3
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0answers
49 views

Restoring differential backup creates DEFUNCT log file?

Here is my problem. I'm trying to move a database to a new server via a full restore, then cutover with a quick differential backup/restore. I can do a full restore without a problem, but when ...
0
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1answer
30 views

Slow performance of remote restore

Over the weekend, I was participating in a DR test. On the database side, that meant restoring backups from the production system to the DR system. What struck me as odd about the performance of the ...
5
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4answers
159 views

Only do log backup if necessary in SQL Server

We have transaction log backups taken every few minutes from many databases. Is there a way to determine if there were any committed transactions since the last backup and only then do a log backup? ...
2
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1answer
29 views

Database Backup from 2008 R2, Restore on 2012 Failover Cluster Instance

I have a production database server having sql server 2008r2. This is an old server and considering our load, we are moving to a better hardware configuration, Now the new environment is a cluster ...
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0answers
31 views

log shipping backup job getting failed frequently

Even i am facing similar issue some of the log backups are getting failed for the same reason stated above the first possibility that came to my mind was the same it could have been a network issue or ...
0
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0answers
68 views

Why has the backup time significantly increased?

I'm using Sql Server 2012. The problem is that the backup takes about twenty minutes now, whereas only a few days ago it took a matter of seconds. The database has increased by about a sixth since ...
4
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1answer
58 views

Understanding Backup Types

I have recently started a role as a junior DBA... Yesterday I created a new database for a co-worker and my boss asked me to make sure we get a backup plan on it asap. I didn't think much about it, ...
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4answers
122 views

how to restore .bkp file in SQL Server [closed]

I have a .bkp file, how can I restore it to SQL Server? I have SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012. Any idea?
1
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3answers
57 views

Is bulk-logged recovery model ever a good choice if point-in-time restore is not needed?

Is the Bulk-Logged recovery model in SQL Server ever preferable to Simple if point-in-time restore is never needed? I have read many articles about transaction log models, but cannot find a clear ...
3
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1answer
39 views

How dependent are backups on msdb tables like backupset?

I am trying to get some practice making a backup maintenance plan and restoring those backups. I have a script that churns through the most recent full database backup and any subsequent transaction ...
1
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2answers
48 views

Backing up my SQL Server System Databases

I'm trying to create a recurring scheduled job to fully backup the master, msdb and model databases, I'm using the Maintenance Plans for SQL Server 2008 R2, in the "Specific Databases to choose from ...
1
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1answer
37 views

Backups in Availability Groups

In case of async commit setup and the backup preference set to secondary replica. I have observed, in case of high unsent log size, log backup on secondary replica starts failing for that database ...
1
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0answers
72 views

What's is the best way to get incremental changes from production to incrementally changed development database?

I came to a new dev team where all development is on the same (instance) of an SQL Server (2005) database once in 1-2 days restored from a current full backup of production database replacing a dev ...
1
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1answer
263 views

Query that displays backup information (successful and failed) SQL Server

I have two jobs that backs up two different databases. Job 1 backs up DB1 Job 2 backs up DB2 DB1 fails to back up due to low space on Drive 1 resulting to a Job 1 failure. To fix that issue, I just ...
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0answers
33 views

Backup is getting failed with following error

Msg 3202, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Write on "\w-mum-fp\SQLBKP\Weekly-FL\Interactions_26_01_2014.bak" failed: 1130 (Not enough server storage is available to process this command.) Msg 3013, ...
1
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0answers
64 views

Differential backup job is working but not the Full daily backup

I have a full backup job for my database that runs once daily, I see it posted daily in the folder that it should go to, but when I check the "View History" for this job in SQL Server Agent, there are ...
2
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1answer
146 views

“Database is in transition” Error

Today I was trying to restore a database over an already existing database, I simply right clicked the database in SSMS --> Tasks --> Take Offline so I could restore the database. A small pop up ...
0
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0answers
110 views

SQL Server backup/restore between systems with different storage sector sizes

We have a system where we create template databases and back them up and distribute them to customers. We recently upgraded our 'build' server to use SSD with a 512 sector size and received an error ...
1
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2answers
107 views

T-SQL script to perform a compressed backup with maximum compression level [duplicate]

I have a database with full backup of almost 2GB. When I perform a full backup (without compression) and then compress it with winrar it become 140MB, but when I backup WITH COMPRESSION syntax the ...
2
votes
2answers
57 views

What is the purpose of BACKUP WITH NAME?

