SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


how to explore/ retrieve SQL Server Transaction Log information


how to explore/ retrieve SQL Server Transaction Log information

Author
Message
hasib.hasan
hasib.hasan
Grasshopper
Grasshopper (12 reputation)Grasshopper (12 reputation)Grasshopper (12 reputation)Grasshopper (12 reputation)Grasshopper (12 reputation)Grasshopper (12 reputation)Grasshopper (12 reputation)Grasshopper (12 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 12 Visits: 3
Can anyone advise me on how to explore/ retrieve SQL Server Transaction Log information e.g. interprete record of table/ row update/ delete command, including the information of host computers and user IDs, timestamps etc.?
Or, Can anyone help me quoting any effective software that can do this on any previous transaction?
Or, Can anyone advise me whether "eVisie TransactioneXplorer" or similar software can do that?

My email:hasib.hasan@gmail.com
GilaMonster
GilaMonster
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (88K reputation)SSC Guru (88K reputation)SSC Guru (88K reputation)SSC Guru (88K reputation)SSC Guru (88K reputation)SSC Guru (88K reputation)SSC Guru (88K reputation)SSC Guru (88K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 88270 Visits: 45277
The undocumented function to read the log is fn_dblog. It's a table-valued function (hence used in a select statement), takes two parameters, start LSN and end LSN, both can be null.

It's completely undocumented, so good luck interpreting it.
You won't find host names in there, it's a transaction log, not an audit log

Gail Shaw
Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server, MVP, M.Sc (Comp Sci)
SQL In The Wild: Discussions on DB performance with occasional diversions into recoverability

We walk in the dark places no others will enter
We stand on the bridge and no one may pass


Grant Fritchey
Grant Fritchey
SSC-Forever
SSC-Forever (40K reputation)SSC-Forever (40K reputation)SSC-Forever (40K reputation)SSC-Forever (40K reputation)SSC-Forever (40K reputation)SSC-Forever (40K reputation)SSC-Forever (40K reputation)SSC-Forever (40K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 40491 Visits: 32665
You can use third party tools to explore the log. They work, but won't supply information that's not there as Gail points out. I think Apex SQL has a log explorer tool.

----------------------------------------------------
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
Theodore Roosevelt

The Scary DBA
Author of: SQL Server Query Performance Tuning and SQL Server Execution Plans
Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software
srivathsani-296624
srivathsani-296624
SSC-Enthusiastic
SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)SSC-Enthusiastic (158 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 158 Visits: 125
You can also use Lumigent Log explorer,SQL Log Rescue avialable in the market to explore the transaction logs.I have written an article regarding teh usage of this software.It can be accessed at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Product+Reviews/2846/
JasonClark
JasonClark
SSCommitted
SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)SSCommitted (1.7K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1660 Visits: 1027
Yes, you can use the undocumented function fn_dblog(), which helps you can view or read your transaction logs and you can also check the recent activities of your database.
for more about fn_dblog() read this helpful article of SQL Server Log Explorer
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search