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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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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SQL Server Database Migration - Backup/Restore while Original DB still in Production

I have a very large DB in full recovery mode. My SQL Server is 2008 R2. The thing is that I need to migrate to a new server while having the original DB still in production. Both backup and restore ...
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Error during pg_restore: text search dictionary “unaccent” does not exist

I'm trying to move data between servers. I recreated the whole database structure, checked that same users exist and the unaccent extension that we use is enabled for all schemas of the target ...
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Log Shipping “out of sync” but none of the jobs are failing

I've configured a log shipping from a server, to the same server, only with a different instance. Primary server is configured this way: LSBACKUP_MyDatabase - every 25min Secondary server: ...
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Backup file from SQL Server 2012 to 2008 [duplicate]

I have a backup file of SQL Server version 2012 but I want to restore that backup on SQL Server 2008. Question: Is this possible ?
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Cannot access MySQL database after moving files in data directory

I am using Xampp locally and I recently did a computer upgrade where I went from XP to Windows 7 and also got a new drive to install Windows on. I have all my old Xampp files in: G:\xampp I installed ...
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Is it possible to restore SQL Server DB from transaction log (no MDF)?

We had a SQL Server 2005 server that housed roughly 200 low/no traffic archive databases, and that server was not backed up to any other device. The database files (MDF and LDF) were stored on a RAID ...
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how to recover everything from ibdata in mysql

I lost all my databases files after my hard disk was broken, In a way or another I got ibdata files the size for the file is 4GB.After replacing log files and files and type innodb_force_recovery=6 in ...
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SQL Server restore differential after restoring full backup

Here is the situation: I had a full backup, and a differential backup. I have restored the full backup into the database. But accidentally lost that backup file. Now I would like to apply the ...
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Database not able to startup showing control file is inconsistent with another

Our windows server 2008 R2 is shutdown due to power failure. When I am trying to startup Oracle 11g database its shows an error. SQL> startup ORA-01081: cannot start already-running ORACLE - shut ...
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PREEMPTIVE_OS_WRITEFILEGATHER wait on database RESTORE with IFI on

I have an Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. I have enabled IFI (added SQL Server user NTSERVICE\MSSQLSERVER to "Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks"). I have ...
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Do indexes get transferred with pg_restore

I see other questions that have been answered in the negative (i.e. indexes do not get transferred over with the standard pg_restore). However, it looks like it did in my recent dump/restore and I am ...
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Unable to restore backup taken on one server onto another server

I am using SQL Server 2014 version 12.0.2000.8 on both systems. When I try to restore the backup taken from the first system onto the second system it says: No backup set selected to be restored ...
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Error 3154 while restoring a backup using WITH REPLACE

I have SQL 2012 with SP1 installed on my computer. I made a backup of a database test.bak. I have a database with the name test2 which is the same database, but the data changed. I want to restore ...
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Scalability of concurrent log restore for different databases on SQL Server

Are there any locks or resource blocking/contention (beyond IO capacity) between two sessions, which restore logs for two different databases with norecovery? Same about restore logs with recovery? ...
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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 ...
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How to align restore strategy with backup history cleanup? [duplicate]

I was curious about how that particular problem is tackled. 1) Full backups performed on saturdays. 2) Differentials every other day. 3) Tlog backups every 15 minutes. When trying to restore a ...
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Zero downtime copy/restore of a PostgreSQL database

I have a production server with static (no deletes/updates) PostgreSQL database, serving a huge amount of read queries. Once a week or two I have to update my database with new data. Right now the ...
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idera - why it restores databases faster

We have a 2gb live database that takes forever restore whenever I need some live data to test something. If I use idera it takes 5 mins at most. When I use the restore database command it can take ...
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Doing a point in time restore with CDC enabled; Possible?

I discovered this week, the hard way, that the database restore options NORECOVERY and KEEP_CDC are mutually exclusive. So, this begs the question. How do you do a database restore, keeping CDC ...
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Restore a specific file group to a test environment without restoring the Primary file group (Error 3154)

Scenario. I have a filegroup that we need to restore to get data back that has been removed from the database after the last backup I cannot touch The production systems because they are running ...
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mongorestore failure: error writing file “/var/lib/mongodb”

I want sync my server db with my local db; dump db mongodump --db [db name] copy dump folder into my local restore dump on my local mongorestore --db [db name] [dump folder path] I ...
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How to define the logical name in a backup ? ( Sql Server 2008 )

I saw : This question but it didnt help me. In a simple way, Is there a way to do : Backup database SomeDatabase to disk ='c:\teste\SomeDatabase.bkp' configuring the Logical Name? Because we ...
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Restoring SQL Server 2012 Enterprise to Web Edition not possible due to full text partitioning

I have an SQL Server 2012 Enterprise database I’m trying to restore to SQL Server 2012 Web Edition instance. I’ve used sys.dm_db_persisted_sku_features to find features to remove before a ...
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Log shipping 2008 r2 SP2 server to a 2008 r2 SP3 CLUSTER

We have recently configured one database to be replicated with log shipping in production, using SQL Server 2008 R2. We have up and running more than 150 database replicas without any problems. But ...
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How to restore a database, ignoring the free space within each file?

