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dewacorp.alliances
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

Australia
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Posted - 03/05/2007 :  17:18:39  Show Profile  Visit dewacorp.alliances's Homepage  Click to see dewacorp.alliances's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Hi all

I have an archive database which is about 100GB+ and sets as .bak file. Try coping this file through a network which takes few hours by a normal copy and paste stuff.

The next day, the copy is finish but I need to know whether the copy is valid (complete). Is there anyway to find this? Cause looking the size what I found is not enough unless there are other ways.

Also ... I am thinking to test this copied backup file by doing a restore but it will take time and I don't have space at the moment. Is there any way to test the backup are still intact and valid backup. I know with SQL 2005 there is functionality for this but I am using SQL Server 2000 (SP3a).

I am appreciated your feedback.

Thanks

tkizer
Almighty SQL Goddess

USA
35954 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2007 :  17:21:36  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The only way to know if it's a restorable file is to run the restore.

Tara Kizer
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rlaubert
Yak Posting Veteran

USA
96 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2007 :  11:04:38  Show Profile  Visit rlaubert's Homepage  Send rlaubert a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Try Restore verifyonly -- verifies that the backup is complete without actually performing the restore.

Raymond Laubert
MCDBA, MCITP:Administration, MCT
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tkizer
Almighty SQL Goddess

USA
35954 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2007 :  12:09:05  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
But if restore verifyonly returns success it doesn't guarantee that the file is restoreable. The only way to know that is to actually perform a restore.

Tara Kizer
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Kristen
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Posted - 03/08/2007 :  12:44:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
rlaubert - are you thinking of the improvements in SQL2005 where "restore verifyonly" goes quite a long way towards being confident that the backup is sound? ... but it still needs a Restore and some sort of validation like DBCC CHECKDB to be 100% sure

Kristen
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