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Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration by Grant Fritchey, Rob Walters

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C H A P T E R  8

Database Backup Strategies

SQL Server 2012 and the Windows platforms it runs on are very stable and safe technologies that can offer you years of uptime and service. However, things do go wrong: Software can have errors. Hardware can break. Users can make mistakes. Any of these reasons and hundreds of others can lead to a loss of data that’s important to you. To protect against the possibility of data loss, you’re going to want some method of creating a copy of your database to store separately for use in the event of an emergency. This is called backing up the database. It’s a fundamental task for people charged with administering databases and database servers to ensure that the databases in their charge get backed up appropriately. ...

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