Asked by: Hang Schuttkaker
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

How do I set SQL Server to simple recovery?

Set SQL Server Simple Recovery Model using Management Studio
  1. Right click on database name and select Properties.
  2. Go to the Options page.
  3. Under Recovery model select "Simple"
  4. Click "OK" to save.

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Furthermore, can I change recovery model from full to simple?

With Full Recovery, the database can be recovered to the point of failure or to a specific point in time. If relying on daily full database backups, we recommend the recovery model is set to 'Simple' to limit the file size growth of the database transaction log (. LDF).

One may also ask, what is the difference between simple and full recovery model? The real impact of the Simple Recovery model is that the database is only as good as the last backup. The Full Recovery model, when managed properly, allows a database to be restored to a definite point in time, utilizing the information in the transaction log (and backed up transaction logs) to arrive at that point.

In this way, how do I switch to recovery mode?

To view or change the recovery model Right-click the database, and then click Properties, which opens the Database Properties dialog box. In the Select a page pane, click Options. The current recovery model is displayed in the Recovery model list box.

What is recovery mode in SQL Server?

SQL Server backup and restore operations occur within the context of the recovery model of the database. A recovery model is a database property that controls how transactions are logged, whether the transaction log requires (and allows) backing up, and what kinds of restore operations are available.

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