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

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MySQL replication setup based on an LVM snapshot – am I forgetting anything?

I'm tasked with starting a brand new replica of a client's MySQL 5.7.35 database server. While I've observed others doing this in the past in various circumstances, I haven't been in charge of this ...
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Log Replay on top of SQL database files captured during VSS snapshot failed

I am having a SQL Server and want to perform hourly VSS based backups (will store the VHD separately in a disk) and perform log backups in every 10 min interval. And with the help of backed-up VHD and ...
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How to solve Log shipping issues when Shadow copy volume-level backups are in place?

How to solve Log shipping issues when Shadow copy volume-level backups are in place? I tried setting up log shipping but it failed each time because the backup chain of the virtual log, the block ...
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How to speed up restore database from snapshot in SQL Server? [duplicate]

To revert a test database to an initial state (after running a test), I would like to restore the database from snapshot. I'm using the following script to achieve that. However, the script execution ...
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How to speed up restore database from snapshot in SQL Server?

To revert a test database to an initial state (after running a test), I would like to restore the database from snapshot. I'm using the following script to achieve that. However, the script execution ...
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Calling triggers on replicated table when reinitalising from snapshot

I noticed my triggers weren't being fired after a subscriber was reinitialised. Is there a configuration to allow this functionality. Currently my setting for 'Action if name is in use' is 'Delete ...
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What is the difference between database snapshot and VSS database snapshot backup?

I have database backups configured via SAN disk tool. In the backupset table I can see the VSS writer service is taking full backups of type snapshot. There are 85 databases on the server. I know ...
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What is the theory and workflow for taking a snapshot of a PostgreSQL database and restoring it in a running application?

The only thing I could find to get started is: Is it possible to quickly create/restore database snapshots with PostgreSQL? I also see things like this, but I'm not sure if that's all you need. I am ...
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Can we access snapshot database of a log shipping database while we are restoring log files

I have a question regarding snapshot database of a log shipping database. I have a database name like Northwind on server A and I am shipping it to server B. On server B, the log shipped copy of the ...
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Can I make a short-lived readonly snapshot for reporting in Azure SQL DB?

I have an Azure SQL DB (OLTP), that is under considerable load, let's call it AppDB. AppDB is transactionally consistent, but new rows are written to it constantly. Now I need to populate ReportingDB ...
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Understanding the floor performance of a SQL Server snapshot restore

I'm currently working on understanding the performance of snapshot restores in my company's test suite. I've read a lot of material online about how the time it takes to perform a restore is directly ...
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Starting SQL server Database in forced recovery mode

I would like to force SQL Server database to go in recovery mode when restoring from disk image snapshot. Any suggestions to force a single or group of databases in recovery so that additional ...
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How to run postgres in-memory on windows and sync to FS when a temer runs out?

So Progress is slow for me (in terms of query and update times) on SSD and it is ok in my case: I use it as a mix of Graph database + Table processor + NoSQL JSON trees so lots of loops, graphs, trees,...
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AWS RDS snapshot restore from west to east

have query related to snapshot restore . my rds snasphot are copied everday from west to east region everyday after automated daily rds backups task gets completed. However however last one month ...
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What is the name of the process for creating a new DB from an exported snapshot? [closed]

I need to set up an automated process that: creates a snapshot of an AWS RDS (MySQL) DB uses that snapshot to create a new RDS instance that will be used as an "analytics playground" I'm ...
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Create DB snapshot without specifying the FILENAME attribute

I create DB snapshot as one of the tasks in SSIS package. The package works with 20 different DBs. Thus, each DB will have a snapshot with hard-coded FILENAME attribute. CREATE DATABASE Sales_snap ON ...
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SQL Server replication methodology

I have a relatively large production environment (150GB) in SQL Server, and I need to duplicate it somewhere else for querying (specifically: I need to create an environment identical to the ...
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Are snapshots generated for each sub query inside a Postgres READ_COMMITTED transaction?

From what I understand - in a READ_COMMITTED Postgres transaction “the transaction obtains a snapshot whenever an SQL command is executed” source. Does this mean a snapshot will be obtained for each ...
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How does Database Snapshots Work (MySQL)?

I have a MySQL database hosted on an AWS RDS instance. The database has many tables and I observed the following: I picked a table with about 1-2 million records that is indexed on a created_at ...
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Replication applying daily snapshots to subscriber

I've setup a very basic snapshot based publication and have a single subscriber and that all works ok for the initial snapshot. I've scheduled the snapshot agent to generate nightly snapshots and that ...
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Restore mongodb database from blockstore snapshot backup

I have a situation where I need to restore the mongodb database from the blockstore snapshot backup taken from the ops manager which is used to manage 3 node replica set. I need to restore this backup ...
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Sql Server Backup - Log shipping vs VM snapshot

Setup I have Sql Server Standard running on an AWS VM For one of my DBs on this server, I perform:  1x daily backup And ship logs every 15mins to another DB Server VM, dedicated to log shipping ...
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Microsoft SQL Server - Permission to create a Snapshot

I've developed a set of SSIS packages to load a data warehouse. In order to manage any issue that may arise during package execution, each package starts by creating a snapshot of the data warehouse. ...
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SQL Fast database restore with Azure Virtual Machine instant recovery snapshot and SQL in Azure VM?

I have a large database. If I want to restore to a point in time using a full back up, it takes around 4 hours + time taken for transaction log restores. I also have VM image instant restore ...
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How to guarantee data consistency across multiple reads?

