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Feature Request - ODBC Driver for SQL Backup

EdVassieEdVassie Posts: 15
edited November 24, 2008 1:17PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
One of Reg Gate's competitors has a cool feature where they have provided a ODBC driver for their backup files. A similar feature would enhance SQL Backup by making any of the following possible:

1) Browse any table held in a backup file using T-SQL.
2) Allow the customer to compare the data in a backup file against either another backup file or the live database.
3) Allow the customer to copy data from the backup file to the live database using T-SQL.


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    Eddie DEddie D Posts: 1,793 Rose Gold 5
    Thank you for your post into the forum.

    Please take a look at the following two Red Gate Products:

    SQL Compare Professional Edition V.7.0 or later, http://www.red-gate.com/products/SQL_Compare/index.htm
    SQL Data Compare Professional Edition V.6.0 or later, http://www.red-gate.com/products/SQL_Da ... /index.htm

    Both of the above Red Gate products include a feature to compare a backup file against a live database or another backup file.

    SQL Compare is a our database schema comparison tool, where you can compare between a backup file, live database, T-SQL Script folders and SQL Compare snapshot files.

    SQL Data Compare is our database data comparison tool, where you can compare the rows of data held in your database tables and views. You can compare between live databases and backup files.

    If you wish to evaluate the above comparison tools, please visit our web site www.red-gate.com or use the links to the product information web pages provided above.

    Many Thanks
    Eddie Davis
    Senior Product Support Engineer
    Redgate Software Ltd
    Email: support@red-gate.com
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