Database.TruncateLog Method

Truncates the database log.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public void TruncateLog ()
public void TruncateLog ()
public function TruncateLog ()

Updated text: 17 July 2006

Updated text: 14 April 2006

Truncating the log means that records of completed transactions that make up the inactive part of the log are deleted. The remaining incomplete transactions in the active part of the log are not deleted. The log is usually truncated after a backup.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")

'Shrink the database without truncating the log.
db.Shrink(20, ShrinkMethod.NoTruncate)

'Truncate the log.

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.



14 April 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text explaining the TruncateLog method.

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