Questions tagged [recovery-model]

The recovery model is a property of a Microsoft SQL Server database. It controls how transactions are logged, whether the transaction log requires (and allows) backing up, and what kinds of restore operations are available. Three recovery models exist: simple, full, and bulk-logged.

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Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space?

This one seems to be a common question in most forums and all over the web, it is asked here in many formats that typically sound like this: In SQL Server - What are some reasons the ...
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Why Can't I shrink log file in full recovery mode [duplicate]

I have a log file that is 302MB. I have done a log backup which has left the log file mostly free (I can see this through the Disk Usage standard report) If i try to run DBCC SHRINKFILE (N'...
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Restore database to point in time from full backup only

I have a database with recovery mode set to FULL. It's a dev database and I have two full backups dated 19th and 27th i.e. latest. One of the developer did some changes on 26th and I want to rollback ...
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SQL Server 2012 Simple Recovery Model with LOG_BACKUP log_reuse_wait_desc

While I'm doing my own investigation, does anyone know why a database in SIMPLE recovery model has LOG_BACKUP for the log_reuse_wait_desc? SQL Server 2012 SP1. Database created just a few weeks ago. ...
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Switching to Simple Recovery - shrinking transaction logs

Standard disclaimer: I am an "involuntary DBA" (a nice phrase I saw in this article) and have done lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of reading on this subject, but am still confused/concerned.....
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What is the role of eager writer?

What is the role of eager writer? How this process works internally in SQL server? What is the major difference between eager writer and lazy writer/checkpoint? My understanding here is, that both ...
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Full backup of Simple recovery model - how much log is backed up if there is an open transaction

I have a situation right now. There is a database in SIMPLE recovery model. Note: 1. Compression is not enabled which will be enabled pretty soon. 2. SQL Server 2012 SP3 BackupSize: 8GB (Usually)&...
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Find out recovery model changes

I'd like to work around instances where a database were changed to simple and then reverted back to full or bulk logged recovery models. This is for my backup maintenance plan, as obviously any ...