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 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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CHECKPOINT prevents database drop

I'm working in the following scenario: I'm creating an script that recreates an entire database. The script involves destruction an recreation of the database and all its objects, as well as a great ...
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my oracle db won't open please help

This is what happens when I try to query as DBA: SQL*Plus: Release 11.2.0.1.0 Production on Mon Nov 10 22:28:00 2014 Copyright (c) 1982, 2010, Oracle. All rights reserved. Enter user-name: sys ...
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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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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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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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SQL Server database backup(2012) restore on lower version(2008)

We want to restore 2012 *.bak to 2008 sql server, we don't want to prefer import/export logical backup. Looking forward to know downgrade procedure.
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Error 3203 restoring SQL Server backup: The data is invalid

I am trying to restore a .bak file (backup taken on SQL Server 2008 R2, compatibility level 100). I am restoring the backup on SQL Server 2012 edition. I get the below error. Unfortunately the ...
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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 ...
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Restore DB from SQL Server 2008 R2 to 2014 Express

I'm trying to restore a database backup made in SQL Server 2008 R2 to the 2014 Express version. Is this even possible? If I choose restore from device and select my backup file, I see no database in ...
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Backup and restore DB through stored procedure

I need to backup a database from a server/db TO a destination Server/db. The process is pretty cool because you specify the Source Server and DB and the Destination Server / DB and the code is ...
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Restoring a database that belonged to an AG [duplicate]

I'm trying to perfect our disaster recovery steps... We take backups of a database that, in production, is in an AG. It is the only database in the AG. If we lose the building, I need to be able to ...
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Generate Database Creation Script Within A Stored Procedure

I'm looking to automate a wipe of our test environment to bring it up to be in-line with production at the end of every sprint. As it stands this is currently being completed by the test enviroment ...
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Postgresql - Recovery using recovery.conf

I am trying to recover a database using recovery.conf file for making point-in-time copy. On recovery.conf file, I added a recovery target time as below. recovery_target_time = '2011-06-16 04:10:00 ...
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SQL Operating system error 5(Access is denied.)

Having trouble restoring .bak file located on desktop. My query RESTORE DATABASE MyDatabase FROM DISK='C:\Users\Mason\Desktop\48WSDB2_backup_2014_10_01_010027_0576172 - Copy.bak' results in ...
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MySQL – Backup/Restore Selected Tables/Fields Only

I support a Python application (includes some C modules) that utilises a MySQL database. A number of clients are running this in a standalone environment but have agreed that we can use their data ...
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How to remove triggers from the restored database in SQL Server

I am using SQL Server 2008 Management Studio. I've got a .bak backup file from a client to resolve a specific issue. Once I restore the database from the .bak file, I am unable to do any alter query ...
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When to use full backup or full backup and then differential backup [duplicate]

There is a SQL Server 2012 database that has the following configurations Recovery mode : Simple Backup Schedule : Full backup at 01:00 hours daily as well as differential database backup 13:00 ...
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Is is possible to recover a database from the 'raw' files (.mdf and .ldf) of the old server to a new SQL Server instance on a new server?

I have a client that has POS software called Restaurant Pro Express (RPE) from www.pcamerica.com. RPE uses a SQL Server database. Their old POS server had a hardware failure, but I was able to attach ...
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Can a SQL Server 2005 msdb database be restored as a User database?

Can a SQL Server 2005 msdb database be restored as a User database on another instance (same Build)? "Why?" you ask: I need a list of the mail items that existed prior to installation of two service ...
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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 do I update my database generated pg_basebackup through WAL files?

Following on from this post... I have a backup generated by pg_basebackup regularly, I would update it through the WAL files. What is the best way to do it?
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Best method for daily incremental copy of Postgres database

I'm trying to figure out the best plan of attack for making a nightly copy of our Heroku PostgreSQL production database to our local development environment. The database is rather large and grows ...
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Restore from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2014 fails

I have a SQL Server database backup of SQL Server 2008 R2. I want to restore that backup file that is around 40 GB on to a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition (64-bit) and it runs till 95% and ...
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How I create backup with backup by dump and WAL files in PostgreSQL?

