Critical steps users should perform immediately after they think a disaster has occurred

Even though it seems as the most practical and simple solution, restoring the database after the disaster can be a two-fold step-back. One, it will most likely recover the data and restore the database to the state/time when the backup was created, but all database changes after the backup will be completely lost. And two, restoring the database will prevent recovery processes with third party tools, since the original MDF and LDF files and the information within will be lost once the restore process finishes. In this article, we’ll discuss adequate steps required to be prepared for a successful recovery using 3rd party SQL Server database recovery tools

How to choose and perform the most appropriate recovery solution after the data loss

Whenever an accidental or malicious data loss occurs, it is important to take the most efficient approach in order to perform the most appropriate recovery process and recover full range of lost data. Also, it is important to choose the right tool which will provide the highest possible chance for the successful recovery.

This article will provide details on how to ensure that recovery chance is maximized, by taking the correct post-incident steps, understanding the recovery process, and making the right choice between ApexSQL Log and ApexSQL Recover when planning the recovery.