Resurrecting this thread with a question I have...
Can someone explain why SQL Server doesn't support object level recovery in a native manner?
How do 3rd party vendors make this possible?
I'm just looking for general knowledge here.
the 3rd part apps read the transaction log and/or full backup, and compare it to your current object(s);
from there the 3rd party application can produce the appropriate insert/update/delete statements based on comparing the two objects), sometimes by creating a script based on the log changes, sometimes based on just comparing values.
While technically no different than you restoring a backup, and comparing two tables yourself, and generating the appropriate scripts based on your own analysis, such third party tools can save you enormous
amounts of time you'd spend on analysis and scripting out the changes, assuming you have a backup strategy in place before the data gets stepped on and needs to be restored.
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