Looking for a conclusive answer. Is Instant File intiailzation used during backups?. I know how it will help with MDF file growth. I know it won't help with LDF growth.
If i am doing my backups to a drive on a different system, do i have to grant 'PERFROM VOLUME MAINTENANCE TASKS' to my service account user on the system where the backup is going to land.
Thanks for your time.