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)
- 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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