I'm trying to find out if it is possible to restore only the data files from a full database backup. My issue is that on our production servers I have the transaction logs blown out to a fairly large size (60 GB in some cases), and I feed our reporting systems off of full backups of production. I don't care at all about having a 60 GB log file on our reporting system, but it is very inconvenient to have to maintain an extra 60 GB for a transaction log that I don't care about.
Ideally, I'd like to just restore the data files and just tell SQL server to rebuild the log (like you can do with an attach statement). I know this may cause inconsistencies but this isn't used for DR, just for feeding our ancillary systems.