I am looking for basic information on SQL server 2008 Backup process
All i ended up with information after simple Google is : take/use .bak file to take backup
Can anyone help me to understand , if i can take backup of direct DB files instead of .bak files. bcoz we can save memory !! . though can’t we restore using the backup of directly backed up DB files ????
what are the drawbacks for taking backup of direct DB files??
any pointers / any best practices