• Backing up SQL Server with specific settings

    I have set up my SQL Server backup using the native backup and restore option, but I want to have the files append for 5 days and then have the original file overwritten for the next 5 days. Right now, it's set to append the entire time, and this fills the disks rather quickly. How can I achieve...

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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.

    Michael Tidmarsh32,040 pointsBadges:
  • Backing up a SQL Server 2005 database on SQL Server 2000 EE

    I have created a large database in SQL Server 2005 Developers Edition, and I intend to put my backup on SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. Is there an easy way to go about this procedure?

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  • Error when restoring a .bak file in SQL Server

    I’m having a problem restoring a .bak file in SQL Server. The .bak file is fine and good. But when I restore it, I get an error. It says " TITLE: Restore failed for Server <servername>(Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo) ------------------------------ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:...

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  • How can I restore a database from .mdf file?

    How can I restore a database from .mdf file? I only have .mdf backup file.

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  • 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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  • Incremental backup in SQL server 2005 and SQL Server 2005 express

    Question: a) steps to backup the daily incremental in sql server 2005. b) steps to backup the daily incremental in sql server 2005 express.

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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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  • Restoring a SQL Server 2005 database from a public share backup

    Is it true that even in SQL Server 2005 you cannot restore a database from a backup on a public share, but ONLY from a local storage (DASD)drive?

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  • Backup Programmability in SQL Server 2005

    How can I backup the Programmability (functions, triggers stored procedures etc.) as part of a schedule job? Do I need to write code or can I use the wizard?

    IT Systems Analyst15 pointsBadges:
  • Backup error message in SQL Server 2012

    I'm using SQL Server 2012 and in my database, I have filestream enabled. But when I try to backup it and restore it on another SQL Server 2012 (on another machine), I keep getting this message:No backupset selected to be restored.What's this mean? Is the filestream causing the issue?

    ITKE351,310 pointsBadges:
  • Receiving error message when restoring database backup

    I keep getting this error in SQL Server 2012 when I'm trying to restore a backup made with a previous version (SQL Server 2008). The newest files are restoring fine but here's the error I'm receiving for other files:System.Data.SqlClient.SqlError: Directory lookup for the file "C:\PROGRAM...

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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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  • Error on Transaction log Backups

    Getting error -1073548784, when trying to run a backup of transactions logs ( SQL SERVER 2008, STD ed). Can anyone help?  

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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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  • detach the .mdf files from sql server

    hello, i am trying to detach the database from sql server. well the seniorio is i am try to do automate everymonth to detach all the previous month .mdf files. so is it possible to automate it to detach the previous months database by getting the system current date.

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  • SQL Server backup to remote internet location

    We have one server with 2 SQL databases with size 1.5GB and 6GB, Daily new transactions are added to the system. Now we want a solution that this SQL gets backed up / replicated at some remote internet location on daily basis. Since we cannot transpot full 1.5GB file or 6GB file on daily basis, how...

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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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