Administers the transaction log for a database.
dblog [ options ] database-file
Reads in options from the specified environment variable or configuration file.
To protect passwords or other information in the configuration file, you can use the File Hiding utility to obfuscate the contents of the configuration file.
|-ek key||Specifies the encryption key for strongly encrypted databases directly in the command. If you have a strongly encrypted database, you must provide the encryption key to use the database or transaction log in any way. For strongly encrypted databases, you must specify either -ek or -ep, but not both. The command will fail if you do not specify the correct key for a strongly encrypted database.|
|-ep||Specifies that you want to be prompted for the encryption key. This option causes a window to appear, in which you enter the encryption key. It provides an extra measure of security by never allowing the encryption key to be seen in clear text. For strongly encrypted databases, you must specify either -ek or -ep, but not both. The command will fail if you do not specify the correct key for a strongly encrypted database.|
|-ir||Resets the SQL Remote log offset that is kept for the delete_old_logs option, allowing transaction logs to be deleted when they are no longer needed. Use this option if you have stopped using SQL Remote on this database, but continue to use MobiLink synchronization.|
|-is||Resets the MobiLink log offset that is kept for the delete_old_logs option, allowing transaction logs to be deleted when they are no longer needed. Use this option if you have stopped using MobiLink synchronization on this database, but continue to use SQL Remote.|
|-m mirror-name||Specifies the file name for a new transaction log mirror. If the database is not currently using a transaction log mirror, it starts using one. If the database is already using a transaction log mirror, it changes to using the new file as its transaction log mirror.|
|-n||Stops using a transaction log, and stops using a transaction log mirror. Without a transaction log, the database can no longer participate in data replication or use the transaction log in data recovery. If a SQL Remote or dbmlsync truncation offset exists, the transaction log cannot be removed unless the corresponding ignore option (-ir for SQL Remote, or -is for dbmlsync) is also specified. You cannot stop using a transaction log if the database has auditing turned on (unless you first turn auditing off).|
|-o filename||Writes output messages to the named file.|
|-q||Runs in quiet mode—messages are not displayed.|
|-r||Maintains a single transaction log file, and stops using a transaction log mirror.|
|-t log-name||Specifies the file name for a new transaction log. If the database is not currently using a transaction log, it starts using one. If the database is already using a transaction log, it changes to using the new file as its transaction log.|
|-x n||Resets the transaction log current relative offset to n, so that the database can take part in replication. This option is used for reloading SQL Remote consolidated databases.|
|-z n||Resets the transaction log starting offset to n, so that the database can take part in replication. This option is used for reloading SQL Remote consolidated databases.|
The dblog utility allows you to display or change the name of the transaction log or transaction log mirror associated with a database. You can also stop a database from maintaining a transaction log or mirror, or start maintaining a transaction log or mirror.
A transaction log mirror is a duplicate copy of a transaction log, maintained by the database in tandem.
The name of the transaction log is first set when the database is initialized. The Transaction Log utility works with database files. The database server must not be running on that database when the transaction log file name is changed (or an error message appears).
The utility displays additional information about the transaction log, including the following:
You can access the Transaction Log utility in the following ways:
From Sybase Central, using the Change Log File Settings Wizard.
From Interactive SQL, using the ALTER DATABASE dbfile ALTER LOG statement.
At a command prompt, using the dblog command.
Exit codes are 0 (success) or non-zero (failure).
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