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    Backup expert Ashley D'Costa outlines what you should consider when performing SQL Server backups while the users are accessing the database.

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    Check out our top three solutions to the most vexing SQL Server database backup problems.

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  • How to properly back up a SQL Server: Step-by-Step Guide

    You must have a well-planned and standardized approach to backing up your SQL Servers so you're prepared for the worst-case scenario. Edgewood Solutions' Greg Robidoux offers a three-part guide for putting together a SQL Server backup process -- planning, testing and implementation.

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  • SQL Server backup best practices

    Backup compression and using differential backups are just two of the important SQL Server backup best practices described in this tip.

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  • Splitting SQL Server backups to multiple files

    Splitting database backups helps save space and run your SQL Server backups more efficiently. Get tips for executing this from Ashish Kumar Mehta.

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  • Fault tolerance and backups and snapshots, oh, yes

    They are vital tools all DBAs depend on. But what are the best products on the market these days? Expert Don Jones lets us know some of his favorites.

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  • Backup and recovery enhancements in SQL Server 2005

    The backup and restore capabilities of SQL Server 2005 are largely unchanged from SQL Server 2000, but there are several new features worthy of your attention. Edgewood Solutions' Greg Robidoux explains the pros and cons of using these features -- from mirrored backups to online restores.

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  • Tips for scheduling and testing SQL Server backups

    Whether you're using SQL Server or SQL Server Express Edition, these tips for scheduling backups will lead you to a successful restore. You'll learn how to schedule backups in SQL Server via the SQL Server Agent and in SQL Server Express using Windows Task Scheduler. SQL Server expert Denny Cherry...

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  • SQL Server backup and restore commands to limit downtime

    Whatever SQL Server backup and restore solution you choose, you must be sure to back up your data in an acceptable amount of time and restore it in an acceptable amount of time. SQL Server MVP Hilary Cotter shares some best practices for using backup and restore commands.

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  • SQL Server 2008 backup compression pros and cons

    Backup compression is a shiny new feature in SQL Server 2008, but what are the drawbacks? Here, SQL Server expert Roman Rehak examines some tradeoffs, such as increased CPU processing time.

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