I've got two SQL Servers, one of these servers (Server A) is backing up transaction logs on some database and uploading them to the other (Server B). Unfortunately I have no access to Server A, I simply have to trust that it is doing its job of periodically uploading its transaction logs to Server B (via something like FTP).
Now, suppose Server B needs to recover the database to do some reading and writing. Doing this will break its ability to receive further transaction log backups.
Is there any way to copy/branch/backup the restoring database, so I can have one version of it that will continue to apply the transaction logs, and one version that will be recovered for reading/writing?