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SQL Server Database Recovery Models

John McCormack goes into the three database recovery models available in SQL Server:

This post is about database recovery models for SQL Server databases. Having the correct recovery model for a database is crucial in terms of your backup and restore strategy for the database. It also defines if you need to do maintenance of the transaction log or if you can leave this task to SQL Server. Let’s look at the various recovery models and how they work.

Click through for a description of each, including recommendations of when to choose each.