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23 views

Restore backup to different filegroup

Using Sql Server 2008R2. I have a backup of a filegroup. Is it possible to restore this to a different file group (possibly even on a different database)? I have tried RESTORE DATABASE my_database ...
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1answer
25 views

How to only restore a specific filegroup?

I am using SQL Server 2008R2 (but I can upgrade if necessary) I have a database with multiple schemas and each schema is on a different filegroup (I wish I could just backup/restore a schema but that ...
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1answer
49 views

“Could not insert a backup or restore history/detail record in the msdb database” While restoring msdb

Today I found msdb database was in suspected mode, so I restored MSDB from my latest backup(As I have daily backup for this database). When I restore the MSDB database using Tsql i got below errors, ...
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Build Restore History table

We restore a database daily that we download from an FTP site. I would like to build a history table that tracks when the database is restored on our SQL Server. This is easy. My issue is sometime ...
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1answer
105 views

RESTORE failing with OS error 32, file being used by another process

I am writing a set of procedures for (partially) automating DB deployment for a customer, which mostly works fine, but sometimes a RESTORE command is failing with the OS error 32, about a file being ...
2
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1answer
251 views

Disk Crashed, NDF(Index) file lost

I have database with : -two filegroups (PRIMARY and INDEX) -three files .mdf(data), .ndf(index) and .ldf(log) every file is on different disk, yesterday disk where was NDF file crashed so I lost ...
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1answer
49 views

How do I backup/restore database encryption key in order to restore on new server

I am currently in the process of restoring a TDE encrypted database to another instance. I have backed up master key and certificate, and have restored them to the new server fine, but I am still ...
2
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2answers
122 views

Transaction Log Backups

I am working on backup+recovery scenario and I came across a situation where I could not figure out how I would have to deal with it. We have couple databases where sometimes there may not be any ...
3
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1answer
55 views

Tail Log backup when doing a restore?

Typically when doing a restore of a DB from a production server to a non-production server I will use the WITH REPLACE option as when I forget I get an error about the tail log not being backed up. ...
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22 views

Restoring corrupt database - “mdf is not a primary database file” [duplicate]

Unfortunately the hard disk of my system is damaged. I am trying to recover my database, but it cannot be attached again to SQL management studio 2005. The error is myfile.mdf is not a primary ...
3
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1answer
100 views

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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2answers
76 views

“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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3answers
70 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
137 views

Restore All Databases Script

I am migrating SQL Server DBs to a new instance. I have been told that it is possible to dynamically build a RESTORE script from available backups in the system catalog. Does anyone know of a sample ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Upgrade SQL Server 2000 engine

I have SQL Server in which I need to upgrade and restore a .bak file Server 1: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.194 (Intel X86) And by requirements I need it to match Server 2: Microsoft ...
3
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1answer
436 views

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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2answers
142 views

Backup of database X on SQL Server 2008 on server A - restore to SQL Server 2012 database Y on server B

I want to copy a SQL Server 2008 database to SQL Server 2012 with a different database name. Took a backup of 'production' and copied it to the SQL Server 2012 machine. Created a new SQL Server 2012 ...
0
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1answer
128 views

SQL Server FILELISTONLY command providing incorrect logical database name

When using RESTORE FILELISTONLY to restore a database using code the logical_name for the files is coming back as 423. However when I do a manual restore of the database the logical file name appears ...
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0answers
544 views

Backup Restore Procedure error SQL Server 2008 R2

We use a stored procedure to do a backup and restore of databases as a copy function. This allows our front end users to spin up sites from pre created template databases. Lately we've been getting ...
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0answers
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Restore a backup from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2014 [closed]

How can I restore a backup from an earlier SQL Server 2008 R2 version to SQL Server 2014? The error I get is 38: reached the end of file although the file is not corrupted. Thank you.
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202 views

How to restore a database from a .bak file to an existing database via GUI? [closed]

How can I restore a database from a .bak file to an existing database via the GUI instead of using the commands? Will the database be inconsistent if I restore a previous backup and what will happen ...
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2answers
97 views

Restoring database from a server that uses data compression

In our environment our production server is using MS SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. We have a development and test server that runs MS SQL Server Standard Edition and the table structure between ...
1
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3answers
106 views

New SQL Server 2008 instance, load old instance DB's

BACK STORY: I'm a developer with a local instance of SQL Server 2008 on my workstation. I just recently upgraded my motherboard and found out (much to my dismay) the old motherboard's RAID drivers ...
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1answer
417 views

Restoring differential backup creates DEFUNCT log file?

Here is my problem. I'm trying to move a database to a new server via a full restore, then cutover with a quick differential backup/restore. I can do a full restore without a problem, but when ...
0
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1answer
101 views

Slow performance of remote restore

Over the weekend, I was participating in a DR test. On the database side, that meant restoring backups from the production system to the DR system. What struck me as odd about the performance of the ...
2
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1answer
408 views

Database Backup from 2008 R2, Restore on 2012 Failover Cluster Instance

I have a production database server having sql server 2008r2. This is an old server and considering our load, we are moving to a better hardware configuration, Now the new environment is a cluster ...
2
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1answer
68 views

Can you restore log file backups to a mirror database after failure?

