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sql server 2008 r2 tempdb- limit size

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Hi,

Running bulk operations increase sql server 2008 tempdb size a lot. Is there anyway to put a limit on its size? I dont mind opertions getting slow.
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Set the recovery model of tempdb to SIMPLE. This model automatically reclaims log space to keep space requirements small.

to switch recovery model

Use ALTER DATABASE, as follows:

USE master;

ALTER DATABASE database_name SET RECOVERY SIMPLE;

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thing to consider before changing to simple recovery

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190203%28v=sql.105%29.aspx
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