SQL Server Backup Simulator: Cumulative update

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: https://github.com/Microsoft/tigertoolbox/releases/latest


7 thoughts on “SQL Server Backup Simulator: Cumulative update

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


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