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Backup and restore database hourly: how to implement it?

I have two servers, using SQL server 2000.
I was asked for implementing hourly Backup 3 databases in one server
and restore those databases to another server.

Could anyone give me the detailed steps to do that?
Thanks a lot in advance!

Feb 15 '07 #1
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<da*****@gmail.comwrote in message
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>I have two servers, using SQL server 2000.
I was asked for implementing hourly Backup 3 databases in one server
and restore those databases to another server.
Google log-shipping.

You really only want to do a ful restore to server B, and then transaction
log backup/restores after that.
>
Could anyone give me the detailed steps to do that?
Thanks a lot in advance!

Feb 15 '07 #2
Log shipping is a process that takes transaction logs from a primary
SQL Server and applies them sequentially on a scheduled basis to
another SQL Server.

Does this do same thing for Backup/Restore the database?? Thanks a lot
for any explaination. I do have no idea about that.
Google log-shipping.

You really only want to do a ful restore to server B, and then transaction
logbackup/restores after that.

Feb 15 '07 #3

<da*****@gmail.comwrote in message
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Log shipping is a process that takes transaction logs from a primary
SQL Server and applies them sequentially on a scheduled basis to
another SQL Server.

Does this do same thing for Backup/Restore the database?? Thanks a lot
for any explaination. I do have no idea about that.
Generally you don't want to do a full backup/restore due to the time.

Is there a specific reasony ou want to do a full backup/restore rather than
simply log-shipping?

>
>Google log-shipping.

You really only want to do a ful restore to server B, and then
transaction
logbackup/restores after that.


Feb 15 '07 #4
You mean logshipping could also do backup database and restore the
databases to another server also?
On Feb 14, 7:36 pm, "Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)"
<mooregr_deletet...@greenms.comwrote:
Generally you don't want to do a fullbackup/restore due to the time.

Is there a specific reasony ou want to do a fullbackup/restore rather than
simply log-shipping?
Feb 15 '07 #5

<da*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11*********************@a75g2000cwd.googlegro ups.com...
You mean logshipping could also do backup database and restore the
databases to another server also?
Generally you have to do the initial backup/restore yourself.

I've written scripts in the past to do a full backup/restore but that was a
specialized case that I replaced with a log-shipping script the first chance
I got.

I'm still unclear why you want to go the full backup/restore route rather
than using log-shipping.

>

On Feb 14, 7:36 pm, "Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)"
<mooregr_deletet...@greenms.comwrote:
>Generally you don't want to do a fullbackup/restore due to the time.

Is there a specific reasony ou want to do a fullbackup/restore rather
than
simply log-shipping?

Feb 15 '07 #6
Actually we need replicate 3 databases from server A to server B. But
no idea why replication does not work fine.

So, my boss asked me to do hourly full backup/restore to server B,
which is kind of relication.

Now I still can schedule a job for hourly full backup on server A, but
i have no idea how to schedule a job for hourly full restore dbs to
server B.

How to make those hourly .Bak files in server A to server B, and then
do restore in server B????

BTW, thank you so much to keep helping me out!!
On Feb 15, 10:48 am, "Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)"
<mooregr_deletet...@greenms.comwrote:
>
Generally you have to do the initialbackup/restore yourself.

I've written scripts in the past to do a fullbackup/restore but that was a
specialized case that I replaced with a log-shipping script the first chance
I got.

I'm still unclear why you want to go the fullbackup/restore route rather
than using log-shipping.


Feb 15 '07 #7


--
--
Greg Moore
SQL Server DBA Consulting
sql (at) greenms.com

<da*****@gmail.comwrote in message
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Actually we need replicate 3 databases from server A to server B. But
no idea why replication does not work fine.
I'd focus on fixing that.
So, my boss asked me to do hourly full backup/restore to server B,
which is kind of relication.
Questions to ask then:
1) What do you do on Server B while the restore is taking place?
2) What do you do if the backup/restore cycle takes more than an hour?

With log-shipping at least you can put the databases on server B into
"read-only" mode between log restores.
>
Now I still can schedule a job for hourly full backup on server A, but
i have no idea how to schedule a job for hourly full restore dbs to
server B.

