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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002

    Unanswered: database backup file size

    How does backup database command works? I don't see size of database backup file increasing while backup is in progress OR is it locked till the backup is finished.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    San Antonio, TX
    The size of the backup file (or files) is pre-calculated and the space is allocated before the actual backup starts. You will not see the size change while the backup is running.
    "The data in a record depends on the Key to the record, the Whole Key, and
    nothing but the Key, so help me Codd."

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