SQL servers are very important for the organization. They actually house the structure, unstructured and other pertinent data of the company. That is why one downtime on the SQL server would really be a great loss for the company since this would have a great impact on the productivity. It is very important that all interactions in the server are being maintained so that once a problem arises, the administrators could actually trace these incidents easily.

One thing that server administrators can rely upon when such incident happens aside from backups is the SQL Server transaction log. By using these transaction logs they can recover right away the data stored as well as trace the origin of the incident. So how does these SQL transaction log work? While the SQL server is actually doing its job, each interactions made on the server are being track into the transaction log. These lists of incidents then are being used later on if there were problems in the server.

SQL server transaction log is being configured at the same time that the server was first used. You can then set your options on how you would you prefer the list to be updated on the transaction log. These transaction logs then would be stored on the same database that the documents on the SQL server are stored. And a good tip to remember is to save these transaction log files on a separate CD or other disk so that you can easily retrieve them should the server problem affect the storage for the entire SQL server.

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