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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CHECKPOINT prevents database drop

I'm working in the following scenario: I'm creating an script that recreates an entire database. The script involves destruction an recreation of the database and all its objects, as well as a great ...
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TempDB Log Space and ACTIVE_TRANSACTION

Our monitoring solution (SCOM) is currently flagging that the tempdb log is running out of space. However we have auto grow set to 1GB chunks for the log and we have 25GB of space left on the drive. ...
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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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Transactional Replication issue due to big Transaction Log in sql server 2008 r2

I want an answer of question and that would be highly appreciated Scenario: First of all i am an IT guy from Sports Field and using SQL Server 2008R2. I have 2 production servers server 1 and Server ...
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Backing up to Nul on an SQL Mirror

I've seen and read a lot of questions about the transaction log and I know that backing it up to nul is usually frowned upon, however my understanding is that this is from a data recovery perspective. ...
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Transaction log is full due to 'CHECKPOINT' for DB in simple recovery model

For one of our DB's on SQL server 2012 RTM, We could not perform almost any troubleshooting step as the error says: " Transaction log is full due to 'CHECKPOINT" This being a dev database, its ...
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How to identify which query is filling up the tempdb transaction log?

I would like to know how to identify the exact query or stored proc which is actually filling up the transactional log of TEMPDB database.
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SQL Server Troubleshooting Replication and Long-Running fn_dblog query

I am trying to get (pull) Transactional Replication working again for a subscriber. Currently, in Replication Monitor I am seeing messages in the Publisher to Distributor tab and the Distributor to ...
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Alter column opreation failed due to disk space in SQL Server

I am attempting to alter a column on a specific table; however the process is failing because the log file runs out of space once the disk runs out of space. The size of the table is less than the ...
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How is my database being backed up?

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2. Someone else set everything up. I encountered an error today: Autogrow of file 'ASPState_log' in database 'ASPState' was cancelled by user or timed out after 1748 ...
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Log file Zeroing

During the creation of the database, I am getting below mentioned information about log file zeroing and I have highlighted my understanding in bold fonts. 2015-08-23 12:42:36.850 spid51 ...
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Cannot shrink transaction log [duplicate]

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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How to free up disk space on a drive which has BiztalkMsgBoxDB_log file in it

I have been asked to analyze a issue regarding one of the biztalk servers. I was asked to free up space on a particular drive, where I found the only file BiztalkMsgBoxDB_log.bak is taking up close ...
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How can I reduce the Initial Size of a LOG file?

I've inherited a SQL Server 2008r2 database; the Data file was created with an initial size of 1,000 mb, but the Transaction Log has an initial size of 28,016 mb. No backups were being performed. ...
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Msg 5145: Autogrow of database log file took 1010871 milliseconds

In the past, I had an update query that ran for 7 days. I couldn't find a solution, so I created a new database with indexes. The update query has now been running for 26 hours. I am seeing messages ...
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Changing a column's data type fills the transaction log

Running this code: ALTER TABLE npidata ALTER COLUMN npi varchar(20) Gives this error: Msg 9002, Level 17, State 4, Line 2 The transaction log for database 'SalesDWH' is full. To find out why ...
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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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Random and constant “Log Growths” Alerting, how to make it stop?

I've set up alerting on all my database servers and every once in awhile I'll get the following error, sometimes it goes on and on and on, other times it'll be a few times here and there. The SQL ...
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SQL Server log file used pecentage does not drop after multiple backups

SQL Server 2005 I ran "dbcc SQLPerf(logspace)", then took two log backups, and ran "dbcc SQLPerf(logspace)" again. No change from 48.55% used, even though "dbcc opentran (foo)" says that there are no ...
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Size of individual transactions in log file

is there a way to find out the size of transactions from the transaction log by looking at the log file in SQL Server 2008? I do have an unexpected bloat of my logfile from some maintenance jobs which ...
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How to disable ldf file or limit its size [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space? My .ldf file size keeps increasing. I already tried to shrink it but after that it just grows again. How ...
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How are these two SQL Server rollbacks different?

In SQL Server 2008 R2, how are these two rollbacks different: Run an ALTER statement, for a few minutes, and then hit 'Cancel Executing'. It takes a few minutes to rollback completely. Run the same ...
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Mysql: How does a rollback operation be performed inside InnoDB

I would like to hear in simple words Please answer me in simple words to the question on the below scenario. ============== Engine: Innodb Trx1 : started and a DML is executed at 10:00 AM and rolled ...
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Optimal time interval for scheduling of Transaction Log Backup

I have a database which is currently of size 50 MB. The database is bound to grow by 10 to 15 MB per hour and the data is important. So, I wanted to ask what should be the optimal time interval in ...
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SQL Server Transaction Logs in the Cloud

It is a common practice to place the transaction logs (*.ldf) on a separate physical disk system than database files (*.mdf, *.ndf). In a virtual machine cloud environment, is it okay to put the ...
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Disk size and log file growth during upgrades

I have four SQL Server databases. Per the maximum load requirements, each database file can be between 1 and 2 TB in size. The HDD is a multi-disk DAS with about 9TB of space. During a database ...
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How to get the daily amount of committed transactions on a given MSSQL database?

