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I've had some logging problems and based on the way the application works we don't need full recovery mode, which will help us with our logging.

How do I switch the database into simple recovery mode?

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You can do it in SQL Managment Studio by right-clicking the database, choosing Properties, selecting Options in the menu on the left and changing the Recovery Model drop-down to Simple.

In T-SQL the command is:

ALTER DATABASE [MyDatabase] SET RECOVERY SIMPLE
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you don't need to restart the database do you? –  Spence Jun 16 '09 at 3:37
    
Nope. You don't really restart a database, per se. You would restart the server instance. In any case, you don't have to when changing the recovery model. –  squillman Jun 16 '09 at 3:40
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