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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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The SqlLocalDB Command-Line Utility

The sqllocaldb is a new utility that can be used to create and manage an instance of SQL Server Express LocalDB. The LocalDB utilizes a minimal set of files to start a local copy of the SQL Server Database Engine. The LocalDB offers developers a light weight option for deploying a SQL Server Express database without complicated configuration or setup. LocalDB is not a replacement of SQL Server Express. It utilizes the full SQL Server Express engine, but it is invoked directly from a client process.

The sqllocaldb utility is basically a Configuration Manager for LocalDB engine. It enables you to create and delete a instance of LocalDB. It can also be used to start or stop this instance and share the instance ...

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