To restore a database that used DUMP TRANSACTION as the primary
backup procedure, the last dump of the entire database (DUMP DATABASE)
must be loaded (LOAD DATABASE), followed by the sequential loading
(LOAD TRANSACTION) of the transaction dump(s) (DUMP TRANSACTION).
For example, if all of the following are true
- The database was last dumped on Monday
- The transactions were dumped Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and
- The database crashed on Saturday, causing data corruption
the proper way to restore the database would be to first load the
database dump from Monday, followed by the sequential loading of the
transaction dumps from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The
database would then be restored to the state it was in as of the
last transaction dump taken on Friday.