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From Suresh Thalamati <suresh.thalam...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: database backup questions
Date Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:06:25 GMT
Mag Gam wrote:
> Hello derby-users:
> My questions are:
> 1)  Is it possible to do an incremental backup for the
> derby/cloudscape database?
> Where I have a master set, and apply the small increments?

Derby has support for roll-forward recovery, using this mechanism  if 
you take  backup with log archive log mode enabled, derby keeps all 
the transaction logs. Using the full backup and the transaction log , 
one can restore the database to latest state before a failure.

Currently, I think there is no support for archiving logs to a backup 
location. So , Transaction logs have to be stored on a fault-tolerant 

Derby admin guide has more info under Rollforward section on this topic:

> 2) Is it possibe to do a SQL text dump of the database? I will need
> this so, I can dump the db in text, and compress it using gzip.

I don't think there is such a tool for backup usage. There is debug 
property (derby.language.logStatementText) todump the SQL Text into 
the error log for debugging purposes.

Derby has export functionality  to dump the table to a file, and a 
dblook toool to dump the schema.

Derby backups can compressed using gzip , I don't understand why would 
u want to dump sql text and then compress.

Hope that helps.

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