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SQL backup files takes a long time to restore

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Hi Experts,

I am making backups of my SQL database nightly.  However, when I try to restore one of these files, it takes a long time to restore.  The status bar does not move at all for a very long time .. and it looks like it got hung up...but then it does finally finish.

The backup file is approx. 1 GB.  Are there certain settings to set in SQL that makes database better/ tweaks it so that it restores faster?  I remember restores for files from a copy of this SQL database tooks much faster, and the backups took less space as well.  I am guessing there are ceratain performance tweaks set in one and not in the other.

Are there any suggestions that would help performance and speed?  Thanks.

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Depends on your backup mode (fully, diff, how many transaction logs to apply) and where you're restoring it too (ie, if you're restoring to a RAID 10 drive, it will restore faster than restoring to RAID5).

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