How do I get my backups to finish being created faster?
Currently I'm working with Sql server 2012, Enterprise edition SP1. We have one database that is about 500GB in size. The backup for this database takes anywhere between 2-3 hours to be created. The backup is compressed to about 110GB. I know that having the backup run on a faster disk and having fast bandwidth plays a role in this as well, but regardless of that information, is there anything on the SQL side of things that can make a backup of this size get compiled and finished being created faster, even by an hour or so?