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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MSDB log file size

We have a SQL Server 2008 cluster with 60 databases. Full backup runs every night, log backup runs every 15 minutes. The MSDB database recovery model is set to simple (default). To be able to see ...
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SQL Server - how transactions and transaction log work (simplified)

I have a theory on how transactions work, but I would like if someone could verify it or correct some points if possible. Let's consider we have a database with full recovery model. Now, everything ...
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How to shrink the .ldf(log) file of the particular live production database? [duplicate]

I would like to say that as one of my production database (.ldf) log file is growing larger than databse size. The size of database file (.mdf) and their log file (.ldf) is as follows:- 1)database ...
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Misaligned Log IO Issues and Unmatched LUN sector sizes in AlwaysOn

I'm running into a little bit of a snag on a high log send queue in a 2014 SP1 Asynchronous Mode AlwaysOn Environment with a secondary replica in Azure. For one of our higher transaction volume DB, ...
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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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Log shipping 2008 r2 SP2 server to a 2008 r2 SP3 CLUSTER

We have recently configured one database to be replicated with log shipping in production, using SQL Server 2008 R2. We have up and running more than 150 database replicas without any problems. But ...
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Backup database by copying the MDF and LDF files

I want to backup a SQL Server database by copying its files manually. Is copying the database.MDF and database.LDF files enough or should I also add more files? It might be not the proper way for ...
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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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Issue shrinking dev sql server DB's log file [duplicate]

I have a development db that's running on sql 2014 in 2012 compatibility that I'm having an issue with trying to shrink the log file. The mdf is 60+gb and the log is 80+gb but since it's dev like ...
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Corruption in mariadb binlog

I have an installation with mariadb version 10.0.21. I need to backup the binlog file every 5 minutes to TSM, but as the binlog is being written every second, i am afraid of the file getting ...
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What transaction logs are for

I'm confused about tranasaction logs for SQL Server. I was under the impression they can be used to roll the database forward. For example say I made a software release on Sunday, I added three new ...
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How to automatically shrink a SQL Server transaction log only if it exceeds a certain limit (e.g. 20 GB)

Our database is set to FULL recovery mode and we take a database backup and a log backup every night. On several occasions we have noticed that the transaction log file is not truncated after the log ...
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Keeping all SQL Server logs

I can not find my SQL Server logs for all days in the past. In only found for last 4 days. Is it because that I restarted the server and logs are dumped if the hosting server is restarted? How can I ...
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Really big LOG backups on a DB with Image field

Normally, our log backups has < 10MB size In a big database with a lot of transactions per hour ). But now we have a database, that is storing Images on a Image field. the problem is, the ...
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Index Rebuilding Log File Growth

I would like to start running regular index maintenance on a server that has been running for a while without it. The database is running in FULL recover with log shipping. The problem I am having is ...
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Log file shrink attempts are futile

I have got a question relating to SQL server log files in a production environment, however what I am trying to do is first run some testing on a smaller Test Database (E10Test) before I move on to ...
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First log backup after FULL taking lots of space

In the backups I'm doing in my database, the first LOG backup I do after the FULL backup is taking too much space, even more than the full backup. For example: 4:50 AM: FULL BACKUP - .bak 7.2GB 6:...
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Would SQL in a cluster failover when transaction log for database is full?

I have a Microsoft SQL Cluster with one instance. If one of the databases is full, would SQL in a cluster failover when transaction log for database is full? If it depends on the reason the ...
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How to estimate rate of Trans Log usage

We have a moderately sized database (about 500GB) that we're going to switch from Simple to Full Recovery, with Trans Log backups every 15 minutes. Before we make the switch, I want to get an estimate ...
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Shrinking log files on development

I've been looking at getting some disk space back on some of our development machines. These are machines that are not being backed up, not being developed on directly, and not being maintained ...
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how to reinitialize log shipping?

Here is the situation: DB on Server A had the transaction log shipping configured and uses Server B as secondary. It has been working well for a long time. However, we recently detected that one of ...
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Poor cardinality estimate disqualifies INSERT from minimal logging?

Why is the second INSERT statement ~5x slower than the first? From the amount of log data generated, I think that the second is not qualifying for minimal logging. However, the documentation in the ...
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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 90%...
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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. I'...
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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 can ...
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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 ...