SQL SERVER – Auto Recovery File Settings in SSMS – SQL in Sixty Seconds #034 – Video

Every developer once in a while facing an unfortunate situation where they have not yet saved the work and their SQL Server Management Studio crashes. Well, you can minimize the loss by optimizing auto recovery settings. In this video we can see how to set the auto recovery settings.

Go to SSMS >> Tools >> Options >> Environment >> AutoRecover

There are two different settings:

1) Save AutoRecover Information Every Minutes

This option will save the SQL Query file at certain interval. Set this option to minimum value possible to avoid loss. If you have set this value to 5, in the worst possible case, you can loose last 5 minutes of the work.

2) Keep AutoRecover Information for Days

This option will preserve the AutoRecovery information for specified days. Though, I suggest in case of accident open SQL Server Management Studio right away and recover your file. Do not procrastinate this important task for future dates.

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Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)


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9 thoughts on “SQL SERVER – Auto Recovery File Settings in SSMS – SQL in Sixty Seconds #034 – Video

  1. Thanks Pinal for sharing this piece of information.

    You asked in video, has it happened to you, my response is “Yes it happened to me couple of times. I had to re-write all code again”.

    This is a great feature. I wish they had this feature in SQL 2008/2005, but I see it is not available in SQL Server 2008, I guess Microsoft included this feature starting SQL Server 2012.

    Very useful feature by Microsoft.

    ~ IM.

  2. Hi Pinal,
    Thanks for this post, is there any way to do the same in SQL Server 2008?
    It’s really very helpful for SQL professionals.

  3. Hi,
    We are Agree this is the gud feature but if the SSMS crashes where this Auot recover option saved the file..And how do we get back script


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