports/Powershell RM or WindowsFileAndPrint Sharing or ...
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SQL Server: backup error 112: not enough space on the disk - true or not?

Last night my weekly backup on SQL Server 2014, running on Windows Server 2012 R2, failed with the following error in the log: failed with the following error: "A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred ...
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“SHOW TABLES” command returning tables not in the schema

I was debugging a backup script at work and noticed that for some of our bigger tables (greater than 5GB), I'm noticing an odd discrepancy. If I run the command mysql -h $host -u $user -p $pass -e '...
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Best way to backup & truncate transaction logs on a schedule

I'm no DBA, but things being what they are, I have to wear the DBA hat and set up maintenance plans on my SQL Server instance. So for a while I've been having my SSIS overnight process run a Execute ...
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Unable to backup postgresql database. pg_dump memory alloc error

After 3 days of running an import routine written on RoR to move some 269,000 records from a legacy database via csv files the routine finally finished. The very first thing I attempt to do is to ...
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WordPress MySQL writes during “Flush Tables With Read Lock” are rejected instead of being queued

I'm running into an odd issue when setting MySQL into a brief read-only mode for backup. Reads continue fine during that "read only" minute, but writes are just rejected instead of being queued to ...
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Take full and differential backup on secondary replica - SQL Server 2014

I do have SQL Server 2014 high availability setup in Prod env. Server A – Primary, B-Secondary and C -DR. Server A to B are synchronous commit and automatic failover. Server A to C ...
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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 replication(...
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mysqldump show Table doesn´t exist when doing LOCK TABLES

Our server had power outage and after start some of mysql tables was inaccessible. I tried many things but nothing helped and currently i am at freeze point. I used command : mysqldump database ...
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Alternative for taking the backup of SQL DB's on backup drive

We just got new servers to take care of, regarding their backups, handed over by the company B who used to manage the backups, but they never did via any mant'ce plans or SQL jobs.They did that task ...
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Why is .bak file size increasing/doubling with each consecutive backup on SQL Server?

I'm running a simple DB on SQL Server 2012 Express. Just today, when I backup the database, the .bak file size doubles to what it was from the previous backup just minutes before. I have done ...
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mysqldump collation issues

I have tried my hand at building a shell script to backup our wordpress database using tar balls and chron jobs on a Debian environment. The problem I am facing now is that our wp database after ...
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PostgreSQL WAL recovery not working due to missing WAL

I am using pgBarman for PITR recovery. Now it's a bit of a crisis, because the Barman backup and the WAL archive seems like it cannot be recovered. We're running PostgreSQL 9.3.6 and latest stable ...