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Disable Transaction Logging

Is there a way to build a new database with no transaction log file at all?  Or if there is a log file, it is not filled with anything ever?

I want to kill that overhead.  Nightly backups is fine for my application.

As always, any information helping out will be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Danimal
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rafranciscoCommented:
There is no way of creating a database without a log file.  As for not filling it, the closest way to do it is to set the Recovery Mode of the database to Simple.
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ptjcbCommented:
rafrancisco is right - you must have a log file in SQL Server. You can set it to Recovery Mode: Simple (as he says) but that is it. If you import large amounts of data you will see a large log file when you are finished. You can use DBCC SHRINKFILE (2, 10) to shrink the file to a smaller size (here 10MB).

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DanimalAuthor Commented:
Thanks to both of you.
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