Solved

Sql dumps

Posted on 2001-06-19
3
425 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
How do I configure MS-SQL 7.0 to do daily dumps so my backups can be done on the dumps and what are the main advantages of dumps?
0
Comment
Question by:ChrisN061901
3 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
nigelrivett earned 100 total points
Comment Utility
What do you mean by a dump?
dump was the 6.5 command to do a backup - in v7 it is replaced by backup.

I would just schedule a job to do a backup (and I wouldn't use the maintenance utility).

backup database dbname to disk = 'd:\...' with init

look in bol for the options.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:cordoba
Comment Utility
Hi,

Using SQL7, here is how you may proceed :

1 - Create a Backup device whith a *.DMP extension
2 - Create a new job whith 1 step
    Ex : BACKUP DATABASE [DB_NAME] TO [DEVICE_NAME] WITH   INIT ,  NOUNLOAD ,  NAME = N'DB_NAME backup',  NOSKIP ,  STATS = 10,  NOFORMAT
3 - Schedule this job whenever you want it to run
4 - Each time this backup will be launched it'd replace the old one.

The advantages of dump files :

They are easy to BACKUP, I mean using software like Arcserve, Veritas and so on, because not all these software manage to backup SQL database properly.

Easy to use, you don't have to call your general backup expert to restore a database, you may use the D-1 dump already on disk.

Easy to transfer : If you want to send 10 tables of a 1000 table database without using internet, you may create/restore a new database, drop all the unnecessary tables, do a dump file (backup) and compress (zip or rar) the *.DMP file so that the 10 tables would fit a CD or whatever...


0
 

Author Comment

by:ChrisN061901
Comment Utility
Excellent answer. Very precise
0

Featured Post

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.

Join & Write a Comment

In this article—a derivative of my DaytaBase.org blog post (http://daytabase.org/2011/06/18/what-week-is-it/)—I will explore a few different perspectives on which week today's date falls within using Microsoft SQL Server. First, to frame this stu…
Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation component in data task flow is very useful for us to manage and control how data changes in SSIS.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now