compression option at database level instead of server level?

is it possible to set that only certain databases will use the 2008 compression automatic option during backup? if so, where can we see this setting (system views)?
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
No.  You can set this at the server level, but then it applies to ALL dbs.

USE master;
EXEC sp_configure ‘backup compression default’, '1';
RECONFIGURE WITH OVERRIDE;

But that shouldn't be a big deal.  Why don't you want the backups for some dbs compressed?
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25112Author Commented:
ok.. hmm..

one db is 400GB, other 120GB.. but both backups are almost same in size.. so I wondered if one alone could be compressed and other not .. I just wanted to check.
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
You can do it db by db By specifying it in the BACKUP command:

BACKUP DATABASE ... WITH COMPRESSION

BACKUP DATABASE ... WITH NO_COMPRESSION
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