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Duration Time Display

ChrisAVWoodChrisAVWood Posts: 361
edited February 1, 2008 1:08PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Looking at Activity History display at the Duration column I have lots of log backups showing 00:00:00 for Red Gate Backups run using the SQL Agent. If I look at the corresponding SQL Agent Job History these jobs will show 00:00:01. It looks like MS defaults to the 1 second so it shows it actually did something. Is SQLBackup rounding the display?



English DBA living in CANADA


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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    Hi Chris,

    I can't vouch for what the SQL Server engine is doing, but I think that the time reported by SQL Backup includes only the actual time it took to back up the transactions (<1s) and doesn't include the time necessary to instantiate an instance of a VDI virtual device and connect it to the SQL Server. That's just a guess, though.
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    Thanks Brian.

    Sounds like SQLBackup rounds down so 00:00:00 means less than 1 second.

    English DBA living in CANADA
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