SQL Clone 4

SQL Clone 4 introduces Teams, allowing you to have more control over the instances, images and clones that users have access to.

  • Control which instances specific users can use to create clones and images, enabling safe self-service and delegation for DevOps and CI.
  • Maintain images with different levels of sensitivity or data masking for different users.
  • Allow people working on different projects to use the same SQL Clone installation without seeing instances, images and clones that aren't relevant to them.
  • Assign teams to new images as part of your automation scripts to make them available to the right users straight away.

Important notes

  • Upgrading to SQL Clone 4 will start a new trial. You will need to re-enter your SQL Clone serial number after upgrading. Provided you have a valid subscription (or support contract for legacy versions), your existing serial number from v1/v2/v3 will work.
  • SQL Clone Server now requires .NET Framework version 4.7.2 or later (was previously 4.6.1). If you are using an older version, you should update .NET before upgrading SQL Clone.
  • Existing PowerShell cmdlets will continue to work as normal after this upgrade. However, you should manually upgrade them to make use of the new Get-SqlCloneTeam cmdlet and the -Teams parameter to New-SqlCloneImage.

For more information read the product learning article.

Data Masker for SQL Server 6.3

Data Masker for SQL Server 6.3 introduces a new rules window with in-product guidance to help you choose the best rule, and a new menu bar that provides fast access to the items you need.

  • ‘Add a rule’ window provides better guidance on which type of rule matches your requirement.
  • Each rule includes in-product guidance about when to use the technique, and you can find links to specific online tutorials at Redgate University.
  • Rules are organised into new categories based on the type of problem they solve.
  • A new menu bar provides fast access to the items you need.
  • Masking sets created in version 5 of Data Masker can now be imported directly from the standard open dialog. This replaces the function to import version 5 masking sets from the Tools tab.
  • New rules can be created from the context menu on the Rules in Set tab.

For more information read the product learning article.