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SQL Server Installation Options for Testing Azure DevOps Deployments

Kevin Chant looks at the different options available when trying to set up local testing of SQL Server databases using Azure DevOps deployments:

One way you can work around the above scenario is to install multiple virtual machines. Now the first thing you might realize is that this will also take up a lot of compute and storage.

In reality, I use to use this method myself in the past using Hyper-V. To reduce the amount of storage the virtual machines used in Hyper-V I use to used parenting disks.

Since the introduction of containers and Docker this has become a less popular option. However, you can still read an old post of mine with tips inĀ here.

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