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Maintenance Plan - Full Backup

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 30, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net

Hey all

I am running a maintenance plan (Sql Server 2008 Enterprise) every night at mid-night. All the plan entails is doing a full backup of one database (about a 3GB database). We are getting timeouts on our site at exactly that point when the database is being backed up and they last up to 20min. I was under the impression that doing backups this way does not take the db down? Or am I wrong about this?

Has anyone else experienced this and if so what steps did you take to rectify it? Sorry if I have not provided other information, just let me know and I will give it to you.


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As subject really.

I'm talking about a complete rebuild - not an incremental, or a re-organise.

SQL 2005

The full text indexes are only on individual tables, not Views.

I've asked a similar question before, but sufficiently different, and other is marked as Answered so thought I'd open a new Q : http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/sqltools/thread/5f17f4f1-fba9-436f-aedf-cfbfd89c8db2)


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