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SQL Clone 3.0

owen.hallowen.hall Posts: 57 Silver 4
edited January 3, 2020 8:44AM in SQL Clone

SQL Clone 3 introduces a new dashboard and activity view to the web UI, to help you better manage your images and clones.


  • View your images grouped by file system location and your clones by SQL Server instance, as well as the seeing clones of each image.
  • Search for images and clones by name, size, number of clones, and date.
  • Order your search results by name, date, or size to find the largest or oldest images and clones.
  • Reset clones back to their original state to aid testing scripts and experimentation.
  • See history of image and clone creation, deletion, and reset, including the user responsible and success or failure.
  • Download logs to help investigate errors and check Data Masker and SQL script output.

Important notes

  • 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 will work.
  • SQL Clone Agent now requires .NET Framework 4.7.2 (was previously 4.6.1). On agent machines with an internet connection, this will be downloaded and installed automatically after upgrading, without requiring user intervention. On machines without an internet connection, you will need to manually install .NET Framework 4.7.2.
  • You will also need to manually upgrade the PowerShell cmdlets on any machines on which you are using them after upgrading.
  • The obsolete Get-SqlCloneBackupLocation cmdlet was removed (use -SqlServer and -BackupFileName parameters to New-SqlCloneImage instead).
  • The obsolete -SqlScript parameter to New-SqlCloneImage was removed (use -Modifications parameter instead).
  • You will no longer see images and clones which failed to create on the dashboard. Error information and logs can be found on the Activity page in the UI. If you have PowerShell scripts which performed cleanup after failure, they may need to be updated, as cleanup is no longer required.
  • SQL Clone Agent now enforces membership of the sysadmin fixed role on instances on which it operates to avoid operations failing part way through due to insufficient SQL Server permissions.
  • SQL Clone Agent installer download is now at /download/agentinstaller instead of /api/installer.
  • SQL Clone PowerShell cmdlets installer download is now at /download/powershellclient instead of /api/powershellclient.
Download SQL Clone 3

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If you have any suggestions for improvements, please contact the team at sqlclonefeedback@red-gate.com
Software Engineer
Redgate Software


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    clansingclansing Posts: 10 New member
    Having an issue with the latest update.  "Installing SQL Clone failed. The error message was "Failed to download or install update for SQL Clone Internal error message: There is a problem with the network connection.Try checking for updates later.".
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    AaronCAaronC Posts: 15 Bronze 5
    edited November 2, 2018 11:37AM
    We had some problems with our download server, it shouldn't be a problem now. You could try the link below
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    clansingclansing Posts: 10 New member
    edited November 2, 2018 4:02PM
    Thanks, the link worked.  The update button still not working for me.
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    AaronCAaronC Posts: 15 Bronze 5
    edited November 2, 2018 4:36PM
    Hmmm... thats odd. If you like us to investigate it, you could send the logs in "%ProgramData%\Red Gate\Shared Client\Log" to support@red-gate.com.

    You can also update via running the installer from that link i provided. : )

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    clansingclansing Posts: 10 New member
    Thanks again.  I got things updated using the link you provided.  Just was letting you know about the update button.  Maybe I'll check the log though to see if there is any info that may be specific to my environment
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    clansingclansing Posts: 10 New member
    From my log:  

    "ERROR RedGate.Client.PluginProvider.PluginProvider - Failed to download or install update for SQL Clone
    RedGate.Update.Client.Download.DownloadException: There is a problem with the network connection.Try checking for updates later. ---> System.Net.WebException: The request was aborted: Could not create SSL/TLS secure channel."
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    gemugemu Posts: 17 Bronze 2
    when updated to 3.0 my activation was removed. How do I manually activate? It seems I don't have the option anymore...
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    Hi gemu,

    You can enter your license key via the 'SQL Clone Server Setup' tool installed alongside the SQL Clone server and available from the Start menu (use the 'Manage license...' button in the tool), or, on the web UI, on the Settings/Licensing page.

    Software Engineer
    Redgate Software
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