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

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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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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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SQL Server 2012 - Dropping Snapshots takes hours [closed]

We recently did a SQL Server upgrade from 2005 to 2012. We have a nightly job that drops a snapshot of an active database. The snapshots gets created again later in the day. Before upgrading, in SQL ...
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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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Persistence of a PostgreSQL visibility map through RDS snapshot and restore

I have a pretty huge (1,2 TB) DB on a big RDS PostgreSQL 9.6.1 instance (db.m4.4xlarge). The DB is static (no on-line transactions) and we are testing performance of scripts (mainly analytical queries)...
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Questions Concerning Database Snapshots

One of our divisions is running SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise edition for no particular reason (I know, I know... the decision was made before my time and they are resistant to change). What I'm ...
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Can PostgreSQL support integration test with some kind of throwaway overlay?

It's a common problem to write integration tests that include a database. If the test changes the database then it could effect other tests or the next run of itself. I know that I could wrap my test ...
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Is possible do an online snapshot backup , without archive logs at Oracle Database?

Using Oracle Database Standard Edition 11r2 . I'm looking a way to backup the database with zero downtime , using a snapshot of datafiles (LVM snapshots) and without need backup de archive logs. ...
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Creat db snapshot of a db in restoring state

Is it possible to create a snapshot of a SQL db that is in a restoring state?
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Deploying and rolling back changes in an Availability Group database

I'm looking for a solution or workflow. Here's how I used to do database deploys when using a stand-alone server: Create a snapshot of the production database Deploy changes Verify that the deploy ...
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Can I use SNAPSHOT for large catalogs?

I've been reading about Snapshots, and it says you can send small catalogs lets say, in a monthly routine. I liked the Idea and i will start to study about this, but can I use snapshot for large ...
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Retrieve data from OLTP MySQL to SQL Server DWH using SSIS

I'm running a BI solution currently reading data from an OLTP SQL Server 2008 to a SQL Server 2012 data warehouse. The ETL phase is implemented with SSIS and runs twice a day. This phase relies on a ...
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SQL Server database snapshots for integration testing

I am trying to define a way of working with a test database (in SQL Server) for our integration testing. My idea was to do these steps at the launch of the integration test assembly: create a ...
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Why does creating database snapshot fail unless user is db_owner or sysadmin? MSDN suggests it should work

MSDN suggests that CREATE DATABASE permissions are all that is necessary to create a snapshot. Any user who can create a database can create a database snapshot; however, to create a snapshot of ...
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Is there a way to associate a description with database snapshot?

Is there a way to associate a description with database snapshot? I usually name snapshots using original database name and timestamp: DBName-05-27-2016_1018 I would like to be able to associate a ...
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Taking hot backup of slave node in postgres (master-slave config with repmgr)

I have a postgresql setup with master-slave configuration using repmgr. I'm struggling with taking a consistent snapshot backup (pg_start_backup) of the slave node, this is due the fact that the slave ...
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how can database snapshot to be used to recover data?

I know the logic behind database snapshot and how it works. But my problem is how can database snapshot to be used to recover data? can we take a backup of database snapshot and restore it in a new ...
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Why database snapshot creation is faster than normal database backups?

Could you tell me any reason why creation of database snapshot is faster than database normal database backups in MS SQL server
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Get a listing of snapshot data files

I need to programmatically drop a database with all of its snapshots and then recreate the database and create a new snapshot. I'm having trouble locating where the snapshot files are located from ...
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Restoring multiple snapshots with SQL Server 2008

I noticed I cannot have multiple snapshots of a SQL Server database and then restore from one of them (without I believe, deleting all but the one I want to restore). Is there a way to keep multiple ...
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Can you provide rights to a snapshot without providing rights to the database?

Is it possible to give a user or group rights to a snapshot without giving them rights to the database if the database and snapshot both reside on the same instance?
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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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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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bcp copy from snapshot failed due to snap being in transition

We have a SQL job that runs each night to perform a data extract and import function. The job performs against a snapshot and copies from several tables in a serial loop. Today the job reported the ...
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Sql Server 2008r2 Replication Snapshot Agent Hang

I am setting up a new merge publication, but I can not get the snapshot agent to run successfully. In fact, I can not run any snapshot agents for any of the other publications on this server now. ...
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Snapshot replication - How to detect when a snapshot has arrived on the Subscriber from the Subscriber DB

I have snapshot replication set up on a server which publishes to a second server as part of a scheduled SQL Server Agent job. When the snapshot finishes, I would like to detect when each table has ...
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Are SQL Server Database writes slower with Snapshot Isolation?

