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SQL Server 2012 Backups Not Compressing

We recently upgraded from SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Enterprise. After doing this I noticed that our DB backups were barely compressing at all. Our 22gb DB was compressing down to about 4gb ...
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How can I speed up my Duplicity backup?

I need to perform onsite backups of hundreds of gigabytes from a few Xen VMs to some storage available on a dedicated server in the same network, with a Gigabit connection. The data is mostly MySQL ...
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backup files with many duplicated files

I frequently need to do a backup of a group of files, with many subfolders which contain several large, identical files. Is there a compression scheme (.zip, .7z, etc) which can automatically detect ...
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Backup Exec has lost compression ability

We are running Backup Exec 11d (Version 11.0 Rev 6235) The server is hooked up to an HP Ultrium 440 tape drive. It has been performing very well for a few years now, it has processed about 3-400 TB. ...
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Is it a good idea to compress a MS SQL database backup?

Quick question! I heard that we should never shrink our databases. However, does the same rules apply to compressing our SQL backup? Thanks
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Creating a tgz file on a remote server without using local harddrive

I have a fairly ancient Fedora server which I have inherited from another company. I only have access to the server VIA SSH. Here are some details of the server: Linux REMOVED 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 #1 ...
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For large files compress first then transfer or rsync -z? which would be fastest?

I have a ton of relativity small data files but they take up about 50 GB and I need them transferred to a different machine. I was trying to think of the most efficient way to do this. Thoughts I had ...
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Is it possible to configure SQL Server 2005 to auto-compress backups?

I have created scheduled backup and shrink maintenance plans for my SQL 2005 instances using the tools in SQL Server Management Studio. I am wondering, is there an equally easy method for ...
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Incremental backup of site

I want to make periodical archive of my site. I have lftp script to download site content via ftp to today (date +%Y%m%d) directory. What is best way to make an incremental compressed backup without ...
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Can I compress an encrypted file?

I have an encrypted file (AES Symmetric encryption).For backup purposes and to save disk space, Can I compress (lossless) the file without worrying about messing up the decryption? If so, can you ...
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Automatically Zip/Manage SQL Server 2005 backups

Is there a nice way to have SQL Server 2005 run nightly backups that are automatically zipped with only the last n backups kept? I know the agent can perform nightly backups, but I think the tricky ...
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How do you set bzip2 block size when using tar?

I am using tar to backup a linux server to tape. I am using the -j option to compress the file with bzip2, however I can't see a way to adjust the block size options for bzip2 from tar. The default ...