SQL Clone 3

SQL Clone 3 release notes

October 31, 2018 - SQL Clone 3.0.2

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • When an image is stored on a local path rather than a network share, the machine name is shown on the dashboard as well as the path

Fixes

  • Increased timeout for detaching database

October 25, 2018 - SQL Clone 3.0.1

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

  • Modification script events are now logged during the image creation operation.
  • Clicking on the toast notification text now redirects user to the activity page
  • Added filter by 'online' and 'offline' along with reverse condition '!' for clone state to the 'is:' prefix.
  • Hovering over truncated text now shows full text.
  • A tool tip explaining why you cannot delete the image is shown when hovering over a disabled delete image button on the dashboard.

Fixes

  • Powershell documentation link at the bottom of PowerShell settings page now opens in new tab
  • Create template form now closes on first attempt
  • Image and clone count in Dashboard Summary should no longer wrap when 'Smooth edges of screen fonts' is turned off in windows
  • Remove button in permissions should no longer wrap

October 15, 2018 - SQL Clone 3.0.0

This release of SQL Clone includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

Features

SQL Clone 3 introduces the new dashboard and activity view to the web UI to help you better manage your images and clones:

  • View your images grouped by file system location and your clones by SQL Server instance, as well as the seeing clones of each image.
  • Search for images and clones by name, size, number of clones, and date.
  • Order your search results by name, date, or size to find the largest or oldest images and clones.
  • Reset clones back to their original state to aid testing scripts and experimentation.
  • See history of image and clone creation, deletion, and reset, including the user responsible and success or failure.
  • Download logs to help investigate errors and check Data Masker and SQL script output.

Important notes

  • You will need to re-enter your SQL Clone serial number after upgrading. Provided you have a valid subscription (or support contract for legacy versions), your existing serial number from v1/v2 will work.
  • SQL Clone Agent now requires .NET Framework 4.7.2 (was previously 4.6.1). On agent machines with an internet connection, this will be downloaded and installed automatically after upgrading, without requiring user intervention. On machines without an internet connection, you will need to manually install .NET Framework 4.7.2.
  • You will also need to manually upgrade the PowerShell cmdlets on any machines on which you are using them after upgrading.
  • The obsolete Get-SqlCloneBackupLocation cmdlet was removed (use -SqlServer and -BackupFileName parameters to New-SqlCloneImage instead).
  • The obsolete -SqlScript parameter to New-SqlCloneImage was removed (use -Modifications parameter instead).
  • You will no longer see images and clones which failed to create on the dashboard. Error information and logs can be found on the Activity page in the UI. If you have PowerShell scripts which performed cleanup after failure, they may need to be updated, as cleanup is no longer required.
  • SQL Clone Agent now enforces membership of the sysadmin fixed role on instances on which it operates to avoid operations failing part way through due to insufficient SQL Server permissions.
  • SQL Clone Agent installer download is now at /download/agentinstaller instead of /api/installer.
  • SQL Clone PowerShell cmdlets installer download is now at /download/powershellclient instead of /api/powershellclient.

Fixes

  • Activity icon now stops spinning when it should in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Activity feed only shows clone activity for clone-only users.
  • Fixed all groups starting open on the dashboard, instead of just the first.
  • Compatibility with Classification capability from latest SQL Data Privacy Suite EAP release.
  • Images and Clones count in dashboard's Summary can now display up to 4 digits.

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