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I'd like to know whether there is any piece of software that will allow the browsing/searching of SQL Server transaction logs (any version). We've previously used Lumigent Log Explorer against SQL Server 2000 which fulfilled our need, but the product no longer exists and Lumigent's closest replacement doesn't appear to support SQL 2008 (according to the data sheet). I've discovered something called ApexSQL Audit which may fit the bill, but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of it, how it compares with Log Explorer, and whether there are any good alternatives out there.

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If you don't need a tool, have a look here databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/1443371/… –  Peter Schuetze Feb 12 '10 at 17:22

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i believe Quest's Litespeed comes with a transaction log reader.


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I think you mean Apex SQL Log. Apex SQL Audit builds auditing into a database. You can download Apex SQL Log for a free, full-featured trial.

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