I have a 300 MB SQL database backup in .bak file format. I don't have much space in my computer to install MS SQL server and restore the backup.
I remember one of my friend said earlier we can directly provide the url of .bak in hibernate properties to access it but i am not sure.
How to use .bak file for reading or writing without installing SQL server ?
Is there a open source which can act as a virtual server where i can specify as normal url in hibernate properties?
just fyi, a trial version which just acts as a virtual server but not sure whether it will connects via hibernate
Please kindly help me on this.