snapmanager for sql - Which is better Clone or restore?

Posted on 2012-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-09-11
Hello Everyone,

I have snapmanager for sql with Server 2008 R2 on a production virtual server and ona test virtual server.  I want to restore the a sql database from the production to the test server.  Which is the best option??  Should I do a restore to the test server or should I clone it to the test server?


Question by:bjennings
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robocat earned 1000 total points
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Cloning the database is faster than restoring from a backup. It will also take much less space on your storage system.

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Thank you!

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