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Has Your Database Been Backed up in the Last 24 Hours?

As a DBA your #1 responsibility is to make sure that each of your SQL Server databases are backed up. This tip provides a couple of TSQL scripts that will identify the last backup of each database.  Read more...
By 2018/02/01 | Source: Database Journal | Category: backup
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Create Size Based Backups for SQL Server 2017

Microsoft has never documented how the database log works, such as its format, its logging mechanism/algorithm, etc. But SQL Server 2017 has introduced a few improvements in some DMVs that expose more details about the status of data and log changes, and we can use the new information to design a better backup strategy.  Read more...
By 2018/01/25 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: backup
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How to Change the Default Backup Directory

When you install a SQL Server instance you have the opportunity to identify the default location for your instance database backups. Overtime you might decide you want to change the default location for database backups. This tip shows you two different ways to change the default location for your database backups.  Read more...
By 2018/01/24 | Source: Database Journal | Category: backup
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How Much Data Has Changed Since Your Last Full Backup

Have you ever wanted to know how many pages in your database have changed since the last full backup? If so, then you will be glad to hear that the SQL Server 2017 version of the DMV, sys.dm_db_file_spavce_usage, has a new column named modified_extent_page_count, which shows the number of pages that have changed since the last full backup.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/12/08 | Source: Database Journal | Category: sql server 2017
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Backup SQL Server Databases in Parallel with PowerShell

I have a need to decrease the time my SQL Server database backups are taking to run. I thought about trying to run multiple backups at the same time to see if that would work. I could have created multiple SQL Server Agent Jobs to run at the same time, but I wanted a more dynamic way to handle this, so I created a PowerShell script that allows processes to run in parallel.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/10/30 | Source: MSSQLTips.com | Category: parallel processing
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Azure DWH part 19: Backup and Restore SSAS

In the part 18, we created a Cube based on the Azure Data Warehouse. In this new chapter, we will work with the cube, create backups and show some tips to restore.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/10/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssas
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How to Read a Transaction Log Backup

The transaction log backup is stored in SQL Server proprietary format, just like the transaction log itself. Even though the transaction log backup is in a special format, Microsoft has provided us with the fn_dump_dblog() function to read transaction log backups. This function is undocumented, so you should use care when using this function in a production environment.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2017/08/17 | Source: Database Journal | Category: transaction log
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Filegroup Restoring and Join Elimination

This article is just a short follow up of previous article on filegroup restoring that describes one issue with join elimination optimization.  Read more...
By Bogdan SAHLEAN 2017/08/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: filegroup
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Configuring Backups Using Veritas Netbackup with AGs

A short description of our experience with Veritas Netbackup on MS SQL Server AG Groups. This article does not give a full description of the procedure for configuring netbackup but highlights a few pitfalls which we think some people will find very useful.   Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2017/07/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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Backups in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

This time we explain how to recover an Azure SQL Data Warehouse (ASDW) from a disaster.  Read more...
By Daniel Calbimonte 2017/03/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: azure
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Backing Up SQL Server Databases is Easier in PowerShell than T-SQL

Learn how easy the new SQLServer module makes backups of SQL Server databases.  Read more...
By Aaron Nelson 2017/01/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powershell
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What's Your Backup Speed?

This week Steve Jones has a bit of a competition. Share with him how fast you can back up a 1TB database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/11/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Databases in Azure: Copy and Exports

Toady we are going to make a copy and export your DB to Azure Storage. Lets get started.  Read more...
By Michael Morin 2016/07/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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Verify SQL Backups With SQL Powershell

With SQL Powershell, you can check all your database backups in minutes, whether you have ten SQL servers or 100.   Read more...
By Geoff Ruble 2016/04/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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Daily Database Backup Scripts

Execute these stored procedures to backup all your database daily and your transaction logs several time daily. Save space by using the overwrite feature.  Read more...
By Greg Bernstein 2015/12/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: backup
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The MidnightDBAs release Minion Backup

The MidnightDBA team is announcing the release of a new, free backup solution for SQL Server: Minion Backup. We created Minion Backup (or MB, for short) to be the most flexible, feature-rich backup solution possible.  Read more...
By Press Release 2015/06/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: minionware
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DBA Skills: Striped Backup Video

Watch this short video on creating a striped backup for your database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba skills
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DBA Skills - Creating a Striped Backup

Learn how to create a striped backup in this short piece.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/02/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba skills
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Multiple Backup Files

This Friday Steve Jones looks at your backup system and wonders how many people use striped backups.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2015/01/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Stop Relying on Cloud File Stores as a Backup Strategy

There is a growing assumption that Cloud file-storage services represent an ideal way of backing up files. It seems a compelling idea because it is so easy and seems secure. The truth is, as always, more complicated. There is more to any backup strategy than just cloud storage.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/11/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: backup
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