Immediate Data Retrieval
Gain instant access to data in a backup file without wasting the time or storage necessary to restore the database. Creating a virtual database from a full native or SQL safe backup is a simple three step process and takes just a few minutes.
Use with 3rd party tools
It looks, acts, and behaves like an actual live database; even SQL Server doesn’t know the difference. Simply attach the backup file, and use any native SQL Server or third party tools to query and extract the data you need.
OLR Replacement Solution
Object level recovery takes time, doesn’t support all the backup file types (e.g. full, differential, or transaction log files) nor does it support recovery of all objects.
SQL virtual database does support these needs, is more accurate and goes beyond just OLR. From database troubleshooting to data extraction, the uses are many.
Use SQL virtual database for a whole host of maintenance activities, including: verifying the integrity of a backup, checking for database consistency, checking for index fragmentation, testing or verifying code changes, and many more.
SQL virtual database provides complete support for read and write operations, including inserts, updates, deletes, DBCC commands, and other maintenance operations.
The console allows virtual databases to be quickly and easily added, edited, or removed. Open the SQL virtual database in seconds and accomplish tasks more quickly.
Restore from any point in time; simply select a point-in-time allowing for granular control over the state of the information displayed in the virtual database.
Attach full backups
No backup is too large, attach a full backup and simply select a new name for the SQL virtual database, it shows up just like any other database in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
Attach multiple backups
Choose a series of backups to run queries, reports, and other analysis against. Find out which rows were added, modified, or deleted since the last backup.
Quickly and easily install onto a single non-critical system and attach all virtual databases to a single SQL Server instance.
Use Case #1
Recover a stored procedure, create DDL script of an entire database, table or data, or view user, role or permissions as of yesterday’s backup or any day prior using SQL Server Management Studio
Use Case #2
Identify rows added, modified &/or deleted since last backup using a compare tool
Use Case #3
Recover tables without restoring databases using BCP
Use Case #4
Report on data changes, security and permissions over time using T-SQL
Use Case #5
Run a historical report without restoring databases using SQL Server Reporting Services
Console and Services
- Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP3, Windows 2008 SP1, Windows Vista SP2+, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 2012
- .NET 2.0 SP2+
Supported SQL Server instances
- SQL Server 2000 SP4, SQL Server 2005 SP1+, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012
Supported backup file formats
- SQL safe backups 5.0, 6.0, 7.0+
- SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
- Full, Differential, Transaction Log