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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: sql server 2008 record retrieval

    I have edited a heck of a lot of data in an SQL SERVER 2008 table and now I have lost what I had previously which I need to retrieve. What is the best way to achieve this?

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    got backups?
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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    I have no backup

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    Best way to achieve that is to restore a backup of the database. Failing that, you will need to recreate the records by hand, or from some original source.

    If you are willing to spend money, and the database is in FULL recovery mode, then you can try something like Lumigent's Log Exlporer. If the database is in SIMPLE recovery mode, Log Explorer will not do you any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCrowley
    If the database is in SIMPLE recovery mode, Log Explorer will not do you any good.
    Isn't that it may not do you any good?
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    OK. There is an infinitesimal chance that you will be OK if the database is in SIMPLE recovery mode.

    That is, if you happen to download Log Explorer, install it, configure it, learn it, and feed the log of this database into it all in less time than the configured recovery interval (usually between 2 and 5 minutes). So, yes, it MAY not do you any good ;-).

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