I looked at the Microsoft documentation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186865.aspx) and see that there is a WITH NAME option for backups. But it's not the name of the file (I specify ...
2
votes
1answer
182 views

Deploy SQL Server Backup Maintenance Plan in multi-tenant environment

We have a multi-tenant environment in which I've been trying to deploy a standardised maintenance plan across all servers. I've been running into issues importing the maintenance plan properly, as ...
0
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2answers
69 views

Copying a restoring database in SQL Server 2012

I've got two SQL Servers, one of these servers (Server A) is backing up transaction logs on some database and uploading them to the other (Server B). Unfortunately I have no access to Server A, I ...
0
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0answers
140 views

Database backuped, but “Last database backup” property shows bad date

I have this procedure below to backup database(procedure is in backuped database). Procedure is called by external program. Procedure runs fine, backups are created. But when I want to find out last ...
0
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2answers
51 views

Backup and truncate LDF with xp_sqlmaint

A job is backing up an LDF with the following command: EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_sqlmaint N'-PlanID <the id> -WriteHistory -VrfyBackup -BkUpMedia DISK -BkUpLog "\\server\sqlbak$" -DelBkUps 6HOURS ...
1
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1answer
44 views

How to document an archived database? [closed]

You've stored the backup file in a safe place, but what kind of info do you store with it? database type (SQL Server) compatibility level (SQL Server 2008) application name application owner ...
1
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0answers
37 views

Multiple backups during the night but only one instance of the maintenance plan [closed]

FIRST THING FIRST: I'm a C# developer, I'm the only person here that know how to manage an SQL server, but I met my limits on this one. Thank you in advance for your help. I'm not sure if my title is ...
1
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2answers
144 views

What are the primary architectural differences between the backup formats of some of the more common RDBMS' and what advantage do they serve?

Of the systems with which I am familiar, I have noticed that SQL Server's native database backup format is binary and proprietary. PostgreSQL and MySQL allow for a simpler approach, dumping the ...
3
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2answers
91 views

if database is not shrinked does it affect backup size?

Ok my question is simple. Lets say that when i click database and hover over shrink it says it can be reduced 1 GB space. Now when i do a backup of this database, does this space also getting added ...
2
votes
3answers
281 views

Is SQL Server's FILETABLE suitable for storing large files (bigger than 10 GB)?

There is a project for lab. The requirement to save the lab data (raw data and related infomation ) for research for years. So the data must be saved for years, but the data is so big, every raw ...
3
votes
2answers
91 views

Restore database to a instance in network

We are creating a application which requires sql database as backend to store data. So when user install my application he chooses a sql instance and its details. There we plan to restore the database ...
1
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2answers
985 views

How to Fix log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP? LOG Backup not possible

I checked sys.databases to find out which databases need LOG backups. It surprised me that I had quite a few where log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP meaning, the JOB I have set up to run LOG backups on ...
1
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3answers
157 views

How do I move SQL Server database files?

