BACKUPBUFFER

Description

A backup operation is waiting for data or a buffer for data (to write for backups and to read for restores). Note that all backup waits are accumulated for restore operations too

Resolved by

DBAs

Suggested solutions

  1. Investigate whether backups are going to a slow device, upgrade device if possible
  2. Use backup compression if available

Additional research

Backup Wait Statistics

See more

Consider using ApexSQL Monitor, a Windows and SQL Server monitoring tool able to track SQL Server wait types, including the individual query wait statistics

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