White paper

Backup Compression and Storage Deduplication: A Perfect Match

SQL Server DBAs across the industry are facing the question of whether or not to place database backups on deduplication storage — also, whether or not compressing backups while using deduplication storage is a good idea. In this white paper, we will provide background on the practice of deduplication — how it works and its various types — as well as some of its benefits, and provide recommendations for DBAs who want to improve their database backup practices using these methods.