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 undo every change made to a database in a controlled environment?

I'm doing system testing of a product, and several tests are severely changing the data of a demo database. The data is quite complex to create queries which will undo the changes done by the tests; ...
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Restoring SQL Server database backup file for read-only access - is it possible to skip the ldf file creation?

I need to read some data from a database given by its backup file. So, I issue the RESTORE DATABASE command, which creates two files - the database MDF file and the log LDF file. Is it possible to ...
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Can a database restore fail after it has begun?

I've noticed that a lot of times if a database restore is going to fail, it will fail before it even starts restoring in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (displaying an error about space or something ...
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Restoring a backed up database fails

I have backed up a database (full backup) and was attempting to restore as a new database (different name). However when attempting to restore it I get the following error: The transaction log for ...
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restore attach sql database [closed]

My old computer crashed and died a couple of weeks ago(motherboard), and I have been able to copy data from the hard drive over to new computer. Problem is with sql database, I'm not able to restore ...
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How to gracefully handle a source database restore from backup in a data warehouse

We are facing a challenging situation with our data warehouse source databases. Frequently these sources databases will be restored from backups. There is a high turnover of data entry persons who ...
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postgresql: how do I dump and restore roles for a cluster?

Where are roles stored in a cluster, and how do I dump them? I did a pg_dump of a db and then loaded it into a different cluster, but I get a lot of these errors: psql:mydump.sql:3621: ERROR: role ...
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Recover data from accidental update

I have done an incorrect update and hence I restored the DB with a backup from the previous day. I have not taken a copy of the corrupted data before restoring the backup. Is there any possibility to ...
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SQL restore duration

I am trying to determine the duration of backup restore. I executed a few restore command to restore some backups located on network share drive. Here is command and summary, RESTORE DATABASE [test] ...
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Can I restore an uncompressed differential backup after a compressed full backup?

If we enable compression on database backups (because the database backup size is huge) but don't enable it on differential which are relatively small in size, will a restore work? Because the full ...
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SQL Server 2000 to 2008 R2

When I try to restore a database abackup from a SQL Server 2000 to 2008 R2m, I get this error: Actually, I don't quite get it. What does the error actually mean? And how can I solve it?
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How to restore from a backup of a very old version of DB2 (version 6.1 backup)?

I am helping a client with some legacy application that is still running DB2 6.1 on Windows 2000! I am helping them migrate to newer software/hardware infrastructure. I have a backup of the DB2 6.1 ...
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Can I open a SQL Server 2008 R2 database in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express?

This question has probably been asked a dozen times but I couldn't find them here or at SO. Can I attach/restore a SQL Server 2008 R2 database to my local SQL 2008 R2 Express instance?
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How to restore IBM DB2 database from AIX to Windows?

I had made backup from remote IBM DB2 server in AIX using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/dbemp/backup Then I grab the backup file using FTP Client from my Windows. I run this ...
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pg_restore and psql asks password for restoring dump file

This will be probably extreme novice question but I want to restore a .backup dump file. I have tried the following command: pg_restore -i -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -d old_db -v ...
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Help with best practice of merging databases

Bad news, our website server (Windows 2003) crashed because of dead RAID controller. Luckily few hours later our backup server was up and website was live again. Hopefully tomorrow our original ...
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How to merge data from 2 databases [duplicate]

I have a SQL-Server database that crashed while I was away on vacation. All info from 5/2/13 is missing from our current database because my replacement implemented a back-up of the database from ...
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Can I recover CDC tables from transaction logs?

Is there anyway to restore CDC tables from transaction logs? My basic understanding is that CDC reads these logs, and entries that are specially marked, are grabbed by CDC. Once this has happened ...
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Is it there anyway to restore updated records in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2?

We have an test database configured with our web application. Due to internal web application error the entries were get updated in the database. Is it there any way to recover the updated records? ...
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What's the best way to backup DB files via network on Linux and Solaris machines?

I wonder what the best way to backup files via the network. I have Solaris machines with Oracle 10i on a Veritas cluster. Machines are connected to EMC storage. The /data/oracle directory is mounted ...
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Restore a Database to a New database (T-SQL)

I have a database backup from a database, say SourceData which needs to be restored on another database, same schema, but different name (SourceData_1) using T-SQL. I don't know why I gets the ...
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Restoring differential backup from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012

We are migrating a client to a new server. Their old server has SQL Server 2005. I have attempted to perform a differential backup however I received an error about the LSN chain being broken. Please ...
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Restoring a database backup to a local machine in MySQL

I have downloaded my .sql file of my database server. It is in the D: drive of my Windows machine. I want to restore the back up in my this machine. I used: mysql database -u root < ...
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How can I verify that a full database restore reflects the exact source database in SQL Server?

We are decommissioning our old SQL Server 2000 Ent. instance in favor of SQL Server 2008 R2 Ent. My planned migration path is: Terminate client connections (2000) Full Backup (2000) Restore (2008 ...
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Restoring a database back to a point in time before full backup was made

A problem with one of our database tables arose at the end of last week and I wanted to restore that database to a server in order to retrieve the table. We only have the last backup, and a full set ...
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Oracle Backup and Recovery Issue

I have backed up database located on Host1 and restored/recovered it on Host2. After a while, I backed up DB on Host1 again. Now I want DBs on Host1 and Host2 be the same using last backup. How can ...
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Restoring multiple differential backups SQL Server 2008 [duplicate]

Over the bank holiday the backups failed on a db the full has been restored and now I have several differentials to be restored on top. Could someone give best method or do I restore just ...
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MySQL: parallel restores at same time from backup files?

