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How Much Memory is Needed Taken for My Database Backup

In this article I will try and cover the concepts in understanding the amount of memory or buffers required for completing a database backup. I would be using a couple of trace flags to get that detail and further discuss two of the parameters MAXTRANSFERSIZE and BUFFERCOUNT in the BACKUP DATABASE TSQL syntax which will help us understand a bit more about memory consumption for a database backup and time involved in completing the backup.

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