Transaction log is a list/history of modification executed by a database management system to guarantee ACID properties over crashes or hardware failures.

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Can't do a full backup because the log is full [duplicate]

I have a server with 25GB of free space. The software stopped working because the transaction log is full. I noticed that the database has two logs files; one is 45Gb and the other is 65Gb. I think ...
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backup log larger than log file

Today I noticed that the backup of the log of our database was 18GB but the size of the log file is only 8GB. I used the following command to backup: BACKUP LOG [myDB] TO DISK = N'g:\sqlbackup\LOG\...
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Backup Strategy for Transaction Log. Tail or Standard Log Backup?

We are forced to perform some essential maintenance on one of our production environments. Instructions from the vendor state the recovery model of the database should be set to SIMPLE before the work ...
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Availability Group log_reuse_wait = Replication

We have a SQL 2014 Availability Group with 3 replicas of our primary database - 2 in our main data center and 1 in our DR center. We did a large index rebuild on the primary which obviously needs to ...
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Switching to Simple Recovery - shrinking transaction logs

Standard disclaimer: I am an "involuntary DBA" (a nice phrase I saw in this article) and have done lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of reading on this subject, but am still confused/concerned.....
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3023 : File serialization issue with transaction log backups

I am trying to take a transaction log backup on one of the AO replica servers. It throws an error saying that backup operations must be serialized. I googled this and found that only one backup should ...
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Which TLogs are causing large block change in SAN snap?

The environment is SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition, NetApp storage managed by CommVault Simpana. We have 100 dbs setup on an instance, all TLogs are on the same Volume. The SAN Admin has setup ...
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How do I shrink the physical Transaction Log file when it's the principal in a mirror?

We setup database mirroring over the weekend, and forgot to re-enable the job that backs up the transaction logs. When I came in this morning, the transaction log had ballooned to 58GB, and was taking ...
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Why can a log backup not be taken without first taking a full backup?

I've created a new database using the FULL recovery model. Now I am trying to take a log backup without first taking a full backup. I'm aware that SQL Server won't allow us to do so, but I want to ...
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BACKUP LOG cannot be performed because there is no current database backup

I have a SQL Server 2005 database using the full recovery model. If I execute the following commands: ALTER DATABASE test SET RECOVERY SIMPLE; ALTER DATABASE test SET RECOVERY FULL; or BACKUP LOG ...
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Will an hourly T-Log backup in a Maintenance plan write a file if there are no changes to a DB?

I have an hourly maintenance plan the runs a T-Log backup. Some of my databases may have every hour represented in the file system, while others have some hours "missing" or even none at all. Is it ...
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How to Fix log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP? LOG Backup not possible

I checked sys.databases to find out which databases need LOG backups. It surprised me that I had quite a few where log_reuse_wait_desc=LOG_BACKUP meaning, the JOB I have set up to run LOG backups on ...
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Transaction Log file size is increasing in my Azure (IAAS) SQL Server 2014 database [duplicate]

Recently we have migrated our application (both web app and database) to Azure (IASS). There we have a VM with SQL Server 2014 installed. Also I have restored all the necessary databases and SQL ...
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Transaction log rollback broke Log Shipping chain?

Is it correct that performing a transaction log restore to a previous point in time will break the log shipping chain? If this is correct, is there a way to recover from this situation without having ...
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LogFile Size increases by SSIS Package execution

On production server we have 125 GB free space. The SSIS package is doing some delete in Transaction. e.g. Insert 3 columns which are mainly business keys into a staging table and then deleting the ...
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Shrink Transaction Log While Using AlwaysOn Availability Group 2014

I'm running a SQL Server 2014 Availability Group with a single secondary in asynchronous mode. My logs in all the Availability Group databases keep growing and the built-in shrink tool only takes ...
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SQL server database log full for application databases [duplicate]

We have an issue that our application database gets log full because we have a schedule job to write to a flat table for reporting purpose every hour in the application database. I wonder if we should ...
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Why isn't transaction log free space always reused?

After monitoring the Transaction log files for a while I noticed that some of them sometimes behave in a way I did not expect. Here are two samples for comparison. All data is based on EXEC('DBCC ...
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Transaction log backups cleaning

I have a quick question regarding the cleaning of no longer necessary transaction log backups. So, I have a database in FULL recovery mode. Every night, at 10 PM a backup takes place (via maintenance ...
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How to find what frequent and/or large transaction have taken place in MS SQL Server?

Each day is experiencing about 1GB sum total of all the transaction log backups that day, while at the end of that week the Full DB backup is about 180MB. For a business database for buying/selling ...
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The transaction log for database 'database' is full due to 'LOG_BACKUP'. Nothing works

I have about 30 databases on SQL server 2012. One of the databases is erroring with "The transaction log for database 'database' is full due to 'LOG_BACKUP'." I have spent several hours googling and ...
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When is it safe to disable InnoDB doublewrite buffering?

MySQL InnoDB allows us to disable doublewrite buffering by setting innodb_doublewrite = 0. Other databases doesn't seem to allow this setting to be tweaked. How could InnoDB still be able to maintain ...
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How exactly the row visibility is determined?

In the simplest case, when we insert a new row into a table (and the transaction commits), it will be visible to all subsequent transactions. See xmax being 0 in this example: CREATE TABLE vis ( ...
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What is the best storing device for DB transaction log?

I'm using MySQL with InnoDB storing engine. Transactional log is placed to dedicated HDD. Still as it is HDD atopsar shows big load (>50%) to this HDD because of big amount of small IOs (about 50 ...
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How does the transaction log record a transaction?

