Creating Database Snapshot

One of the exasperating things while creating a snapshot is that you cannot use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) instead you need to make use of T-SQL. I am creating a snapshot of the database Deepak as follows,

How to Delete a Database Snapshot

You cannot drop a database before dropping the snapshot created for the database. Now I have dropped the snapshot Deepak_snapshot_2030 created for the db Deepak. Refer the figure below illustrating how to drop a database snapshot,.

Restoring from Database Snapshot

Assume you had dropped some records from your database but prior to dropping it you have taken a snapshot of you db, so the snapshots come handy in such scenarios. You can restore back the records from this snapshot as shown in the below figure,