Survey: how often do you perform a full backup?

In this survey, I'm interested in how often you perform a full database backup of your production databases. I'll editorialize the results in a week or two.



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4 thoughts on “Survey: how often do you perform a full backup?

  1. Details details…
    Full backups Daily, tlog every 15 or 30 minutes depending upon customer needs.

    Full backups & matching tlogs (just to maintain an obvious timeline) are kept available for several weeks until manual Restore testing has been performed and a known good full backup is verified – only official verified good ones are moved offsite, all others are "recycled."

    We suggest customer keep as many around / online as possible "just incase" – you never know when you need to restore to. Several automate the Restore testing, or use log shipping as their testing and maintaining of warm backup.

    -Mike

  2. Daily in most of the environments(tlogs depending on the business needs) and Full (once a week) + differentials in environments where we have VLDBs or problems like SAN "overcommitting". The latter is beautiful, by the way. Just put all servers on the same SAN…

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