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Posted Monday, March 24, 2014 5:16 PM

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I have a concern. I take a backup at 8pm and differential backups at 10pm and 12am. I then plan to restore the full backup to another server followed by the differentials once they complete. When I restore the differential backup, do I have restore the full back plus the differential at 10pm and then the full backup and the differential at 12am? Or, since I restored the full backup at 8pm, just apply the differentials at 10 and 12?

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Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 2:39 AM



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You restore the full backup from 8am and the differential from 12. They're differential backups, not incremental.

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Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 3:38 AM


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You need to restore FULL backup and latest DIFFERENTIAL backup. DIFFERENTIAL backup is cosolidated backup and capture all the pages changed since FULL backup.


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