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GilaMonster (6/17/2013)
Jeff Moden (6/17/2013)
then you could use TRUNCATE instead of DELETE and that will be minimally logged.


Technically truncate is fully logged. It just logs the page deallocations like a drop table does rather than the rows as delete does.


Agreed. I probably shouldn't have used the words "minimally logged" here but the effect is nearly the same.

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Wouldn't "generate less logging" be more accurate since the logging to re-apply the truncate will also be logged?


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Wouldn't "generate less logging" be more accurate since the logging to re-apply the truncate will also be logged?


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