2011-01-13 11:35 AM
I'm looking for a way to automate the restore of databases for my support and development users from SQL backups created with SMSQL.
Currently I have SMSQL creating a weekly full backup, and TLog backups every 4 hours every day. The volumes that are snapshotted are SnapMirrored to a SAN at my HQ location. From this second SAN, I would like a VB.Net app I wrote to gather the list of full backups, tlog backups, and databases contained in these backups. From this list, a user should be able to select a database to restore, which I would then request the local SMSQL to attach to our local test SQL server.
I have all the appropriate licenses for SMSQL, etc. I just want to know if there is a way to gather this data within a .Net app, and then command SMSQL to restore based on the criteria I've given it.