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 Changing SQL database from Simple to FULL
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leodone
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  10:01:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have several databases that are Simple database, we would like to change them to FULL. I would like to know if there would be a problem on changing these database from SIMPLE to FULL?

webfred
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  10:37:25  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You have to consider that the transaction log for a database in full recovery model will grow and grow and grow without issuing regularly scheduled transaction log backups.


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leodone
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  10:48:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the additional info about trans logs.

So are you saying it is not a problem changing those databases from SIMPLE to FULL?
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webfred
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  11:01:55  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am not a dba, but I have done that before many times without any known problems.


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russell
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  11:57:06  Show Profile  Visit russell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
there's no problem changing recovery models.

just remember as fred said, that if you're going to full (or bulk-logged) you need to take transaction log backups
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leodone
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  13:51:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you everyone for your input.
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webfred
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  13:53:41  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
welcome


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