Monday afternoon a new database is created and set to the Full Recovery Model.
During Mon - Thurs night a full back up is successfully created but no transaction log backups are ever performed. Friday afternoon the database blows up.
Am I technically "although obviously very bad practice" able to restore the database to a point in time using a combination of Thursday nights full backup, the ever growing transaction log and a tail log backup.
Or because the transaction log has never been created would I only be able to restore to the last Full back up (Thursday night)...
If I am able to restore to a point in time without performing a transaction log back up, other than maintaining the size of the transaction log. What are the other benefits of performing many small transaction logs over one huge...or a couple of huge transaction logs.