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How does the RDS SQL Server shrink the transaction log?

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2020


This article describes how to shrink RDS SQL Server transaction logs.



Alibaba Cloud reminds you that:

  • When you perform operations that have risks, such as modifying instances or data, check the disaster recovery and fault tolerance capabilities of the instances to ensure data security.
  • Before you modify the configurations and data of instances including but not limited to ECS and RDS instances, we recommend that you create snapshots or enable RDS log backup.
  • If you have authorized or submitted security information such as the logon account and password in the Alibaba Cloud Management console, we recommend that you modify such information in a timely manner.
  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for RDS console.
  2. In the upper-left corner of the page, select the region where the target ApsaraDB for RDS instance is located.
  3. Click the target instance ID. In the left-side navigation pane, choose backup and restoration.
  4. In the upper-right corner, click shrink transaction log, and then click confirm OK.
    Tips: clean up after the need to wait for the end of the transaction, generally takes about 20 minutes. In addition, SQL Server compresses the transaction log during each backup


Application scope

  • Apsaradb for RDS SQL Server