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SQL Server transaction log backups: test whether tail log follows last known log backup

We are using SQL Server with full recovery mode. Given a full backup and a series of log backups, we would like to be able to check whether the log chain is complete from the last full backup to the ...
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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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Backup SQL Server with a system backup

I have installed a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on a server that also are used as a file server. Each day the server is automatic backed up with Acronis Backup & Recovery to a USB-disc that we switch ...
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Migrate all databases from one SQL Server 2005 to another

We have a production SQL Server 2005 server on which we are hosting 200 databases. We want to host these databases on our new server. On new server SQL Server 2005 is installed and is ready. I want ...
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How to backup IBM DB2 Database online?

I tried to backup the IBM DB2 (LUW) Database using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/user1/db2bkup But I got this message: SQL1035N The database is currently in use. ...
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SQL Server 2012 database backup successfully report but no backup file

I have created maintenance plan in SQL Server 2012. And every day, the maintenance plan should backup the database. There is no database backup file when I look in the folder where the backups must ...
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Can I manually reset the “internal status flag for a full database backup”?

We recently switched to the FULL recovery model, with full backups being done every weekend, and differentials being taken every day. This worked last weekend, however this weekend the differential ...
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SQL Server backup fails on disk space error

SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM running on Windows 2008 64bit. Having problems backing up a single database with the following command backup database [somedatabase] to disk = ...
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Is it OK to use WITH INIT for my Transaction Log Backup to avoid having it grow too large?

I'm still struggling to understand SQL's backup jobs. We currently have a SQL Server 2005 instance using the FULL recovery model. We do a full database backup every week. BACKUP DATABASE ...
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Very high I/O on database during a backup maintenance plan

I've recently been having some hellacious problems with a specific maintenance plan. I found that part of the problem was that I had Shrink and Rebuild Index in my nightly plans, those have since ...
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SQL Server Replication w/o network connection

Is there a way to use SQL Server Replication without a network connection? My would-be publisher is an SQL Server 2005. It is on the "outside" as it is connected to my company's primary LAN, which is ...
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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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Impact of Log backups restore process after file\file group restore on a database

When we restore file\file group(backup1) backup on a database is it necessary to restore all log backups that were taken after backup1 to get database in consistent state?? and also what will be the ...
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failed with the following error: “Write on ”…bak" failed: 27(error not found) BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally

This issue has been puzzling me for some time now and I'm running out of ideas! Any help would be much appreciated! Here's the problem: MS SQL Server 2008 running on Windows Server 2008R2 ...
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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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What port is used by SQL Server to write backups to a remote server?

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard instance in a "DMZ", so that it can be client-facing. I am trying to have it write its backups to a central location that is within the network. The engineers ...
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Transaction log has grown huge after maintenance plan to rebuild idex

A couple of days ago I was testing some stuff using the Maintenance Plans in SQL Server 2008. I created one to rebuild indexes and take a full backup every week. (I know, bad thing I've found out ...
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I need help understanding Postgres's archive cleanup functionality

I'm reading http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.2/static/pgarchivecleanup.html and to me it seems like it will remove any and all WAL segments from my slave server that aren't required to perform ...
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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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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 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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Database backup taking longer than usual to a networkshare [closed]

The SQL server does backups with this command to a network share \BackupServer\weekeklybackups" BACKUP DATABASE DBNAME TO DISK = '\\BackupServer\weekeklybackups\DBNAME.BAK' There is a 1 gig network ...
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TDP setup for SQL Server databases [closed]

I am looking for any tips/steps used by the DBA's for install and configuration of TDP backup for SQL databases. Hope this meets the criteria for the forum. Thanks
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What is the most effective way to compress and store a SQL Server backup? [closed]

I've been doing some testing of different methods for compressing and storing SQL Server backups (using SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition), and I'm wondering what the most effective compression ...
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Restrict user to only take COPY_ONLY backups

Is there a way to force users to only take a full backup with COPY_ONLY so they don't interfere with diff backups? Dev need to take backups every now and then but they don't always remember to use the ...
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What Current Continuous SQL Server Backup Solutions Are there?

