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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How to properly restore database from file groups backups?

I have very (from my point of view) strange error while trying to restore SQL server DB from a series of filegroup backups. Here is my corrent config: I have DB with 2 files 2 filegroups and 1 log ...
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SQl Sever Backup Exclude Users

I have a database on SQL Server 2012 that I need to backup and send to someone on a different network / domain. Is there a way to create a full backup file that will not include the users / security ...
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Help in Automating Database Restoration in SQL Server

This question is a continuation of my last question How to use variables with RESTORE FILELISTONLY. Every two months, I have to clone about 50 databases from production to a development environment. ...
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How to use variables with RESTORE FILELISTONLY

Storing the result of RESTORE FILELISTONLY in a temporary table called #filepaths. IF object_id('sp_restore') IS NOT NULL drop procedure sp_restore go CREATE PROCEDURE sp_restore AS BEGIN ...
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Rescue truncated data from incorrect column type

I have mistakenly inserted a variable 18-20 digit variable into an unsigned INT() column. The data has been truncated to the max 32bit length so all my data is displayed as "4294967295" Is there ...
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Partial db dump/restore

A part of my database (PostgreSQL 9.3) relies on extra tables (ex. County, City, Town, ... ). I don't manage these tables, they are updated regularly by a third party. Each time I get a new full dump, ...
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Oracle PLSQL code recovery

I cannot connect to my database as admin, even using connect descriptor neither via RMAN. I am getting TNS-12514 error. I consider to install new instance. Questions: 1) Can I restore/recover PLSQL ...
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How to restore SQL Server 2008 R2 database to newly installed SQL Server 2008 R2 instance?

Our SQL database server recently suffered a serious OS failure and had to be reinstalled from scratch. We are now attempting to associate the restored database and transaction log files into the new ...
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Restore backup to different filegroup

Using Sql Server 2008R2. I have a backup of a filegroup. Is it possible to restore this to a different file group (possibly even on a different database)? I have tried RESTORE DATABASE my_database ...
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How to only restore a specific filegroup?

I am using SQL Server 2008R2 (but I can upgrade if necessary) I have a database with multiple schemas and each schema is on a different filegroup (I wish I could just backup/restore a schema but that ...
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Incorrect error triggering in attribute with suggest in PostgresSQL

Upon an attribute with the "Case" property value at "Upper", used as description of another one with the property Suggest applied, an error occurs in runtime upon changing fields when the attribute is ...
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How to get back the PostgreSQL database to a specific point in time?

I was running a batch script in a PostgreSQL database which inserted values in different tables between 10:40 and 11:00. Later I came to know that the script was executed mistakenly. How can I get ...
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Unable to restore database

I am trying to restore several databases and I have no clue why some of them fail with the following error: Msg 3634, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 The operating system returned the error '1244(The ...
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“Could not insert a backup or restore history/detail record in the msdb database” While restoring msdb

Today I found msdb database was in suspected mode, so I restored MSDB from my latest backup(As I have daily backup for this database). When I restore the MSDB database using Tsql i got below errors, ...
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Restore database with different filename

I have to restore a new back up file daily (as an agent job, after first deleting the existing db) but the file name will vary as it will include the timestamp as well. How can I achieve this so ...
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What is the use of Archivelogs?

Hi I am new to Oracle Database . Using Oracle 11g R2 I want to know the purpose of archive logs created at archive log destination, how they are helpful in database backup. Suppose I am having ...
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Quickly restore test/QA SQL Server database

My company is releasing new mission critical software. For thorough QA, we are doing database comparisons. Our process is: Restore full backup. Test code. Compare. Repeat. This database is ...
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Build Restore History table

We restore a database daily that we download from an FTP site. I would like to build a history table that tracks when the database is restored on our SQL Server. This is easy. My issue is sometime ...
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Mongo DB Replica set Stuck at RECOVERING state

We have created a replica set and now the problem is 2 members of replica set [3 members set] are in recovering mode from 48 hours. Initially the size of recovering nodes was increasing and now even ...
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How to use imdpd to import data file into different schema including index from different tablespace as well

The original data pump file is generated by the schema which living in two tablespaces(OLD_SCHEMA_DAT and OLD_SCHEMA_IDX), if import back to the original tablespace, everything is fine, but when I use ...
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RESTORE failing with OS error 32, file being used by another process

I am writing a set of procedures for (partially) automating DB deployment for a customer, which mostly works fine, but sometimes a RESTORE command is failing with the OS error 32, about a file being ...
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Disk Crashed, NDF(Index) file lost

I have database with : -two filegroups (PRIMARY and INDEX) -three files .mdf(data), .ndf(index) and .ldf(log) every file is on different disk, yesterday disk where was NDF file crashed so I lost ...
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how to Use old mysql database after reinstall mysql in RHEL 6?

