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SQL server recovery Mode : Full/Simple and bulk

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I am in the process of implementing sql mirroring and need to have the full database recovery mode  . few of the database on the simple mode and need to change me to do the mirroring

is it advisable to change simple to Full  ? please explain the each option outcome
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for mirroring, you indeed need full recovery mode.
when in full recovery mode, you will need to implement a very regular transaction log backup process, to avoid that the .ldf files would just grow endless, as it's exactly the t-log backup that will mark the space inside the .ldf file(s) as "reusable".

that's all of the side effects...
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simple means no logs will create ? what is the practical usage of sql server bulk option
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in "simple" mode, logs will be written, but immediately be marked as "overwritable".
in such mode, you can only perform full database backups and hence only full database restores.
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the "bulk-logged" option is between, but very dangerous.
you can perform t-log backups, but the restores would only be able to go to the point of a bulk action, after which you need to perform a full restore.
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