• Is it important to backup the transaction log?

    Over the past few months, we've been putting in a backup solution for a client. Their ERP solution uses SQL Server but ERP was set up by a different company. They have told us multiple times that it's really important to backup everything and truncate the transaction log. Is the log that important?...

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  • Backup and replicate SQL Server database

    We have a SQL Server database that contains our most recent data. We need to replicate the content into several other servers. But for some reason, we can't use the replicate / sync function to sync to other SQL Server instances. What would be the best way to do this? Thank you!

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  • Best backup option for SQL Server 2008 Express

    What would be the best backup option for us in SQL Server 2008 Express? Our first thought was to do a replication on another computer / take Xcopy backups of the server but it's not available in Express. There can be no downtime either. What should we do?

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  • Database backup truncate transaction log in SQL Server

    Quick for all you experts out there: Would a full database backup truncate the transaction log (using full recovery mode) in SQL Server 2008? Thanks so much!

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  • What is the Best SQL RAID configuration and setup?

    We have a new HP Server, ML350 Gen 9, Intel Xeon 6C-E5 2620 v2, 32GB DDR3, 4TB (4x900GB 10k SAS, 1x300GB 10k SAS) OS is windows server 2012 64bit and MS-SQL 2014 Standard Edition. This will be used for our Hospital Information System, our users is around 40 and the daily transaction is from medium...

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  • Restore data to different database in SQL Server

    Last week, we did a backup of our SQL Server database. This backup is usually done weekly in our scheduler and we always get a .bak file. But we need to make some changes to the data so I need to restore it to another database. Is there a way to restore to the second database? Thank you.

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  • SQL Server database is stuck in restoring state

    We have just backed up our database (see below). BACKUP DATABASE MyDatabase TO DISK = 'MyDatabase.bak' WITH INIT --overwrite existing And then we tried to restore it. RESTORE DATABASE MyDatabase FROM DISK = 'MyDatabase.bak' WITH REPLACE --force restore over specified database But it keeps getting...

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  • Storing the encryption/decryption key for SQL Server in a safe location

    I've got a DB in which i need to store the encrypted values for a column. I use the SQL Server encryption format for encryption. The format is as follows: CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD 'dsagfdsagv418515adsf' CREATE CERTIFICATE 'CERTIFICATE_NAME' CREATE SYMMETRIC KEY 'KEY_NAME' WITH...

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  • Exclude indexes from backups in SQL Server 2008

    Over the past few weeks, our night backups are becoming quite large because of the # of indexes in them. We've been using a simple recovery model for the backups. Would there be a way to exclude the indexes from the backups? Thanks so much!

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  • SQL Script for monitoring backup progress of database

    I noticed that whenever I do a backup of a database using SQL Server Management Studio, I usually get this image of how the process is going / how much longer it will take. But if I do the backup with a script, is there some way I can monitor the whole process?

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  • Backup schema in SQL Server 2005

    Would there be a way to backup just the schema in a SQL Server 2005 database? I don't need records, just the structure. Thank you!

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  • Create .SQL file for SQL Server backup

    In my SQL Server, I keep getting a .bak file when I'm backing it up. Is there a way to create it as a .SQL file?

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  • How to automate SQL Server database backup

    I've been generating SQL Scripts on a daily basis so we can have a backup our SQL Azure database. But we're working to do this on an automated level. Is there a way to do this?

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  • Query when last transaction log backup happened in SQL Server 2008

    I'm trying to query when the last transaction log backup happened in SQL Server 2008. Does anyone know how to do that? Thanks!

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  • Link two stored procedures in one Crystal Report

    Hi, In a report called ICD_PrivateHospital, I have designed to show output to two table from two store procedures. 1st store proc: usp_RPT_Private and 2nd store proc: usp_RPT_Private2.I have created both the store procs and it is executing successfully. I also have designed the Crystal Report in...

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  • Daily backup on SQL Server Express

    We're currently running a web application through SQL Server Express as a back end. We're able to create a backup through a script but we need to schedule it on a daily basis. Any way to do this?

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  • Error when restoring a backup to a local database server

    We've been trying to restore a backup, from a .bak file to a local database server but we keep running into the same error message every single time. Here's what we're getting: An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.(Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo) Cannot open...

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  • Statement fails when backing up SQL Server to UNC

    My team is creating a maintenance plan for our SQL Server 2005. Our backup needs to be written to another server so we're using a UNC path. One member of the team (who's running the SQL Agent jobs) has full access to the other server. But we've run into a problem: The statement keeps failing....

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  • Is there a command line program to backup databases in SQL Server?

    We've been so busy with other projects that we've been putting off backing up our database on our internal servers. Does anyone know if there's a way (or a simple command line program) that we can use to backup certain databases in SQL Server? Maybe a VBScript? Thank you.

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  • Backup SQL Server database to a local server

    I'm trying to copy a database from our remote server to another server. We tried using SQL Server Management Studio but it keeps backing up to a drive on the remote server. Should we use a third party tool? Or is there another way to copy this database over?

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