View SQL Server Transaction Logs File and Restore Database From MDF and LDF File.
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Microsoft SQL Server holds all the transaction records in the form of a log file. This log file is LDF file which can be used to analyze all the transaction queries performed on the database. A user can read all the actions taken over the database like Update, Delete and Insert.
MDF file is the primary database file or Master database file of the SQL server. It contains all the data like column, rows, fields, etc created by user and administrator. The software can easily restore the database from the MDF file and can restore it to the database.
The LDF file contains all the transaction records. In these transaction records, all the queries performed over the database are stored. It also includes all the information like time, Login Name, etc. A user can recover all the transaction queries like Update, Insert and Delete from the LDF file.
SQL server provides an option to define constraints for the tables. These constraints are like Column level constraints and Table-level constraints. A user can use this SQL Log Analyzer utility to save the constraints like Unique Key, Primary Key, Foreign Key, etc.
If a user wants to select and recover data from a particular timespan than the tool permits the user to use a date range feature. Using this feature they can easily filter the data items by just providing start and end date as the parameters.
If a user is done with the View SQL Server Transaction Logs process and s/he wants to export all the transactions into a real database then they can easily export all the data with table constraints to a new SQL database. The tool will directly export the database to the SQL server.
If a user is up to restore the database from MDF file then he is allowed to do it using the SQL Server Log Analyzer. It is possible to create a new database with all the MDF data and to directly export it to the SQL server. The software also let the user's test database connection prior to export.
Whereas the SQL Log Analyzer let the users save the recovered data as a new database on SQL server, she/he can also save all the recovered data as a SQL script and later they can import it to the Microsoft SQL server. All they need to do is to opt for the “Save as SQL Script” option.
The tool offers an astonishing and interactive user interface which makes it easy to handle. The GUI of the tool is self-intuitive in nature which let the users convenient while using the software to analyze the SQL transaction log file. It becomes a seamless process just because of the GUI.
SQL Server Log Analyzer is compatible with all the major Windows OS editions. A user can use it for LDF and MDF file created using SQL Server version 2005, 2008/R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017. So there is no need to worry about the platform and the server version.
Free Log Analyzer can be downloaded from our website. The free version is a demo version which can be used for the evaluation and testing purposes. It includes all the features of the full or licensed version except that a user can only Read and View SQL Server Transaction Logs but cannot recover database from MDF and LDF file. If the user wants to perform the restoration of the database using the tool then s/he has to go for the full or licensed version which can be easily purchased from the website.
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