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SQL server compress backup for lower version databases

Recently our development team migrated couple of sql server 2000 Databases onto SQL2K8R2. Now we creating the backup strategy, and just had a doubt, that: 1) Compatibility level of those DB's still ...
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Consolidated realtime mysql backup with master/slave setup or binlog

I have 20+ mysql servers and their have low write requirements. So, I want to see if any way I can replicate the data/binlog from these servers to a single slave so realtime backup purpose. If I ...
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PostgreSQL 9.3.5 database restore error : plpgsql already exists

I have a .net program to restore a PostgreSQL database backup. What it is doing is 1) Delete the existing database. 2) Create it again. 3) Initialize some variables/properties. 4) Restore the ...
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Extract Archived Log Files from RMAN Backupset

I have an RMAN backup that is taken on 19th january with: BACKUP DATABASE PLUS ARCHIVELOG command. Now I need to restore Archived logs from that backupset to some other OS directory. Is there any way ...
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SQL Server Table Backup

A friend of mine has run into this problem on SQL Server 2008, please suggest a solution: He came to know that auto backup scheduled on server were not taking place since last couple of days, when he ...
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SQL Server database backup file is successfully created in a path but no such file path is available in my local machine

When I tried to take backup of SQL Server database, it was successfully created in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Backup\ but no such path is available on my local ...
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Where is the SQLS database backup virtual device string stored in the system tables?

In my SQLS Server 2005 log, when backups occur, I see something like: Database backed up. Database: blahblah, creation date(time): 2011/08/11(15:49:19), pages dumped: 1, first LSN: 142:489:1, ...
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Full to Simple recovery mode during massive data update?

I`ve got a 50 Gb database, in which a table takes up 43 GB, and it's full of bad data(over 90%), and i plan to clean it. Database is in Full recovery mode. My plan is: 0 - take a backup for safety ...
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How to delete the old backup differencial files?

I'm (trying) managing a large number of sql server instances among a number of machinces running SQL Server 2005 and 2008. Almost all the DB are in Simple Recovery Model. I'm doing full backups every ...
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Best practice for archiving old data? [closed]

We are migrating 3 slightly different SQL databases into one (SQL Server 2008R2). We want to keep old databases "alive" for some period of time but once we've gone live we don’t want staff ...
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Backup a remote database, from my machine, to another server (SQL Server 2008)

I'm trying to backup a database, of a remote server, from my machine, to another server. SERVER1 >>> BACKUPSERVER \ / \ / \ / ...
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Access denied to user ODBC, but trying to login as root

I'm trying to do a backup of a MySQL database on Windows, but for some reason it's trying to log me in as ODBC instead of root - does anyone know why? As you can see below the red line, I can login ...
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Database corrupt after restore and upgrade on another instance

Just wondering, if someone faced the same issue. We have got a SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.2789) and SQL Server 2014 (12.0.2000) and there is a process of backup on MSSQL Server 2008 R2 and restore on ...
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How can I perform this database backup/sanitization task?

I have a 3-node MariaDB/Galera cluster. I need to do two things: Back up the database regularly (multiple gigs in size) for a normal, in-case-everything-crashes-I-can-restore-from-this backup. Have ...
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pg_dump in 1G VPS crashes

I'm trying to run pg_dump on a relatively small database (2G), but pg_dump keeps crashing with an out of memory error. du -h --max-depth=0 9.4 1.9G 9.4 The command: pg_dump -Fp -h "$HOSTNAME" ...
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Backup compression in SQL server 2008R2 and above

Recently we got a new server to take care of and found that there are two data drive: S: 1 TB where resides 10 databases(mdfs and ldf's, though they should be on different drives but that's how we ...
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Sql Server Backup to URL (Azure) ERROR

I'm trying to take advantage of the new backup to url function in SQL Server. I have created a valid cert and tried a simple backup, but I get the same error every time no matter what I try. I have ...
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Backup and FTP SQL Server databases

We plan to backup our SQL Server 2012 databases every night, FTP the backup files to our test servers and restore them. Then deploy the latest schemas to those databases. The reason for this is so we ...
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Rman controlfile and rotation

I got an Oracle 10g server with a bash script running every night which extract each datafile and create an rman script, which is launched from the bash script itself and make backups. CONFIGURE ...
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Is this normal binary logging behaviour - maintaining one ever growing file despite expire_logs_days?

I have a Percona MySQL DB running on a dedicated server. I have in my.cnf # REPLICATION # log_bin=/var/lib/mysql/binlogs/mysql-bin expire_logs_days=7 My issue is that the log file mysql-bin.000001 ...
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To configure MySQL Enterprise Workbench for Incremental Backup with Online Backup option

Could not acquire management access for administration RuntimeError:Could not initialize WMI interface: Workbench.wmiOpenSession():Could not connect to target machine. When i am trying to configure ...
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How to use fsyncLock() safely in backing up a single mongod

I read from mongodb document: important: db.fsyncLock() may block reads, including those necessary to verify authentication warning: When calling db.fsyncLock(), ensure that the connection is kept ...
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Backup Database Task - What's the number at the end of the filename?

When using a SQL Server 2012 EMaintenance Plan for backup purposes, the Backup Database Task creates a unique filename. I understand the format all the way to the final set of numbers. For example, a ...
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The purpose of transaction log in Restore First

Based on this article , the golden role for restore first After restoring full database backup, restore latest differential database backup and all the transaction log backup after that to get ...
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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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How to backup live mysql database?

