This metric will display the total number of active backups and restores on a server. This can be used to correlate with other metrics to explain why disk IO and CPU usage could have changed.
Number of active backups and restores
Calculates the total number of "BACKUP DATABASE" and "RESTORE DATABASE" commands that are currently being run.
The T-SQL query that will collect data
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This metric is most useful for comparing against others to find any correlation, and so an alert will not generally be useful.