How do I find transaction history in SQL Server?

How do I find transaction history in SQL Server?

View Log Files

  1. Right-click SQL Server Logs, point to View, and then click either SQL Server Log or SQL Server and Windows Log.
  2. Expand SQL Server Logs, right-click any log file, and then click View SQL Server Log. You can also double-click any log file.

How do I free up transaction log in SQL Server?

Truncate the transaction log

  1. Right-click the database and select Properties -> Options.
  2. Set the recovery model to Simple and exit the menu.
  3. Right-click the database again and select Tasks -> Shrink -> Files.
  4. Change the type to Log .
  5. Under Shrink action, select Reorganize pages before releasing unused space and click OK.

What is a SQL transaction log?

Every SQL Server database has a transaction log that records all transactions and the database modifications made by each transaction. The transaction log is a critical component of the database. If there is a system failure, you will need that log to bring your database back to a consistent state.

How do I enable transaction logging in SQL Server?

Navigate to SQL Server Management Studio >> Object Explorer >> <‘SQL Server name’> >> Databases >> right click on <‘user-defined database name’> >> Properties >> Files. Add database transaction log file if one does not exist.

Does full backup include transaction logs?

A full database backup backs up the whole database. This includes part of the transaction log so that the full database can be recovered after a full database backup is restored.

What is transaction log in SQL Server?

How do I increase the size of the transaction log in SQL Server?

To increase the size of a transaction log file

  1. In the development environment, on the File menu, choose Database, and then choose Alter.
  2. Choose the Transaction Log Files tab.
  3. Select the transaction log file that you want to expand.
  4. In the Size (MB) field, enter the new size.