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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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 ...
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Transaction Log Shipping Removal, Backup and Drop Database

I have databases (about 15 different) Production Databases set for Log_Shipping and I would like to take a full backup of it and need to drop from production later on because we have already move it ...
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Log full and an Active_transaction on database

I have limited access to this server eg I cannot SELECT * FROM sys.dm_tran_session_transactions for example I, perhaps foolishly, ran this query to insert some test data... begin transaction update ...
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SQL Server 2005 Log Truncate - how long for a 60Gb log; mins, hours or days? [closed]

I have taken over an old website. To cut a long story short the people that host the computer, backup all the database files, but there is no maintenance plan in place for the backup (e.g. they ...
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Transaction Log Backups

I am working on backup+recovery scenario and I came across a situation where I could not figure out how I would have to deal with it. We have couple databases where sometimes there may not be any ...
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Log Shipping Alert

I have 3 databases which I have took them offline and I have Log Shipping setup on them and I wanted to stop alerts for those databases. How can I do that? Thank You for help
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Log File Size near 100% - How to find Active Transaction [duplicate]

The transaction log file size is nearing 100% on one database. I run the below and both return 0 so no active transaction running. The last query tells me that the database is in SIMPLE mode, but ...
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Avamar SQL Agent running against live SQL Server databases

We use a large company as our service provider. The tech people from that service company are pushing very hard to install something called the Avamar SQL Agent which purportedly will be used to ...
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Fix transaction log file after database update

I have a databases that are regularly (monthly) updated. An update includes a lot of new or changed T-SQP procedures, functions, indexes creation, etc. A database X has transaction log file with the ...
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Tail Log backup when doing a restore?

Typically when doing a restore of a DB from a production server to a non-production server I will use the WITH REPLACE option as when I forget I get an error about the tail log not being backed up. ...
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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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ORA-00338: log # of thread # is more recent than control file

We are facing the following error on our production database: ORA-00338: log # of thread # is more recent than control file The database crashed and there was no recovery action. What could I ...
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Shrink Transaction Log While Using AlwaysOn Availability Group

We are using AlwaysOn Availability Group feature of SQL Server 2012. Regular full database backups and transaction log backups are done every day on the secondary database. I have read here doing the ...
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Maintenance Plan Transaction Log Backup

I have a backup device set for my transaction log so the sets are contained in 1 file. I have this set to append, is this correct or should it be overwrite in the plan? After the full backup is taken ...
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Transaction log full due to log_backup

I am testing how certain operations are logged under different recovery models.Below are steps i have did till now 1.create database in full recovery model 2.take backup 3.create a table and insert ...
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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 ...