Tag Archives: Backup/Recovery

A New Recovery Tool for Your Toolbelt

Those of us that administer databases and are responsible for ensuring the integrity and availability of data know that being able to restore systems is a core skill. In the SQL Server world, this should mean more than just being able to … Continue reading

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The Google Solution

I was watching a talk from Google on how they back up their data. After all, one of the biggest assets Google has is the tremendous amount of data that they have collected over the years. There are many systems … Continue reading

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What’s Your Backup Speed?

I ran across a thread recently where someone was looking to estimate the time it too to perform a 600GB backup. I’ve seen other threads with similar questions. The general advice is that you need to run a backup and … Continue reading

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Backups Over Time

I’ve written about backups at various times, including responsibility, problems with systems, and home protection. This is a subject that is important to me, as I consider the responsibility for protecting data to be first and foremost. Security, performance and … Continue reading

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Converting SQL Backup Files to MTF

I got a copy of some backup files recently and needed to restore them. However, I don’t have SQL Backup installed on all my instances. It’s not a big deal to install it, but since this is a one-off, I … Continue reading

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Restoring a Striped Backup–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. Recently I uncompressed some SQL Backup Pro files. Since multiple threads were used to make the backup, I ended … Continue reading

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The Writeable Warm Standby

I saw a question recently that went like this: I get one full backup from FTP. I’ll get daily log backups through FTP after this, but never another full. I need to restore this daily log backup and allow the … Continue reading

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The Log Chain

I ran across a question recently from someone that received a similar message to the one showed in this image: In this case, the log chain is broken. I’ve received this message, usually from a script that is automatically restoring … Continue reading

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Attaching All Databases with PowerShell–Refactoring out Write-Host

Someone posted a note to me on Twitter that noted that Write-Host is not recommended for your scripts. I checked the link to an MSDN blog on Write-Host Considered Harmful, and it made some sense. Basically it says that since … Continue reading

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Attaching All Databases with PowerShell – The Overview

TL;DR Script is here: Git Hub Powershell Scripts. It’s the attachdbs.ps1 and will attach all databases in a folder to a SQL Server instance, if they don’t exist. I wrote a PowerShell script recently to actually accomplish a task I … Continue reading

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