Please start any new threads on our new site at We've got lots of great SQL Server experts to answer whatever question you can come up with.

Our new SQL Server Forums are live! Come on over! We've restricted the ability to create new threads on these forums.

SQL Server Forums
Profile | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
Register Now and get your question answered!
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General SQL Server Forums
 New to SQL Server Administration
 Backup Best Practices
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Starting Member

9 Posts

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?

Almighty SQL Goddess

38200 Posts

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.

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server

Subscribe to my blog
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.14 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000