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SQL Server Recovery Model Affects Transaction Log Disk Space Requirements (1001046)

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Many customers choose to deploy vCenter Server with a Microsoft SQL Server database. SQL Server offers administrators a choice of recovery models, which is the primary factor that determines transaction log disk space requirements. The Full recovery model is the default and has the potential to consume all available disk space, if appropriate database maintenance is not performed.

Note: This issue can also affect the vCloud Director database and the solution provided is applicable.


For sites that do not intend to schedule regular backups of the database transaction logs, VMware suggests that the vCenter Server database be set to the simple recovery model.
For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server Books Online and these Microsoft Web resources:

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