SQL Backup Logs and fn_dump_dblog()

We had an incident earlier in the week where data was accidentally deleted from a database and we needed to track down when it happened and who caused it. 

There are a few undocumented functions for reviewing the logs, 

one of which is fn_dump_dblog, which can review data in a log file. However, since the Backup Pro logs are compressed and have a .sqb extension, is there any way, other than the slow and time consuming "backup file converter" utility? 

We were able to figure it out using a SQL monitor app (sorry, not SQL Monitor) to pin-point the time and user, then restore the log to a specific time to confirm it, but it would have been nice to use these undocumented function(s) instead. 


  • Eddie DEddie D Posts: 1,764 Rose Gold 5
    Hi, thank you for your forum post.

    Sadly, to my knowledge there aren't any plans in the near future for SQL Backup to make use of fn_dump_dblog().

    I recommend that you post, comment and vote in the SQL Backup UserVoice.  The UserVoice forum is the best place to submit feature suggestions.

    Many thanks

    Eddie Davis
    Senior Product Support Engineer
    Redgate Software Ltd
    Email: [email protected]
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