Log shipping log backups

Chaitanya Kiran 776 Reputation points

Good Morning

In Log shipping, we set up automated log backups. So, my doubt is whether these log backups truncate log file?

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  1. AmeliaGu-MSFT 13,961 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi ChaitanyaKiran-2787,

    Log Shipping Backup does just like regular log backup. It will delete inactive virtual log files (VLFs) from the logical transaction log of a SQL Server database, freeing space in the logical log for reuse by the Physical transaction log.
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  1. Olaf Helper 42,486 Reputation points

    log backups truncate log file?

    Log backup don't truncate anything, it just free's VLF = Virtual log files.

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