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Making copies of data which may be restored after a data loss event or to recover data from some earlier point in time.

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How can I optimize a mysqldump of a large database?

I have a symfony application with an InnoDB database that is ~2GB with 57 tables. The majority of the size of the database resides in a single table (~1.2GB). I am currently using mysqldump to ...
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Restoring a backup to an older version of SQL Server

When trying to restore a backup to a SQL Server Express 2008 database I got the following error: Restore failed for Server '...\SQLEXPRESS'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoExtended) System.Data.SqlClient....
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How can I move a database from one server to another?

How can I move MySQL tables from one physical server to another? Such as this exact scenario: I have a MySQL server that uses innodb table and is about 20GB size. I want to move it to a new server, ...
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Restricting users to COPY ONLY backups

I am looking to deploy log shipping in my production environment. This will mean I will have to manage backup chains which could be disrupted by people taking backups to refresh development ...
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How do you mysqldump specific table(s)?

How can I dump a specific table or set of tables without including the rest of the db tables?
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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?
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Is it possible to mysqldump a subset of a database required to reproduce a query?

Background I would like to provide the subset of my database required to reproduce a select query. My goal is to make my computational workflow reproducible (as in reproducible research). Question ...
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Restoring an old backup to latest MySQL release

Our old database is MySQL 5.1 server and is four years old. If I uninstall MySQL 5.1 Server and install the latest release and restore the backup, will I gain performance benefits? I guess the new ...
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MySQL any way to import a huge (32 GB) sql dump faster?

I have this huge 32 GB SQL dump that I need to import into MySQL. I haven't had to import such a huge SQL dump before. I did the usual: mysql -uroot dbname < dbname.sql It is taking too long. ...
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Changed max_allowed_packet and still receiving 'Packet Too Large' error

I use mysqldump to create a flat file for backup purposes. I have used this file to recreate the database on an alternate server. I ran the import process through ssh on the command line and I ...
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How does max_allowed_packet affect the backup and restore of a database?

I have a database based on mysql 5.0.75-0Ubuntu10.2, running under Ubuntu 9.04. I have a table in that database with a medium blob column. I have been using automysqlbackup to do nightly backups/dumps ...
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Safest way to perform mysqldump on a live system with active reads and writes?

I'm not sure if this is true but I remember reading if you run the following command in linux mysqldump -u username -p database_name > backup_db.sql while reads and writes are being made to a ...
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Any option for mysqldump to ignore databases for backup?

We have 40 databases in our server. We want to take 36 databases backup using mysqldump. How can i ignore remaining 4 databases in mysqldump command? Is there any option for mysqldump to ignore ...
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How to tell if a backup log chain is broken?

I had a situation where the Native Backups were being made on a Server. I happened to see in msdb that there was a third party backup tool (AppAssure) that was also taking VSS (kind-of) backup to ...
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Can't find process that is creating backups

We have an instance of SQL Server 2008 installed on a customer server. The customer's IT department is in charge of the various backups of the machine. The SQL Server log shows there is a full backup ...
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The smallest backup possible ... with SQL Server

Daily we ship our SQL Server backups across the WAN. We need to minimize the size of these backups so it does not take forever. We don't mind if our backup process takes a bit longer; as it stands ...
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SQL Backup tuning large databases

I am tuning SQL backups using compression, writing to multiple files, and changing the BufferCount and MaxTransferSize options. I have SQL instance with a 4 TB database and several smaller databases ...
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Dump only the Stored Procedures in MySQL

I need to dump only the stored procedures : no data, no table creation. How can I do this using mysqldump?
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Is it possible to restore sql-server bak and shrink the log at the same time?

We have a bak file from a client that we have transferred to our developer offices for problem investigation. The backup is currently 25GB and the restored database is about the same size however it ...
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What is the difference between XtraBackup and rsync?

Yes, I'm going to run strace on them both... However, I would like to know ... What is XtraBackup is doing over and above rsync -ac src dest ? What's so special about XtraBbackup ? How is XtraBackup ...
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During a log backup is the data backed up to the start or end of the operation?

Say I am running a log backup, and that log backup takes 10 minutes to complete. During that 10 minute window, further transactions are run. Given the below example, which transactions does the log ...
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Backup and restore "mysql" database

I use the following command to backup some normal databases: mysqldump --host=host --user=user --password=passwd --result-file=result.sql -R --single-transaction database_name My question is : do I ...
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Why is a .bak so much smaller than the database it's a backup of?

I just took a backup of a SQL Server database. The MDF and LDF files together total around 29 GB, but the .bak file was only 23 GB, about 20% smaller. My first guess when one version of a set of ...
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DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS not included in mysqldump

I'm dumping my stored procedures only using the following command: mysqldump --routines --no-create-info --no-data --no-create-db --skip-opt databasename -u username -p > outputfile.sql but the ...
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Backing up file groups with restore to earlier backup

I have a task: I have created a database with a filegroup lamb that has a few tables. I need to extract a csv into a table in a filegroup named lamb and back up that filegroup. Then extract another ...
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Quick MySQL Backup

I have a database which is grown to 3GB and it has 3 MyISAM tables. And I have 4GB RAM. What will be the best (quick) way to backup this database without any performance lack. Or mysqldump will work ...
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MySQL backup InnoDB

I have a VoIP server running 24x7. At low peak hour at lease 150+ users are connected. My server has MySQL running with InnoDB engine on Windows 2008 platform. I like to take at least 2 times full ...
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How to verify a SSAS Backup and how to perform Integrity Checks in SSAS?