How to make those hourly .Bak files in server A to server B, and then
do restore in server B????
What I basically did was create a job on Server A that performed the backup
and then called a job on ServerB to start the restore. (ServerB would look
to the MSDB on ServerA to find the most recentlly performed backup and
location and restore that.)

>
BTW, thank you so much to keep helping me out!!
On Feb 15, 10:48 am, "Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)"
<mooregr_deletet...@greenms.comwrote:
>>
Generally you have to do the initialbackup/restore yourself.

I've written scripts in the past to do a fullbackup/restore but that was
a
specialized case that I replaced with a log-shipping script the first
chance
I got.

I'm still unclear why you want to go the fullbackup/restore route rather
than using log-shipping.



Feb 15 '07 #8
(da*****@gmail.com) writes:
Now I still can schedule a job for hourly full backup on server A, but
i have no idea how to schedule a job for hourly full restore dbs to
server B.
ALTER DATBASE db SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATAHASE dh FROM DISK='locationofbackup'
ALTER DATABASE db SET MULTI_USER

Then use Enterprise Manager or Mgmt Studio to create a job, with this
as the job step and set up a schedule.

Of course, log shipping would be better, but if the databases are small,
less then 1 GB, that's probably not worth the hassle.
--
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Feb 15 '07 #9
The backup file is located in server A.
how should do restore in Server B to catching backup file from serer
A??

Need I copy the backup.bak file from server A to Server B, then
schedule job to restore at server B?
How to set it automatically?
On Feb 15, 2:47 pm, Erland Sommarskog <esq...@sommarskog.sewrote:
Now I still can schedule a job for hourly full backup on server A, but
i have no idea how to schedule a job for hourly full restore dbs to
server B.

ALTER DATBASE db SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATAHASE dh FROM DISK='locationofbackup'
ALTER DATABASE db SET MULTI_USER

Then use Enterprise Manager or Mgmt Studio to create a job, with this
as the job step and set up a schedule.
Feb 16 '07 #10

<da*****@gmail.comwrote in message
news:11**********************@p10g2000cwp.googlegr oups.com...
The backup file is located in server A.
how should do restore in Server B to catching backup file from serer
A??
Use UNCs to refer to the location of the backup.

I'm assuming you're NOT backing up the file to the same local disk on
ServerA.

Need I copy the backup.bak file from server A to Server B, then
schedule job to restore at server B?
How to set it automatically?
On Feb 15, 2:47 pm, Erland Sommarskog <esq...@sommarskog.sewrote:
Now I still can schedule a job for hourly full backup on server A, but
i have no idea how to schedule a job for hourly full restore dbs to
server B.

ALTER DATBASE db SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
RESTORE DATAHASE dh FROM DISK='locationofbackup'
ALTER DATABASE db SET MULTI_USER

Then use Enterprise Manager or Mgmt Studio to create a job, with this
as the job step and set up a schedule.

Feb 16 '07 #11
Greg D. Moore (Strider) wrote:
>The backup file is located in server A.
how should do restore in Server B to catching backup file from serer
A??

Use UNCs to refer to the location of the backup.
If the servers' drives are not accessible via UNC, FTP can be scripted
and works pretty well. You can create a batch file to compress the
backup and ftp it to the remote server. Your remote server can then
'look' for new backups at a certain interval, uncompress it and restore
it. I believe you could do all of this in batch files if desired or in
SQL jobs. Use whatever you are most familiar with.
Feb 16 '07 #12
Greg D. Moore (Strider) wrote:
I'm still unclear why you want to go the full backup/restore route rather
than using log-shipping.
Greg,

Log shipping requires Enterprise Edition, right?

Jonathan
Feb 16 '07 #13


--
--
Greg Moore
SQL Server DBA Consulting
sql (at) greenms.com

"Jonathan Roberts" <gr*******@diynics.comwrote in message
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Greg D. Moore (Strider) wrote:
>I'm still unclear why you want to go the full backup/restore route rather
than using log-shipping.

Greg,

Log shipping requires Enterprise Edition, right?
If you want to use the built-in scripts yes.

But there's nothing to prevent you from rolling your own. Which I've done
in the past.

>
Jonathan

Feb 16 '07 #14

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