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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Reducing high VLF count

I have been using Brent Ozar's sp_blitz script to review our database setup and have found that the VLF count is high (13562!) on the primary DB since changing to Full recovery model. I ran a full ...
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When REBUILDing indexes on SQL Server, what bearing does tempdb & LOG disk speed have?

Say I have the a data disk that is 50x faster than the LOG and tempdb (measured by Random Write speed) disk. (Don't ask why that's something we'll be fixing if needed) I have a table that's got 19 ...
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Restoring a database back to a point in time before full backup was made

A problem with one of our database tables arose at the end of last week and I wanted to restore that database to a server in order to retrieve the table. We only have the last backup, and a full set ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Restore COPY_ONLY full backup with transaction logs

After doing some research I cannot seem to find an answer to this question. Background I am attempting to setup a backup plan that fits the following three requirements: Reliability of backups, ...
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SQL availability groups log maintenance

I have a AG with 2 nodes in a site in sync mode and 1 offsite in async mode. I'm having trouble understanding how the logspace is maintained in this scenario. For instance, I'm taking log backups ...
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Performing a Transaction Log Backup on a Live Database [duplicate]

I have a server 2012 database that has a transaction log that is growing at a rapid rate. i have a job that runs once a day after production hours which backs up the log file and shrinks it. The ...
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Online backups with VENDOR library: what should be set for ACTIVE LOG PATH?

My customer is using Veritas NetBackup so we use its library file in the LOGARCHMETH1 parameter for the VENDOR option. That is for archive logging path. What path should be set for ACTIVE LOG PATH ...
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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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Manually set log file size after shrink SQL Server 2008 R2

Am becoming a somewhat involuntary DBA at work at teh moment and really need some help on something. We have a 40GB database in Full Recovery Mode, no log backup configured and a huge log file of ...
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Database not naturally shrinking log file [duplicate]

I have a database that is set to Simple recovery mode. There is 99% free space in the log file and I can manually truncate the log file right down to 500 MB. The next day, after a daily import ...
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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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Who changed the size of the transaction log?

Can I know, who and when changed size of database transation log?
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Why did my transaction log grow so much? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space? About a month ago I migrated my SQL Server 2008 R2 database to a new schema. I ran scripts to migrate the ...
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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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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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SQL Server transaction log - shrinking and reattaching

I have the next scenario in SQL Server 2008: one big database (production DB). I want to backup this db then restore it on another server. Then I do some delete operation from some big tables. After ...
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Restore to a point between two full SQL Server backups

I have two SQL Server database backups from Server1. Backup1 was made on, say, 2013-01-01 and Backup2 was made on 2013-01-03. What I want to do is restore Server2 to the intermediate state on ...
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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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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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Point in time recovery from the same database - what does it mean?

I have two questions. I have a database in full recovery mode. Lets call transaction log an LDF file for short. SQL Server allows me to restore to point in time in the past when restoring from ...
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SQL Server - contents of transaction log file in more detail

I have a question regarding transaction log (let’s just call it LDF for short) contents. I am assuming a database with full recovery model. I have read that LDF file contains (logs) each and every ...
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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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Searching transaction logs for changes

I currently have a database with an attached CMS. The CMS has about 50+ people with various permission levels that can log in etc... I would like to know if there is a way I can look at the ...
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separating tlog and db file when using fusionio

We have a FusionIO card that we use in our production database. We have both the transaction log as well as the database files on that same drive. I know the recommendation is to place the tlog files ...
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Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space?

This one seems to be a common question in most forums and all over the web, it is asked here in many formats that typically sound like this: In SQL Server - What are some reasons the ...
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ASPState Log file growing tremendously - SQL Server 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP3) - 10.0.5500.0 (X64) Web Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) I have an ASPState database online, and its log file ASPState_log is growing ...
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Shrink a large log file for a “Throw Away” database

I have a copy of my prod database on a development server. I am using it to test a deployment script. But when I run it, it says that the log file is full. I checked and it is at 10 GB (Almost the ...
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Why does ALTER COLUMN to NOT NULL cause massive log file growth?

I have a table with 64m rows taking 4.3 GB on disk for its data. Each row is about 30 bytes of integer columns, plus a variable NVARCHAR(255) column for text. I added a a NULLABLE column with ...
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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 backups. We make daily full backups of the ...
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Why does my transaction log use so much space?

