Allow backups in the history of another server be the selection for a restore.
When selecting a file for a restore, you can choose backup history or the file browser. It would be nice if you could pick a file in the backup history of a server, but choose a different server as the target for the restore.
For instance, when you're using the restore wizard.
- You "right click and press restore on server Dev1.
- Choose select from backup history
- Pick the server you want the backup from and the database you want to restore. choose the file or set of files that interest you from the backup history
- Press next and verify/check the backups are right.
- In destination database (currently not possible) Select the server you would like to restore to.
- pick overwrite or create new as is currently.
- complete final steps as usual.
The break down only has one difference from how the product currently works and that's that when you pick a backup from the history, you are stuck with that server and cannot pick another.
I know the stored procs can do this so it could be that the front end just needs to be modified to allow you to select a target server.
Best practice is to test your restores (Grant even has a video on that) and you should do that on a non-production server. It's ridiculous to expect that we will buy another license to test and confirm the recovery process. The ability to restore to a different server via a schedule is an essential need. The product should be "you can only back-up one server per license, but you can restore to any server."
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John Lillie commented
This ability seems to be there if you manually go into the Register and edit it. that seems to be unnecessary.