Announcing the discontinuation of using DBCC CLONEDATABASE command in production deployments

DBCC CLONEDATABASE command generates a schema-only copy of a database. Effective March 1, 2025, Microsoft will discontinue support for the use of the DBCC CLONEDATABASE command as a tool to copy database to production environment. The command is intended for diagnostic and troubleshooting purposes only. Any use of the command for purposes other than those specified will not be supported by Microsoft from the aforementioned date. All editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and later versions are affected by this change.

To generate a production-ready schema-only copy of a database, it’s highly recommended to utilize tools such as Microsoft