The processes of creating a point in time copy of data.

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Is it possible to restore a database snapshot from a 64 bit system to a 32 bit one?

I would like to perform a restoration test on a snapshot backup of my MariaDB database using a test server running on a 32-bit OS. My production server is a 64-bit system. I would like to know if the ...
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PostgreSQL 9.2 EBS Snapshot on AWS

I found this post here back from 2011, and wanted to verify that it's still valid and good advice to take a hot snapshot of an ebs volume (PostgreSQL still running) so long as you're snapping all of ...
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Drop & re-add subscribers to transactional replication

I'm trying to get Stored Procedures to execute on the subscribers, as seems to be best practice. I already have transactional replication running happily. I add a new sproc, and set properties of ...
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Report snapshot with links to other reports

I have a report that I have just set up to create a weekly snapshot. This report has links on it to other reports in reporting services. When SSRS creates the snapshot, how does it treat these ...
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Add/remove tables in merge replication without full snapshot

I have a laboratory system that need to be installed in different collection stations, each with a independent database installation, but synchronizing some data among them, such as tests results, ...
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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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Taking hot backup of slave node in postgres (master-slave config with repmgr)

I have a postgresql setup with master-slave configuration using repmgr. I'm struggling with taking a consistent snapshot backup (pg_start_backup) of the slave node, this is due the fact that the slave ...
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Snapshot transaction throws random conflict. Should I choose something else? [closed]

I've got a problem with my transaction. Currently it runs in IsolationLevel.Snapshot. The action it does, can take some time depending on the amount of data, it has to import. What it does: Create ...
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Should I keep pg_xlog on the same disk as data if using disk snapshotting?

We're running on EBS volumes on EC2. We're interested in leveraging EBS snapshotting for backups. However, does this mean we'd need to ensure our pg_xlog is on the same EBS volume as our data? (I ...
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quick checkpoints for development mode

i'm a programmer, not a dba. i need a mechanism to quickly make a snapshot of a database (oracle 11g XE) before i run migration. migration changes data, grants, DDL (tables, triggers, lexers, views ...