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Any Alternate to back up and Restore


Any Alternate to back up and Restore

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I have Db almost 700GB which we daily restore on Production after making back up on build server. As the size is increasing back and restore is taking longer. Is there any alternate some one can suggest. one I can think of it is use SSIS and do CDC from build server to production server but the problem is with indexes. any help is appreciatiable.


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If having the database in read only mode is OK, you could restore the database into standby mode, and then apply transaction log backups to roll it forward each day.
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What options you have depend on why you're doing this. If it's to have a standby server, then replication or mirroring or log shipping (already mentioned by another) might be better.

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we do not want to take server down as its been used by International users. So building on seperate server and restoring after back up by making it offline for 1 and 1/2 hour.
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I actaully thought of doing diff back up and restoring but again it will require server to offline for at least an hour or so.
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That still doesn't say what the second server is for.

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Second server is used for reportings, Apps etc..
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Transactional replication. Database mirroring with snapshots.

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kick_12309 (10/11/2012)
do CDC from build server to production server but the problem is with indexes.
Why indexes are problem here ?

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Some time we sxpect one more than one millions records in CDC in few tables...
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