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Hi,

What is the Log.LDF file used for? Can it be deleted?

Thanks,
Stef
Jul 20 '05 #1
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On Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:42:01 -0400 in comp.databases. ms-sqlserver,
"Stefan" <ni***@studiowe b.com> wrote:
Hi,

What is the Log.LDF file used for? Can it be deleted?


It's the log file where all the transactions are logged, the server
will use this to automatically recover your database after a crash.
Not a good idea to delete it.

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Jul 20 '05 #2
Stefan (ni***@studiowe b.com) writes:
What is the Log.LDF file used for? Can it be deleted?


No, you will not be able to access your database if you do. As Trevor
said, the transaction log is there to make it possible to recover the
database in case of a crash. SQL Server also uses this file if a
transaction runs into a problem and must be rolled back.
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Jul 20 '05 #3
ntlfree
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Thanks for your answer.
But I think in some case, the .LDF file is so big size. Then I want to reduce it. Can I delete it? Are there affect with MS SQL system?
Sep 15 '05 #4

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