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How to: Set the Recovery Interval (SQL Server Management Studio)

Use therecovery interval option to set the maximum number of minutes per database that Microsoft SQL Server needs to recover databases. Each time an instance of SQL Server starts, it recovers each database, rolling back transactions that did not commit and rolling forward transactions that did commit but whose changes were not yet written to disk when an instance of SQL Server stopped. This configuration option sets an upper limit on the time it should take to recover each database. The default is 0, indicating automatic configuration by SQL Server. In practice, this means a recovery time of less than one minute and a checkpoint approximately every one minute for active databases.

To set the recovery interval

  1. In Object Explorer, right-click a server and select Properties.

  2. Click the Database settings node.

  3. Under Recovery, in the Recovery interval (minutes) box, type or select a value from 0 through 32767 to set the maximum amount of time, in minutes, that SQL Server should spend recovering each database at startup.

    The default value is 0, indicating automatic configuration.

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