Whitepaper : Database Backup Compression Versus File Deduplication


Database Administrators often argue with their Storage Administrators about not compressing database backups. Storage Administrators state that they can get better file deduplication from storage devices such as EMC Data Domain. Storage Administrators often tell Database Administrators not to compress their database backups.

This whitepaper discusses why not compressing database backups is likely a bad idea.

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Stan Geiger

Stan Geiger is Director, Product Management, Multi-Platform Tools at Idera, Inc. He has over 25 years of experience using Microsoft SQL Server. He has worked in various industries including finance, healthcare, energy, and the US Department of Defense. Stan has held several positions including Database Developer, Database Administrator, and Business Intelligence Architect. His experience lies in building Data Warehouse and ETL platforms, Business Intelligence Analytics, and OLTP systems.

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