Reloading a database from a backup, typically for disaster recovery, or to make a copy of a database onto another server.

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Can I open a SQL Server 2008 R2 database in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express?

This question has probably been asked a dozen times but I couldn't find them here or at SO. Can I attach/restore a SQL Server 2008 R2 database to my local SQL 2008 R2 Express instance?
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How to attach an .mdf file that was not properly detached?

One of our clients had a SQL Server 2000 database, on a system which is no longer running. They have no idea what was in the database. They have given me the .mdf and .ldf files, and want us to ...
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Oracle database and data has been corrupted. Is there a way to get it back? [closed]

The Oracle database has been corrupted and both the data and backups were lost in the corruption. Is there anything I can do to recover my data? It would be terrible if it were all lost.
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Restore database created in SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 [closed]

I have a .bak file created by some other user in (I think) SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50) and I need to restore it in SQL Server R2 SP2 (10.52). I used a hex viewer to look into the .bak file and found ...
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pg_restore and psql asks password for restoring dump file

This will be probably extreme novice question but I want to restore a .backup dump file. I have tried the following command: pg_restore -i -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -d old_db -v C:/blabla/bla....
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How to restore IBM DB2 database from AIX to Windows?

I had made backup from remote IBM DB2 server in AIX using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/dbemp/backup Then I grab the backup file using FTP Client from my Windows. I run this ...
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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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Help with best practice of merging databases

Bad news, our website server (Windows 2003) crashed because of dead RAID controller. Luckily few hours later our backup server was up and website was live again. Hopefully tomorrow our original ...
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How to merge data from 2 databases [duplicate]

I have a SQL-Server database that crashed while I was away on vacation. All info from 5/2/13 is missing from our current database because my replacement implemented a back-up of the database from 5/1/...
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Restore database with zero size log file [duplicate]

SQL Server backups contain meta-data about the size of the original log (LDF) file. So if you backup a database that has a 5GB LDF file, when you restore it, you will get an (empty) 5GB LDF file. ...
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Can I recover CDC tables from transaction logs?

Is there anyway to restore CDC tables from transaction logs? My basic understanding is that CDC reads these logs, and entries that are specially marked, are grabbed by CDC. Once this has happened ...
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Is it there anyway to restore updated records in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2?

We have an test database configured with our web application. Due to internal web application error the entries were get updated in the database. Is it there any way to recover the updated records? ...
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Restoring differential backup from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012

We are migrating a client to a new server. Their old server has SQL Server 2005. I have attempted to perform a differential backup however I received an error about the LSN chain being broken. Please ...
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Can I find out what version of MySQL from the data files?

I have a very odd situation going on here. I had a linux box running ubuntu 8.10 and MySQL server with a Wordpress installation on it hosting an internal blog for our company. The machine that this ...
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Database Restore Failed Due to Incompatible Version of SQL Server [duplicate]

I am working on different two SQL Server, I need to transfer database from one server to another but problem is the servers have different versions. Below is image of error message. Using SELECT @@...
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Recover data from accidental update

I have done an incorrect update and hence I restored the DB with a backup from the previous day. I have not taken a copy of the corrupted data before restoring the backup. Is there any possibility to ...
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“Rewinding” a Postgresql database

I have heard that Postgresql uses an append-only format for it's databases, and if this is true I should be able to 'rewind' the database to a previous point in time by removing the commits that came ...
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Restoring a database backup to a local machine in MySQL

I have downloaded my .sql file of my database server. It is in the D: drive of my Windows machine. I want to restore the back up in my this machine. I used: mysql database -u root < backupfile....
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Backing up file groups with restore to earlier backup

I have a task: I have created a database with a filegroup lamb that has a few tables. I need to extract a csv into a table in a filegroup named lamb and back up that filegroup. Then extract another ...
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Proper way to export database to other servers

I am using SSMS (I am a software developer, not a DBA) and in each application release I need to release the database with its tables (some with data some with scheme only). I tried doing 3 things (...
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How can I verify that a full database restore reflects the exact source database in SQL Server?

We are decommissioning our old SQL Server 2000 Ent. instance in favor of SQL Server 2008 R2 Ent. My planned migration path is: Terminate client connections (2000) Full Backup (2000) Restore (2008 R2)...
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Restoring a database back to a point in time before full backup was made

A problem with one of our database tables arose at the end of last week and I wanted to restore that database to a server in order to retrieve the table. We only have the last backup, and a full set ...
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ORACLE restore - how to restore specific .bkp file?

