On Monday, Redgate released v1.0 of SQL Clone, and I’m excited that the product is finally available. I’m excited because this has been a long time coming, but it’s worth the wait.
You can certainly download SQL Clone and try it out, but I’d also say you should check out this virtual tour to see how the product works. It makes sense to me, but I’ve been testing it for months.
I’ve also written a few pieces about how SQL Clone plays with TDE (part 1 and part 2), and there’s plenty more at the SQL Clone site. Check it out today and see how you can easily build dev/test environments, at full size, without using all the disk space.