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How many snapshots are possible for SQLserver?

Some DB allows only one snapshot-- any newer snapshot will overwrite the old one. Is this true for SQLserver as well?

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    Jan 05, 2010 at 01:58 PM

    Hi,

    not true:

    A database snapshot is a read-only, static view of a database (the source database). Multiple snapshots can exist on a source database and always reside on the same server instance as the database. Each database snapshot is transactionally consistent with the source database as of the moment of the snapshot's creation. A snapshot persists until it is explicitly dropped by the database owner.

    Please consult BOL on this [issue|http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175158.aspx].

    Sven

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