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Backing up OpenLDAP in Windows environment

I need to find a concept how to backup OpenLDAP data (the data directory) in a windows environment. I googled around a bit and found: https://github.com/elmar/ldap-git-backup. But this framework is ...
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How to take backup of 500GB SQL database data?

We tried to copy 500GB data to local drive using copy option in SQL management studio but it getting failed after 2 or 3 hours...is there any size limitation to copy? How much size script file should ...
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How can I mount vss snapshots and why we have to do that to take backup in window server backup?

"Windows Server Backup cannot guarantee Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) snapshots are retained. In certain situations, after restoring to a new volume, the VSS snapshots may no longer be recognized and ...
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Is it possible to restore postgres database with a non-DBO user?

I'm struggling with finding an appropriate backup / restore method for my postgres databases. My requirements are these: DB owner is a non-superuser account. it only has "can login" and "inherit ...
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Push mongodb collections to Amazon redshift

I have got a mongodb database. I need to stream or push data from mongodb to Amazon redshift as and when data arrives in mongodb. Is there any solution for this..? Can this be implemented using Apache ...
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Backup mysql without causing spike in disk I/O

How would I backup mysql databases without causing spike in disk I/O, so other services using the same disk are not affected by the backup. Backing up to other disk might help, but i was thinking ...
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cassandra backup - errors during compression

My cassandra backup often returns with errors because users move/change it during the compression (we just tar it). Users are logged to the server 24/7 so we can't just change backup hours. I need ...
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Correct way to have a mysql/mariadb incremental backup

I've read for a few hours on this topic but don't have a complete grasp. I'm going to be using borg backup to a network share. Looking to have pretty frequent backups of the binlog....every 5 ...
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Does anyone backup SQL Databases >= 4Tb instead of replication?

So the question is in subject. Backing up SQL database is very time consuming procedure. How anyone make backups for such huge SQL databases? I'm not about specific instruments but "architecture" ...
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automysqlbackup Not Working; empty directories, but no error messages. Percona 5.7

I've installed automysqlbackup from this Ansible role: https://github.com/tschifftner. But while everything seems OK, no backups are being created. If I run the script all I see is the following: $...
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How to restore from .dump.gz file using dump tool?

I have taken a dump of my server using the following command /sbin/dump -0uan -f - / | gzip -2 | ssh -p ***** -c blowfish dev***@***.**.**.** dd of=/DATA/junkBEN/server-full-backup-date '+%d-%B-%Y'....
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Unable to backup SQL to a UNC path with a gMSA

I'm trying to automate backups using Ola Hallengren's backup scripts. I'm testing this out on a SQL express instance 2008 R2 (I know it's EOL today). I've setup the jobs and I created a scheduled ...
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rsync: change_dir “/home/Sources//account@sub.inmotionhosting.com/home/account” failed: No such file or directory (2)

When run this command to make backup database file from remote server, I face the below reasult but I do not know what is the issue. The command I run on my local ubuntu server to git file from ...
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Mysqldump to compressed file

Situation: 1. mysql is backuped to disk with mysqldump (~250 GB) 2. dump is compressed with bpzip2 3. dump is moved to another DC 4. disk usage again in good state Problem: Filesystem usage peaks, ...
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How do I manage the backup process for a VPS?

I have a platform that I would like to offer for my client. It is a SaaS platform in which I need to host it. It sounds like VPS is one way to go but I never owned/managed a VPS so not sure how to ...
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T-SQL Finding who attempted to backup the “master” database?

I'm running SQL Server 2016. For the last two nights at 7pm the SQL Server Alert System sent me this alert: 'Severity 016: Miscellaneous User Error' DATE/TIME: 8/8/2018 7:02:19 PM DESCRIPTION: ...
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RDS snapshot: how long does I/O suspension occur?

As we're relying on RDS Postgresql manual backup for our backup strategy, we encountered the issue with the possible downtime of the RDS instance (single AZ) during snapshot creation. According to AWS:...
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Is it safe to restart a database as soon as VSS backup begins?

I know that VSS is designed to create a snapshot of the state of the entire system as soon as you call begin backup, and hold on to it until the backup is ended (or the disk runs out of space). Does ...
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schedule backup job runs up to 9 hrs without errors

I'm very new to administration job... I have SQL server 2012, on that my senior scheduled a job for schedule backup. But, recently I noticed, after 8-May-2018(up to 26-May-2018) the backup files are ...
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MongoDB - Efficient backup

I have an application running on a Parse Server and another server where MongoDB runs. Both VMs are under Azure (Ubuntu VMs). A few weeks back, I wrote a db backup bash script which is run by crontab ...
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How to make daily database backups readily queryable

We have a production database that generates daily database backups that are uploaded to S3 in form of compressed .sql.bz2 files. We basically have a S3 bucket that has a large number of such backups, ...
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Backup strategy for dedicated LEMP stack server

We currently have an application running on a dedicated server which utilizes a LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) stack. Right now we are only doing backups at a set interval (every x hours). I have ...
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What is a good way to backup SQL Server DB's from multiple AWS EC2 instances to a single AWS EBS Volume or S3 Bucket?

I have about 30 AWS instances, each running SQL Server. I want to back them up onto an AWS EBS Volume or S3 bucket - using a free solution. I was thinking of creating a large volume and mapping each ...
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MySQL Table Checksum - Before or after MySQL dump?

The company I'm currently working for has a script that runs at night that takes a MySQL dump of the production environment and imports it into the staging environment. This is a very basic setup - No ...
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Best Way to Backup ClickHouse Data

We recently started using Yandex ClickHouse for our data backend, and I'm working on figuring out how best to backup our data. There seem to be two ways of doing this. ALTER TABLE ... FREEZE ...
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Is it possible to take a snapshot of a database in Azure?

