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Back to Basics: Dump & Load

Written by Scott Dulecki

Dumping and loading a database is an essential part of its proper management, and you've probably been doing it for a while. But when you dump and load, do you know that it's going to help? Is it the right time? And are you doing it the best way? This book addresses the basics of dumping and loading databases, including clear-cut ways to determine when it's time and reviewing all of the ways you can dump and load, along with their trade-offs.

Topics Covered:

  • What a Dump and Load Is and Does
  • Five Models for Determining When to D&L
  • Three Metrics for Determining When to D&L
  • Methods for Dumping and Loading Databases
  • Techniques for Optimizing D&L Performance
  • Methods for Ensuring D&L Success

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