Hello Everyone I hope this is still an actively monitored forum.
I have an old SQL Server 2000 instance with data mysteriously disappearing. With no other clues I have installed Log Rescue 1.2 upon several recommendations around the web.
My database is on a full recovery model and backed up nightly using built-in maintenance plan. The plan is optimized to "remove unused space from database files" but the transaction log backup is not part of this plan.
1. When I include the latest backup when loading my recovery project I get nothing.
2. When I run it without a backup and just let it pull the live logs, I get the same months old data every time.
I was worried that the nightly backup was truncating the logs so I tested it by manipulating some data and immediately loading my rescue project. I still just get the same old data, nothing recent.
I restored the same database on my development server and it works fine, even after hand running a full backup (though no nightly maintenance plans there).
Any ideas why I can't see any recent transactions?
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