Running Parallel Backups
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager
System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) supports running parallel backups of data sources in the same protection group to optimize your network usage. However, there are restrictions to performing parallel backups for SQL Server databases from the same protected computer because of restrictions in SQL Server.
The following is a list of scenarios in which you can perform parallel backups of a SQL data source.
The databases are on Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, or Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
Note Both the databases must be on different protection groups.
Both the databases are on different versions of SQL Server. For example, one is on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and the other on Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
Neither Microsoft SQL Server 2000 nor Microsoft SQL Server 2005 support parallel backups. If two databases from the same version and instance of SQL Server are scheduled for backup at the same time, the backup will happen serially.
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