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Can I restore a SQL Server 2008 R2 backup to SQL Server 2008 R2 Express?

I have a server that's currently running SQL Server 2005 Express, and I need to restore a database backup that a developer has modified using SQL Server 2008 R2 [I think the full version, but still ...
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Restore database from backup file, where file name matches reg expression

I am doing the below : RESTORE DATABASE UAT FROM DISK = 'E:\Databases\backup\MY_LIVE_20120720_070001.bak' WITH REPLACE But I want to be able to use a file location that ignores the numbers in the ...
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Restore Exchange 2003 database to disk on a server not running Exchange

I need to restore an Exchange 2003 database to disk on a server that is not running Microsoft Exchange, would that be possible? or would Backup Exec only restore to a server running Exchange? If it ...
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Sql Server Backup Compatibility - 2008 with 2005

I'm hoping to restore a backup from SQL Server 2008 into a Sql Server 2005 instance. Is there a way to have Sql 2008 back up in a format that 2005 will understand?
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selectively import “record sets” from one mysql instance to another

I have a mysql server hosting a production database, and routinely I make snapshots of it, which we can also use as a staging environment. Sometime bad things happen, e.g. we delete a row (and all ...
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What tape backup device can read a DC 2120 XL cartridge?

While preparing to move to a new house, I came across two forgotten tape backup mini cartridges from 1996. I know they hold the only backup I made of my original Remote Access BBS, with all my ...
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MySQL Unite Two Tables

Situation: after crash (or hack, I'm not still sure) some in table vB_users disappeared. I have march backup of that table, but since that time there were new records. Is there a fast way to add all ...
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How can I split phpmyadmin's server backup to database backups?

I have a big .sql file which i created with phpmyadmin to back up my development databases. is there any way to split this big backup into several files, each file for a separated database? the file ...
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What's the easiest way to do a FULL backup/restore in Windows 7? [closed]

I want to be able to backup my Windows 7 system, then restore it. When I restore my backup, I want to do a FULL restore--that is, if I created files on my desktop or installed software after the ...
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Restore SBS 2008 Backup to Same Hardware but Different Disk Configuration

We've got a Dell T610 Server with SBS 2008 on it, running Exchange Server, SQL Server Express, DHCP, Active Directory, Sharing Files and Printers, etc. We currently have (4) Seagate Savvio 15K 146GB ...
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Where to get some generic ruleset for the firewall of a domain controller?

I've blown up the firewall rules on a domain controller (DC). Since there are no restore points in Windows 2008 and restoring everything from a full backup is not a solution in this case, how do I: ...
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Do I need to use apply-log with innobackupex

I'm using innobackupex to backup my databases like this: usr/local/bin/innobackupex --user=bkpuser --password='example' --rsync \ --no-timestamp /pathtobackup 2> /pathtobackup/innobackupex.log ...
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Fresh SQL Server DB restore works most times, but fails sometimes

I'm working on an automated setup of a Windows Server 2008 R2 Core with IIS and SQL Express I'm starting with a fresh (just installed) OS in a VM (virtualBox in this test case) My scripts then ...
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Can a Sql Server standard edition backup be restored to web edition

If I have two instances of Sql Server 2008 R2. One is standard edition, one is web edition. If I take a backup of a database from the standard instance can I restore it to the web edition instance?
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Restoring subversion from hot-backup.py backup

Ive been creating backups of my subversion repository using hot-backup.py. I've had no problems restoring from these backups in the past. But today I noticed that my "ABCD" repository is backed up ...
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Acronis Cloning of Redhat Linux Server

I tried to evaluate Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 for my redhat linux before deciding what cloning software to purchase for my company, but doesn't seem to get it working. My redhat linux box has ...
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Best method to protect software PBX system from disaster

I have been put in charge of maintaining an old PBX system which is running Windows Server 2003 and TeleAdvantage PBX software. The big concern is that the company that originally built this PBX box ...
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Restore utility error

I want to restore a .bkf file created on SBS 2003, to a SBS 2011. I have downloaded and instaled restore utility, but I am getting this error Unable to write data to c:\foldername This security id ...
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Mirroring an entire machine

What's the most appropriate way to constantly mirror all the settings and data from one Linux machine to another? I have a critical server, which I'd like to have a "hot spare" available for in case ...
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clone server onto remote storage

how can i clone a server onto a remote drive? I would like to make an identical backup of my CentOS 6 64bit server onto a remote hdd. I am going to be installing a raid card into the sever causing ...
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Using mongodb tools (mongodump, mongorestore) from another machine

I have a mongodb server (A) and a http server (B). I would like to run mongodump and mongorestore commands on http server (B) to backup data on server B. But these tools comes with mongodb ...
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Need help recovering PostgreSql database to a new server

As said in the topic I need some help restoring a database to a new server. There is a production database on one server - I do a daily automated backup of that database to a remote location: pgdump, ...
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>Lotus Notes Backup Exec 12 restore options - Which one?

What do these restore options in backup exec mean when restoring a Lotus Notes database? Retain original IDs Select this option to restore the original database IDs. Assign new database ID ...
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Tape restore giving error incorrect block size - Win2k8

I'm trying to restore from tape and I am getting an error of incorrect block size. The software I used to backup is called BackupAssist and their support hasnt been the greatest. One weird thing I ...
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Advice for Large Backup on Plesk Mail Server

We have a Plesk 9.5.4 server with 2423 domains and according to SELECT * FROM psa about 8811 e-mail accounts. When we do a backup it takes about three days and the backup file is about 65 GB big. We ...
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Duplicity restore reports “Invalid SSH password” when I'm using a private key for connection

I'm testing the restoration of a backup with duplicity 0.6.15. I can login to my backup server just fine using ssh and sftp using the following commands and my private key: ...sftp root@client:~# ...
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How To Backup “crontab -e” Files?

