BAK File Size so much smaller than original DB?

Aug 10, 2010 at 8:52 PM

OK, novice expressmaint user here and just wanted to get a warm fuzzy feeling before I commit this to production backup status. The routine appears to run exactly as stated and the various flags all perform correctly. My only concern is that the bak files are so much smaller than the original mdf files. Is this normal? Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

 

Sep 3, 2010 at 7:13 PM

yes. this is very normal