Transaction log full, simple recovery in SQL 2005 (with 80 compatibilty)
Posted on 2008-06-19
the DBA left without notice, we just found out that a database was in Simple recovery mode.. the log just got maxed out (2 gig space)...
The database has not been backed up for three weeks, and never a log back up
I just gave it abother gig of space, but I would like to do a full backup and make sure the log is (included/backed-up/truncated) (by incuded i mean to make sure the log is written in the database before truncating, or is my job)
I am a little freaked out, since it has been a long time, and the fact that log shouldn't have been maxed-out, I know there was some major imports happening, but doesn't check-point make that space available for the log to be used again?
anyway, please let me know, how to backup, and truncate safely... TIA