This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The Truncate method archive-marks transaction log records.
In general, transaction log records are archived by making a backup of records of committed transactions. Space used for archived transaction log records is reclaimed by reuse or by shrinking the operating system file(s) maintaining the transaction log.
|The Truncate method allows reuse of the space allocated to the operating system file(s) maintaining a transaction log. Log truncation is part of normal transaction log backup. If log backup is part of a database backup strategy, the Truncate method should never be called.|