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CHECKDB: Repairing with Data Loss

Chad Callihan explains what that CHECKDB option which should sound really scary means:

Just because REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS might get your database up and running quickly doesn’t make it a good option. It could wrongly be considered a shortcut or an easy button to get handle corruption. Some may run REPAIR_ALLOW_DATA_LOSS, see their database back online, and call it a day. Let’s look at why some things are too good to be true.

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