I have a lot of deadlocks going on in my system. I would like to use Snapshot Isolation to fix them, but my DBA has reserves about it. One of his concerns is that Snapshot Isolation slows down ...
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Sql server snapshot isolation overhead when read_committed_snapshot is enabled

When SQL Server's read committed snapshot is on (and thus some amount of row versioning is necessary), is there any additional overhead caused merely by enabling snapshot isolation? Snapshot ...
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Online index maintenance in SQL Server using SNAPSHOT isolation level

I have recently altered our SQL Server 2008 R2 database to enable SNAPSHOT isolation level and made appropriate changes to hibernate to run all transactions in SNAPSHOT mode. I have however noticed ...
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SQL Server Snapshot Replication and SRDF compatability

Is there anything that breaks down if you use snapshot replication and then use SRDF for disaster recovery (DR) on the snapshot publisher? Specifically I am asking is: On the DR system, would the DR ...
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Where do Database Snapshots store the information what pages have been copied to the snapshot files?

Database snapshot files are sparse files. Only when a page is modified the sparse file is being written to. Reads of the snapshot must be able to know whether the sparse file contains a copied page or ...
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Advantage of using a database snapshot for reporting purposes

What is the performance advantage of using a snapshot of a database for reporting purposes? The way I see it, it would probably downgrade performance since for every write in the original database, ...
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Script to find unused indexes over a period of time doesn't work in Oracle 11g

The statspack_unused_indexes.sql script described in this page would be incredibly useful to me, but it has been coded for an earlier version of Oracle. When I try to run it on 11g, I get the ...
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Transactional Replication Snapshots causing serious locking after 2012 upgrade

I am experiencing serious locking when adding new articles to an existing transactional replication publication, which is hanging the website. This is the first time I have attempted this since I ...
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MongoDB fsyncUnlock won't unlock occasionally on Windows

We have a MongoDB replica set installed on Windows servers, with a scheduled backup job. MongoDB is configured to use journaling. The job runs db.fsyncLock() via script on MongoDB (primary server), ...
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Processing data while keeping frozen frontend database online

What is the best approach at having a "frontend" database online and working, while processing and generating new data in the back? I have an scenario that some tables and even whole databases data ...
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Replication Data Issue

After configuring replication all the data from tables has replicated from publisher to subscriber. Now my requirement is whenever I insert new record in publisher only that record should replicate ...
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Online index rebuild snapshot location and impact of filling index drive

My understanding of a rebuild index online operation is that the index will have a snapshot taken and the rebuild is started on the snapshot index. My question is where does the snapshot index ...
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What to do when Sql Server Agent refuses to run a Job Step that references a missing database snapshot

I have a SQL Server Agent Job creating a snapshot of my main database every minute: -- delete snapshot if it exists if exists (select * from sys.databases where name = 'mydb_snapshot' ) begin ...
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Should snapshot agent continue to run in transactional replication?

We have transactional replication running for a large number of publications on sql server 2008 R2 2 node active/active cluster. I have noticed that the snapshot agent job runs hourly and it looks ...
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SQL Server : database recovery from snapshot files

We have completely lost our SQL Server 2000 database in an accident. The only thing left is a snapshot folder which contains bunch of .sch, .idx and .bcp files. The sch and idx files have a clear ...
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Can I time out my scripted “FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK;”?

I have a single Enterprise Linux 6 system running MySQL 5.5. I am attempting to use LVM to capture a weekly filesystem snapshot. However, as many of us have experienced, "FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK;"...
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Is it possible to restore a database snapshot from a 64 bit system to a 32 bit one?

I would like to perform a restoration test on a snapshot backup of my MariaDB database using a test server running on a 32-bit OS. My production server is a 64-bit system. I would like to know if the ...
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Is it safe to copy DB files directly from an LVM snapshot?

I saw two different approaches for backing up database with LVM snapshot. This article suggests spawning another MySQL instance to do an SQL dump. MYSQL Performance Blog suggests that it is safe to ...
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PostgreSQL 9.2 EBS Snapshot on AWS

I found this post here back from 2011, and wanted to verify that it's still valid and good advice to take a hot snapshot of an ebs volume (PostgreSQL still running) so long as you're snapping all of ...
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Strategy for multiple distinct databases in PostgreSQL

I have a 30 gb db in PostgreSQL 9.2. Running On Amazon Linux on an ec2 (web virtual machine), with the data directory mounted from its own drive (EBS). I'll call the database db30. On production it'...
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EC2 - How to correctly back up PostgreSQL data?

Here is the setup: 1 small Amazon Linux (EBS-backed) EC2 instance with 3 additional volumes. This is both a web server and database server. One volume for code, one for the PostgreSQL (8.4) data ...
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How to make snapshot for new tables only

If there is a replication running for a large set of data, and I want to add one or more new tables, I normally add the articles to the replication and start the snapshot agent. Since there's a lot ...
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Excessive replication snapshot size causing failure

I am searching for an explanation of a replication snapshot being in excess of 5 times what we're predicting Following a replication failure we are attempting to reinitialise subscriptions with a new ...
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Why is my database stuck in the Restoring state?

I have some unit tests that manipulates data in a database. In order to guarantee that the database state is always the same throughout all the tests, we're trying restore a database snapshot at the ...