Using the following script I get all the disk space used by each file in my database: ;with radhe as ( SELECT DatabaseName = 'my Database', --DB_NAME(), a.FILEID, [FILE_SIZE_GB] = ...
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Restoring a replicated SQL Server database in a non-replicated testing enviroment

Sorry in advance if this is already answered, but it's quite difficult to search exactly what I need. We have a SQL Server 2008R2 DB in Production. Originally, the DB didn't have replication. Every ...
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Restore a table deleted seconds ago with Ghost Record

I've been reading about ghost records on SQL Server 2008 R2. I've read about, but only found topics about "restore rows" of data in ghost record. Is there a way to restore a table ( or tables ) that ...
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Postgres 9.3.9 problems

I have a problem with my database backup. I was unable to find solution so I decided to ask :) Situation: Database (Postgresql 9.3.9 with PITR set up) was runinng about 3 months. I downloaded backups ...
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Best way to migrate a huge SQL Server database with low downtime over network

Problem definition Our database server needs to be transferred to an other datacenter. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (64-bit) and contains two databases of about 2TB and 1TB. ...
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Powershell Restore Azure SQL Database to local with Restore-Database

I have written a powershell script that uses Start-AzureSqlDatabaseExport & Get-AzureStorageBlob to export my Azure DB to a bacpac and download it locally, the next step is to restore the bacpac ...
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BACKUP Detected Corruption in the database log

I took a backups of a few db's on server A (2008R2), Then restored it to server B (2012). One database had TDE enable, so I disabled it, took a back up then proceeded to server B. The other database, ...
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Importing backup(.sql) file into a database. local to remote machine.

I have a database backup(.sql file) in my local machine. It is around 36Gb. And I need to import this backup to a database which is in a remote server, which has a free space of 39Gb. If I try to ...
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Restore Structure Only

We have a database that is 3TB+ in size, and don't have enough space to restore it. However, we want to retrieve code (stored procs) from a 15 day old backup. Is is possible to restore the structure ...
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Could not locate a valid checkpoint record postgres

I have a database postgres in windows server and two slaves for reading. I need do Incremental Backup. What I've done: - Create Base Backup from pg_basebackup - Save WAL files Restore What ...
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Database after restore process still display Restoring

I restored Database from Backup File (in Management Studio) and after restore, Database showed Restoring, then I deleted files from disk (engine's stopped), then I tried Restore again with success, on ...
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What all files are required for restoration process of SQL Server in Full + Diff + Transactional backup policy

I am reading about different types of backup policy in sql server. I am not clear with backup policy for Full + Differential + Transactional backiup My main attention is towards what all files would ...
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mysqldump - does it have non-repeatable DMLs?

We are migrating databases using mysqldump, and since this is the first time I'm doing it, I have a couple of questions. If in the middle of mysqldump the utility crashes(for some reason- latest was ...
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Backing up & restoring 10-20 SQL Server dbs to a ~synchronous state?

I need to backup up 10-20 SQL Server 2008 R2 dbs with sizes 10-50 GB, while they are online and used simultaneously by a single enterprise app. I also need to restore them to a state that is largely ...
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Copy Data between two databases

I have the following situation. An application writes logs into SQL Server 2012 Standard edition database. The incoming data are too big to leave in the operational DB because the application also ...
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Will PostgreSQL server work if I install the service in mounted partition

I have created all tablespaces (only tables created in these tablespaces) in mounted partition, But db is available in pg_default tablespace (root partition where postgresql installed). I am facing ...
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SQL Server Restore Database Error [closed]

I get the below error for restoring some databases. Some restore ok. Others fail with this error... Cannot open backup device 'I:\Backups\TestDB.bak'. Operating system error 2 (failed to retrieve ...
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Database Restore Not Working

I am trying to restore an empty MS SQL database 'Rental' to a new updated version of it. The backup of the database (named Rental_2) was taken from the 2012 version of SQL Server and I am trying to ...
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How to verify that a PostgreSQL base + WAL backup has been restored correctly

Coworkers were trying to extract a PostgreSQL database copy from a backup made at a hot standby in version 9.1, but it wasn't reliable - we would run it daily, but usually it would end up with various ...
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Why do we use FILE = 1 in scripts for restoring a database

Recently when I came across the script for restoring a database, I got a doubt on why we have to use "FILE = 1"? Can't we restore a database without that statement!? Basically, what it is used for?
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DB2 - question regarding RESTORE OFFLINE backup and Archive Logs

I configured last night DB2 to be in Archive Mode. I created required offline backup at 23:00 last night. First online backup will be created at Friday night. Archive logs now keep coming to the ...
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Is it possible to restore database only with .trn files?

How do I restore database only with .trn (transaction log backup) file? I did below two steps Microsoft SQL Server Management studio shows "Restoring". 1) RESTORE DATABASE [database_name] FROM ...
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Is it possible to convert .trn (transaction log) file to human readable form

I have used below SQL statement to get the transaction information done on 2015-10-26, but the information not in human readable form. ** SELECT * FROM fn_dump_dblog ...
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Are foreign keys important while restoring database

I dumped out a MySQL database with foreign keys. I want to restore the database, but the restore database is used only for read access. Do I need to index the foreign keys?
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Postgres restore unclear behaviour

I have following: 2 nodes one of which is current production db and another is for fail recovery. I made base backup on first node with following command pg_basebackup -h 127.0.0.1 -U postgres -D bckp ...