Compressed Backup Errors

Kenneth Fisher explains why you might get “out of space” errors when taking compressed backups:

Compressing your backups has very few downsides. It’s usually faster (the additional time for compression is less than the time saved by reduced IO) and of course, the backups are smaller. I have run into a few issues, however.

On one occasion there was 75gb free on a drive, the last full backup was only 50gb and the database had not grown significantly in size. Interestingly there was an error when we tried to run a backup. Not enough disk space.

Read on for the explanation as well as the solution.

Related Posts

Additional Restore-DbaDatabase Functionality

Stuart Moore shows off a few examples of advanced Restore-DbaDatabase usage: No matter how hard the dbatools; team tries, there’s always someone who wants to do things we’d never thought. This is one of the great things with getting feedback direct from a great community. Unfortunately a lot of these ideas are either too niche to […]

Read More

Backups Are Faster With SQL Server 2017

Parikshit Savjani explains how the SQL Server team was able to use indirect checkpoints to improve backup performance: In RDBMS, whenever tables get larger, one of the technique to tune and optimize the scans on the tables is by partitioning it. With indirect checkpoints, we do the same. In indirect checkpoint, for every database which […]

Read More

Categories

March 2017
MTWTFSS
« Feb Apr »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031