This guide is a collection of resources to help you protect data in Windows servers, desktops and mission-critical applications. Chapter one offers tips and tactics for pain-free backup of your OS data and system state information. Chapter two offers tips and tactics on how to successfully back up and recover SQL Server data. The topic categories include Backup Basics, Restore Procedures, and Maintenance and Troubleshooting, with tips on selecting a SQL Server backup model, steps to faster backups, optimizing backup performance and more.
This was first published in March 2006