I have 12 GB MySQL InnoDB Database with around 800 queries per second. No sooner I start 'mysqldump' over it to make backup I start getting '503' on my website. How do I make backup of my live ...
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Removing Components from a backup

Ok, I will start this off by: Yes, I know I should have paid more attention. That being said, I was trying to create a full backup of my DB prior to doing truncation on a number of the tables. When ...
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How to verify a SSAS Backup and how to perform Integrity Checks in SSAS?

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases that is working successfully. I also delete the SSAS backup files that are older than 2 days. What I am looking forward to implement is: 1) How to verify ...
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Are ZRM (Zmanda Recovery Manager) incremental backups reliable?

I had an issue while restoring incremental backups and I'm wondering if they are reliable. I'm making weekly full backups and daily incremental backups and I needed to restore a single database after ...
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MysqlDump with ignore errors

I'm helping a friend to backup his database, but I can't get it right doing standard mysqldump process, when I try to use mysqlcheck, I sort the result: http://pastie.org/9748430 '___') It's ...
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SQL Server - Error 3202 during Restore

While attempting to restore a 4 TB MDF/data database with a 1.8 TB LDF/log file, I'm receiving the following error: Write on '???' failed: 1117 (The request could not be performed because of an I/O ...
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MySql backup for certain database contents

So i have a database containing custom functions and cleanup procedures and obviously content under tables which i want to back up using automating script which works but doesn't create a proper ...
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Should I backup or copy

Access has the option of creating a backup of dbase, but is there any difference between doing this and 'saving database as'? Thanks for your time and patience for the ignorant.
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Backups failing for all databases

Here is the error message in its entirety: Failed:(-1073548784) Executing the query "BACKUP DATABASE [MCM] TO DISK = N'F:\Backup\MCM\M..." failed with the following error: "BACKUP DATABASE is ...
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How can I fix “Cannot perform a differential backup … a current database backup doesn't exist”?

We recently switched to the FULL recovery model, with full backups being done every weekend, and differentials being taken every day. The problem is, the differential backups don't always seem to ...
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Log not truncating due to xpt_checkpoint

I have a DB on a SQL Server 2014 instance. I have a memory-optimized filegroup, but as yet, no memory optimized tables. I also have a FILESTREAM filegroup, which contains 1 FILETABLE and a Primary ...
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How to take pg_dump of a very large postgres database?

I have a production database server running Postgres 8.4 on Cent OS 6.5.The volume of data has increased recently and within few one month database now has 18500 tables amounting to approx 350GB ...
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Does the SQL Server backup process use a buffer cache?

When a full database backup command is executed: Does the backup process use only the memory that has been assigned to the SQL Server (instance)? Does the backup process "flush out" the page ...
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Way to test alerts for backups?

We have some SQL Servers that are backed up using T-SQL and some that are using 3rd party backups (like Egnyte). Is there a way to setup alerts inside SQL Server for that? I also need a way to test ...
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SQL Server Backup Job failed multiple times

I am getting the same error as mentioned by Mr.Ali Sql Server Backup Job failed Can anyone please explain the possible ways to fix this error as the backup is failing since 1 month. Here is the ...
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How Do I Use PowerShell to Get a SQL Server Backup Status?

I need a power-shell script to obtain the following information Name of the database , LastBackupDate of the database and this information should be sent via an email converting the results to HTML ...
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Is it possible to Clone a RedShift Database?

For some test and development work we would like the ability to routinely clone existing RedShift databases (all schema and all data). Something like a backup-restore. The best I can find starts by ...
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Does a database backup reduce size/increase free space of the log file? [duplicate]

Novice question, sorry! Got a SQL Server database and the log file is massive and keeps growing every day. I've archived data from the database and then done a full backup. I was expecting the log ...
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How can I solve postgresql problem after deleting wal files?

I turned the archive_mode on on my postgresql configuration for testing a backup server . And since the wal files took lots of disk space, after my test I turned it off and also deleted the wal files. ...
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mysqlbinlog failing with “ ERROR 1032 (HY000) at line 48: Can't find record in `` ” Error

I am facing some issue with PITR restore using mysqlbinlog . It is failing with the following error . # mysqlbinlog mysql-bin.000035 | mysql -u root -p db Enter password: ERROR 1032 (HY000) at ...
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Database backuped, but “Last database backup” property shows bad date

I have this procedure below to backup database(procedure is in backuped database). Procedure is called by external program. Procedure runs fine, backups are created. But when I want to find out last ...
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BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE

Not sure if this is a false-positive issue or not, but I need quell my curiosity about it. I get the following error message: Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1. BACKUP failed to complete the ...
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What is the use of Archivelogs?

Hi I am new to Oracle Database . Using Oracle 11g R2 I want to know the purpose of archive logs created at archive log destination, how they are helpful in database backup. Suppose I am having ...
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Please anybody help me with oracle db importing?

I try to import .DMP file with impd comand. root@HP:~# impdp SYSTEM/xxxxxxxxx log=4.log file=as.DMP and i get this ;;; Import: Release 11.2.0.2.0 - Production on Thu Oct 2 12:21:14 2014 ...