Brian Donahue wrote:Hi Fred,
More than likely you will need log backups to restore to a point in time -- they pretty much are the way to go. Restoring a full or a differential can only allow you to restore your database to the point in time that the backup was taken. Only a log restore will allow you to restore only part of the file up until the point in time that you want the database to reflect.
You can perform full backups of a database while log shipping is going on, and these backups do not have to figure into your restore strategy. So say you performa a seed backup, restore that, and log ship, you can take full backups of the source without the need to restore them on the target, as they're totally independent, provided you don't truncate the log somewhere along the line.
It sounds to me that the SQL Backup Console performance is the issue rather than the backup strategy.
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