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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Always restore with NORECOVERY

Always, always, ALWAYS restore a SQL Server database with the NORECOVERY option.

It’s trivial to switch the database online.

Not trivial to recover from an accidental restore with RECOVERY (the default)

‘nuff said.


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