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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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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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Restore All Databases Script

I am migrating SQL Server DBs to a new instance. I have been told that it is possible to dynamically build a RESTORE script from available backups in the system catalog. Does anyone know of a sample ...
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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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How large will a MySQL database be relative to the dump file?

I'm restoring a ~52GB dump to a MySQL database. The ibdata1 file has already exceeded the size of the dump file and the restore is still incomplete. Is there any way to estimate the final size of the ...
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Best way to migrate a huge SQL Server database with low downtime over network

Problem definition Our database server needs to be transferred to an other datacenter. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (64-bit) and contains two databases of about 2TB and 1TB. ...
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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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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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Unable to restore TDE enabled database when MAXTRANSFERSIZE and CHECKSUM is used

Update: @AmitBanerjee - Senior Program Manager for the Microsoft SQL Server Product Group confirmed that MS will look into the issue as it is a defect. Has anyone encountered issue restoring backups ...
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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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Restore a large number of transaction logs

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2, and I need to restore 36 .trn logs to a database. I have restored the first 4 using the restore transaction log functionality in SSMS (right-click database > tasks > ...
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Missing Transaction log in chain, Possible to skip

We have had one of our clients SQL Servers crash and need to restore it to the most recent possible time. We have a full backup from Monday and transaction logs that run every hour up until this ...
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Migrate from SQL Server 2000 to 2012 without a 2005 or 2008 instance

I have come across three old databases sitting on SQL Server 2000 which I need to move to 2012. I believe the standard approach is to restore into a 2005 or 2008 instance, update, re-export and ...
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Automation of backups of Large Number of Database

In a multi-tenant web application where a database is set up for each tenant, the database can be backed up and restored manually through a fairly conventional approach. I am considering this type of ...
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Collation conflict … Could not use dbo.sysdac_instances

After a migration of databases to a new 2014 server with default collation Latin1_General_CI_AS, but where most of the databases have a collation of Latin1_General_BIN, an attempt to import an Excel ...
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Unable to restore database backup because it is accessed by other connection

--first command use master Go -- second command ALTER DATABASE MyDB SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE Go -- Third command RESTORE DATABASE [MyDB] FROM DISK = N'D:\Restore_Backup\...
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Restoring a differential backup in SQL server 2005

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\" & MyTime....
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How to find out the oldest full backup still existing on disk?

one of the things I like to find out is what is the oldest full backup file still living in my servers. it is the custom to delete or move those files to a different place after a number of days. How ...
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Backup and restore of TDE Databases to different server

There seems to be a lot of information on backing up and restoring TDE databases, but it's generally all the same information, and there seems to be some contradiction about certain points. I have ...
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How to query last restore date in SQL Server?

Is there a T-SQL query that shows the last restore datetime for a certain database?
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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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Restoring a SQL Server 2012 database in high availability

I have a database which is in always-on high availability mode synchronized with another database on a different instance. How can I restore from a .bak file into the primary database using T-SQL? I'...
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Restore encrypted database to another server

I'm using a product which runs on SQLServer 2008. Understandably the company supplying it don't offer SQLServer support. When I installed the product I specified a password to encrypt the database. I'...
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Extracting a field from RESTORE HEADERONLY

I'm trying to use 'RESTORE HEADERONLY' to get the date when the backup I'm about to restore was made. The command: RESTORE HEADERONLY FROM DISK = '<path to .bak file>' works fine in Query ...
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Restore a SQL Server 2012 backup file in SQL Server 2016/2014

I have SQL Server 2012 backup files and want to restore these to SQL Server 2016/2014. Will it work? I need to find this out before I uninstall SQL Server 2012.
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How to use variables with RESTORE FILELISTONLY

Storing the result of RESTORE FILELISTONLY in a temporary table called #filepaths. IF object_id('sp_restore') IS NOT NULL drop procedure sp_restore go CREATE PROCEDURE sp_restore AS BEGIN ...
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Restore database to point in time from full backup only

I have a database with recovery mode set to FULL. It's a dev database and I have two full backups dated 19th and 27th i.e. latest. One of the developer did some changes on 26th and I want to rollback ...
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How to recover/restore corrupted Innodb data files?

A while ago, my Windows 7 system on which a MySQL Server 5.5.31 was running crashed and corrupted the InnoDB database. The weekly backup that's available does not cover all the tables that were ...
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Can I use a script to restore multiple SQL databases from .bak files?