We all know what SQL Server's transaction log records information about the transaction. But what, in a full recovery model, is actually recorded in the transaction log? You'll say: THE TRANSACTIONS! ...
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How many log files does a database usually have? [duplicate]

I'm studying SQL Server. I have read that a database can have several data files and one log file, but recently I was heard that a database can have more than one log file. Is this true?
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High Log Space Used for model System database

I was running DBCC SQLPERF(LOGSPACE) and noticed that while my user databases have nice, low Log Space Used percentages, my model system database is currently at 98%. I have it set to the default Full ...
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Reduce the allocated size of a DB file [duplicate]

Is it possible to reduce the initial log-file size of a DB. See the screen-shoot below, the log-file shouldn't be more than 500 MB with an autogrowth of 100 MB. I dont want to shrink the file, i want ...
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Redefine Transaction log size restricion fails

I am trying to set the transaction log's max size restriction to UNRESTRICTED using SSMS using the following dialogue: The actual setting is set to 2.097.152 MB - a nonsense value that exceeds the ...
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Any way to view the list of commited transactions in a period of time?

I want to view the list of commited transactions to my oracle database that users have issued today for exemple. Is that possible ?
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Get Table Name from Transaction Log query

I can't figure out why this join isn't working to return the table name when querying the transaction log file. SELECT [Transaction ID], [Current LSN], PartitionId, sp.object_id, ...
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LOG BACKUP is TRUNCATING in Log Shipping

I had configured Log shipping from INSTANCE1 to INSTANCE2. For the past few days, am able to find that the log backup is truncating only at the midnight. Due to this, LSRestore Job in INSTANCE2 got ...
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How is an Active Log different from MinLSN?

MinLSN is the LSN of the oldest uncommitted transaction: What exactly does Active Log hold? Isn't it supposed to hold all the uncommitted transactions? Does it hold any other log records which are ...
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Disable SQL Server Log Shipping to nonexistent destination

I am administering a SQL Server 2008 instance in a dev environment. At some point before I became an administrator, someone enabled log shipping from one of the databases on this dev instance to ...
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How does a transaction log backup deal with active log?

What happens to the log records that maintain any open uncommitted transactions when a transaction log backup starts? Will these records also be included in the log backup?
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SQL Server 2012 - log shipping issue

I'm sort of new to SQL Server so bear if the doubts are silly. I have configured log shipping for my DR purpose. SQL Server 2012 is the version. Today I encountered the following error in my log ...
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Why can't I read my transaction log backup file using fn_dump_dblog?

I'm using this blog on sqlskills.com as a guide to practice finding the relevant LSN in a transaction log backup for point in time recovery. After backing up the transaction log, I attempt to read it ...
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Change recovery mode and enforce a transaction log backup?

I am going to do a special data deletion operation - once and during a maintenance with no user access (Sql 2008 r2). The result is a large deletion of millions of blob data from a table by re-...
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MySQL InnoDB log files on different location

I am using MySQL version: 5.5.38 There are following parameters that can control InnoDB log files: innodb_log_files_in_group - amount of log files in the group, by default 2. Will create 2 files ...
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Run Transaction Log backups only during Work hours?

Currently we have a number of databases that are in full recovery model. This is a conscious decision. We also run the transaction log backups every 15 minutes. But we run the transaction log ...
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Does Postgresql have a transaction log?

My question is pretty simple; does postgresql have something similar to the transaction log in SQL Server? If so, how do you access it to truncate dead transactions, or set what size it should be? ...
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Do all types NoSQL databases have a transaction log?

Do all types NoSQL databases have a transaction log? It seems to me that there should be at least one type that doesn't but I don't know which one.
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I do not understand SQL Server Transaction Logs

I understand that a Microsoft SQL Server Database has two components: A database file A transaction log file Whenever I make a change to a table, does it get written to both the database file AND ...
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Why is Log File Auto Grow sometimes performed by my application user and sometimes by sa?

Many database tasks (including Data File Auto Grow, Log File Auto Shrink, and Data File Auto Shrink) are completed only by the sa user, but Log File Auto Grow seems to be associated with both sa and ...
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Database BackupSize has Changed after migration from SQL Server 2012 Exterprise to SQL Server 2012 Express [closed]

I would like to say that after migration of MS SQL server 2012 Enterprise to MS SQL Server 2012 Express. I have seen there is some subtle diffence in DB backupsize as well as in "LSN" of all databases....
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Can I truncate log in simple recovery mode? [duplicate]

I have a few SQL Server 2005 databases in simple recovery mode. The disk volume in which my transaction logs are stored had only 1GB free, when I started a stored procedure (massive delete in a single ...
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SQL Server 2008 - SIMPLE database log file is HUGE relative to the actual DB?

So... I'm not a SQL Server DBA but was asked to look at a customer's situation where they have a 2GB database that has a 60GB transaction log. I've read up on a whole lot of articles on the web (Aaron ...
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how to clear the postgrsql-9.1-main-log

Is there an easy way to clear the logfile of postgresql? the logfile is 6044 MB, can you use cp /dev/null file-name or do you mess up the database?
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Shrinking a physical transaction log file on a mirrored database

I have 2 SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition instances that are mirrored. Both instances are running Service Pack 1. I run Full backups daily and transaction log backups every half hour (through ...
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Is it possible to restore SQL Server DB from transaction log (no MDF)?

We had a SQL Server 2005 server that housed roughly 200 low/no traffic archive databases, and that server was not backed up to any other device. The database files (MDF and LDF) were stored on a RAID ...