The number of transactions for the current connection can be obtained with @@TRANCOUNT. How can you get a daily counter of the globally committed transactions on a given database?
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IBM DB2 9.7, possible to temporarily disable transaction logs?

I want to clean the whole database, so I am dropping all tables and DB objects in two FOR loops, within one transaction. This makes the transaction logs become full. I could increase the transaction ...
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Restore a large number of transaction logs

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2, and I need to restore 36 .trn logs to a database. I have restored the first 4 using the restore transaction log functionality in SSMS (right-click database > tasks > ...
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Safe delete Transaction Log in SQL Mirroring scenario

We are using SQL Server Mirroring with a witness (High Safety mode) and we see the transaction log on the Principal Server has grown around 20 GB in few weeks. I looked around on SO and google for ...
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Transaction log bloat when writing to table on replicated database with parameterized filter

We are observing abnormally large log writes whenever we update a table that is used for parameterized filter in a merge replication. There are a number of join filters as well. When executing a ...
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Could not redo log record on mirror

One of my database mirrors is in the suspended state today and the error log on the mirror shows the following. Could not redo log record (338934:102862:477), for transaction ID (0:848150408), ...
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Options for reducing transaction log size when disk space is restricted [duplicate]

I have a very unfortunate situation in which I have some SQL Server (standard edition) databases living on a small (~120gb) disk, and a transaction log which has grown to 50gb+. Unfortunately, the ...
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Unable to shrink log file due to snapshot replication

Our database log (SQL Server 2008 R2) is growing too big, and truncating it via DBCC SHRINKFILE doesn't work (the database is set to simple recovery mode). A bit of background. I released some ...
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tempdb in sql server

Using SQL Server 2000, I am getting the following error. The log file for database 'tempdb' is full. Back up the transaction log for the database to free up some log space." How to solve it? I ...
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SQL Server 2012 mirror setup - how to reduce transaction log files [duplicate]

We just upgraded our Windows Server 2003\SQL Server 2005 setup to Windows Server 2012/SQL Server 2012. Both configurations have a mirror with NO witness server. On the old setup the transaction logs ...
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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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SQL Server log file continues to grow? [duplicate]

I'm having an issue with a SQL Server log file which will not maintain a steady amount of space held on a HDD which it has been issued. The drive is ~50GB and the log file is growing to occupy this ...
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Query trans log or tempdb?

New DBA, all of our databases are SQL 2005. All of our servers run in Simple recovery mode. I work for a school district, where we report student attendance to the state. I run a query to fix ...
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SQL Server Data File/Log File poor performance

I've been asked to look at a database/application server that's "performing slow". No one could really tell me what was performing slow (except for the database backups) so this has been a discovery ...
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INSERT INTO with TABLOCK taking longer than without TABLOCK [closed]

I'm doing something like below to ensure the insert is minimally logged: insert into AnotherDatabase.dbo.HeapTable with (Tablock) ( <column fields ) select <column fields> from ...
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Does the transaction log grow during a full backup? [duplicate]

I've been tagged as the occasional DBA in the office. I have minimal experience and it would be great if someone could answer my simple question. I know the trans log grows during transactions, but ...
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The log in this backup set is too recent, but it's from before the last full backup!

I'm trying to restore a full database backup plus transaction logs to the most recent transaction log. I've set up transaction logs to ship out every 15 minutes. This setup was performed via the SMSS ...
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MS SQL Server 2008 Transaction log file back up failure

I've done some reading around this subject here and on StackOverflow but nothing really answers my question enough for me to go forward. I'll explain we have a MS SQL 2008 server running, the ...
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Tempdb change settings and recommendation

In my production database I have below configuration in TempDb and needless to say I am facing a lot of IO issues on the drive . So, as per recommendation I am planning to change it Change #1 ...
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Large Transaction Backup

On my SQL database I run a full backup at 6am and transactional backups every 15 minutes on week days starting at 8am. Every Monday the first transactional backup is 7 Gb. I want to know why, my ...
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Why temdb and log file size is not reduced by SQL Server

With a series of question Part1, Part2 and Part3. With the answers and research on internet I came to know that TemDb is use for holding different values (ex.: Temp variable, Temp table, CTE, Hash ...
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IO request time and less write latency

I am facing issues related to constantly growing log file due to which I am getting error. When I checked SQL Log I found below messages (error log is filled of these messages almost 90%) SQL ...
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How to minimize log operations in SQL Server to avoid “log full” error

I have a database in production which constantly get log file filled, its a data warehouse and have many jobs/queries running for obvious. Below is the error which I am getting Msg 9002, Level 17, ...
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Dealing with non active transaction in log file and shrinking

I have posted the first part of my question here & I don't want to flood my question with a loads of information and would force people to alter their answers for my each question. I think I am ...