Kill DB backup process?

techresearch7777777 1,801 Reputation points

Hello, will sending a KILL/terminate command potentially corrupt/negative impacts during a long running large DB BACKUP ?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. CarrinWu-MSFT 6,866 Reputation points

    Hi @techresearch7777777 ,

    Are you trying to kill the process of backup? If yes, you can kill it, the operation will not impact Databases, but you have to be cautious as if you kill backup process, it has to ROLLBACK which will take some or more time.

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 106.8K Reputation points

    The backup file produced will of course not be usable. If this is a file with multiple backups that you are appending to, I don't really know what happens. Not the least with the backups that might be after the killed backups.

    But the database will of course not be affected.

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  2. techresearch7777777 1,801 Reputation points

    Thanks for the replies.

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