Cross Instance VSS Restore RRS feed

  • Question

  • The SQL Writer Service had a limition to only restore VSS backups to the same SQL instance where the backup was performed(http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/library/cc966520.aspx#EFAA).

    With availability groups where backups are being stored in a central storage location while backups are being performed on a subset of replicas, would it be possible to restore a VSS backup to a different SQL instance?
    • Edited by imalhi Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:25 PM
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:06 PM

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  • You can only do this by changing the logical path of the component in the backup document xml. But this is an undocumented feature.
    Monday, March 19, 2012 9:27 AM