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Seeding AG Replicas from Snapshots in SQL Server 2022

Anthony Nocentino is excited about using storage snapshots in SQL Server 2022:

But what if I told you that you could seed your Availability Group from a storage-based snapshot and that the re-seeding process can be nearly instantaneous?

In addition to saving you time, this process saves your database systems from the CPU, network, and disk consumption that comes with direct seeding and using backups and restores to seed.

This process described in this post is imlemented on Pure Storage’s FlashArray and works cloud scenarios on Pure’s Cloud Block Store.

Click through to see how.