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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Considerations for Very Large Databases

When it comes to backup and recovery, special consideration must be given to very large databases, which are known as VLDBs. A VLDB has the following special requirements:

Image Storage—Size might dictate the use of tape backups over the network or a disk.

Image Time—As your time to backup increases, the frequency of backups might have to be adjusted.

Image Method—How you back up your database is affected by its size. Differential ...

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