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Limit on number of databases per Instance

tknoobtknoob Posts: 9
edited December 18, 2012 8:54PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions

Is there a limit on the number of databases to backup per Instance?

We have over 1400 databases in an Instance and the backups hang after a period of time. Using v7.2.1.4.


Tim Knoob
Senior Database Administrator


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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    There isn't a limit to the number of databases that SQL Backup can back up per instance, since each database is backed up sequentially.

    SQL Backup should have generated a log file if it crashed. Could you please send me this file? This file is named SQBCoreService_<instance name>_bugreport.txt, and is located in 'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Red Gate\SQL Backup\Log\' on Windows 2003 and older, and 'C:\ProgramData\Red Gate\SQL Backup\Log\' on Windows Vista and newer.

    - output from sp_who2 if the backup is still in a hanging state

    - the SQL Backup backup command that you were using

    - any errors recorded in the Windows Event log related to the SQLVDI source during the time of the backup

    - any errors recorded in the SQL Server error log during the time of the backup

    Thank you.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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