Tag Archives: Backup/Recovery

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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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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