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    compress backup file

    Hello, can you suggest an easy way to compress backup file. I use SQL Server 2008 R2

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    Sql2k8r2 backup has compression option builtin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmiao View Post
    Sql2k8r2 backup has compression option builtin.
    And how to use this option?

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    backup database db_name to .... with compression

    Or you can enable it server wide with following:

    sp_configure 'backup compression default', 1
    reconfigure

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