Let's imagine my application needs to do a series of consecutive SELECTs (to different tables) to collect various bits of information from the db, and we don't want any of those tables to change while ...
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Sql Server replication: Initial snapshot for publication is not yet available?

I had setup transactional replication and my distributor, publisher are on same windows server and 2 subscriber one on same server and another on other windows server both using push snapshot. I am ...
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Creating a database snapshot for every previous month

I am new to SQL Server, I got a task to create a snapshot of existing database for every previous month until current month and do a snapshot once a month from now on. I created a job to make ...
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Why does START TRANSACTION WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT not work with SERIALIZABLE isolation level?

The MySQL doc for START TRANSACTION says: The only isolation level that permits a consistent read is REPEATABLE READ. For all other isolation levels, the WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT clause is ignored. ...
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How to take backup of multiple DB in a specific point of time

My test setup is having 3 databases in postgresql-9.6 instance, 2 DBs consumed by 2 live Web apps. I am using pg_dump to take hot backup of all databases. In order to keep CPU load under threshold, ...
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SQL Server - Snapshot is useful in production environments?

I'm reading about SQL Server high availability solutions and disaster recovery and among the available resources the SQL Server have snapshot feature. In theory all seems like beautiful. I also read ...
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SQL Database Snapshot before code depolyment faster than backup

We have code deployments every Thursday, some of the changes involve database changes - before the code is depolyed we do a SQL backup in case there are errors, this usually takes 45 minutes and ...
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SQL Server secondary replica snapshot with Basic Availability Group

I have the following scenario: I created an HA group of two nodes in SQL Server 2016 Standard (which is limited to two nodes, one database per group and a non readable secondary replica). I tried to ...
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snapshot too old : roll back segment number with name too small error doubt

recently, i have been facing snapshot too old error. So, i tried to understand the why this is happening. Link to the snapshot too old article Still, i have some doubts regarding the error. If i ...
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Does pg_export_snapshot work across replicas?

This is probably of little importance, but it's possible in PostgreSQL to retrieve the transaction snapshot with pg_export_snapshot and restore it with set transaction to start a second transaction ...
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What kind of changes does snapshot file store?

Assume that I created a database called [DBS] and inside that database I created a table called [products]. Then I inserted 4 rows into [products]. Afterwards I took a snapshot of [DBS]. As a result,...
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SQL Server 2016 SP1 + strategy for long term version retention (snapshots, temporal tables, other?)

We have a data mart fed from an upstream data warehouse that we generate reports out of for external parties. I have a business requirement to preserve the state of the database for each month end to ...
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how to change the publication settings via T-SQL?

I set up a new server to host some database publications. On the same server I set the distributor db. All goes on well, then while running a snapshot of a publication on transactional replication: ...
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Snapshot on Always On Availability Group in suspect mode

Our configuration is 2 SQL Servers 2016, enterprise edition, 13.0.5026.0, running on Windows Server 2012 R2. Created availability group with one database in it. Database has 3 data files in it, all ...
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Snapshot replication from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2008R2

We are using snapshot replication as a standby to replicate prod data for a month from 2012 to 2008R2 after migration from 8R2 to 2012, just as a rollback process. Using snapshot replication for 10 ...
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Is it possible to support multiple snapshots / store a snapshot / restore from a snapshot to a state with another snapshot?

So, I would like to have a snapshot structure like the following: A snapshot 1 is taken. Some code is run, then a snapshot 2 is taken. Then some more code is run, and the database is reverted to ...
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Snapshot Folder Location for Replication with Clustered Instance

I am assigned to create a transactional replication with a SQL Server clustered instance for reporting purposes. I'm planning to use the Distributor and the Subscriber on the same box. Regarding the ...
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Unable to fully drop a database snapshot

I have a job that drops and re-creates a snapshot, it's currently failing when trying to create the database as it says the database already exists. The database however does not have an entry in ...
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Log Shipping with Database Snapshot for Read Queries

Company may implement Log Shipping with Snapshot. This provides basic Disaster Recovery with Reporting area. Server A OLTP contains database which log ships to Server B (ReadOnly-Standby), Snapshot is ...
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SQL Snapshot Redirect

Company is implementing Database Mirroring Asynchronous with Snapshot. This provides some Disaster Recovery with Reporting area. Server A Principal contains database which mirrors to Server B, ...
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Making Production database as Publisher and Distributor for Snasphot Replication

In our environment we are using Log Shipping as DR. Our primary database is a clustered instance. My requirement is to set up a snapshot replication for reporting purposes. My plan is as follows: ...
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Snapshot folder Access

I have set up a Transaction Replication, with the distribution server as subscriber itself and implemented pull subscription, to avoid load on my publisher. When I created publisher at my source ...
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Transaction Replication Issue

I am trying to set up a Transaction Replication. I encountered error when i created a Publisher.While creating publisher i gave SQL Server agent accounts for Snapshot Agent and Log Reader Agent. When ...
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Snapshot Backups for SQL Server Databases

We are researching the direction of using Snapshot backups for SQL Server, rather than more traditional backup methods. We are using CommVault (and would be for snapshot too..) I am trying to ...
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Unpredictable performance of queries against snapshot

I've got a basic reporting solution working where we have a collection of views that get exported to CSV files on a daily basis. For numerous reasons, we don't run the reports against the ...
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SQL Replication for Schema changes

I want to configure the snapshot replication for all the articles. The problem iam facing is first time all the articles got sync on the subscriber. But later on let suppose if there is a schema ...
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