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2fire
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Posted - 03/05/2013 :  14:08:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When adding the Back Up Database Task to a maintenance plan, what are the advantages or pitfalls of selecting multiple databases in a single task? My thought is it could create a drain on server resources. Is this a recommended practice?

When multiple databases are selected, are backups performed simultaneously, or does it wait for one to end before moving on to the next?

tkizer
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Posted - 03/05/2013 :  14:54:21  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't use maintenance plans, but I do backup my databases all in one job, one after the other via a script.

Backups are done one after the other in maintenance plans.

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