I'm migrating 100 plus SQL databases over to a new server in a new location. I have the maintenance plan in place to take full back ups and then a script to copy over the .bak files to a temp ...
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Move an Oracle database by moving the raw data files

I have a large Oracle database (~300 GB) and I need to move a copy of the database to a new environment in a short period of time. I was wondering if there is a way to just pick up the raw files ...
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The log in this backup set is too recent, but it's from before the last full backup!

I'm trying to restore a full database backup plus transaction logs to the most recent transaction log. I've set up transaction logs to ship out every 15 minutes. This setup was performed via the SMSS ...
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Error 3154 while restoring a backup using WITH REPLACE

I have SQL 2012 with SP1 installed on my computer. I made a backup of a database test.bak. I have a database with the name test2 which is the same database, but the data changed. I want to restore ...
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Why does @@dbts increase after backup/restore?

I have a SQL Server 2005 database, containing some tables which have a Timestamp (or RowVersion) column. I need to know the value of the current timestamp, so I use the following query: SELECT CAST(@@...
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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 ...
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History of database restore completion times?

I'm trying to estimate the restore time for a few 1TB+ databases on SQL 2012. Is it possible to look at completed restores from the last year and list the completion time ? It's an odd remote server ...
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Move (Restore) SQL Server 2005 database which does not exist before

I did not ready about this but found out after trying to restore a database from remote server and it wont restore if the database did not exist before. What I would do is create a .bak file (backup ...
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Can I find out what version of MySQL from the data files?

I have a very odd situation going on here. I had a linux box running ubuntu 8.10 and MySQL server with a Wordpress installation on it hosting an internal blog for our company. The machine that this ...
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How do I rescue SQL Agent jobs from a set of detached master, model, mdb files?

I had a MSSQL (MSSQL 2008 R2) cluster that failed in a way that I couldn't bring it back up (long story, servers ended up in BSOD loops, I'm blaming Broadcom and myself). I've SQL backups, and even ...
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Does SQL Server re-create system databases if they are lost/missing?

We have a third-party server backup tool running every 24 hours, which backs up everything (files and database in preparation for a bare-metal restore). After much investigation, it emerged that the ...
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Restore all applicable files in a backup device in T-SQL

I'm using SQL Server (2008 R2 in this case) and I am backing up my databases into backup devices (one per database). Every Sunday the device is overwritten with a new full backup, every night a ...
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How to merge MySQL backup files (*.sql)

We have several MySQL backup files of a database in *.SQL format and we want to restore the database by using these files. However, as the sql files contains "DROP TABLE" definitions, running one ...
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Tool for quickly backup and restore a table

Is there a tool for quickly backup and restore a table's data, preferably to a csv file? It would be best if I could do it using batch. Run a .cmd file and data is backed up into a file with datetime ...
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Can you restore log file backups to a mirror database after failure?

Purely a theoretical question as I've been considering possible DR scenarios... In this scenario: The link between a principle and a mirror server becomes unavailable for a period of time (e.g. ...
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Automating DB Restore from network share

We have a network share that uses different credentials from the currently logged in user. Inside this share we have full, differential and log backups that come through from a third party database ...
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Oracle isn't restoring correctly a backup

First of all I'll say I'm using: Oracle Database 11g Express Edition Oracle SQL developer What I'm trying to achieve Create a backup and restore it, so for example I can delete a table after a ...
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The backup or restore was aborted - what could it be?

use master go ALTER DATABASE Apcore SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE RESTORE DATABASE Apcore FROM DISK=N'C:\Backups\QG-V-SQL-TS$AIFS_DEVELOPMENT_APCore_FULL_20180909_230034.bak' WITH FILE = ...
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SQL Availability Group restore database to standalone server

Running: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 I want to test a backup by restoring onto an isolated server. The backup was taken from an Availability Group (HADR) configuration, but the target ...
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Having the backup file, how to work out the total disk space required to do the restore?

I have a nice query that gives me the date of last full backup, size and location, even when I backup to multiple backup files. what I don't have is an estimate of the total backup size (for each of ...
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DBA first day in a new job - check backups and security - How? what else should be checked?

Generally when I start in a new environment, I tend to check where are the backups, when the last full was taken, when was the last restore applied and I check the security too. The way I do this is ...
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Is it possible to quickly create/restore database snapshots with PostgreSQL?

First of all, I'm a developer, not a DBA or sysadmin; please be gentle :) I'm working on an application workflow where a single user action will trigger complex changes in the database - creating ...
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Restore database excluding FILESTREAM data

Context We are developing a system with a large-ish database in the bottom. It is an MS SQL database running on SQL Server 2008 R2. The total size of the database is about 12 GB. Out of these, ...