473,554 Members | 2,147 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Question about differential restores (SQL Server 2005)

15 New Member
Hello everybody,

I'm not all that familiar with backing up and restoring databases on SQL 2005 and I have a question. First, let me give you a little insight into how we're setup and what we want to do.

We have two servers--live & test. Currently, we perform a full back of the live server each night and restore it to the test server. This all runs automatically. It's been requested that it would be nice to have the test server receive differential restores during the day to keep it updated with the live server. So my question is this:

Since we're doing FULL backups and restores, can we do differential backups on the live server and restore to them test periodically during the day? Can we restore differentials on DB that been restored with a FULL backup?

Thanks for your help! :)
Dec 9 '09 #1
1 1633
149 New Member
Check these out:

a) SQL Server 2005 Backups

b) Differential Database Backups for SQL Server

hope this helps
Dec 10 '09 #2

Sign in to post your reply or Sign up for a free account.

Similar topics

by: tim groulx | last post by:
I have recently started receiving failures on a differential backup that previously succeeded. Nothing has changed with the structure of the db. Here is the message, any ideas are welcomed. Thanks. Executed as user: fsafood-net\bisqlservice. The backup data in 'E:\SQL_Backups\Biz_Sales\Biz_Sales_Diff.bak' is incorrectly formatted. Backups...
by: malcolm | last post by:
In sql server 2000, how do you manually go and truncate the logs? Does this only occur when you create a backup? all I want to do is manually shrink the log files. I have backups, so I don't need them. I actually backup the db once a week and back up the logs every day, yet the logs are getting real big. I thought this was configured in the...
by: What-a-Tool | last post by:
How does the expire date work setting it server side with asp. I know with javascript setting it client side it will be set to the clients local time, and therefore expire when the clients local time reaches the set expire-time. But if it is an expire time set on my server in California, and the cookie is put on a computer that is running...
by: Burt | last post by:
My company needs to move a 30 Gig SQL Server across the country as soon as possble on July 1. Turns out moving the full db across the network takes a few hours. I'd like to move a full copy of db a week ahead of time, and then just move either a differential backup(s) or transaction log with with the week's new data on July 1. Can anyone...
by: Eric J. Holtman | last post by:
Of course I'll try this before I go live, but I figured I'd ask here first. I've read the docs, and the answer is unclear. My current backup strategy is: Take a full database backup occasionally (like, every two weeks). Back up logs every five minutes. This works, but restoring the database all the way through can take a while, as...
by: umeshpotdar | last post by:
hi frdz how can i restore differential backup files by the query or any other way to do this. i am using sql server 2005 plz tell me.
by: umeshpotdar | last post by:
hi frdz how can i restore differential backup files by the query or any other way to do this. i am using sql server 2005 i tried to do this using foll query RESTORE DATABASE Uploading FROM DISK = 'd:\Uploads\Uploading2.bak' with file=2, REPLACE;
by: fniles | last post by:
I am using VS2003 and connecting to MS Access database. When using a connection pooling (every time I open the OLEDBCONNECTION I use the exact matching connection string), 1. how can I know how many connection has been used ? 2. If the maximum pool size has been reached, what happens when I call the method Open to open the connection ? Will I...
by: esource | last post by:
We have a db that is accessed by users on the web 24/7. Problem is when our maintenace job runs users are getting killed with this error: Database Error: SQL Error #-2147217900 Transaction manager has canceled the distributed transaction. (Source: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers) (SQL State: 37000) (NativeError: 1206) I'm...
by: Oralloy | last post by:
Hello folks, I am unable to find appropriate documentation on the type promotion of bit-fields when using the generalised comparison operator "<=>". The problem is that using the GNU compilers, it seems that the internal comparison operator "<=>" tries to promote arguments from unsigned to signed. This is as boiled down as I can make it. ...
by: Hystou | last post by:
Overview: Windows 11 and 10 have less user interface control over operating system update behaviour than previous versions of Windows. In Windows 11 and 10, there is no way to turn off the Windows Update option using the Control Panel or Settings app; it automatically checks for updates and installs any it finds, whether you like it or not. For...
by: agi2029 | last post by:
Let's talk about the concept of autonomous AI software engineers and no-code agents. These AIs are designed to manage the entire lifecycle of a software development project—planning, coding, testing, and deployment—without human intervention. Imagine an AI that can take a project description, break it down, write the code, debug it, and then...
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes...
by: conductexam | last post by:
I have .net C# application in which I am extracting data from word file and save it in database particularly. To store word all data as it is I am converting the whole word file firstly in HTML and then checking html paragraph one by one. At the time of converting from word file to html my equations which are in the word document file was convert...
by: adsilva | last post by:
A Windows Forms form does not have the event Unload, like VB6. What one acts like?
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system
by: muto222 | last post by:
How can i add a mobile payment intergratation into php mysql website.
by: bsmnconsultancy | last post by:
In today's digital era, a well-designed website is crucial for businesses looking to succeed. Whether you're a small business owner or a large corporation in Toronto, having a strong online presence can significantly impact your brand's success. BSMN Consultancy, a leader in Website Development in Toronto offers valuable insights into creating...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.