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SQL Server 2000 Backup and Restore
Published: March 1, 2005
Author: Pankaj Agarwal
Published: February, 2005
Summary: This paper discusses the types of backups that are available in SQL Server 2000 and how backup functionality can be used in a disaster recovery plan. It includes general recommendations on how to improve backup and restore throughput and several case scenarios.