Purely a theoretical question as I've been considering possible DR scenarios... In this scenario: The link between a principle and a mirror server becomes unavailable for a period of time (e.g. ...
3
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1answer
3k views

“Database is in transition” Error

Today I was trying to restore a database over an already existing database, I simply right clicked the database in SSMS --> Tasks --> Take Offline so I could restore the database. A small pop up ...
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0answers
232 views

SQL Server backup/restore between systems with different storage sector sizes

We have a system where we create template databases and back them up and distribute them to customers. We recently upgraded our 'build' server to use SSD with a 512 sector size and received an error ...
5
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3answers
692 views

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' ...
2
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2answers
55 views

Unexpected Results with File Restore

I am practicing a file restore using the AdventureWorks database and I am not getting the restore I am expecting. I am sure there's some embarrassingly simple cause, but I have not found it yet. Here ...
3
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1answer
51 views

Standard ways to return SQL Server database to a specific state

What are the most efficient ways to save the exact state of a SQL server database and then be able to bring it back to that state at will? I am testing code performance against a database and each ...
3
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2answers
414 views

Missing Transaction log in chain, Possible to skip

We have had one of our clients SQL Servers crash and need to restore it to the most recent possible time. We have a full backup from Monday and transaction logs that run every hour up until this ...
1
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1answer
88 views

Restore With Move has poor performance

As part of our regular development cycle we need to take a copy of production into development databases. To do this, we take a copy of production backups and move them to the Development Server. ...
0
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2answers
652 views

restore db from .bak file that contains multi backup

I backup my database and I Mistakenly saved it without a name. what happened is that instead of replace the last file it add to it the last backup. now I have a .bak file that has 74 backups I ...
3
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2answers
152 views

Prevent SysAdmin from doing a Database Restore

I am a sysadmin on my SQL Server 2008, and I need to be, but I would like to setup my security on the Production server to prevent me from accidentally restoring to the production database. I ...
0
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1answer
82 views

How to restore SQL Server database to a specific day? [closed]

Suppose I have an SQL Server 2008 which is installed on windows 2008. There is a db MyDb under the instance. MyDb is have full backup every night. Because of storage space on hard driver, only 7 days ...
5
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2answers
161 views

In the SQL Server RESTORE statement, in what time zone is the STOPAT argument?

SQL Server can perform point-in-time restores using the STOPAT argument. In what time zone is that date and time value? Is it UTC? Is it local for the server the backup was taken? Is it local for ...
3
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1answer
73 views

Restoring with replace going incredibly quickly [duplicate]

So I have a database (on a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 instance) that is 2TB uncompressed, with a .bak file that is 500GB compressed. As I have been toying with the fastest way to restore this database ...
0
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1answer
395 views

Getting File not found error doing point in time database restore in SQL Server 2008

So I'm testing out some of our DR stuff and tried to restore a point in time backup from one of our main databases to a new database on the same server. I am admin on the box and I'm RDP'd into the ...
0
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2answers
304 views

Restoring corrupt SQL Server 2005 database

I am restoring a SQL Server 2005 database onto a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance using this command: RESTORE DATABASE SampleDB FROM DISK= 'C:\SampleProject\SampleDB.bak' WITH REPLACE, MOVE 'sampledb' TO ...
4
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1answer
313 views

Why does @@dbts increase after backup/restore?

I have a SQL Server 2005 database, containing some tables which have a Timestamp (or RowVersion) column. I need to know the value of the current timestamp, so I use the following query: SELECT ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Multiple versions of SQL Server on the same development machine

I am consolidating some SQL Servers to simplify administration. I am thinking about a new VM with SQL Server 2005/2008R2/2012 each as a separate named instance on the same machine. This machine will ...
0
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3answers
5k views

Restoring .bak file SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server 2008

I don't have enough knowledge in SQL Server back and restore. I just want to know is it possible to restore an SQL Server 2005 .bak file in SQL Server 2008? If yes, how can I do it?
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2answers
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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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2answers
720 views

restore could not start database

Restore failed for Server 'servername'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: RESTORE could not start database 'ECP'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) The database is ...
3
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1answer
477 views

Restoring database to UNC path on local drive

When I try to restore a database using a restore command with a local UNC path: RESTORE DATABASE [dbname] FROM DISK = N'\\PC91\D\backup.BAK' WITH FILE = 1, MOVE N'test' TO N'\\PC91\D\dbname.MDF', ...
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0answers
86 views

Backup headerinformation hold wrong database name

We're in the proces of preparing our migration to our new servers aswell as SQL 2012 and everything is looking fine and dandy and i'm testing some of the scripts we will be using. One of these ...
4
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3answers
2k views

How to undo every change made to a database in a controlled environment?

I'm doing system testing of a product, and several tests are severely changing the data of a demo database. The data is quite complex to create queries which will undo the changes done by the tests; ...
1
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1answer
94 views

Can a database restore fail after it has begun?

I've noticed that a lot of times if a database restore is going to fail, it will fail before it even starts restoring in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (displaying an error about space or something ...