this is a quick stored procedure I put together when trying to find a log for a particular day (xp_enumerrorlogs returns the archive is as a varchar, so 1 is followed by 11, 12 etc rather than 2)
sp_display_errorlogs with no parms returns output in archive id order. if the parm 'size' is passed in, the rows are returned in descending size order
When doing bulk data changes it may be beneficial to disable indexes prior to starting the operation. Fortunately, SQL's rich metadata makes this very easy to automate in a robust fashion.