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Sometimes you want to quickly see if there are any databases or logs being backed up or restored at this moment. I blogged at one point how you can check how much longer the restore will take here: How much longer will the SQL Server database restore ta…
We looked at how to backup and restore databases in the post MongoDB: How to backup and restore databases. We also looked at how to restore collection in the post MongoDB: How to restore collections. Today we are going to look at how to backup all the d…
In yesterday's post MongoDB: How to backup and restore databases we looked at how to backup and restore a database, today we are going to look at how to restore a collection from a backup. Be aware that mongorestore and mongodump have to be executed fro…
Today it is time to learn how to backup and restore databases in MongoDB. You do have jobs setup that automatically create backups right? If you do not, please close this window and go set that up first, your data is the most important part of the organ…
This is day twenty-two of the SQL Advent 2012 series of blog posts. Today we are going to look at how to test your backup and failover strategy
SQL Server has two data types to store character data, both of them come in fixed and variable length sizes. The char and varchar data type uses one byte of store to store one character, the nchar and nvarchar data type uses two bytes of store to store one character. The nchar and nvarchar data types are used to store unicode of data
Backups are important even for your friends and family.
I decided to give Duplicati a try to backup some of my stuff to the cloud. Duplicati is free/libre/open-source software (FLOSS). Duplicati works with Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive, Google Drive (Google Docs), Rackspace Cloud Files or WebDAV, SSH, FTP…
Realistically, 100% is unachievable given the nature of computing. There are needs for a SQL Server and Windows Server to be rebooted at least once a year. This is to allow for updates on both SQL Server and Windows to be maintained. So the ranking method we use for measuring high availability is the "nines" scale. The five nines is a goal that most database administrators and teams set for their standards. The five nines level is a height of availability that is truly an achievement and one to be proud of.
The recess bell just rang for SQL University HA / DR classrooms. While all of the SQL kiddies are running around the playground and playing with the things they have learned over this semester, the chalkboard is going to get a workout so when they get back, they can take the notes they slacked on earlier.
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