Category Archives: Backups

  1. TSQL Tuesday #85 Invite – Backup and Recovery

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    December 6, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Come on down! You’re the next contestant on T-SQL Tuesday! I’m your host Kenneth Fisher and this month I’d thought …
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  2. If backups are taken in silence can a recovery still take place?

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    October 11, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    My friend Andy Mallon (b/t) is hosting T-SQL Tuesday this month. In case you aren’t aware T-SQL Tuesday is a …
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  3. Copying an on-premise Database to an Azure SQL Database

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    August 24, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Continuing my exploration of Azure the next logical step seemed to be copying an on-premise database up to the cloud. …
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  4. When was this database restored?

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    July 27, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I frequently need to know where backups went and I restore those backups for operational recovery on a regular basis. …
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  5. Want to be able to read your database between restores?

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    July 20, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    When restoring a database there are times when it would nice to restore a bit, check what’s been restored so …
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  6. Database snapshots

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    June 22, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This feature is Enterprise only which can limit who it is useful to, but I find the whole concept fascinating. …
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  7. Help! My backup file has doubled in size.

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    June 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Help! I backed up my database yesterday and the backup file was about 200MB but today it’s closer to 400! …
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  8. RAID your backups

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    May 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Let’s start with a very brief definition of some RAID levels. RAID 0 : Stripe your data across multiple disks. …
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  9. Changing to simple recovery to clear the log.

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    February 10, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Clearing out a full transaction log is a common problem. A quick search will find you dozens of forum entries …
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  10. The tail of the log

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    August 24, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The tail of the log A little while back I was feeling overwhelmed by the number of blog posts ideas …
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