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This is the official team Web Log for Microsoft Customer Service and Support (CSS) SQL Support. Posts are provided by the CSS SQL Escalation Services
  • Blog Post: VSS backup of AlwaysOn Secondaries

    Hi Everyone, Today I’m going to highlight one of the changes brought by SQL Server 2012 SP2 , which is the way we handle VSS Backup requests on AlwaysOn Secondary Databases . Until now, any request for a FULL database backup (VSS_BT_FULL) thru VSS against a DB that is an AlwaysOn secondary was failing...
  • Blog Post: How compressed is your backup?…

    While working recently with a  customer, it was brought to my attention that while SQL Server has a great feature to compress backups (introduced in SQL Server 2008), the space consumed by the backup before it is complete may not be as expected.  To be more precise, when you backup a database...
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