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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Restore Database Wizard not launching

I'm using SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and trying to use the 'Restore' functionality to copy an existing database into a new one. This is something I've done a dozen times before, but I'm ...
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pg_restore -c option

I am trying to restore a database from a previously created back up file: pg_restore -U myUser --port 5432 -d mydb -c -O --verbose backupFileName some defaults are taken from .pgpass file. Due to ...
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mysql database restore takes long time

I am in the process of reinstalling a Ubuntu server to rhel6 server. I have a pretty huge database. When I checked the mysql data directory size, it was around 354 GB. However, I dumped the entire ...
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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) System.Data.SqlClient....
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RESTORE VERIFYONLY locks file in Azure Blob Storage

I'm using SQL Server 2012 SP2 to backup my transaction logs directly into Azure Blob Storage using the BACKUP TO URL statement. I am then attemtpting to verify my transaction log as follows: RESTORE ...
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Restoring an Oracle Backup Properly

I've been trying to do a proper restore of a database for weeks now and I'm convinced that I'm doing something simple wrong. I took a cold backup of the database before an update to an application ...
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Backup chain for DBs restored from a different server

When a DB is restored from a different server (say, Test is refreshed with Prod), the info on the differential base is brought with the backup. So, the SQL instance will keep relying on the backup ...
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SQL Server database stuck in Recovery after Restoring .BAK to same instance

We've had an issue crop up a few times -- maybe we're not using 'best practices' to restore, but appreciate any advice. We run an IIS app with a SQL Server database, and sometimes we run two+ ...
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Backing up & restoring 10-20 SQL Server databases to a ~synchronous state?

I need to backup up 10-20 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases with sizes between 10-50 GB, while they are online and used simultaneously by a single enterprise app. I also need to restore them to a state ...
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File permissions for SQL Server 2014 virtual account

I have two SQL Server 2014 instances installed on the same server - one for production, and one for development. I have set up a SQL Agent job that identifies the most recent backup from the ...
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Can I use an RMAN Backup of DB1 to replace DB2

I have a backup of an Oracle 11g database on Linux, that is a version that is 'prescrub' needed by other users. This is for an ACTIVE database that is now scrubbed, so I do not want to use it as the '...
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How to estimate REDO phase time during RESTORE

I am restoring database now and get it hang on 100% but still going (doing redo phase). I am thinking how to estimate time of completion for this phase. But because SQL have no build-in way to do it, ...
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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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Cannot connect to DB2 database after restoring an offline backup

This is for DB2 9.7 Enterprise Server Edition on AIX. I had a full, offline backup taken of several databases within our instance in a performance environment. I wanted to restore these databases to ...
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What is Data Virtualisation?

I've just been asked whether our company should consider Data Virtualisation for our test environments. The benefits are given as: Screening of sensitive data Fast data refreshes in our test ...
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Attach/detach vs. backup/restore

I need to transfer the database (as a whole) to another server, to make a duplicate database to setup another test environment. I have two choices: Make a full backup at source server/restore at ...
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Automate SQL Server restore from Prod to Dev

I would like to setup an automated restore job which takes the latest timestamp .bak file and restores it into the DEV instance. I currently have a job on the DEV box that uses the UNC path to the ...
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SQL Server users when restoring from older version to newer version WITH REPLACE

Let's say we have a SQL Server 2000 database with a user named user2000. We have a database called foo on SQL Server 2000, to which user2000 has been given access. We also have a SQL Server 2008 ...
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Rds snapshot restore time

As part of our blue greendeployment strategy we are snapshoting the prod RDS instance and then restoring this snapshot into a new instance applying db migrations after it and linking the Green ...
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Restore db with encrypted column in SQL Server, without overwriting existing Service Master Key

Scenario: Server1 running SQL Server 2012 with Service Master Key A, db1 with Database Master Key 1, symmetric key and certificate available. Password used to protect the DBMK 1 is unknown, ...
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Why does SQL Server's RESTORE VERIFYONLY command fail intermittently?

Our maintenance scripts run RESTORE VERIFYONLY WITH CHECKSUM after each database is backed up to our backup server. A few of the databases often fail with the error shown below. But if we re-run the ...
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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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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 N'D:\...
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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 databases....
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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 ...