I just started working with oracle and I have some issue. My database is NONARCHIVELOG mode. I made two backups: they are at locations: /opt/oracle/flash_recovery_area/CTGINST1/backupset/...
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Database stuck in restoring and snapshot unavailable [closed]

I tried to restore my database from a snapshot. This usually took around a minute to complete the last couple of times. When I did it today, it didn't complete for around 30 minutes and the spid was ...
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Restoring multiple differential backups SQL Server 2008 [duplicate]

Over the bank holiday the backups failed on a db the full has been restored and now I have several differentials to be restored on top. Could someone give best method or do I restore just ...
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MySQL: parallel restores at same time from backup files?

Slightly related to this question, but for MySQL: Would it be possible/wise to execute 2 parallel restores from a single backup? Is it possible/wise to do a parallel restore of two independent ...
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SQL Server 2012, triggers missing after restore database

I am using MS SQL Management Studio 2012 to restore the database from a .bak file. (That file is from the backup of the database on server) In my new database, the triggers are missing. Why did I ...
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Does the SQL Server Backup Database Command also backup views from a Database?

I have a backup job (SQL Server Agent job) which will iterate through all of our SQL Server databases in SSMS, invoke the BACKUP DATABASE command to create a .bak file on a different server. This ...
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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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Postgresql: Difference between pg_dump and backup/restore?

Don't they essentially do the same thing by storing all the data in a file and dumping it into another database? Is it that pg_dump just adds the data on to whatever is already there and restore ...
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Restoring a differential backup in SQL server 2005

I have created a full back up of my database by executing the line below in my application: Dim Query As String = "backup database Ari to disk='G:\Documents and Settings\i\Desktop\BKAR\" & MyTime....
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Restoring a differential backup in SQL server 2005 [duplicate]

I have created a full back up of my database by executing the line below in my application: Dim Query As String = "backup database Ari to disk='G:\Documents and Settings\i\Desktop\BKAR\" & ...
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What's the best way to backup DB files via network on Linux and Solaris machines?

I wonder what the best way to backup files via the network. I have Solaris machines with Oracle 10i on a Veritas cluster. Machines are connected to EMC storage. The /data/oracle directory is mounted ...
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DB2 online restore - “SQL1035N The database is currently in use.”

I am trying to do ONLINE RESTORE ROLLFORWARDING TO END OF LOGS AND COMPLETE. When I run this command I am getting error SQL1035N The database is currently in use. It does not allow any connections to ...
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DB2 Online Restore but Without Roll Forward?

I read a lot of documentations for db2 restore but I could not find how to perform online restore from the last database backup but without roll forwarding of logs? I will appreciate command example....
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Move named instance to another server

To be honest I'm not a DBA expert. I get asked by one of my clients in terms of moving a SQL Server development instance that is stored in the production server (source) to another server (destination)...
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Is it possible to have a valid backupset with null position?

In database restore process I need to rely on position column exists in backupset record to restore the latest backupset. Restore the latest backup on the database I noticed sometimes position is ...
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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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Restore the latest backup on the database

We have a stored proc which takes the backup from a database to the specified location. Sometimes the backup process runs more than once. It causes having more than one backup set on the same file ...
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MySQL Point in Time Recovery For Just a Single Schema?

Is it possible to simply restore a single schema and bring it to a point in time (Say three hours ago) without bringing the entire database back? I can think of a lengthy method of backing up each ...
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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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How to query last restore date in SQL Server?

Is there a T-SQL query that shows the last restore datetime for a certain database?
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Transaction log for SQL Server is too big

I have a database that has a 33 gb transaction log. It is caused by the fact that the database is in full recovery mode has been used for over 5 years prior to the first backup. I want to truncate ...
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SP for Restoring Database and performing other tasks on it

I am creating a stored procedure for our QA dept that will do the following: Accept specific inputs to generate a consistent name, restore a database (giving it the generated name,) set the db up for ...
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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 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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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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Restore a Database to a New database (T-SQL)

I have a database backup from a database, say SourceData which needs to be restored on another database, same schema, but different name (SourceData_1) using T-SQL. I don't know why I gets the ...
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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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Cannot restore Amazon RDS SQL Server database to given point-in-time using SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

I'm trying to restore one of my Amazon DRS SQL Server databases. Using SQL Server Management Studio, I can correct to my DRS database instance using the master account I created when creating the ...