How to Manually Take Tail Log Transaction Log Backup of a Database in SQL Server - SQL Server DBA Tutorial

In this video you will learn how to take Tail Log Transaction Log backup using sql server management studio as well as T-SQL script. After watching this video you will be able to take transaction log backup, Tail Log backup options, store the backup at different location, define database expiry option, backup completion status, how to restore full backup, how to restore differential backup, how to restore Transaction backup (T-Log) and how to restore Tail Log backup of a database in sql server 2008, 2012 as well as 2014. You will also learn recovery options of database while restoring database in sql server 2012.

Script used in this video

BACKUP LOG [SalesOrders] TO  DISK = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.SQLPROD\MSSQL\Backup\SalesOrders_Tlog.bak' WITH  NO_TRUNCATE ,  COPY_ONLY, NOFORMAT, NOINIT
 NAME = N'SalesOrder_Tail_LogTbackup', 

Manually Take Tail Log Transaction Log backup of a database in SQL Server


  1. I have a question, I took my full back up, differential and transaction backup. To restore my backup i could not locate diff and transaction on my cdrive. any idea or help will be really appreciated.

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