I have a backup and WAL files, I like update my backup with WAL files. Anyone know how to do it? Thanks
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restoring database using RMAN [closed]

If I have new data like new users and tables created after backing up database with RMAN , in case of restoring database will the operation affect my new data made after taking the backup?
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Errors restoring a differential backup

I'm getting the following error as I'm trying to restore from a differential backup: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: This backup set cannot be applied because it is on a recovery path that is ...
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How to restore a database from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2012

I've got a databe in SQL Server 2000 and older than it! And it's very old version. I can't restore to SQL Server 2012. Is that because of old version? How can I restore it? Is there any script or ...
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Restore .dmp file into csv

We have asked our clients for certain data in a csv file format and we just got a .dmp file. I have been trying to open it using MySQL as if it were .dump but it doesn't work. I have seen other ...
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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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Restoring Database to a smaller test envrionment [duplicate]

I don't believe this is possible but wanted to check. I've got a bi-weekly job running to restore the full backup to a test environment so the devs have something fresh to destroy without damaging ...
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Fullbackup + Differential/Copy-only

We have a PROD full backups copied over to support envs daily and we restore to support environments to triage some issues, as the DB is growing big we would want to run the full backup copy only on ...
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Can't restore mysqldump database backup in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to restore a database backup created using mysqldump. If I do: $ mysqldump -u ROOT -p DATABASE_NAME < DATABASE.SQL the database remains empty, even though I get some screen output ...
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Upgrade Database from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I've upgrade my database from SQL Server 2008 to 2008 R2 (v10.50.1600.1) on a remote server. Version of my local SQL Server is 10.50.1600.1. When attempting to restore database from remote server to ...
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Copy postgis layer from S3 to Heroku

I have a dump of a postgis layer (layer.dump), which I am trying to add to my heroku database (mydatabase). The postgis layer is stored on S3 (https://s3.amazonaws.com/layer.dump). I would like to add ...
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How to copy tablespace from one database to another database in Oracle 11g

How to copy tablespace and datafiles from one database to another database in Oracle 11g in same server ?
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Mongo DB Site to Site Migration

I am somewhat new to MongoDB but I do have some experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL. Currently, I need to migrate Mongo DB from one site to another. The sites should be identical (development and ...
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Unable to restore the database with the query [closed]

USE master GO ALTER DATABASE Tfs_CoE SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE; GO RESTORE DATABASE Tfs_CoE FROM DISK = 'D:\Backupfolder\Tfs_CoE.bak' WITH MOVE 'Tfs_CoE' TO 'D:\MSSQL12.SQLSERVERSECOND\...
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Distributor Configuration for Merge Replication Restore

I have recently taken over some DBA responsibilities in my current role, and I'm struggling with a restore of a merge-replicated Publisher DB and Subscriber DB from Prod into PreProd. Both ...
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Instant File Initialization on Shared drive

I asked something similar to this before, but previously I had asked about moving backups to a shared location. This time I am curious: if I want to restore a database on a shared drive, do I need to ...
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MySQL restore old backup over new data

We have a MySQL backup. Did some changes on our database and some data was lost. In the mean time new records were added. We have to restore the mysql backup over our latest data. Some of the tables ...
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check when last backup was taken

Brent Ozar had an interesing newsletter on 2015-06-22; How do you manage dbas measuring backups, where he thinks that a good DBA should check when the last backup was done it was last restored ...
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Issues with mysql enterprise backup, assertion failure on restore

I'm trying to restore a backup to a new server, but having some issues with corruption. The source server has a 2.5T table which is very active. I copied the latest backup over to a new server and ...
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“could not write to log file, Bad file descriptor” error when working with huge table

I'm having a big problem with a PostreSQL database. Whenever I do something with a huge table (over 9 million rows) the whole postgres process crashes with the following entries in the log file: ...
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Restore Database in SQL Server 2014 with different name

I am using SQL Server 2014. I have a database but as the user deleted some records, I need to create another database with a different name and then transfer the data from the restored database to ...
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Understanding RMAN Backupset

I feel a bit confused when I read about RMAN! what are the differences between: RMAN> backup as backupset RMAN> backup database; RMAN> backup database plus archivelog; RMAN> backup ...
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restore script variable date and time

Goodafternoon, i am looking for a variable for the date and time. I have several backups in one directory and want to restore the latest to a another server. Is there a variable i can use in my ...