Database restoring refers to the concept of restore a database from a backup or a copy.

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Is it possible to quickly create/restore database snapshots with PostgreSQL?

First of all, I'm a developer, not a DBA or sysadmin; please be gentle :) I'm working on an application workflow where a single user action will trigger complex changes in the database - creating ...
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Restore mysql database with different name

How can we restore mysql database with different name from mysqldump file. I dont't want to open dump file and edit it. Any other better methods?
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media family on device is incorrectly formed. SQL Server cannot process this media family

I am trying to restore a .BAK in SQL server but get the following error: Msg 3241, Level 16, State 7, Line 1 The media family on device 'c:\glyn\JA.bak' is incorrectly formed. SQL Server cannot ...
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A Non-DBA Asks: How to Painlessly Copy/Move a SQL Server instance to another Server via Backup/Restore?

We've just got a new server so I need to copy the existing SQL Server 2008 instance over from the old db box. I normally do this by copying .mdf and log files over and attaching them but I'm not able ...
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Restoring a backup to an older version of SQL Server

When trying to restore a backup to a SQL Server Express 2008 database I got the following error: Restore failed for Server '...\SQLEXPRESS'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) ...
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Timeout expired error while using copy database wizard

Microsoft made me believe that SQL Server 2012 Copy Database Wizard is the most optimal way of copying a SQL Server 2000 database to SQL Server 2012. After struggling a few hours, I was able to get ...
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Which SQL Server product does version 622 represent?

I've manually attached the data and log files I received from a client to a SQL Server 2005 Express SP3 database. During the upgrade to SP4, I get the following error: The database 'MyDatabase' ...
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User Permissions Messed Up following a Backup -> Restore Operation

I had to move several SQL Server 2008 databases to our new db server so I backed them all up (to .bak files), copied these files over to the new box and restored them (all done using SQL Management ...
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Automation of backups of Large Number of Database

In a multi-tenant web application where a database is set up for each tenant, the database can be backed up and restored manually through a fairly conventional approach. I am considering this type of ...
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disable constraints before using pg_restore.exe

When I try to execute pg_restore.exe of a dump file from a database, it throws dozens of errors, all the same: ERROR: insert or update on table "someTable" violates foreign key constraint ...
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Restore encrypted database to another server

I'm using a product which runs on SQLServer 2008. Understandably the company supplying it don't offer SQLServer support. When I installed the product I specified a password to encrypt the database. ...
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How to restore multiple backups

I'm using ExpressMaint and Windows Scheduled Tasks to create weekly full and daily differential backups of some MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Express databases Weekly fulls expressmaint -S ...
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Can We Perform an “Up-To-The-Minute Restore” After Taking Transaction Log Backups?

The Setup: Say we have a Database in Full Recovery Mode that does a nightly Database Backup, Transaction Log Backup, and Transaction Log Shrink. Now the Transaction Log grows so quickly during the ...
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Why is my database stuck in the Restoring state?

I have some unit tests that manipulates data in a database. In order to guarantee that the database state is always the same throughout all the tests, we're trying restore a database snapshot at the ...
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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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How to recover/restore corrupted Innodb data files?

A while ago, my Windows 7 system on which a MySQL Server 5.5.31 was running crashed and corrupted the InnoDB database. The weekly backup that's available does not cover all the tables that were ...
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SQL 2005 Full Recovery Mode Point in Time Restore w/out Backup

We have a database that is in full recovery mode. The database is not in production yet so does not have a backup plan in place and is thus not being backed up. In other words, there is no existing ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Restore constantly hanging

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 test server that I have to refresh the databases on fairly often, but every time I have to do a restore on, it will hang on me. I use a custom script to check the ...
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Why can't I read my transaction log backup file using fn_dump_dblog?

I'm using this blog on sqlskills.com as a guide to practice finding the relevant LSN in a transaction log backup for point in time recovery. After backing up the transaction log, I attempt to read it ...
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Restore dropped mysql database

I create a database each year from the previous year, back up and then clean up the tables. So I have databases for the past 3 years. This year I did not do a backup and accidentally dropped the ...
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How and what do you backup for a simple Oracle DB?

Background: I am in the following situation: We have a JIRA instance running on a dedicated server machine (Windows Server). It uses Oracle XE to store all the data. The JIRA instance and a Oracle ...
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ERROR 1100 (HY000) at line 11084: Table 'search_index' was not locked with LOCK TABLES

I'm trying to import a mysqldump backup of a drupal database taken from a server running MySQL 5.0 (which will be upgraded to 5.5) onto my local machine running MySQL 5.5.23. The import fails with the ...
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SQL Server Restore DB from MDF file, lost LDF and DB was not cleanly shutdown

My dev DB server was formatted by some admin without my knowledge. Thankfully I had mdf file kept in some other drive but ldf was in its default location. Since I don’t have DB backup I am now left ...
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How can I restore SQL Server database to a custom location, if the backup file was renamed?

Suppose I have an SQL Server database called bubu and the respective backup file is bubu.bak. If I want to restore it with the backing store in a custom location, I use the following T-SQL statement: ...
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How are foreign keys resolved when creating tables in batch?

