I am planning to take one full backup and Transactional Log backups for every month ..as i will be making the changes in database only once in a month .
And I am aware of that in case of disaster i need to restore database with all the Transactional Log backups . My Plan is to have Transactional log backups for 5 Years and after 5 years i would be taking a full backup .
So should I need to take any other precautions or concerns with this approach.?
I've got the below and have several variation and still cant seem to find a perfect way to query the server to bring back that last full backup per db. I'm shopwing mutilple records in the backup set db w/ type = 'D'. I look online and type D = Database. Which i assumed it meant full database backup. Apparently not. Try running the below on one of your full databases. Then check to see if the date is actually the last backup date.
DECLARE @db_name VARCHAR(100) SELECT @db_name = DB_NAME() -- Get Backup History for required database SELECT TOP ( 30 ) s.database_name, m.physical_device_name,
What is the best way to restore a database from a folder of backups (including full, diff and log backups) without using the backup history in msdb?
I have a restore process that restores all backups on a regular schedule in order to fully verify their integrity. To do this, I use the backup history in msdb on each server that I'm monitoring. I had a thought the other day that I would be in trouble if I lost msdb. Then my backup history would only be as good as the last backup of msdb.
What I'd like to do is read a folder of backup files and generate a restore script up to a specified time. Would I use RESTORE HEADERONLY to do this? If so, would I use PowerShell to traverse each file in the folder?
I have an issue to restore an encrypted backup via GUI.I can restore an encrypted backup on another instance using t-sql command, but cannot do the same using the GUI of sql server 2014. The message error is: No backupset selected to be restored.I have restored the master key from the instance where the encrypted backup was created on the instance where I want to restore the encrypted backup, then restored the certificate. I managed to open the master key. I have the following versions:
On the instance where the encrypted backup is taken: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - 12.0.2000.8 (X64) Feb 20 2014 20:04:26 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.2 <X64> (Build 9200: )
On the instance where I'm trying to restore the bakcup via GUI: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - 12.0.2000.8 (X64) Feb 20 2014 20:04:26 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.3 <X64> (Build 9600: )
1- I have created a backup device 2- I have created a maintenance plan full backup and run it - with overwrite option on the backup device 3- I have created a maintenance plan differential backup and run it with append option on the same file of backup device 4- I have created a maintenance plan log backup with append option on the same backup device
When I made restore database from the backup device i found three files the full and differential and log backup
5- I ran again the differential backup maintenance plan ( suppose to be ran everyday night )
when i made restore database I found only two backups the full and the last differential !!!
what I want to do is to take a full backup every week , append differential backup everyday and append log backup every hour
when I ran the last differential backup it erased the first differential and log backups, why is this happening and how to apply this scenario and keep the all differential backups on the same backup device .
I cannot see the file created in the directory. The account under which sql server the agen job run have full privileges on it and is sysadmin.Then i run the Command in ssms
BACKUP DATABASE [F1SB] TO DISK = N'F:SqlBackup2014<server>F1SBFULLIGS-DB01_F1SB_FULL_20150510_214455.bak' WITH NO_CHECKSUM, COMPRESSION, ENCRYPTION (ALGORITHM = AES_256, SERVER CERTIFICATE = [serverCertificate])
and I get this error message:
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 13 BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
I need backup script to take all the database backups and we have the maintenance plan but our database character size is 98 and when we are taking the backups through maintenance plan while storing the backup history information it is adding the date and timezone information and exceeding the length to 128 so it is not writing the information on MSDB.
So we want to take the backup using the script and it has to create sub folder for each database. Also if any of the database fails it should continue with others.
With all the new functionality, can 2014 now restore a single table from a standard backup without using any third party tools? I have looked, but can't see this listed as a feature (though that doesn't mean it's not there, maybe I've just missed it).
we currently use Backup Scripts from Ola Hallengren, It Says Full (non copy-only) and differential backups are performed on the primary replica. Full(Copy-only) backups and transaction log backups are performed on the preferred replica.
we currently do FULL(COPY_ONLY) Backup everyday and LOG Backups for every 15 min, is there any performance benefit on running the FULL (non copy-only) on the preferred replica .
I would like to know what happens if i shrink the database with truncate only option and do a full backup or transaction log backup ? are the full backup or transaction log backup valid? I know that the performance of the database is bad if i shrink the database. What happens to full backup or transaction log backups?
I'm performing SQL Server native backups and Comvault Backups are breaking the backup chain?I can work around them if they only perfume 1 backup per day.We have a 3rd party hosting our servers so I do not have much control as to what they do.I have concerns about being able to get my databases Comvault being restored.
I've a SQL server 2014 running on one of our server. We're in the process of implementing security steps for our databases. I've encrypted a column in one of the table in the database on the server. The issue is when I restore the backup on my local SQL server and run a query to decrypt the column data it gives me null values. On the other end when I decrypt the column data on the main server it works fine. I found a thread on this forum which states to do the following when restoring the encrypted database on different server.
USE [master]; GO OPEN MASTER KEY DECRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'StrongPassword'; ALTER MASTER KEY ADD ENCRYPTION BY SERVICE MASTER KEY; GO
select File_Name , CONVERT(nvarchar,DECRYPTBYKEY(File_Name)) from [test].[dbo].[Orders_Customer]
I've recently started working with a public sector organisation who have 4 clustered sql instances that has 80% of it's db mirrored.
