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Does the transaction log get truncated when I take a full backup using command

BACKUP DATABASE AdventureWorks
    TO Adventurewks
GO

Or do I have to take a log backup separately?

BACKUP LOG AdventureWorks
   TO Adventurewks;
GO

Or is the log backup just for a point-in-time restore?

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A log backup is needed to truncate the logs.

Here is an article that contains some information on this, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186865.aspx

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