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View a Database Snapshot (SQL Server)

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

This topic explains how to view a SQL Server database snapshot using SQL Server Management Studio.

Note Note

To create, revert to, or delete a database snapshot, you must use Transact-SQL.

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To view a database snapshot

  1. In Object Explorer, connect to the instance of the SQL Server Database Engine and then expand that instance.

  2. Expand Databases.

  3. Expand Database Snapshots, and select the snapshot you want to view.

To view a database snapshot

  1. Connect to the Database Engine.

  2. From the Standard bar, click New Query.

  3. To list the database snapshots of the instance of SQL Server, query the source_database_id column of the sys.databases catalog view for non-NULL values.

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