Slightly related to this question, but for MySQL: Would it be possible/wise to execute 2 parallel restores from a single backup? Is it possible/wise to do a parallel restore of two independent ...
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Does the SQL Server Backup Database Command also backup views from a Database?

I have a backup job (SQL Server Agent job) which will iterate through all of our SQL Server databases in SSMS, invoke the BACKUP DATABASE command to create a .bak file on a different server. This ...
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Restoring a differential backup in SQL server 2005 [duplicate]

I have created a full back up of my database by executing the line below in my application: Dim Query As String = "backup database Ari to disk='G:\Documents and Settings\i\Desktop\BKAR\" & ...
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DB2 online restore - “SQL1035N The database is currently in use.”

I am trying to do ONLINE RESTORE ROLLFORWARDING TO END OF LOGS AND COMPLETE. When I run this command I am getting error SQL1035N The database is currently in use. It does not allow any connections to ...
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SQL Server - backup / restore schema only (not a duplicate if that's what you're thinking!)

We have a DB on over 100 servers of which we want to backup / restore the structure of just 1 at a time to a specific UAT database. They're all called the same thing but vary in terms of schema - ...
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Need help in restore some rows into mySQL database frm myd myi

I am using one mySQL database for several sections of the website and one of the section is not working, when I go to the link of that section it gives the error "1146 Error @ Line 39: Table ...
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Move named instance to another server

To be honest I'm not a DBA expert. I get asked by one of my clients in terms of moving a SQL Server development instance that is stored in the production server (source) to another server ...
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Is it possible to have a valid backupset with null position?

In database restore process I need to rely on position column exists in backupset record to restore the latest backupset. Restore the latest backup on the database I noticed sometimes position is ...
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Can I restore a SQL Server .bak files without SQL Server?

I have some large .bak files from a SQL Server 2005 dump. Can I restore these without using SQL Server, either to PostgreSQL, MySQL, or to flat text files? An open source solution would be most ...
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Repairing corrupt SQL Server database backup?

I'm looking at a problem for someone who was backing up to a cloud-based service. Apparently the customer's server crashed while it was performing some maintenance on the cloud-based service's ...
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MySQL Point in Time Recovery For Just a Single Schema?

Is it possible to simply restore a single schema and bring it to a point in time (Say three hours ago) without bringing the entire database back? I can think of a lengthy method of backing up each ...
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Transaction log for SQL Server is too big

I have a database that has a 33 gb transaction log. It is caused by the fact that the database is in full recovery mode has been used for over 5 years prior to the first backup. I want to truncate ...
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SP for Restoring Database and performing other tasks on it

I am creating a stored procedure for our QA dept that will do the following: Accept specific inputs to generate a consistent name, restore a database (giving it the generated name,) set the db up for ...
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How to restore a SQL Server database along with a standalone application?

I am new to Microsoft SQL Server. I mostly use MySQL and Firebird databases in my projects. I have a client who needs to restore some software after his computer crashed. All that is left is a pen ...
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SQL Server asks for 100GB for a dump with 1GB

Is it acceptable that SQL Server asks for 100GB free disk space to restore a 1GB dump file? If no, what should be parameterized?
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Restore InnoDB tables / database using only data files

I have MySQL Server 5.1.51 installed on Windows Server 2003 as Operating System and using InnoDB as database engine. I have run DROP DATABASE dbName statement by mistake. I have no backup of that ...
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Cannot restore Amazon RDS SQL Server database to given point-in-time using SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

I'm trying to restore one of my Amazon DRS SQL Server databases. Using SQL Server Management Studio, I can correct to my DRS database instance using the master account I created when creating the ...
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Transactional versus Merge Replication (Restore backup after downtime)

I have the following transactional replication setup: Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Server A: Master, has a database with a table, publisher Server B: Slave, subscriber ...
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Getting recovered db files to work on rebuilt server

I've had to rebuild my server and have tried to copy the database files from the old drive to /var/lib/mysql/. I have restarted apache and run 'show databases', this list all the databases. I have ...
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Cannot restore Amazon RDS SQL Server database to given point-in-time using SQL Server Management Studio

I'm trying to restore one of my Amazon DRS SQL Server databases. Using SQL Server Management Studio, I can correct to my DRS instance using the master account I created when creating the database ...
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Invalid data types in restore headeronly resultset

I'm trying to write a SQL Server script to iterate through .bak files in a directory and then restore them to our server. In doing so, I've created three temp tables: #Files to keep track of the ...
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SQL Server backup, attach to BAK file?

I have a SQL Server database with a full text index. When I created the app that uses it, I made a backup of the database and I ship the .BAK file with the app. As part of the app install it does a ...
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SQL Recover from .bak file with NOINIT

This will, hopefully, be a nice and quick question for someone out there. It continues from my previous question. I have a .BAK file that I'm trying to restore. The .BAK was created with the NOINIT ...