Tag Archives: Backup/Recovery

Production Scripts

One of the most useful parts of SQL Server is the SQL Agent scheduler. Over the years I’ve used this subsystem to automate work and ease the administrative burden of running a SQL Server instance. At times I’ve even used … Continue reading

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Restoring a Copy Only Backup–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. There was a question posted recently at SQLServerCentral about whether a copy only backup could be restore with a … Continue reading

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A Backup Change

Backups are a fundamental skill for most DBAs, and hopefully, for most technology professionals. For developers, I’d hope that most of you use some sort of version control, and that you back up your VCS database. I actually had someone … Continue reading

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Backup Preparations

I’m sure that many data professionals recognize the importance of having backups in the event of some issue. Many of you will schedule these as soon as you create a database, and then not think much of the process, ignoring … Continue reading

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Backup Plans for Data Loss

The British Airways computer failure has been on my mind for a few weeks. It seems like such an epic failure in 2017 from a high public company that many, many people depend on. I still struggle to believe the … Continue reading

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Restore a BACPAC–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I needed to get the WideWorldImporters sample database for a project and noticed that there was a BACPAC available. … Continue reading

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Restore to a point in time–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. One of the … Continue reading

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Create a BACPAC–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. One of the things that you might encounter at some point is the need to create a BACPAC. This … Continue reading

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Problems With Database Problems

Gitlab had a database problem recently. I’m sure you read about it. There have been commentaries from many people, including Brent Ozar and Mike Walsh. There are many ways to look at this outage and data loss (the extent of … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #85–Cross Version Restores

It’s T-SQL Tuesday time, and this month Ken Fisher hosts. His topic is backups, and while I’m sure there will be plenty of views on backups, I wanted to touch base on a relatively simple item. This is the monthly … Continue reading

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