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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 7:06 AM


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Hello --

I am monitoring our database server using dbWarden and ApexSQL log viewer. The dbWarden utility reported activity within the past twenty-four hours to a particular database's mdf and ldf files. I opened the latter application to investigate. When I opened ApexSQL viewer, without any filters, the last entry that was displayed was from the July 9 date. Hence there is a discrepancy of ten days between what was supposedly written last night, and what was recorded to the database.

To add to the confusion, I checked the directory where the ldf file is located, and according to the details of the file, the last modification date was the July 3 date.

What would cause the discrepancy that I described, and what can I do to correct it?

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Posted Friday, July 19, 2013 7:33 AM



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The OS time stamps on database files are meaningless.

Not familiar with either tool, so all I can guess is they're showing you different things.

Gail Shaw
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