I was getting problem in starting and login mysql server so I backuped /var/lib/mysql folder and reinstalled mysql server. Now I want to use old database files like: ibdata1 and database folder ...
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How do I backup/restore database encryption key in order to restore on new server

I am currently in the process of restoring a TDE encrypted database to another instance. I have backed up master key and certificate, and have restored them to the new server fine, but I am still ...
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Oracle 11g Enterprise Manager failing after backup restore on new host

I'm doing disaster recovery scenario on Windows Server using full cold backups made with EM. My actions are following: Install Oracle 11g SE on new host with creation of db with same path and name. ...
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Transaction Log Backups

I am working on backup+recovery scenario and I came across a situation where I could not figure out how I would have to deal with it. We have couple databases where sometimes there may not be any ...
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Restore database into new DB without replacing the file structure

Our Network Admin has setup a MS SQL 2012 server and wants the DBs setup so the database files are located on 4 different drives. My problem here is when I try to restore a DB from a different system ...
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how to restore?

I am not sure if this has been addressed already. I have been a long time reader but this is my fifth post. I need assistance with a database restore solution. I receive a full BAK and the transaction ...
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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 text ...
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How to restore operational Oracle 11g Database from full backup?

Imagine that things gone bad and all we have is a fresh Windows Server and full cold backup of our Oracle database. In case of SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012 it was really a matter of few mouse ...
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I'm building up a large MyISAM table from a few dumps. The first 21GB took less than 10 hrs total. The next 5GB is forecasted to take two months

I had a couple machines building up identical MyISAM tables. I've dumped all of those tables to a few files, and am now trying to restore them all into a single table on my own machine. The first ...
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How to restore everything (including “postgres” role) from pg_dumpall backup

I have a postgres 9.1 server running and I do backups with pg_dumpall -c -f /nfs/backup/fulldump.sql I'm testing restoring the backup to another server with psql -f /nfs/backup/fulldump.sql ...
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Tail Log backup when doing a restore?

Typically when doing a restore of a DB from a production server to a non-production server I will use the WITH REPLACE option as when I forget I get an error about the tail log not being backed up. ...
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Restoring corrupt database - “mdf is not a primary database file” [duplicate]

Unfortunately the hard disk of my system is damaged. I am trying to recover my database, but it cannot be attached again to SQL management studio 2005. The error is myfile.mdf is not a primary ...
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Backup/restore using OPENDATASOURCE OR OPENROWSET

Has anyone ever successfully taken a backup or restore to another server using OPENDATASOURCE/OPENROWSET? I am not able to use linked servers so I am exploring this idea.
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MSSQL Restore Database is terminating abnormally

When I'm trying to restore a database, I'm getting this error in MSSQL: Msg 3287, Level 16, State 1, Line 16 The file ID 1 on device ...
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Optimized Way of Scheduling a Differential Backup

I am working with a data warehouse with SQL Server 2012 and was wondering what would be the most optimized, AUTOMATED procedure for a backup/restore strategy. Current observations and limitations: ...
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How to restore MySQL database from Files

Primary hard disk where MySQL (version 5.1) was installed is crashed and I had to re install entire OS. I have all the files including ibdata1 file. How do I go about recreating and attaching database ...
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Restoring a database, changing recovery model

I regularly make a backup of my production database, then restore the same onto a test database, so developers can always have recent data for testing. The production database uses full recovery ...
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ORA-01033 “ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress” caused by ORA-10567 “REDO is inconsistent with data block”

I faced an error while logging to database with regular user (non SYS/DBA): C:\Users\user>sqlplus tester@orcl ORA-01033 ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress However I can connect via ...
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Maintenance plan backup and reload the same database

I want in my maintenance plan every night to copy the production database to a backup, and reload the newly-created backup into a test database. By reading here: Restore database - maintenance plan ...
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Restoring a tablespace to a different database

Any ideas as to how we can re-create a tablespace on a different server? We have a cold backup, so we can copy the datafiles to the target server. Can we just create a new instance on the target ...
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Backup/restore of a database that has a filestream

I have a SQL DB to which I have recently added Filestream data. Now we have a daily backup/restore to a QA server, and since I added the Filestream data, this has started failing. So I modified the ...
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“WITH REPLACE” Restore failing with same logical filenames

Does using WITH REPLACE when the logical filenames match (to avoid using WITH MOVE) fail when the backup is from a different version of SQL? I have a backup from SQL 2008 but when I attempted to ...
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Restoring pg_dump hangs

Aim: backup a database and restore it in database2 pg_dump A PG Dump has been created by issuing the following command: c:\Temp>pg_dump -U postgres postgres > backupTest2.sql Opening ...
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What is the quickest way to restore a DB

Lately I have been finding myself restoring a DB to my local instance of SQL-server a lot more. I wanted to speed up the process by writing a script and then just executing it in order to restore over ...
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can we transfer sql database backup from one server to another server directly?

I want to transfer sql database from one server to another server directly, instead taking back up of that database and copy that back up in another server and then restore it. Please tell me, Is ...
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Restore All Databases Script

I am migrating SQL Server DBs to a new instance. I have been told that it is possible to dynamically build a RESTORE script from available backups in the system catalog. Does anyone know of a sample ...
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how to restore differential back daily basis on sql server DB

Im working with SQL Server DB, what i need is that i have a DB1 and clients site communicate with this DB,Reporting module of the application is also using the same DB (i-e That shows different ...
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SQL server Index rebuild and restore not working

Hey everyone I am having an issue with my database. Below is a copy of CHECKDB. When I attempted to do a restore from a backup the restore had the same errors. It appears that my details table is ...