I'm changing the recovery model of ReportServer database from FULL to SIMPLE.

Is there any reason why i would not want to do this? Besides the obvious answer of losing point-in-time recovery? (i am not doing transaction log backups on this database anyways.)

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If you're not taking transaction log backups, you don't want to use the FULL recovery model. It's that simple.

SQL Server Database Properties - ReportServer Database

  • Set the Recovery model to Simple and click OK to change.
  • It is recommended to perform a FULL backup of the database after changing the Recovery model.
  • you don't only need it, you actually should not use FULL mode if you are not backing your logs. Otherwise the .ldf file will eventually fill your hdd
    – greg121
    Mar 9, 2016 at 10:30

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