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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Why does shrinking the transaction log generate lots of log (LOP_SHRINK_NOOP) and not shrink the log?

I just tried shrinking an overly big log file (FULL recovery model). This operation is not expected to always succeed and indeed the log was not shrunk. But I observed that a lot of new log was ...
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How should I (re) index the table while keeping the transaction log small?

I have a 170 GB table in a database. It has 70% fragmentation on its index (index has multiple columns in it). The last time I tried DBCC REINDEX the transaction log blew up in the hundreds of GBs. ...
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How do you create a job in SQL server 2008 R2 that will clear transaction logs?

I have created a maintenance plan in SQL Server 2008 to delete transaction logs backups older than 3 days. Every day I look in the folder designated and the logs are still there. The job states it has ...
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SQL Server transaction log reported full when it isn't [duplicate]

The transaction log for database 'WebDB' is full. No, it isn't. Its 90% free. The transaction log backups run normally. My hardware guy tells me the hardware is running perfectly, with plenty of ...
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Tran Log file growing even after log backups and Log shipping configured

I have log shipping configured for a database in sql server 2005 with below details: A) Database X hosted on primary: Log backup every 1 hour as scheduled in LS Backup job: Data file: 40 GB and Log ...
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Index rebuild log growth

How much log index rebuild will generate.I remebered reading rebuild index should generate same amount of log file as table size.But my tests are showing otherwise.We need this estimate since we are ...
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Encountered unexpected growth Transaction log file size

We are using SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard version, we created Maintenance plan Rebuild Index, Reorganized Index and update Statistic , Scheduled Every day at 1 AM. After Executing this Maintenance ...
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Does it make sense to use full recovery if the data and log files are on the same HD?

We have a database that was set up to use full recovery and my guess is that the reasoning was only to prevent data loss if a failure happened between full backups. We make daily full backups of the ...
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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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What is the purpose of having a table NOT LOGGED INITIALLY

I came across this recently. When defining a table in DB2 LUW (at least 9.5 or higher), you can define it as NOT LOGGED INITIALLY. Example from the book I read: CREATE TABLE products ( productID ...
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The purpose of transaction log in Restore First

Based on this article , the golden role for restore first After restoring full database backup, restore latest differential database backup and all the transaction log backup after that to get ...
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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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Log Sequence Numbers in Full BackUp and Log Backup

My full back-up starts daily at 02:00 AM. It takes about 3 hours. I also take T-Log back-ups every 15 minutes (at 15,30,45 and 00 hours). I can verify the LSN sequences of T-log backups when I ...
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Deleting rows from a table with a very small amount of expansion space

I have multiple tables that I have backed up the data in, and now am deleting the old data for the time, archiving is not an option due to space constraints at this time. I have tried running the ...
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Transaction Log won't shrink, DB thinks it is replicating

I've got a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express database running Kaspersky Security Center, and I have no idea under what circumstances the install happened, but the database appears to think that it's being ...
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Removing Components from a backup

Ok, I will start this off by: Yes, I know I should have paid more attention. That being said, I was trying to create a full backup of my DB prior to doing truncation on a number of the tables. When ...
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Controlling SQL Backups From Two Machines

I'm far from a DBA, and don't really have a great understanding of backup chains, but I was asked the following question by a network administrator, and wanted to be sure that my answer was correct. ...
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Breaking up large transaction - worth it?

I'm in charge of monitoring the performance of an industrial chemistry process. Every hour, a process gathers 50 million rows from various subsystems and feed into the central database. The whole ...
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Sqlserver: Get Meta-Info about TRN file

Is there any way to get the timespan of the data contained in a TRN-File? What I have: A backup of a transaction-log What I need: The timestamp of the first and the last entry inside the log ...
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Checkpoints and Logging

I'm working on getting full grasp of logging architecture. Please correct me if I'm wrong here: I understand that a checkpoint occurs (also lazywriter) to write the dirty pages in the memory to the ...
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Availability Groups, Log File Backups and Recovering the Secondary

I am currently working on ironing out some kinks in a testing setup for our large (1.5TB+) database in an Availability group and have a few things I need some help with. Setup I have a two node ...
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Find out who ran a query using transaction log backups

We have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise database running in Full Recovery Model with transaction log backups running every minute. A query was run last night which means we need to recover data from a ...
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Question about logging architecture

I understand that when (for example) an update is issued, the data pages are first read into the buffer pool, locks are acquired and changes are written out to the log file in the buffer, then the log ...
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Is there a way to minimally log insert under Always on?

