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Create Snapshot utility

DanAvniDanAvni Posts: 72 Bronze 2
edited May 18, 2006 12:37PM in SQL Compare Previous Versions
one some cases i need to sync a DB on development with a DB on my customers lan. since our networks are not connected the customer needs to create a backup (or i do it remotely) and restore that backup on the dev servers to be able to generate the change script.

since on these cases i don't care about the customers data and i don't need to move it from the customer to the dev server just for structural comparison, i was wondering if there is a utility that will allow me to run it on the customers server and it will create a snapshot of my selected DB that then i will be able to take the snapshot to sql compare and use it.
Dan Avni

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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    Hi Dan,

    Tha cxommand-line version of SQL Compare (sqlcompare.exe) will do this right out of the box, so to speak. There is a command available called /makesnapshot that will create a file representation of the schema of the database specified in the /db1: argument.
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    DanAvniDanAvni Posts: 72 Bronze 2
    Can i run this tool on the customers site without breaking the license i have?
    Dan Avni
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    DanAvniDanAvni Posts: 72 Bronze 2
    anyone want's to reply to my question?
    Dan Avni
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    Hi there,

    the command line tools are subject to the same licence conditions as the graphical tools. You will be able to create snapshots on your customer's site during the 2 week trial period. After that you will need to get a licence for them to carry on using either SQL Compare ot SQL Compare Command Line.

    Thanks,

    Tom Harris

    Red Gate Software
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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    There are special instructions for getting the command-line version of the tool to run at the customer site without having to burn up another licence activation. You'll find these in the SQL Compare help file.
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    DanAvniDanAvni Posts: 72 Bronze 2
    can you point me to the help topic. i looked in the help file and did not find anything related
    Dan Avni
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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    Hi Dan,

    Type 'distributing applications' in the SQL Compare help file's index. That will take you straight to the relevant topic.
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