Welcome to Part 2 of SQL Server Backup Internals. This blog series is a companion piece to my How to Accelerate Your Database Backups for MSSQLTips.com. In Part 1 of this blog series, I introduced the parts of a BACKUP operation.
Now let’s start focusing on performance characteristics. We can impact the performance of a BACKUP operation by making changes to or more of the following:
Click through for that list, as well as an extended analogy on buffer count and max transfer size.