• Software to automate backups for SQL Server 2008 databases

    I am running SQL Server 2008 and I know how to create backups of this data manually using SQL managment studio but we are looking for a way to automate the process. Does anyone know of a product that can be utilized to do this? Or a way the managment studio can be set up to do this? It's not...

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  • How to restore a SQL Server 2000 database using a backup

    Could you please educate us on how to restore a database using a backup? We have a Mambilla PR software (.NET application) and SQL Server 2000 back end. We run the backup before any major change to the database.

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  • Recovering a truncated table on a SQL Server

    How can I recover a truncated table on a SQL Server?

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  • SQL Server 2008 restore error

    error message : The database was backed up on a server running version 10.50.1600. That version is incompatible with this server, which is running version 10.00.1600. Either restore the database on a server that supports the backup, or use a backup that is compatible with this server....

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  • SQL Recovery from MDF and LDF – Missing Data

    Where to start ... On 6/2 we lost a major system that we found relies on a database that hasn't been backed up since 5/7. We lost 3 of 4 HDD in a RAID5 array. We sent the drives to a recovery firm and they have recovered all of the data. However, the timestamp on the MDF and LDF files for this...

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  • Error message when restoring a SQL Server database

    This error received when restoring a SQL Server database: System.data.Sqlclient.Sqlerror:Create Database or Alter Database failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 4096MB per database.

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  • Building new SQL server

    had a sql server (2000 I think) built on enterprise 2003 die. Got new hardware and am beginning the guessing game. any good reference articles, step by step of how to build new and restore backups from external hd. Old server won't even boot.

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  • Restore SQL Server after OS loss

    I have all datafiles and backups but no OS services. What steps would I take to restore the database

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  • Full and differential backup size same in SQL Server

    Hi, Sub:Full and differential backup size same. I am facing the following problem on production server,I am getting the full backup(600MB) and differential backup size(598MB).On off peak hours I have taken full backup and just after a min I have taken differential backup but the sizes of both...

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  • Recovering lost SQL Server 2000 data

    I lost a LDF file for SQL server 2000 -- but I have the MDF. How can I recover my data?

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  • Error Message when restoring a SQL server DB in SQL Server Express 2008 R2

    This error received and cannot determine resolution: System.data.Sqlclient.Sqlerror:Create Database or Alter Database failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 10240MB per database. The DB.bak file is 1.67MB

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  • Error when trying to restore SQL Server database backup file

    We have a SQL Server database backup file with the extension .bak. In the new server we created a database with the same name. We are trying to restore the database with the backup file, but we’re unable to do that. When we try to add the backup file, SQL Server raises error that we have no...

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  • sql server 2008 backup and restore

    can u get me the command to recover the database . my backup is in d:nor.bak . as i m running the command   >restore database 'd:nor.bak' it gives me the message as : Incorrect syntax near 'd:nor.bak'. pls let me know how to reatore . Regards, Rino

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  • DR/HA questions with SQL Server design

    Greetings! I need your advice for two questions. This is related to design. I have a production site. It requires HA. At the same time we have a DR site. The DR site needs to have the same copy of the database for my application to run. Question 1: Is it advisable to have mirroring on the...

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  • Techniques for storing SQL Server data online and for backing up the server

    For a banking application, I would like to keep 10 years worth of data using SQL Server. I would like to keep two years online and backup the other eight years. What are some techniques to do this?  

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  • Reducing SQL Server backup and restore time

    Our database is big (about 320 GB) and it takes some time to backup and restore. The client wants us to suggest techniques that would reduce the time. I have tried "piecemeal" restoring, which allows you to backup and restore individual filegroups in the database. It works fine with all the...

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  • sql server 2000 how can i make backup 4 file only and restore

    how can i make backup 4 file only and restore

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  • Mirroring from a production environment to a DR environment

    I have a production environment and a disaster recovery environment and each of them have two SQL 2005 servers in a cluster. We have two LANs -- the first one is our standard/everything LAN and the second is a Service LAN. We are looking to mirror from our production environment to our DR...

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  • Backup Performance Compare

    How or what can I use to compare the performance of the backup performed when the database is configured to use the simple recovery model versus the full recovery model.

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  • Backing up virtual SQL servers

    The following question was recently submitted by a user via e-mail: I’m using ArcServe to back up our virtual machines, and I’m wondering what other tools people are using to back up their virtual SQL servers?

    ITKE334,705 pointsBadges:

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