Questions tagged [snapshot]

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

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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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Is an AWS RDS postgres snapshot read consistent - the same as a consistent export in oracle? What happens to transactions in play?

When a snapshot is requested, do all transactions in play get held open (not committed) during the duration of the snapshot creation - only writing the previously committed data to the snapshot?
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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 Transactional Replication: Adding an existing column to an existing publication article

We are using Transactional replication and I've been fighting with it over the past few days trying to add an existing column to an existing article that we now need replicated to the subscriber. I do ...
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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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Best way to create a daily snapshotted read-only db in RDS?

We have a PostgreSQL db instance in RDS. In our application we need to run a daily export in the early hours of every day, the export and transformation may take some time and one issue we've found is ...
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Are there open source RDBMS that support non-backup snapshots? [closed]

I'm not looking for point-in-time backups but some kind of "time machine" read-only functionality. For example when running a SELECT query I would like to tell the database to run it on the data as ...
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Cassandra's nodetool snapshot renders node unresponsive

I have noticed that using nodetool snapshot on a Cassandra node causes heavy load (100% on two cores) for around 10-30 seconds. The snapshots are around 1GB in size. During that time connections to ...
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Snapshot isolation transaction failed in database 'Master'

We have a production database running in snapshot isolation level. The application have a functionality where the user can selected a few records and command it to be processed. A lot is done while ...
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Querying mirrored database

I need to create a snapshot of one of our mirror databases. I have gone through a couple of links and it looks like querying can be achieved here by creating a snapshot at a mirror server. However, ...
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Fast backup & restore of MySQL database to revert recent changes

I have a decently big MySQL DB (InnoDB) with size about 400 MB. Thus dumping the whole DB with mysqldump and restoring it back takes forever (more than 15 minutes, which is unacceptable). For ...
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Snapshot_isolation_state_desc NOT turning off [closed]

I am trying to resolve the following issue and need your help. We wanted to turn on is_read_committed_snapshot_on and Snapshot_isolation_state_desc ON on our db! When I ran following command to ...
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Help with updating and archiving data

I'm building a MySQL database and a frontend. One function of the database application is to make an invoice. I'm looking for a way to archive all of the data that went onto the invoice so that if ...
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Turning on RCSI on on-prem CRM 2015

We have crm-2015 on-prem, inplace and running and causing lot of deadlocks when someone tries to update anything in batch and same time if multiple users are reading those activities. We are ...
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Replication Access denied in Replication

I have a database on-prem, and I have an Azure account. I need to establish transactional replication from the on-prem to Azure. First of all I created a publication and after that I made a ...
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Database snapshot “The requested operation could not be completed due to a file system limitation”

Preface At the company I'm working for we use database snapshots in our ETL process to ensure the data is in a consistent state. The snapshot files are placed on a separate disk (in our case the X:). ...
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Can't bring up slave from ec2-consistent-snapshot due to uncommitted prepared transaction

I'm struggling with bringing up a slave instance using a snapshot created by ec2-consistent-snapshot, in my log it's describing the fact that an unprocessed transaction exists, but isn't that what ec2-...