As DBAs, making backups and restoring data is one of the foundational skills we all must master. But sometimes things go wrong, very, very wrong. And it is from these mistakes that we often learn important lessons. This month, the Question of the Month is, “Share with us your ‘best’ restore disaster stories.” Tell us stories about yourself, or from others you know, where restores went bad, very, very bad.
Post your responses to the above SQL Server Question of the Month in the comments section below (or at www.bradmcgehee.com if you are viewing this from a syndicated newsfeed). And don’t forget to enter your e-mail address when you post your response, so I can contact you if you win.
Because there is no right or wrong answer, this month’s winner will be selected randomly from all the entries that are received.
|This Month’s Prizes
||The prizes this month are an Amazon.com voucher worth US$50.00, and a license for a SQL Backup and Restore Bundle, with one year of support and upgrades. The SQL Backup and Restore Bundle is the complete package for faster, stronger backups and restores, and includes two high-performance backup tools (SQL Backup and SQL HyperBac) and SQL Virtual Restore. To find out more, visit the Red Gate website.|