Category Archives: TestLab

Database Snapshot 101


Database Snapshot is a feature available with the release of SQL Server 2005 and it is available in Enterprise and Datacenter editions. It provides a transitionally consistent copy of the source database, at the time of the Snapshot creation. Database … Continue reading

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Installing SQL Server 2012


One of the new feature with SQL Server 2012 is that it can be installed on a Server core machine. For the first time I am installing SQL Server  2012 on a Server core machine. I am using the configuration … Continue reading

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Add Disk to Server Core Machine


I spend over two hours to configure the additional disk in my Server Core machine, so I thought of documenting the same. I had added a 10GB vhd to my server core machine, and was trying to configure it. Although … Continue reading

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Configuring a Server Core Machine


Since last few days, I was planning to set up a new VM to run SQL Server 2012 RC0 on a server core machine. As SQL Server 2012 RC0 can be installed on a Server Core machine, I build a … Continue reading

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Lab Setup Using Hyper-V


I bought a new machine last week just before New Year to setup a Test Lab at home. My initial thought was to run the Hyper-V 2008 R2 server on it. For the complete Hardware requirement to run the Hyper-V … Continue reading

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