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    Unanswered: anyone use copy on write san snaphots for datasources?

    Has anyone use copy on write san snaphots for datasources? This scheme is being proposed to create a read only copy of a sql server database. I am trying to figure whether it is a good idea or not. Opinions... I have become hardware stupid in my time as a developer...

    Off to google I go...
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    I'm not enthused about it.

    As long as you don't mind data corruption, loss of transactional consistency, etc. it might be viable. If you set the bar low enough, even the snails can jump it!

    I'm stretching a bit, but I think I remember a good blog from Brent Ozar on the topic of the pitfalls of using storage managed snapshots.

    -PatP
    In theory, theory and practice are identical. In practice, theory and practice are unrelated.

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