Tail Log Backups

Kendra Little explains the importance of tail log backups in the course of answering a reader question:

When you restore a full backup, does it restore to when you started the backup job— or when it completed?

In this episode, I give you the super-short answer. (Spoiler: a point near the end of when the backup was running.) For the full answer, complete with a detailed timeline to help you understand the nitty gritty, read “Understanding SQL Server Backups” by Paul Randal

Click through for the video as well as a bit more information on tail log backups.

Related Posts

Auditing Database Backups

Jovan Popovic shows how you can audit who is taking backups on an Azure SQL Managed Instance: One mechanism to ensure that nobody can take the COPY_ONLY backup of your database is to use Transparent Data Encryption that automatically encrypts all backups. In that case you would need to use Customer-managed (BYOK) TDE where you will keep […]

Read More

Test Those Restores

Bob Pusateri wants you to test your restores, probably right now: I had a client that was hit by a ransomware virus, encrypting several of their systems including the database server. Not to worry, though, they had “full backups” of all the affected machines, done by a third-party backup utility. After taking a day to […]

Read More

Categories

March 2017
MTWTFSS
« Feb Apr »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031