Changing database recovery model

In this recipe, we will explore how to change SQL Server recovery model using PowerShell.

Getting ready

We will use AdventureWorks2014 in this exercise and change the recovery model from Full to Simple. Feel free to substitute this with a database of your choice.

Check what SQL Server recovery model your instance is set to. Using SSMS, open your Object Explorer. Right-click on the database you chose, click on Properties, and select Options:

Getting ready

If your database is set to either Simple or Bulk-logged, change this to Full and click on OK. Since we will use AdventureWorks2014 in later exercises, we need to change this recovery ...

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