I want to do a complete server backup. I already have my backup script copying all of the html/php files for the web app, and the mysql databases, placing them into a .tar.gz file. How can I add the ...
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backup restore all ubuntu server

I need to change my server(all hardware). I`m running Ubuntu-server on it. I use it for LAMP. Is there any way to completely backup running server and restore it on another(all of databases, Mysql ...
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Restoring openldap configuration from ldif file?

I am trying to restore my OpenLDAP server from an ldif file I made before it went horribly wrong. All of the websites I found talk about using slapadd but when I run slapadd -v -l ...
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Unable to save file after recovery from backup

I have a Windows Server 2003 that acts as the file server. I have moved a lot of files from a backup (different domain) to the new shares. The strange thing is that people can open the files, but ...
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How to Recover Mailbox from old NTBackup Exchange Backup File

I have a backup file that was created by NTBackup from which I need to recover a mailbox (preferably in PST format). Is it possible to extract this from this BKF backup file? We're running Exchange ...
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Upgrading from apache 2.2.6 to 2.2.20. A big jump: what might break?

Like the title says, a long-overdue upgrade is needed from Apache 2.2.6 to 2.2.20. I have read this page http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/en/install.html#upgrading and I have the config.nice file. But ...
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Should I backup and restore the `mysql` database?

In the process of creating an automated solution for backing up and restoring an entire MySQL server, I've come across the mysql database which seems to contain user accounts, permissions, metadata, ...
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kvm snapshot (libvirt)

Iam managing kvm by libvirt and using qcow2 file format. I can create snapshots of running wm with snapshot-create command, but if I transfer my qcow2 image to another host and define transfered host ...
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Saving/archiving IIS 7.5 settings for recovery etc

I am not an trained sysAdmin or network engineer, just a programmer who has picked up some knowledge over the years, and at the moment I find myself managing an IIS 7.5 deployment on WinServer 2008 ...
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Shadow protect backup restoration really slow

I'm part of a small I.t. dept for an engineering firm. While I'm mostly a software developer I wear many other hats due to the small size of the company. Today I'm wearing the hat of I.T. manager ...
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Moving entire server data to another server

I would like to ask if its possible. I have recently ordered a new dedicated server for my website. The server is slightly different from the current one. Both are quad core xeons, the differences are ...
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LTO-3 restore from backup when backup software is unknown

I was recently asked to restore the backups of some HP Ultrium LTO-3 tapes to a portable HDD, the company that owned the tapes liquidized and the old CEO wanted the backups in a form they could read ...
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Can you set a backup ip for your server in DNS?

Is there a way that the DNS protocol can natural hold a backup A type server address, like a backup name-server or mail server ? After googling i just got results on backup nameservers. If there isnt ...
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Mysql takes a lot of time to restore backup for test environment. How to work around it?

On a MySQL 5.1 Enterprise server db-dump takes a lot of time. I would like to reduce the amount of time to restore the db-dump or to be able to quickly go back to a known state. This machine is used ...
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What is a good tool/method for version controlling a part of a live database?

Sometimes if a database gets corrupted, a replicated database could also replicate that same corruption. What is the best way to replicate/backup a database and prevent something like this from ...
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Back-up Appliances and how easy they really are

So currently I am looking at a few options to improve my company's back-up solution and I stumbled across a few ideas and quotes regarding the following: HP x1000 G2 Network Storage System Dell ...
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Ways to convince management of a high cost

new here, greetings and such. My problem is relatively simple, but the situation is a tad odd. Currently, I have just been hired on to improve (essentially fix) a server room for a health care ...
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SQL Server 2005 died

My SQL Server died and I can access the files on the C Drive but booting is a no go. Yesterdays backup is great but need today's data. I found the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL ...
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SQLSTATE 42000 on Restore after restoring native backup from NetBackup tape

My environment is Windows Server Standard 2003 SP2, SQL Server 2000 SP4 with a few additional patches, NetBackup Admin console 7.1 and NetBackup Client 6.5.3. I take nightly full backups that restore ...
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Determine LSN of database in NORECOVERY mode

I'm restoring transaction logs to a database, but need a way to know which transaction log I should start with. Typically I'll see something like this: The log in this backup set terminates at ...
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On Exchange 2003, Is there a limit to the number of email stores you can have?

Is there a limit on the number of "stores" you can have on an Exchange server? It seems that it takes a very long time to repair one large store and we are thinking it might be better to divide the ...
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How to backup VirtualBox virtual server?

I'd like to setup a server running in a VirtualBox virtual machine on a Linux host system. What would be an effective way to backup this virtual server "whole", so that in the event of either a host ...
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What is the best method of backing up a VPS?

Let's say that I have 50GB of off site storage and my VPS has a hard drive of 30GB. If I wanted to back-up my entire VPS (take note that cPanel/WHM is installed) every 24 hours, how would I do so and ...
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SQL Server 2008: Is it possible to store differential backups in a separate files?

We're moving some of our applications to a new hosting provider and we want to make it seamless for our users. Nonetheless, we have big databases and we've got to move about 48GB of data. Our ...