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Other than the reasons @Tara mentioned, you also need to ensure that your backup succeeds. Usually you need to ensure two things There is no open transaction hungup there in the database using dbcc opentran DBCC OPENTRAN helps to identify active transactions that may be preventing log truncation. DBCC OPENTRAN displays information about the oldest ...


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Because the size of it is not big enough to handle the size of the transactions every hour. or Something is preventing the log from getting cleared after the log backup completes. Check the log_reuse_wait_desc column in master.sys.databases to see why it isn't clearing out. Consider backing up the transaction logs more frequently than hourly. I ...


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Shrinking Databases and Log Files are not recommended on a regular basis. Only in exceptional cases, a onetime activity is recommended. Shrinking your Database files will free up unused space and release the space to the file system. This can get ugly, and your indexes can be totally fragmented as a result of this. Instead, the recommended approach is to set ...


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Irrespective of Recovery model,shrinking wont help you if there is an active transaction or due to the reasons mentioned here Transaction log space will be reused in all recovery models irrespective of Size shown in file Explorer,you may still have free space.. Here is what MSDN has to say about Log space reuse.. Log truncation frees space in the log ...


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Working out which Log Backup to restore is all based on LSN's. You have to apply all log backups since the full (or differential, but you didn't mention them) backup, including log backups taken while the full backup was in progress. There is no danger in trying to restore a log backup out of sequence, it just won't work. Kin answered above how to find the ...


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how do I know which transaction log backups to select? You can find that out using msdb..backupset table. To automate that, you can use RestoreGene - TSQL or PowerShell version This procedure queries msdb database backup history and database file details in master. It builds and returns RESTORE DATABASE commands as it's result set, it does not ...


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Solution for restoring a published database We faced a similar problem: A published database is stored on Server1. Every day this database will be backed up and restored on Server2. We frequently got error Messages "LOG full due to REPLICATION". log_reuse_wait_desc was set to REPLICATION. Replication could not be removed, because this database was not ...


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This error occurs because the transaction log becomes full due to LOG_BACKUP. Therefore, you can’t perform any action on this database, and In this case, the SQL Server Database Engine will raise a 9002 error. In this case, you have to do Take a Full database backup. Shrink the log file to reduce the physical file size. Create a LOG_BACKUP. Create a ...


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You have to start over and restore full and diffs with no recovery and then the tlogs with stand by option. This will allow you to restore tlogs later as well. You can configure logshipping with option of stand by, so you can read from the secondary database. There will be a .tuf (transaction undo file) file created when you restore tlogs with standby ...


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Yes, if you want to apply additional transaction logs you will need to start back at your full backup. To quote MSDN, The database cannot be recovered until after the final transaction log has been applied. If you recover the database after restoring one of the intermediate transaction log backups, that before the end of the log chain, you cannot ...



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