Technical Question on Backup Process Details

Hi all,
I have a technical detail question about when I run a backup process, such as a Full or Diff backup.
If I have a Diff backup start at 9:30am and it takes 15 minutes to complete, is my data backed up through 9:30am, or through 9:45am? That is, do the changes to the database between 9:30am and 9:45am get backed up in the Diff that starts at 9:30, or will those changes only be reflected in the next backup that takes place?


Hi Tim_Haslett,

The timestamp of the changes captured will correspond to the log entry [Info] Backing up “PRO3362” with “Differential” backup type. In your case, this will be closer to the start time of 9:30 AM. Any changes that occur during the backup process and when loading to the destination will be captured only in the subsequent backup.

Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Thank you for using SQLBackupAndFTP.

Thank you, Alexander. That’s how I thought it worked.

Hi Tim_Haslett,

No problem. Please feel free to contact us regarding any issues or concerns.