Misunderstandings about the COPY_ONLY backup option

The COPY_ONLY option for the backup command never ceases to cause confusion. What does it really do? And in what way does it affect your restore sequence? Or not? There are two sides to this. Restoreability and how the GUI behaves: Restoreability If you specify COPY_ONLY for a full backup, it will not affect the following […]

Does your 3:rd party backup software ruin your SQL Server backup plan?

Sounds scary, huh? And it surely can be! Here’s an example of one such case: A client of mine had implemented a 3:rd party backup solution in their VM Ware environment. This shouldn’t affect the SQL Server backups. Or that was the plan. I won’t mention what backup software this is, since I’m sure that […]