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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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What Are Database Snapshots?

Microsoft has kept up its commitment of providing a database engine foundation that can be highly available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Database snapshots contribute to this goal in several ways:

Image They decrease recovery time of a database because you can restore a database to a point in time with a database snapshot—referred to as reverting.

Image They create a security blanket (safeguard) prior to running mass updates on a critical database. If something goes wrong with the update, the database can be reverted in a shorter ...

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