find action on log file

Hello there

I want to use outside tool to find who made some update on table in my 

I know that there are many tools for this. But can they do it on simple 
recovery model? 

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Roy Goldhammer ( writes:
> I want to use outside tool to find who made some update on table in my 
> server
> I know that there are many tools for this. But can they do it on simple 
> recovery model? 
No. If you are using the simple recovery model, the contents of the 
log is wasted away everyonce in a while.

Well, if the disk area has not been overwritten, you may be able to disk 
forensics on it, but that will cost you an arm and a leg.

Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP,

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