Get the free SQL LDF viewer and resolve the query "how to read LDF file of SQL Server?". SQL LDF reader helps you in opening and analyzing SQL Server Log file information. The LDF Viewer software is capable of recovering data from Log file and provides users with expected results. In addition, the tool can also be used to perform forensic analysis of log files.
SQL LDF Viewer
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|Add LDF file with associated MDF file|
|Preview the records of table||Fifty Records Per Table|
|Preview & Sort Log Fields||First Five Tables|
|Windows 8 support|
|Support SQL Version 2016, 2014, 2012, 2008 R2 Database & 2005|
|Export LDF data to SQL Database|
|Export SQL data to CSV file or SQL Server Compatible Scripts|
The SQL LDF file viewer software provides the option to view and analyze log file details like transaction name (INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE), Date, Time as well as transaction query, and more.
The SQL LDF reader allows you to add LDF file as well as its associated MDF file. If both files are not available at the same location, the SQL LDF viewer auto locates the associated MDF file.
Just add the last backup of your LDF file with its associated MDF file for recovering the log records. This will enable the tool to export the database in SQL Server.
Once the tool scans the log file, you can select and view all the transaction details (transaction, time, table name and query) available in LDF file.
The LDF file viewer is a standalone tool, and does not require having SQL Server installed for forensic analysis of a log file. In addition, the tool separates the table field to analyze table contents.
After viewing LDF file details, the SQL Log file viewer provides following export options of log file data, which can be used later for further analysis.
Step1: Add LDF File
Click on open to add .ldf file with its associated .mdf file.
Step2: Scanning Log File Data
LDF viewer shows the details of Log file once the file is scanned.
Step3: Preview LDF Data
Preview all the transactional details of LDF file.
A Big thanks to developers who brought one such utility that can view LDF file, also the tool is capable to recover data from corrupted LDF file.
— Christopher Gordon