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Posted on 2006-11-15
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I have a  database called 'projectserver'
I took the backup of this database and restored to a new database 'projectsnap' on the same server.
Now i want to use this 'projectsnap' database as a reporting database for the actual database
To accomplish this i want to take snapshots of the 'projectserver' and load the data at that particular instance into 'projectsnap'
The main objective of this operation is that i can go back to any particular time and see how the data looked like at that instance of time in 'projectsnap'
     I searched the net but didnt find proper information as how to do this...please help


thanks,
kishore
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by:Gautham Janardhan
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ARe u talking abt snap shot replication.

if so check this

Snapshot Agent, snapshot replication in BOL
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Assuming you want to take a proper snapshot using SQL 2005

USE AdventureWorks
go

USE master
go

CREATE DATABASE AdventureWorksSnap
ON
( NAME = N'AdventureWorks_Data',
FILENAME = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\AdventureWorksSnap_Data.mdfss')
-- , SIZE = 167872KB , MAXSIZE = UNLIMITED, FILEGROWTH = 16384KB )
AS SNAPSHOT OF AdventureWorks  <<<< ----------
go

USE AdventureWorksSnap
go

SELECT * FROM person.contact
go

taken verbatim from http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/kimberly/SearchView.aspx?q=snapshot
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by:Nightman
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Have a look at
'How Database Snapshots Work' (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187054.aspx)
and
'How to: Create a Database Snapshot (Transact-SQL)' (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175876.aspx)
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