So, to clarify, I'm aware I could dump the database using tools written for the database that don't know anything about azure. I know I could do an import / export. And I know I could just extend ...
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Backing up RavenDB - is it safe to backup data directory without VSS?

The documentation for RavenDB basically indicates there are several ways of backing up your RavenDB database: Using the supplied Raven.Backup.exe tool Initiating an export from the "studio" web ...
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Where to store db backups in centos 7? [closed]

Where should I store my db backups in Centos 7? Are there any best practice for this? Should I put them in /var/lib/<app>/backups as suggested in this answer?
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Migrating MariaDB cannot find files anymore

I had to reset my dedicated server, so i backuped the whole /var/lib/mysql directory (stored in OVH Backup Storage). Today on my clean dedicated, i reinstalled mariadb and so putted the whole /var/...
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Will running mysqldump on one Percona XtraDB cluster node affect performance on the others?

I have a Percona XtraDB cluster with 3 nodes. Only one of these nodes is connected to by the application that uses the database. I would like to perform 'hot backups' simply using mysqldump on one of ...
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Is there a (mostly) safe way to backup live MySQL databases using zfs snapshots

Basically what I'm looking for is a way to tell mysql (percona-flavored) to take the following steps: Flush all committed transactions to the filesystem Start buffering all transactions (keep the ...
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downloading a big database (postgres) to a local copy

I have a pretty big postgres DB on Amazon RDS (about 9GB when zipped), and sometimes we need to copy it and do some tests on it on our local machines. Doing a DB dump (pg_dump) and downloading it is ...
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best raid level for backup server

I'm building a Centos 7 server to hold Postgres backups (using Barman). The Dell PowerEdge server has a Perc-8 controller (H710P), and there are 12each 3TB 7200rpm SAS drives available for a raid set ...
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SQL 2012 Transaction Log backup does not truncate the logs

I'm a beginner in DB administration so bear with me. I have a small DB 500MB with a very large transaction log (19GB). I'd like to keep this in "Full Recovery" mode, so please do not suggest "Simple" ...
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Adding mysqldump parameters in automysql

Please excuse any formatting or grammatical errors. I am currently using automysqlbackup to take local backups of my mySQL database. I recently started to having problems that is connected to that ...
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Cassandra snapshot restoring : random missing data

I'm having a hard time restoring snapshot on Apache Cassandra (version 3.0.9). As far as I can say, I'm following the procedure described on datastax blog, along with several other ones (for instance :...
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Backing up PostgreSQL - being prompted for password

OS: Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 LTS PostgreSQL Version: 9.5.4 I am trying to set up automatic database backups on my server, and every time I run pg_dump, it tells me that no password was supplied. Here's ...
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Sharing keys and certificates between SQL Server 2014 server for encrypted backup and restoration

I have six SQL Server 2014 servers. I am not using TDE, Transparent Data Encryption, on any server. I would like to be able to take an encrypted backup of a database on ANY server and restore that ...
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Amanda/Zmanda backup-recovery Local server

I am trying to recover some files from a tape on Linux, that were placed on there through an amdump. The problem is in order to use amrecover you have to set up the server. Which I do not really know ...
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AutoMySQLBackup: Create a single file for each database

I'm backupping my databases with automysqlbackup. This works fine - but unfortunately I do not get a single file for each database but a cumulative file called daily_all-databases_2016-04-...
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Backing Up Multiple SQL Databases to Network Share at the Same Time

Junior SysAdmin/accidental DBA here so apologies in advance for the noob question. The previous DBA here had a SQL Backup Maintenance Plan that he would copy across 20+ database servers and have all ...
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How to do offsite AWS RDS PostgreSQL backups?

As a measure to mitigate against catastrophes such as a malicious entity gaining full access to our AWS account and deleting everything, I am in the process of setting up offsite backups for our ...
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bacula catalog backup error

I have a Bacula (mysql) server on an Ubuntu-server machine. It backs up and restore without issues except for the catalog. Every time it runs the catalog backup it shows an error. My guess is that ...
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Configured Azure Backup sends me a health check report every 15 minutes

I configured my SQL Server 2014 database to back up to an Azure storage account. I also enabled email notifications via EXEC msdb.smart_admin.sp_set_parameter @parameter_name = '...
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How do I perform an Exchange 2010 database backup using Windows Server Backup with Hyper-V VMs collocated on the same drive?

Yeah... I'm not the one who set it up. I've been tasked with setting up backups for their Exchange data. I've read through the documentation and learned about all the caveats that come with using the ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 DB Backup script

I have SQL Server Management Studio 2012 installed on a VM. We have an active DB (attached to an ASP.Net application whose target Framework is 4.0). What I was looking for is a script to backup a DB ...
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What is the risk of a SQL Server backup strategy that is only weekly full backups and daily transaction log backups?

I'm trying to convince a client that their SQL Server backup strategy is insufficient. Long story short is that their current backup "strategy" is a weekly full backup followed by daily transaction ...
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Best practices to backup mysql databases

This question concerns best practices for mysql backup with replication and large number of databases. I'm looking for your point of view and suggestions :) I - Current situation I have two ...
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Backup remote database using mysqldump

I am trying to achieve a quick way to do a backup and download a remote mysql database to my local machine, using just the terminal. The remote server uses ssh keys for authentication. I can do it by ...
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How to mysqldump last 10 rows for EVERY TABLE in a database?

I have seen a lot of articles about "how to mysqldump last 'n' rows from a table in a database". For example: mysqldump --user=superman --password=batman --host=gothamcity.rds.com --where="1=1 ...

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