Category Archives: Backups

  1. Generating a restore script

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    August 18, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    In order to speed up our backups on a large database our team decided to stripe the backup files. In …
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  2. Transactions: Creating a single restore point across multiple databases.

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    February 3, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is a disaster and recovery trick I’ve found to be useful for developers with batch processes that hit multiple …
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  3. I’ve refreshed a test database from prod but now the users can’t access it.

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    October 9, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    This happens to me all the time. I get a request from a developer to overwrite the test copy of …
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  4. Brad Shultz’s blog on reviewing your database

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    September 17, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is possibly the best blog I have every read on the subject of reviewing a database. It is witty, …
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  5. “My transaction log is too big!”

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    August 12, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    “My transaction log is too big!” I wish I had a dime for each time phrase has been spoke, written, …
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  6. Using OUTPUT to back up a change

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    June 26, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    How will you back out if your change doesn’t work?! Always take a backup! There should always be a back …
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  7. Disaster Recovery’s big brother Operational Recovery

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    June 20, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m going to get slammed for the title by someone but I stand by it. First some definitions. Disaster Recovery …
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  8. Easy way to generate a restore script.

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    June 5, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Easy way to generate a restore script. I was asked today if I had a canned restore script handy. I …
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  9. What is mssqlsystemresource?

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    March 4, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you are lucky you’ve never seen an error along the lines of: But let’s face it, luck runs out. …
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  10. Where is my backup?

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    December 12, 2012 by Kenneth Fisher

    We recently added responsibility for ~80 more servers to our team. This means that my team-mates and I are working …
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