I am creating a database version management tool with the goal of being able to recreate a database from scratch using text/sql files contained in source control. As part of establishing a baseline ...
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Restore database to a instance in network

We are creating a application which requires sql database as backend to store data. So when user install my application he chooses a sql instance and its details. There we plan to restore the database ...
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MySQL Restore Large Dump

I have a dump file of a single table which is 7GB. I try to restore it using mysql -u root -p DB_NAME < .SQL FILE But I don't see any activities in task manager. CPU is 00 and RAM is 5,700 K. I ...
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Ensure correct username when using pg_restore

I have just installed postgres 9.1.6 on a local Ubuntu server. Now I'm trying to restore a database dump from a database on Heroku. The local database is setup like this: sudo -u postgres psql -c ...
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Finding Database Default Locations

I am working on creating a script to restore database from a backup file to default location of an instance, which is set away from system databases installation folder. Currently, I'm using to find ...
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SQL Server: cold backup, shutting down services?

One of our collagues told me that they are doing "cold" backups for SQL Server so that they are shutting down services and then taking a backup somehow. I think this is all wrong! Am I right? I think ...
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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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Move an Oracle database by moving the raw data files

I have a large Oracle database (~300 GB) and I need to move a copy of the database to a new environment in a short period of time. I was wondering if there is a way to just pick up the raw files ...
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Restoring database between different version of SQL Server (SoftwareVersionBuild)

i have a question about restoring database from newer version of SQL Server to older, when version differs only in SoftwareVersionBuild. I know that's not possible to restore database from SQL Server ...
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SQL Server: in what situation can snapshot restore be blocked after SET SINGLE_USER?

In my tests, i have the following script: USE master; ALTER DATABASE [TestDB] SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE RESTORE DATABASE [TestDB] FROM DATABASE_SNAPSHOT = 'TestDBSnapshot' In some ...
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Postgresql - Recovery using recovery.conf

I am trying to recover a database using recovery.conf file for making point-in-time copy. On recovery.conf file, I added a recovery target time as below. recovery_target_time = '2011-06-16 04:10:00 ...
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Disaster recovery plan - Having multiple servers

I work in an organization where departments are in different buildings. I have a data centre in the main building. All the in-house applications connect to the SQL Server residing in the server in the ...
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Restoring a SQL Server 2012 database in high availability

I have a database which is in always-on high availability mode synchronized with another database on a different instance. How can I restore from a .bak file into the primary database using T-SQL? ...
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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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How to restore a database then upgrade it in a single SQL script?

I'm trying to write some SQL that will restore a backup if the database doesn't exist, then run SQL on the database. It is used for installing a database we received from a 3rd party in the form of a ...
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Database Is In InRecovery Mode.

I have a database that has entered "Recovery Mode". It was working fine, but ended up in this status a few days ago. I have been told that a cause can be the partition holding the datafiles running ...
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Restore InnoDB tables / database using only data files

I have MySQL Server 5.1.51 installed on Windows Server 2003 as Operating System and using InnoDB as database engine. I have run DROP DATABASE dbName statement by mistake. I have no backup of that ...
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Data Backup and Restoring the same if requried in SQL SERVER 2008

In Multi-tenancy , Shared Database Shared Schema. How to take Tenant level backup and restored the tenant data when required? Can any one guide me or point me to the right direction. Thanks!!! NB: ...
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Looking for a way of moving millions of record without impacting the transaction log

I need to move around 10 million records out of a table into a new "optimized" table, but I need to keep the database online. What would be the best method in doing this without impacting the ...
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Oracle Restore and recover Database on the same host?

I have DB1 database on Server1 . I have taken backup. After that I have created table TEST. Inserted some values in the TEST table. Truncated table. And want to return my TEST table to its previous ...
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SQL server Index rebuild and restore not working

Hey everyone I am having an issue with my database. Below is a copy of CHECKDB. When I attempted to do a restore from a backup the restore had the same errors. It appears that my details table is ...
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Better way to restore to existing pg database

We want to restore to an existing 9.3 pg database. What we ended up doing was: 1) delete the database and recreate again, 2) use pg_restore to restore. 3) reboot the ubuntu server to allow rails ...
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SQL Server mirrored database is stuck in recovery mode

I have a database that is stuck in recovery mode for few days already. There are multiple threads about this, but the solutions there don't work for me. Here is what I tried already: RESTORE ...
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Log File over 400gigs…need to bring this database back to life

I'm not a dba so I don't understand the admin side of SQL Server too much. One of our sharepoint instances blew up and our IT staff asked if I could assist bring it back to life. I found backups for ...
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Does SQL Server support restoring to a point in time down to the millisecond?

Using the Management Studio GUI, I am only able to restore a database to a point in time down to the second. Is this just a limitation of the GUI or if I use a script will it restore to the ...
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Full and differential restore with two backup files - SQL Server 2008

We are trying to establish a maintenance plan with 2 separate backups. One full backup over the weekend and differential backups through the week. [the differential backup has a "_diff" appended to ...