Some database utilities act on the database file directly. In a secure environment, only trusted users should have access to the database files.
To provide auditing of actions, under Windows or Unix, any use of dbtran or dblog generates a text file in the same directory as the database file, with the extension .alg. For example, for demo.db, the file is called demo.alg. Records containing the tool name, Windows or Unix user name, and date/time are appended to this file. Records are only added to the .alg file if the auditing option is set to On.