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Backup compression in SQL Server 2008

Introduction

Backup compression is one of the feature expected by every administrator to minimize the backup size and to squeeze the time taken for backup. In previous versions of SQL Server most of us are going for 3rd party tools like Quests Litespeed, Redgates SQL Backup etc. for which we need to pay additional amount. SQL Server 2008 adds an additional feature of taking compressed backup through native backup command itself.

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