SQL Server Performance

Backup Compression on SQL 2005

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 T-SQL Performance Tuning' started by jhoy, May 11, 2008.

  1. jhoy New Member

    Hi All,
    Is there a way to compress SQL Server backups???
    Regards & Thanks,
    JHOY
  2. satya Moderator

    No, it is available from SQL 2008 version onwards, you may need to depend on third party tool such as from www.red-gate.com site.
  3. daletrotman New Member

    Hi
    There is free software available from Idera that we use to compress backups. It works just fine, taking half the time to backup and using half the space.
    http://www.idera.com/Products/SQLsafefree/Default.aspx
    It takes a little getting used to but I have not had a problem in the 2 months I have been using it.
    Regards
  4. jhoy New Member

    Hi daletrotman,
    thanks for the quick reply...
    surely i will try this product to compress my daily backup files

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