I have a primary database in FULL recovery mode which is part of Always On group. Is there a way to minimally log insert operation under FULL recovery model? I have a process that is executed each ...
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How to deal with very large transaction logs in SQL Server [duplicate]

Here is my situation: I have being asked to deal with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database that has a transaction log that is several times bigger than the database itself. The database is in full recovery ...
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A transaction log grows unexpectedly [duplicate]

I am trying to understand what process is making my transaction log file to grow. For example, currently it is 120 GB and only 5-10 MB of it are in use. Before: FULL recovery mode a backup of the ...
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what are the events recorded in the transaction log?

in regards to what events are recorded in the transaction log , is the below an accurate/comprehensive list? How are things recorded? are the pages that are marked as modified written to the ...
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Is it good idea to repair sql file?

We are having an ETL process which inserts lots of data into tables. This database is set to Simple Recovery Model and the transaction log is growing a lot. I was thinking that would it help to set ...
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Difference between Full backup and Copy-only full backup

I saw in this link that full backup does not truncate the log. So what is the difference between full backup and copy-only full backup? For the log backup there is copy-only backup which prevent the ...
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Database is happily available even during log growth?

I’ve been creating a process to go through all our databases and analyze the log structure, backup, shrink, and resize appropriately taking operational requirements and VLF sizing/amount into account. ...
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Does a database backup reduce size/increase free space of the log file? [duplicate]

Novice question, sorry! Got a SQL Server database and the log file is massive and keeps growing every day. I've archived data from the database and then done a full backup. I was expecting the log ...
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Transaction Log maintenance on Mirror database

SQL Server Version: 2008 R2 Enterprise SP2 I am trying to get a handle on our SQL Server maintenance and I came across something I think is incorrect. We have a single production instance with 3 ...
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Simple model database transaction log full 'CHECKPOINT'

I have a SQL Server 2012 SP1 database which has a problem that the transaction log is full. It consists of a single data file and a single log file, both about 800MB. I had 5GB free disk space, and ...
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Cannot shrink transaction log

Bit of a headscratcher here. I have a db that has less than 1GB of data, but a 40GB log file. Transaction logs are backed up daily, and there is not a lot of activity on this database; approximately ...
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Restore Verify Only w/ Transaction Log Backups

Question When RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on a transaction log backup fails, what do you do? Background After FULL and DIFFERENTIAL backups, I run RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on the backup file(s). This rarely ever ...
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Transaction Log is big! But simple recovery mode is chosen!

I am wondering: We have a Database on our MS SQL Server 2012. The recovery mode is "simple". The DB itself is about 2.7GB big. I have an MAX Size for Trn-Log configured (3GB). Now i made a ...
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Viewing how much transaction log is used in Simple Recovery Model

We have a DW database in Simple Recovery Model. Every night, we load in data from different sources and run a few procs. I'd like to see how much the transaction log is actually used during this ...
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Upgrading 8.1 to 9.3 - using statement log and WAL to check compatibility?

We're migrating from postgres 8.1 to 9.3, since we need streaming replication badly. All the application developers have deserted the company a long time ago, way before my time here, so there is ...
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Shut Down MySQL during InnoDB rollback after crash

I am puzzled once again. We had a server crash last night during some huge queries. Upon restart in the morning MySQL went into recovery mode. I needed to shut down the MySQL service and it is ...
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VLF, Shrink and Simple Recovery

We currently have a transaction log thats been growing incrementally and has too many VLF files. I am going to follow a process of shrinking and then re-growing the log file to a suitable size to ...
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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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Mysqldump --flush-logs results in small backup files?

New to MySQL and just learning how to setup a daily full backup (binary logs enabled). My goal is to run a daily full backup of the databases/schemas and reset the binary log. I'm currently using an ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Log File Location

One of the databases I am going to support does not have a validate log file location. The drive which the log file is pointing to does not exist. But I don't see any error in database error log ...
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Alternatives to log shipping / Replicate a local SQL Server database on a remote DB accesible only by IP

I'm trying to replicate a local SQL Server 2008R2 DB to a remote DB instance accessible only by IP (specifically, a RackSpace cloud site DB). I believe log shipping is ideal, since the remote only ...
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How can I find databases with a large number of virtual log files?

I have several databases on a production server that are in the hundreds of gigabytes, and have many thousands of transactions running through them on a daily basis. Almost all these databases are ...
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What is causing my Transaction log to grow

The TLOG in my SQL Server 2008 is growing faster than usual. The DB has a Full recovery model and we have a TLOG backup every hour. Can you please write me or refer me to link that describes a way to ...
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Is tlog backup on replica clearing VLFs on the primary?

Is it true that a transaction log backup made on the secondary database is clearing the inactive VLFs on the tlog file on the primary database (in case of Availability Groups)? I was not able to find ...
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Shrinking the log file does not reduce size

I have a database which had mdf size of 350 MB and ldf size 4.9 GB When i try to shrink the log file it's not shrinking. I know shrinking a database is not good and it should not be done. But still i ...
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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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How to find the active transactions in VLF?

Is there a way to find the T-SQL statement that is part of the active transaction that is blocking the reuse of the transaction log file VLFs? I am performing tlog backups on every 15 minutes, but ...