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SQL Clone for Unit Testing Databases

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Phil Factor demonstrates how to use SQL Clone to create 'disposable' SQL Server databases, for development and testing work. You can spin up a clone, use it to unit test your code, messing up the clone in the process, then reset the clone in seconds, ready for the next test.

2019-06-04

Using striped backups with SQL Clone

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If you’re a Redgate SQL Backup customer, occasionally you’ll need to convert your SQL Backup (.sqb) files to the native SQL Server backup format (.bak), perhaps to perform native database restores on a server where SQL Backup isn’t installed. This produces a striped backup, because each thread used when making the backup will produce a separate file. Can we use a striped backup produced in this way, or indeed any striped backup, as the source for a SQL Clone image? Short answer: we can! Let’s see how that works.

2017-05-29

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Why is my clone so small?

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Using very few megabytes and taking very little time, SQL Clone can quickly creates multiple copies of very large databases. How? It might sound like magic, but it's not; in this blog post Redgate developer Chris Hurley goes into the details of how the technology works.

2017-05-03

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