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Short Description

Occurs when a task is waiting for a backup task to finish. Wait times may be long, from several minutes to several hours. If the task that is being waited on is in an I/O process, this type does not indicate a problem.

Detailed Description

In simple terms a backup is running and an operation is being waited on to complete.

How to reduce this wait

This wait does not indicate an issue unless your backup has exceeded its usual window by a considerable margin. If this is the case, after checking the backup device is running as normal, consider restarting the backup - but be aware of the impact on possible recoveries. Remember, DBAs earn their money making sure recoveries are possible!

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