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Optimizing Transaction Log Throughput

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As a DBA, it is vital to manage transaction log growth explicitly, rather than let SQL Server auto-growth events "manage" it for you. If you undersize the log, and then let SQL Server auto-grow it in small increments, you'll end up with a very fragmented log. This article demonstrates how this can have a significant impact on the performance of any SQL Server operations that need to read the log.


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Manual cleanup Change Data Capture for a SQL Server database

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Kun Lee had a database where the log file kept growing and used 99.99% of the available space. He noticed miscellaneous change data capture objects still in the database as well as open transactions. This was causing his transaction log to continue to grow, but he couldn't disable CDC, because SQL Server thought it was not enabled. Read the full article to see his solution.


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