Are there any tools (commercial or open source) for looking at the contents of a transaction log backup file? Occasionally, get a large transaction log backup file and would like to see the contents / transactions inside the log backup to know what is backing up log shipping.

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If you are interested in yourself, you can check with sys.fn_dump_dblog the whole log file or log backup. Otherwise, there is a tool that I know but haven't tried Apex Log Reader.

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