SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Losing Data


Losing Data

Author
Message
Steve Jones
Steve Jones
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (145K reputation)SSC Guru (145K reputation)SSC Guru (145K reputation)SSC Guru (145K reputation)SSC Guru (145K reputation)SSC Guru (145K reputation)SSC Guru (145K reputation)SSC Guru (145K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Points: 145919 Visits: 19425
Comments posted to this topic are about the item Losing Data

Follow me on Twitter: @way0utwest
Forum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
My Blog: www.voiceofthedba.com
P Jones
P Jones
SSCrazy
SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)SSCrazy (2.8K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 2834 Visits: 1524
This is why I love the Ola Hallengren backup solution - set it for all user databases and you know that anything developers create will get backed up even if you're on holiday.
Knut Boehnert
Knut Boehnert
Ten Centuries
Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1349 Visits: 383
You have no backup until you have proven that the restore works. Cool
Gary Varga
Gary Varga
One Orange Chip
One Orange Chip (27K reputation)One Orange Chip (27K reputation)One Orange Chip (27K reputation)One Orange Chip (27K reputation)One Orange Chip (27K reputation)One Orange Chip (27K reputation)One Orange Chip (27K reputation)One Orange Chip (27K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 27187 Visits: 6545
You could even add the creation of the self-invite to a meeting to the script.

Gaz

-- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!
HildaJ
HildaJ
Ten Centuries
Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.1K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1059 Visits: 571
I agree completely, we should have not excuses to "forget" backing up a database. I have to admit, I have done that exact same thing in the past and we get busy and plan to get it done "tomorrow" and tomorrow gets here and we're busy with others tasks. It is difficult to keep an eye on everything. We are using virtual machines and our network guy has scheduled some snapshots of our system and at least once a day it runs throught each database and makes a backup. In addition to that, I also have scheduled backup scripts. It may sound too redundant but we have the means and we would hate to loose any data. I think we have a good balance. Team work it's important, it's true that DBAs are responsible for db backups but it doesn't hurt to have another team member watching your back too.
Miles Neale
Miles Neale
SSCarpal Tunnel
SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.2K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 4226 Visits: 1695
Excellent on all points, backup and test the backup. And monitor that it keeps happening. Check after events happen like scheduled down time, new hardware installations etc. Assume nothing and secure everything you can. And in reality a little healthy paranoia can be helpful here.

:-)

Not all gray hairs are Dinosaurs!
Jim P.
Jim P.
SSCommitted
SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)SSCommitted (1.8K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1845 Visits: 2215
Miles Neale (6/17/2013)
... And monitor that it keeps happening. ....



The script I use to create the backup plan also includes steps to setup the e-mail system and attach notification to the backup job(s).

It never hurts to have that come in.



----------------
Jim P.

A little bit of this and a little byte of that can cause bloatware.
vliet
vliet
SSC-Addicted
SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)SSC-Addicted (479 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 479 Visits: 773
One other reason to setup back-ups immediately and (performance) monitoring as soon as possible has to do with another phenomena: When a new version is released under time pressure, things are more likely to go wrong or cause trouble because testing in a production-like environment is usualy very time consuming.

Even without any problematic changes in the database itself, changes are bigger that a piece of newly developed or sligtly adjusted code will have a dramatic impact on query performance, cause deadlocks or corrupts the data in ways that could have been avoided with proper constraints if there had have been more time to implement and test them thoroughly.

One last additional advice: NEVER forget to back-up the database BEFORE you deploy a new version of the software. No matter how much you are in a hurry, you will always regret it when you can not restore the previous version. Too often it is needed when something goes wrong, just to make a side-by-side comparison, or to rerun the upgrade scripts when it gets stuck because some 'small' changes were made by hand in the test environment.

See you at the next upgrade!
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search