Tuesday, August 10, 2010


SQL Virtual Restore

Very interesting recent post from Brad McGehee on RedGate’s Virtual Restore which enables you to “Rapidly mount live, fully functional databases direct from backups”:

In brief, what SQL Virtual Restore does is to mount a SQL Server backup to a SQL Server instance as a fully functional, live database. In other words, the mounted database works exactly like any other database from SQL Server’s perspective, except the data, for the most part, is stored in a backup file

This has many uses, as Brad mentions in his post.


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