Creating Database Snapshots

David Fowler has a script which lets you create database snapshots easily:

The procedure takes two parameters,

@DatabaseList – a comma delimited string of database names, allows wildcards
@ListOnly – 1- a list of affected databases will be displayed but snapshots aren’t created.
0- Snapshots are created automatically DEFAULT

I’m a big fan of database snapshots in development and QA environments—take a snapshot, run a workload, revert the snapshot.

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