Presentation: Visualize Your Transaction Log

In this presentation I discuss some of the fundamentals of the SQL Server transaction log and demonstrate a tool that I produced to visualize the transaction log file.

  • Slide deck (PDF)
  • Scripts
  • CorpDB Database (19 MB) used by the scripts. This is a backup from SQL Server 2012. If you restore to 2014 or 2016 be sure to upgrade the compatibility level. Last updated 4 January 2017.
  • Log File Visualizer

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