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Restoring the deleted record

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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
We are using sql server 2005. One user has accidently deleted a record and wants to recover it. I am beginner sql user. How can restore this deleted data from the back up quicker. Please help
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Top Expert 2009
Hello PAPA1964,
You can do a Point in time recovery to recover the data you truncated. The POINT-IN-TIME recovery will work only if the database's Recovery model is set to "FULL".


1. Perform a transaction log backup of the original database (If you have not performed one)
2. RESTORE DATABASE TEST1 FROM full database backup file (Give the correct backup file / device name) WITH NORECOVERY
3. Restore the subsequent transaction log files in order of backup WITH NORECOVERY option till the final transaction log file
4. In the the final transaction log restore mention WITH RECOVERY and STOPAT='date and time' (time before the truncate)
5. No from the new database copy the data to actual database and validate the date.

Aneesh R

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