Restoring a SQL Server 2005 database without the log
I know that if I backup my database with the no_log option, I will have to provide a log file for it to restore. This allows for online backups where the database is updated during the backup process. I don't do any updates to my database during the backup. Is there any way to flag the backup file as not needing a log file? There should be no uncommitted transactions in the backup. Would taking my database offline during the backup help?
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