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Here are some notes on "SQL Server 2008 Backup and Restore" I took while attending an advanced class on SQL Server taught by Paul Randal http://sqlskills.com/AboutPaulSRandal.asp).
Please note that, although these notes were taken during the class, I might have added some of my own (mis)interpretation :-). Always check your facts on Books Online (I try to provide links when applicable). As with anything else you get from a blog, never use any of this in production before you thoroughly validate it a test environment. Please keep in mind that some of those will be hard to follow without the right pre-requisite knowledge and the right context. Reading the post from top to bottom will help.
Parallel Striped and Multi-file
Positions within the file
Log backups concurrent with full backup
Full backup only
Transaction log backups
Tail of the log backup
Do not break the log chain
Log Backup with BULK mode
Backup Integrity Demo
How to restore
Point in time restore
Partial database availability
I took some advanced SQL Server 2008 classes recently and shared my notes in a series of blog posts.