Tag Archives: backups

  1. Backup to NUL

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    June 5, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Yes, I spelled that correctly. NUL not NULL. NUL is basically a location you can send a backup to. In …
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  2. Compressed backup errors and TF 3042

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    March 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Compressing your backups has very few downsides. It’s usually faster (the additional time for compression is less than the time …
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  3. What’s in my backup file?

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    February 22, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Restoring a backup file is pretty easy right? Ok, but what if more than one database backup is stored in …
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  4. What is COPY_ONLY?

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    January 16, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    You’ll frequently hear that you should add the COPY_ONLY clause when taking an ad-hoc full backup to avoid messing up …
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  5. A semester’s worth of Backup and Recovery blogs – The TSQL Tuesday 85 Rollup

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    December 26, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was thrilled to host TSQL Tuesday #85, the last TSQL Tuesday of 2016. My subject was backup and recovery …
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  6. DBA Myths: You can only restore one differential backup

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    December 13, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Ok, I know I’m hosting T-SQL Tuesday this month but I still had post I wanted to share.   The …
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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