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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 backup/...
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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] = CONVERT(...
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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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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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Attach replicated .MDF file with/without log after OS reinstalled

I have SQL Server 2014 DataCenter RTM Version on Windows 2012 Standard Edition for about 2 months and had migrated a database from SQL Server 2008 R2. The database had transactional replication was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (NULL,NULL,N'DISK',1,N'D:\...
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Import Database from Oracle .DBF files

Recently my Oracle Installation has been crashed and I reinstalled the Oracle again. I have my old Oracle Data files (.DBF files) which have been recovered from old installation. Now, I need to ...
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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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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 ...
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Restore a point between two full backups

I make two full backups on Oct 1 and Oct 10. I want to restore the server to a state in Oct 5. So I just do as follows: Perform a transaction log backup on the server on Oct 23. I have never backup ...
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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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SQL Server DB in suspect mode after installing SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3

One of our production DBs is stuck in Suspect mode since we installed SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3. Earlier today we found that most text fields (nvarchar) had the following data appended to it </title&...
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Restore of database failing due to pending requests

I am taking a backup of a database from one of our servers and I am placing it on my laptop so that I can run it locally. I have tried to restore the database on to my laptop and I get the following ...
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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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How do I recover from a failed SQL Restore?

After a failure of the restore code in a webpage the database is left in the "restoring" mode and/or is offline. How do I recover so I have an operational online database - before I exit the code? ...
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how to obtain a list of restore points?

i am implementing restore points using pg_create_restore_point, and will then have a set of scripts to enable my users to restore to one of these restore points. Clearly i have work to do with taking ...
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Restoring from pg_dump with foreign key constraints

In restoring a database from a pg_dump, a number of errors are being generated and the whole table is subsequently being ignored. An example: ERROR: insert or update on table "channelproducts" ...
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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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cannot understand why restore database preview fails (missing archive logs)

I am fully backing up my standby database every night with following statement. (please note that I do not use rman catalog but control file) backup AS COMPRESSED BACKUPSET full database tag ...
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Checkpoints are occurring too frequently during pg_restore

Under PostgreSQL 9.2.2 (Windows 32 bits), I have a pg_restore command that systematically results in log warnings about the checkpoint frequency, for example: LOG: checkpoints are occurring too ...
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Backup/restore check data is the same SQL Server

I'm a trainee SQL DBA. I'm using SSMS 2008r2. I've backed up a database and restored this as a new database on a new instance. I want to check to see if the data is the same on both databases. Is ...
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Check data is the same after restore SQL

I've backed up, transferred to another location and restored a database. Is there anyway to check that the data is the exact same? Would I be best using the CHECKSUM and then the VERIFYONLY method? ...
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MongoDB Unrecoverable Failure

My machine (OSX) had a power failure and when restarted, I have one db in Mongo that is completely unrecoverable. I am using the db per directory with dbpath and logpath specified options and was able ...
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SQL Server 2014 Management Studio restore destination changes from selected database

In SQL Server 2014 Management Studio, when I right-click on a database and choose restore, then tell it to restore from a .bak from disk, it always changes the restore destination away from the ...
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Restored database smaller than the backup file [closed]

The new database created from a restore file is half the size of the backup file I restored from. Why? Original backup settings: Recovery Model: SIMPLE Backup Type: FULL
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Microsoft SQL migration full/diff backup/restore

I would like to move a database from one physical location to another. I already have a copy of the full database backup at the new location which is done by a nightly SQL job and is about 20GB. If I ...
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My stored procedure randomly fails due to invalid object in a swapping database instance

I have a stored procedure in my database (say it is CustomerDB) which joins with a table function in a different database (say it is dbPerformance), the sp is something like: select something from ...