Blog - Redgate Software

Using striped backups with SQL Clone

If you’re a Redgate SQL Backup customer, occasionally you’ll need to convert your SQL Backup (.sqb) files to the native SQL Server backup format (.bak), perhaps to perform native database restores on a server where SQL Backup isn’t installed. This produces a striped backup, because each thread used when making the backup will produce... read more

Dude, where’s my database? Inventory management by Foundry

Foundry is Redgate’s research and development division. We develop products and technologies for the Microsoft data platform. Each project progresses through Foundry’s four-stage product development process: research, concept, prototype and beta. At each stage, the Foundry team is exploring the scope and potential for Redgate to develop a product. We’ve just started researching inventory... read more

How Redgate helped define a truly automated database deployment process

At the end of 2016, we interviewed Bob Walker, a Lead Application Developer, to find out how he went about setting up automated database deployments using Redgate tools and what lessons he’d learned. The highlights make interesting reading. You describe the time before Redgate database automation as ‘truly the Wild West of database development’.... read more

Why people flocked to the SQL Clone live stream event

Live streaming events is something that’s rather new to Redgate, the first one being SQL in the City back in December, which was a great success. So with the launch of our new tool SQL Clone looming, we thought we’d do it again. There’s good reason too. While meeting people face-to-face at events is... read more

Why is my clone so small?

If you have a very large database, up to 2TB in size, SQL Clone will let you copy, or ‘clone’, that database many times, very quickly, making the full database available in multiple SQL Server instances across your development and test environments. And yet in each of these instances, the cloned database takes up... read more

Applying design principles to your UX portfolio

As with any creative role, managers who are hiring for User Experience positions will often sift through a vast number of CVs and portfolios before a candidate even makes it through the door. As a potential employee it’s your job to impress, sell yourself to the company and most importantly give some insight into... read more

SQL Data Mask preview by Foundry

What’s SQL Data Mask? SQL Data Mask is the latest product from Foundry to be graduated to the prototype phase. It copies your database while anonymizing personal data. You can use it to mask your databases right now, free of charge, and there’s a full tutorial below. You can also look at the upcoming... read more

Backup and restore of a SQL Clone

With SQL Clone, I can create multiple copies of my database, for testing, very quickly. First, I create an image of the source database, and then from that image I can create multiple clones. Each copy, or clone, appears to SQL Server as a normal database, and yet occupies a fraction of the disk... read more