With Mirroring being deprecated in SQL Server 2012 and up along with AlwaysON Availability Groups costing $7k per core, I am wonder what options are there for constant reliable backups with a somewhat ...
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RMAN list archivelogs that are needed for to recover specified backup

I've taken backup of datafiles in 31.12.2013. It completed datafile backups successfully, but archivelog backups failed. Now, I want to determine what archivelogs should I backup to be sure that my ...
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Does a whole-server backup guarantee a reliable backup of running databases?

Many hosts offer a full-server backup once per day. However, I've been told that a backup of this kind doesn't guarantee a reliable backup of running databases, because even if the database uses ...
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Fail plan on a release to production with differential backup

I am currently looking into a fail plan when we do a release to our production server. The context Currently we have one single production database (also production and testing but they are not ...
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Information on a Database that was restored with NO RECOVERY

I'm working with SQL Server 2008Sp3. I have a database that was restored from a full backup WITH NO RECOVERY and it then was restored with Transaction log backup files - also WITH NO RECOVERY. At ...
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Restoring a database, changing recovery model

I regularly make a backup of my production database, then restore the same onto a test database, so developers can always have recent data for testing. The production database uses full recovery ...
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Maintenance plan backup and reload the same database

I want in my maintenance plan every night to copy the production database to a backup, and reload the newly-created backup into a test database. By reading here: Restore database - maintenance plan ...
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Restore .Bak file to different Server

I Copied some database backups from one server to another server(new instance no databases are present).I tried restoring using below command Restore database dbname from disk='g:\e2bak\dbname.bak' ...
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Backup architecture for frequent backups of business critical DB

We've got a database (mysql) driven application which contains business critical information, were looking at building a system that will allow us to backup the db frequently (every 15 minutes, ...
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db2ckbkp - How to determine what tablespaces are temp-tablespace

I am writing a script to restore databases from backup. The script should need as little input as possible to fulfill this task (in an efficient way). The restore command takes the parallelism ...
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Does a database backup reduce size/increase free space of the log file?

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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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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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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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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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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Options to include with mysqldump when taking backup of hybrid databases

I'm planning on taking backups of all MySQL databases on a remote production server. The combined database size is around 2 GB. Most of the tables are InnoDB ~1.8 GB and the rest are MyISAM. Now I've ...
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database not restoring from dump file

I'm running the following command to create a dump of all database on my production server: prodserver:/# pg_dumpall -U postgres -h 1.1.1.1 > prod.sql on my development box, I also take a ...
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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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restore using mysqlbinlog failing

While doing restore from a MySQL binary log file, it is failing with the following error . mysqlbinlog mysql-bin.000036 | mysql -u root -p asdb ERROR 1032 (HY000) at line 48: Can't find record in ...
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How to restore operational Oracle 11g Database from full backup?

Imagine that things gone bad and all we have is a fresh Windows Server and full cold backup of our Oracle database. In case of SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012 it was really a matter of few mouse ...
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How to know DB size using backup file without restoring it

Is there anyway so that we can estimated/know size of database using backup file without restoring it?
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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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MS SQL Server 2012 Error on TLog Backup

I have a MS SQL Server 2012 installation on which I am restoring a SQL 2005 .bak which includes some full-text catalogues The original .bak has no conflicts with 2012 (as the migrate advisor was used ...
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SQL Server Backup Proposal

Our current system setup sees each server backed up by 3rd party software(Veeam). The backup for our Database server occurs once each night. Alongside this, there is another 3rd party tool that ...
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how I Backing Up SQL Server database? [closed]

I am new to SQL Server Admin and am hoping to get some help? I have a database that only contains views of data from another database. It has no tables at all. Is there a way to backup the data in the ...