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Difference between Backup and Snapshot

You have to be very specific about the terminology used. SQL Server Database Backups Backing up your SQL Server database is essential for protecting your data. This discussion covers backup types, ...
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Difference between Backup and Snapshot

Everything is made in a point in time. That's just how physics work. Unless you live in a black hole where time does not exist or something. That phrase just makes no sense to me. The back up is made ...
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How do I manage Cassandra/Scylla snapshots?

Assuming that you're moving your snapshots to another server or cloud storage (ex: S3 bucket) then removing old snapshots after a certain number of days is a simple matter of running a Linux find for ...
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VM Snapshot and SQL Server AG

Such volume replication and backup solutions are supported for the servers and SQL instances, but not for the AG replication topology as a whole. You should plan on dropping AG and the secondary ...
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Difference between Backup and Snapshot

Just want to point something for snapshot usage. Both snapshot and backup will let you recover database when needed but the ways that they are stored and used are quite different. Backup, I mean full ...
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Difference between Backup and Snapshot

Since this can concern filesystems, databases, version control systems, and other things, I'll just use the term "data" for whatever it is you're backing up or snapshotting, and "system&...
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Unable to fully drop a database snapshot

Go to DB Snapshots, find the snapshot first, and delete it, then go to the DB and delete it.
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Persistence of a PostgreSQL visibility map through RDS snapshot and restore

Under the hood, RDS snapshots are stored on S3. When an RDS snapshot is restored into a new instance, the instance becomes ready to use before all of the snapshot blocks have been copied from S3 to ...
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