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Pro SQL Server Administration by Peter A Carter

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CHAPTER 25

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Cloud Backups and Restores

Traditionally, enterprise environments rely on backups taken either directly to tape, or first to disk, and then offloaded to tape by an enterprise-level backup tool. These tapes are often sent to an offsite location where they are retained for a period of time before they are recycled. However, this practice can cause issues related to the cost of secure offsite storage and the length of time it can take to restore a backup if you must retrieve the backup from an offsite location.

In SQL Server 2014, Microsoft has introduced the ability to back up your SQL Server databases to Windows Azure. This solution ...

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