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SQL Server Backup Simulator

The SQL Server support team just announced the release of a backup simulator. Many 3rd party utilities that do backup like IBM Tivoli, Symantec BackupExec, Quest Litespeed, Redgate SQL Backup etc. use the sqlvdi.dll to communicate to SQL Server and this allows you to simulate that activity. So if you want to test how your system reacts or more importantly need to troubleshoot issues associated with this activity or dll this is the answer. Have a look:  Backup Simulator

Andrew J. Kelly

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Published Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:26 AM by Andrew Kelly

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Alfredo "Fred" Giotti said:

thanks Andrew. This couldn't have come at a better time. Currently having VDI issues.

October 28, 2010 6:01 PM
 

Yeoh Ray Mond said:

Useful troubleshooting tool, but be careful with the database you choose to back up.  I don't see the COPY_ONLY option being used in the backup, so the test backup is going to be the base for any future differential backups.

November 2, 2010 11:28 AM
 

Amit Banerjee said:

Will be adding an option for COPY_ONLY backup in v2 for this tool.

December 20, 2010 5:40 PM

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