another question regarding IntelliSnap and MS SQL databases.
BOL describes how to create database clones for a limited time as test database or for query purposes.Is it also possible to keep this clone permanently or at least until a refresh is requested ?
Why not just run a restore for this use case?
I Think, a restore will not "clone" the database volumes inside the NetApp Storage, but move the actual database files from one volume to the other instead.
If multiple TB are affected this is not asumed to be near "instant recovery"