SQL Server Backup Simulator: Cumulative update   7 comments

The SQL Server Backup Simulator was launched on Microsoft Code Gallery to aid and assist in troubleshooting backup issues related to SQLVDI. Thank you to everyone who has evangelized the tool and provided feedback on the same.

The current release is marked as v1.2.

We released two minor updates for the tool to incorporate the following changes:

1. SQL Backup Simulator does not report FileVersion instead it reports ProductVersion while reading the sqlvdi.dll information – There was an issue that we uncovered while validating the sqlvdi DLL version which was corrected in v1.1 and is now part of the v1.2 release.

2. COPY_ONLY feature while simulating backup – The COPY_ONLY feature was added to ensure that the any full backups done for a database by the tool doesn’t break an existing backup chain for a database.

The latest executable can be downloaded from: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlbackupsim

Posted January 17, 2011 by Amit Banerjee in Backup, Tools, Troubleshooting

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7 responses to “SQL Server Backup Simulator: Cumulative update

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  1. Pingback: SQL Server Backup Simulator v2 available now « TroubleshootingSQL

  2. Hi Amit, is there a new link to the download for SQL Server Backup Simulator v2 please?

    The original link no longer exists and I really would like to use this tool to assist identifying an issue we have with a 3rd party backup tool..

    thanks for all your great work..


  3. We are aware that this is a need. But this is still a work in progress. I will update this space as soon as a release is available publicly. Apologize for the inconvenience.

  4. Thanks Amit, will await for the release, really appreciate your response so quickly!

  5. Hi Amit , I need the Link or the Tool too (SQL Server Backup Simulator v2) .. is there any possibility where i can get it?

  6. As of now this is not publicly available. We are working to make this available on the public domain. Apologize for the inconvenience.

  7. I really hope this see’s a future release, I’ve been looking all over the internet for it!

It is always good to hear from you! :)

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