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Backing up SQL Server with Multiple Solutions

Chad Callihan tells us a story:

Many years ago, a friend was using a backup/recovery tool for managing their backups. This particular tool on its own wasn’t necessarily bad. But in this case, it didn’t work well. In fact, it barely worked at all. Backups were slow to complete and restores were even slower. Attempting to restore even one database could take 10-15 minutes just to navigate a GUI and start the restore process.


Read on for the rest of the story. Most of the time, when I see two products used for backups, I typically see a bunch of redundant backups, with both products taking full backups.