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SQL 2005 Cleaning up

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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1.) I have a 20 billion byte table in SQL 2005.  I will be deleting about 1/3 of the rows in the table.  When I perform these deletions, can i temporarily stop from writing to the log file by setting the backup to SIMPLE or if I do this am i asking for trouble by switching from FULL to SIMPLE and back again to FULL.  I assume I should do a full backup, switch to SIMPLE, perform my deletions, then switch back to FULL backup?

2. ) What gets written to the Log file when you delete an index from a table?

3.) I was told to delete non clustered indexes first, then the clustered index?

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