I have a staging table with 20 million rows that uses about 8GB of storage. After populating foreign keys and sanitizing data I need to move this data into a production table (which does not need all ...
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Disabling logging on certain tables

I'm using SQL Server 2005. I have two tables that contain aggregate information. The information is constantly being updated, generating almost 5GB of log data a day. (That's larger than the entire ...
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SQL Server transaction log [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space? Is it possible to have SQL Server 2008 R2 reset the transaction log for certain databases when the ...
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Can the transaction log in SQL Server 2008 Express edition be viewed in text?

Is it possible to read the transaction log in text/table format, and if so, how can I do that?
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Transaction Log file .ldf is too small

Current database is almost 200GB however the transaction log file is only 4.1GB. I am worried if this influences the performance of databse and how could it be solved. When I do this query DECLARE ...
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How do I tell what is filling up the transaction log?

We have a transaction log on a sql database and for some reason it has filled up to 50GB when our live system only has about 2GB. Is there any way I can profile sql or the transaction log to try and ...
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How are transactions logs inserted?

I have an ms-access database at work that has a table that's a transaction log. The table contains the following fields: Date - The date the transaction took place. Table_Name - Name of the ...
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SQL Server virtual log size

I'm somewhat of an accidental DBA, being a developer who inherited a couple of database servers (2005 and 2008) from someone who knew little about database administration, and seemingly had even less ...
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Can We Perform an “Up-To-The-Minute Restore” After Taking Transaction Log Backups?

The Setup: Say we have a Database in Full Recovery Mode that does a nightly Database Backup, Transaction Log Backup, and Transaction Log Shrink. Now the Transaction Log grows so quickly during the ...
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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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SQL Server transaction log file refuses to grow

Problem: I have a SQL Server database sitting on a 1 TB drive. The log will not grow past 5 MB even when the MAXSIZE is set much larger than 5 MB. Error received: The transaction log for database ...
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When are Archived Redo Logs generated?

We have an instance in Oracle 10g. Only one schema is used for a web application (Internet-facing), which is only user for reading information, no adding or modifying data. The rest of schemas are ...
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SQL Server 2008 transaction log full

We have a large database, with a size of approx 400GB. We are using bulk insert (from upstream system) with the following parameters: `Driver=/IIS/Appl/Server/branded_odbc/lib/VMsqls24.so` ...
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Transaction Log Truncation with Copy Only

I have a database backup job set to use full backup with the Copy only option on once daily. The copy only is on because from what I have read that is the only way to backup a database that is ...
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MS SQL Server - Checkpoint process stuck in SLEEP_BPOOL_FLUSH

We seem to have a problem that came out of nowhere. The checkpoint process is stuck in SLEEP_BPOOL_FLUSH state, and not actually reducing the usage in the log file. This never seemed to happen ...
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SQL Server 'Create Database' statement. How to inherit autogrowth settings?

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 and creating databases through continuous deployment. In our system, the default 1Mb/10% autogrowth settings in SQL Server work badly with our data. Particularly as we ...
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SQL Server 2008 Query Saved in Logs?

Every time I create a query and run it to create a report I save the query in my Projects folder in case I have to rerun the query in the future or if I have to modify it for any reason but it seems ...
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SQL Server how to get around the transaction log filling up when updating a column to an int

I have a SQL Server 2005 table called BRITTNEY_SPEARS_MARRIAGES and it has the following columns: MarrigeId tinyint, HusbandName varchar(500), MarrigeLength int Now I have another table ...
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Is it possible to recover day's worth of queries from sql server log file?

I lost all data entered and edited in my system yesterday, and my ISP has announced to me that last night's backup is corrupt and cannot be recovered. Is there any way to access the database's log ...
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Transaction Log and mirroring - looking for dumbest explanation possible

First of all I must admit that I struggle with concept of Transaction Log. I mean - I do understand that it is Log of all Transactions that happen on database, but when it comes to properly putting it ...
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Does the PCI require to protect the Credit Card Info in the transaction log?

The PCI Data Security Standard https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/documents/pci_dss_v2.pdf forbid storing Credit Card info in the transaction log 3.2.1 For a sample of system components, examine ...