I have a database and want to move the .mdf and .ldf files to another location. But I do not want to stop the MSSQLSERVER service, and I do not want to export to another server. How can I do this?
0
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5answers
350 views

Mirroring vs. Log Shipping

The software company I work for is planning to migrating our infrastructure into the cloud. Our current focus is to find the best database replication method. Current Servers: SQL Server 2008 SE - ...
1
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2answers
2k views

SQL Server 2008 Database Restore Error - Cannot open backup device 15105

I am trying to restore from a backup and getting the following error Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Cannot open backup device 'Z:\FULL_BACKUP.bak'. Operating system error 3(failed to ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

Backup/Restore File Groups SQL Server [duplicate]

I've got a database with 3 Filegroups and each filegroups own a single file, Filegroup names are Primary, SecondFG and ThirdFG. I want to backup ThirdFG separately each time without backing up the ...
2
votes
1answer
406 views

Multiple versions of SQL Server on the same development machine

I am consolidating some SQL Servers to simplify administration. I am thinking about a new VM with SQL Server 2005/2008R2/2012 each as a separate named instance on the same machine. This machine will ...
2
votes
1answer
167 views

Backup and restore FileTable files

I'm preparing to use the FileTable feature in SQL Server 2012, but I'm unclear about how backups work with this feature: Does a full database backup include FileTable files? How would I perform the ...
1
vote
1answer
231 views

How to flush SQL Server database from RAM to hard disk?

As part of the nightly maintenance plan, my working MS SQL Server 2012 databases are backup-ed with options of simple recovery and full backup. Transaction log is not backup-ed. Also, at nights the ...
0
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3answers
2k views

Restoring .bak file SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server 2008

I don't have enough knowledge in SQL Server back and restore. I just want to know is it possible to restore an SQL Server 2005 .bak file in SQL Server 2008? If yes, how can I do it?
4
votes
3answers
183 views

Backup SQL Server with a system backup

I have installed a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on a server that also are used as a file server. Each day the server is automatic backed up with Acronis Backup & Recovery to a USB-disc that we switch ...
0
votes
3answers
877 views

SQL Server backup job last 5 days

We've been having this nightly backup job on SQL Server 2012 but it appends to the .bak file instead of overwriting, so while googling I discovered master.dbo.xp_delete_file I noticed that I can ...
3
votes
2answers
104 views

Can I run concurrent backups of multiple read only filegroups?

I have 62 readonly filegroups in a SQL server 2008 enterprise database. Can I backup multiple read only filegroups at the same time? I would assume this to be the case but given this database is over ...
1
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0answers
148 views

Way to make differential backup from full different but from same database

I have the following situation: Our sql server is running in a cloud service. The database to be backed up have 60gb. We need to make a local copy of the database for some tests, and it need to be up ...
5
votes
2answers
258 views

Two Different Sources Taking Transaction Log Backups

I have inherited a database server with SQL Server 2005. The databases have full recovery mode with hourly transaction log backups. There are two sources taking full backups overnight and hourly ...
1
vote
2answers
182 views

restore could not start database

Restore failed for Server 'servername'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: RESTORE could not start database 'ECP'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) The database is ...
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0answers
45 views

Backing up the SQL Application

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that needs to be periodically reset to a clean state. Normally I would look at creating an image of the system drive, however due to organizational reasons I cannot use ...
3
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1answer
256 views

Restoring database to UNC path on local drive

When I try to restore a database using a restore command with a local UNC path: RESTORE DATABASE [dbname] FROM DISK = N'\\PC91\D\backup.BAK' WITH FILE = 1, MOVE N'test' TO N'\\PC91\D\dbname.MDF', ...
0
votes
2answers
615 views

.bak file not visible in any directory

I have a .bak file created today by someone else, manually created through SSMS 2008 R2. I'm trying to manually restore the database, unfortunately the file isn't appearing when I go to browse it. I ...
1
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0answers
70 views

Backup headerinformation hold wrong database name

We're in the proces of preparing our migration to our new servers aswell as SQL 2012 and everything is looking fine and dandy and i'm testing some of the scripts we will be using. One of these ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Difference between Full backup and Copy-only full backup

I saw in this link that full backup does not truncate the log. So what is the difference between full backup and copy-only full backup? For the log backup there is copy-only backup which prevent the ...