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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Restoring an entire SQL Server database instance

I have a server that we will be completely reformatting then rebuilding. Everything will be rebuilt exactly as it is now - same filenames, same directories, etc. After SQL Server is installed, I ...
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Error while restoring Postgres DB Dump

Using below command to restore the database Restoration command: cat my_db_dump.sql.gz | gunzip | psql -d new_database -U my_username Note: my_db_dump.sql.gz size is 4.5 GB, (extracted size will ...
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MYISAM can't create table: Row size too large

We are having database in MySQL 5.1, we have taken the DB backup from MySQL 5.1 and trying to restore in MySQL 5.6. We are getting below error: ERROR 1118 (42000) at line 603: Row size too large. ...
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Shrinking a SQL Server Transaction Log

I’m currently having to deal with a SQL Server transaction log that has got out of control. Disclaimer: I’m not a dba and this isn’t my area of expertise so please bear with me. Currently I have a ...
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Error 909 restoring a database on Standard Edition

I ran into a problem with SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit). I have rebuilt a system with the exact same specifications for software as it had been built previously (Windows 2012, SQL Server ...
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Between optimizing a 1-billion rows table and dump-restoring it, which would be faster?

Have multiple tables which had more than 1 billion rows. Archived and deleted many of them, now want to recover the disk space. Have option to either optimize the table, or dump the table and restore ...
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Trying to restore a db2 database but stops at roll-forward with error 'SQL1265N'

I'm trying to restore a backup that is older than the current database. The restore went ok, but the roll forward didn't giving the following error: SQL1265N The archive log file ".LOG" is not ...
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How can I restore a MySQL dump faster on Windows?

I am restoring some InnoDB and MyISAM .sql files that are on the order of GBs (ranging from 1 GB to ~ 10GBs) and they are taking a day or longer to restore. The command I am using currently is: use ...
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Postgres, promoting slave to master issue

We had the following setup in place db01 -> Master Postgres 9.3 db02 -> Slave Postgres 9.3 Master data got corrupted (logically) and as soon as it was identified we shutdown the server. Dev team ...
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Restore database to point in time from full backup only

I have a database with recovery mode set to FULL. It's a dev database and I have two full backups dated 19th and 27th i.e. latest. One of the developer did some changes on 26th and I want to rollback ...
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Scenarios in which you might need to restore large number of databases at once?

I've seen several online sources mentioning that you should always have a restore script automated for the possible need to restore a large number of databases at once and quickly get back up and ...
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Lost connection to mysql while restoring dump. Is it safe to resume?

I was in the process of restoring an sql dump to a newly created RDS mysql instance on AWS. The dump was created with the following command: mysqldump --all-databases \ --single-transaction \ ...
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Restored database from .bkp file in SQL Server 2014 generates some strange errors [closed]

I have restored the well-known Northwind database and executed a trivial query: Notice the strange error "Invalid object name..." although the query has been executed successfully and both tables ...
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Backup creating fork_point

I have a powershell script that is restoring from production into a test availability group database. It copies the full and t-log backups from production to test, takes the target db out of 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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Unable to restore database because it exists, unable to drop because it does not exist

I've seen this mentioned a couple of times but none of the suggested solutions worked for me, so I'm posting a question together with a solution in hope that it helps someone else. During restore of ...
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Error while restoring a Database from an SQL dump

I am extremely new to MySQL and am running it on Windows. I am trying to restore a Database from a dumpfile in MySQL, but I get the following error: $ >mysql -u root -p -h localhost -D database ...
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Fast restore of dropped partitions

I want to test the restore of erroneously dropped partitions of a subpartitioned table. This restore would consist of three steps: restore the database (or at least the necessary tablespaces) to the ...
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mysqldump: restored by mistake with no backup

While trying to take a mysqldump on a database, we have by mistake run a restore command mysql -u -p abc.sql <abc.sql. This has resulted in the abc database going back to a state 5 days back when ...
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Enabling SQL Instant File Initialization when Restoring to a Network Path

We have a large Read Only SQL DB (SQL 2012) that we’re restoring to a NAS as a current duct tape solution. I had wondered why the restore process seemed to be hanging. Part of my guidance along the ...
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Database Restore info not logged to msdb..restorehistory

I have 4 databases on a secondary server two of which are using Sql Server log shipping and two of which are using a "manual log shipping" config (there are just 2 primary databases). Both ...
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How long does it take for powershell to restore a SQL Backup?

I executed this Powershell script to backup a Database, Drop that database and then restore it with a different name: $srv = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server("(local)") ...
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Why can't I restore the DB from an SQL dump in PostgreSQL 9.4 (problem with dblink)?

I have created a dump of a DB using: pg_dump db_name > db_dump.sql and proceed to restore it with: psql --single-transaction db_name < db_dump.sql Prior to attempting to restore the DB, I ...
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DB2 - Error accessing a table space SQL 57048

Please can you assist me,I am mighty new at DB2, I done a backup on the prod server in order to mirror the prod server on another server. Backups ran fine. I did the restore on my test server. but ...
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RESTORE FROM URL dies during database recovery

Attempting to restore a small backup from the Azure BLOB RESTORE DATABASE MY_DATABASE FROM URL = 'https://somelocation.blob.core.windows.net/mydatabase.bak' WITH FILE=1 ,MOVE N'MY_DATABASE'TO ...
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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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How can I verify that my SQL Server edition is Express? [closed]

I have a SQL Server (version 11.0.5058). I tried to restore a database from a bak file and I got an error saying: CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative ...
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Database BackupSize has Changed after migration from SQL Server 2012 Exterprise to SQL Server 2012 Express [closed]

I would like to say that after migration of MS SQL server 2012 Enterprise to MS SQL Server 2012 Express. I have seen there is some subtle diffence in DB backupsize as well as in "LSN" of all ...
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How to merge MySQL backup files (*.sql)

We have several MySQL backup files of a database in *.SQL format and we want to restore the database by using these files. However, as the sql files contains "DROP TABLE" definitions, running one ...
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How to merge MySQL backup files (*.sql) [duplicate]

We have several MySQL backup files of a database in *.SQL format and we want to restore the database by using these files. However, as the sql files contains "DROP TABLE" definitions, running one ...
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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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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 ...