decrease SQL 2005 backup window RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    we are currently testing DPM 2010. One protection group holds a SQL 2005 Cluster with close to 200 DB in one instance. The backup runs through just fine but the "differential" backup take between 3.5 to 5.5 hours. As this is way too long I was wondering if there is anyhting I can do to speed things up.

    When looking at the backup process I see that the actual backup is quite fast (takes seconds) but what takes so long is for a database to start the backup process. From what I understand I am not able to use "Datagroupsource" because the sql server are not on different machines/disk. There is only one instance on the same partition on the SQL-Cluster server. If there is a way, please let me know.

    Monday, May 30, 2011 10:04 AM