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases that is working successfully. I also delete the SSAS backup files that are older than 2 days. What I am looking forward to implement is: 1) How to verify ...
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Mongodb incremental backups

I was given the task to set up incremental backups for MongoDB replicaset, as start point, of course, I googled it and could not find anything on MongoDB docs, I did find however this question on ...
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I/O requests taking longer than 15 seconds

Usually our weekly full backups finish in about 35 minutes, with daily diff backups finishing in ~5 minutes. Since tuesday the dailies have taken almost 4 hours to complete, way more than should be ...
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Understanding the impact/risk of turning off "verify backup integrity" on SQL backup

Currently we use standard maintenance plans for backups on the SQL Server 2005/2008/2008R2/2012 servers in our environment, and the "Verify backup integrity" box has always been checked. Some of the ...
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Verify mysqldump backup is corruption free

We've got a cron task backing up our Database using mysqldump - my main concern is corruption, short of manually importing and checking the backups each time whats the best way to check / verify a ...
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Can mysqldump dump triggers and procedures?

Is there any way of making a mysqldump which will save all the triggers and procedures from a specified db? Some time ago I read that mysqldump will also save my triggers, but it doesn't look like it....
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How to log error details when using using try/catch for dynamic SQL backup commands

When issuing a backup command within a stored procedure that uses a try catch and dynamic sql, the error messages are very general when compared to running the backup command directly. Try/Catch ...
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Transaction log is growing very fast

One of our SQL Server 2014 database transaction logs is growing very fast and I cannot find the root cause for this. Database in Simple recovery mode. During full backup the log file grows to its ...
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How to copy a MySQL database which is a mixture of InnoDB and MyISAM to the same server?

Because mysqldump takes forever, we decided to just move around the files. Because the 2 databases are on the same server, a cp will be fast. The problem is, from research, MyISAM is okay with being ...
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Different MySQL Datafile Sizes After Restoration

I'm quite new in database administration. The database architecture of my current company is master-slave replication. We are using MySQL version 5.0.86. Some weeks ago, we upgraded the company's ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore part of a database in sql-server?

We have a sql-server 2005 database that we regularly transfer from our client site to ours. This takes a long time because we don't have a direct connection and have to transfer the file over their ...
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How to get a working and complete PostgreSQL DB backup and test

I was hoping I could get a clear answer on how to ensure taking a full Postgres backup just like you would get with MS SQL Server, and then take care of orphaned users. From what I've read, and it ...
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Restore mysql database with different name

How can we restore mysql database with different name from mysqldump file. I dont't want to open dump file and edit it. Any other better methods?
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.bak file not visible in any directory in SSMS

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 ...
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How can I determine the size of a dump file prior to dumping?

How can I determine or estimate the size of the SQL dump file prior to using something like mysqldump?
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What's a good SQL Server backup schedule?

There seems to be a plethora of information regarding the process of setting up backup tasks, but not much information about the big-picture view of database backups. At least, it's hard to formulate ...
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pg_restore: [archiver (db)] could not execute query: ERROR: schema "public" already exists

I am using pg_dump / pg_restore to backup and restore a PostgreSQL database, but am getting some error messages (and a non-zero exit status) from pg_restore. I tried a super simple base case (outlined ...
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Backing up & restoring 10-20 SQL Server databases to a ~synchronous state?

I need to backup up 10-20 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases with sizes between 10-50 GB, while they are online and used simultaneously by a single enterprise app. I also need to restore them to a state ...
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The database mail configuration saved into a temp table

I am currently dealing with a bunch of servers and they have different Database Mail Configurations. I can see the Database Mail configuration for each of those servers. I use the following script: ...
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MySQL Server Backup

I was wondering if there was any way of making a backup of an entire MySQL Server at regular intervals to a specific location. (If the version is required I can get it easily). If there is, I must ...
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Restoring encrypted database on another server (using Backup Encryption)

I have two SQL Server instances on same machine. I want to create an encrypted backup on one of the databases and then restore it on the second instance. I am doing the following steps: Create and ...
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Is there a limit to how many backups can be appended to a single file?

A recent question got me looking at MS Documents and wondering. Is there a limit to how many backups can be appended to a single file? By default SQL Server uses NOINIT to append new backups to the ...
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Copying datadir directory enough for backing up a database with InnoDB tables?

I have an innodb table with 80 million rows and it's extremely slow with mysqldump so I'm thinking of copying the datadir directory for a backup / transfer. I used to copy database with only MyISAM ...
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