Looking at the transaction log - it seems that a transaction log backup is a good idea as the log is 4x larger than the data file.But I'm not allowed access to the physical server to check onto which drive I can create the trn. No RDP, no vmware - let's be honest I'm not even allowed to launch cmd line Also the Server Manager informs me "We will need to carefully look at database backups if you guys want to start doing these backups on box, as that will break our off box backup routine (it will screw the transaction chain)."
I don't understand how backing up the transaction log could break the "transaction chain"?
I am working towards automating the process of testing our backups. For the meantime, I do it all manually - I copy the backup files (full + transaction logs) to our test server and then run the restore script. Once database restored I run the DBCC CheckDB. The results of checkdb I manually upload to our Sharepoint portal as proof that the backup file is intact with no errors.
here are some ideas I have but have not yet tested:
Create a maintenance plan with each 3 jobs:
--> Powershell script to copy the files from Prod server to Test server - add this scrip to Job1 --> Powershell script to restore databases files - add this script to Job2 --> Run the DBCC in powershell (yet to find if possible in PS) - add this script to Job3
I would like to use seperate jobs as to get a report on the duration and status of each job
Would also like to get the results of the DBCC Checkdb as proof that no errors were found for upload to our Sharepoint portal. Dont know if possible via the job.
I did tried the encryption on server "A" for database "AdventureWorks2012". Then I tried to restore to server "B". There was the certificate issue, and I thought "of course : it's encrypted ! Let's deactivate it". So here I go "ALTER DATABASE AdventureWorks2012 SET ENCYRPTION OFF".I look at sys.databases : not encrypted.I backup using no encryption, I verify using msdb.dbo.backupset : not encrypted.
I move my backup to my other server where encryption was never configured (so no certificate, nothing...), and I have the error : Msg 33111, Level 16, State 3, Line 1
Cannot find server certificate with thumbprint '0xFA130E58C999C4919B8975999C83A75A403B11D8'. Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
We have installed 2014 sql server. We have currently 2008r2. We have to run the real time report. So we need to set up transactional replication b/n those two servers. We need to use 2008r2 as publisher and 2014 as subscriber.
Is it ok to have subscriber higher version than the publisher?
I have created a publication on SQL 2014 SP1/CU1 it is going to a distribution server also a SQL 2014 database. The subscriber is also SQL 2014 SP1/CU1. When I set it up there are no errors. I fire up Replication MGR and it looks good after the snapshot and distribution agent have been started. Again, no errors. When I do a tracer token the information gets to the distributer in 1 - 4 seconds but it never gets to the subscriber, the tracer token monitoring screen only shows pending for distributor to subscriber.
I can upload the scripts used to create the publication and/or the subscription but am a little hesitant because of server names in the scripts.
Is it possible to restore to a point in time without a preexisting full backup? The situation is this:
I have a table in the DB from which an unknown number of records were accidentally deleted. The table in questio has about 2 million records; the user ran a query to delete all records from the table by accident, and cancelled the query after about 3 seconds.
The DB recovery mode is full, so I should be able to do a point in time restore to go back to just before the deletion, but unfortunately, the DB has never been backed up, so I have no backup to work from.
The DB has not been used since the incident, and is otherwise operational, but I need to recover these records if at all possible. All the instructions I've seen for this involve restoring from a full backup first, then restoring the log backup second. Is there any way for me to accomplish the same task?
In Windows Server 2012. How do I do a System Restore to a previous restore point?I need to install the 64 bit and 32 bit Oracle Client Install for connections in SSIS and to create Oracle Linked Servers.
If you make a mistake it is not fun removing it. Sometimes it corrupts the machine and it is difficult to uninstall since there is not an Oracle Universal installer for Oracle 11g.If you install the 32 bit before the 64 you mess up the machine.how to create a restore point.
I am running the following script to attempt a restore of a differential backup:
RESTORE DATABASE AdventureWorks FROM DISK='C:SQL2005_BackupsAutoBackupsAdventureWorks.bak' WITH NORECOVERY GO RESTORE DATABASE AdventureWorks FROM DISK='C:SQL2005_BackupsAutoBackupsAdventureWorksDiff.bak' WITH RECOVERY GO
I thought this was the way to do it. It does restore the full backup, but on the attempt to restore the differential backup, I get the following error:
Msg 3136, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
This differential backup cannot be restored because the database has not been restored to the correct earlier state.
Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.
Does anyone know what this means? Do I have to use "with recovery" on the first restore? (The sample I took this from used "with norecovery")
The original backups were done with SQL Agent scheduled jobs. The script for the full backup is:
BACKUP DATABASE AdventureWorks TO DISK='C:SQL2005_BackupsAutoBackupsAdventureWorks.bak'
The script for the differential backup is:
BACKUP DATABASE AdventureWorks TO DISK='C:SQL2005_BackupsAutoBackupsAdventureWorksDiff.bak' WITH DIFFERENTIAL, INIT
All I can say is, it's a good thing I am testing this out with non-critical data, because I obviously don't know what I am doing. (Sorry, I'm primarily a programmer, not a DBA) Can anyone help?