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Backup with checksum


Backup with checksum

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The sql server has an option for checking checksum after creating backup(WITH CHECKSUM).

I want to know whether sql server needs extra time to backup with checksum than the normal backup? Does it is godd to use or not?
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CHECKSUM
Specifies that the backup operation will verify each page for checksum and torn page, if enabled and available, and generate a checksum for the entire backup. This is the default behavior for a compressed backup.

Using backup checksums may affect workload and backup throughput.

I use it in my backup sproc.. but I still do weekly restores of a random set of databases. Everyone here recommends doing regular restores. I read this advice so much I got the hint eventually and scheduled a weekly task to do this kind of thing on fridays!

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