Database Backups And Compression

November 18th, 2010 |

Backing up databases can consume lots of space, consider using compression while backup up to improve both disk space and performance for backups and restores. For detail, see the MS Technet article here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb964719.aspx

Because a compressed backup is smaller than an uncompressed backup of the same data, compressing a backup typically requires less device I/O and therefore usually increases backup speed significantly.

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