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September 2009

How much SharePoint data can you risk losing?

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server(MOSS) 2007 and SQL Server are intricately connected with SQL Server as the back-end data repository for MOSS 2007.SharePoint administrators sometimes have difficulty understanding this relationship, which can prevent them from having a full appreciation for it. One of the main challenges faced by SharePoint administrators when managing a SharePoint infrastructure is figuring out how the SQL Server recovery models affect their ability tocut data loss during database recovery operations. Each recovery model handles recovery a little differently. Specifically, the models differ in how they manage logging, which governs whether or not a SharePoint database can be recovered to the point of failure. Options for SQL server recovery models The three recovery models associated with a SharePoint database in SQL Server are: Full Simple Bulk-logged Full recovery model This approach captures and logs every database transaction, which makes it possible for administrators to restore a SharePoint database to ...

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