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

    TO Adventurewks

Or do I have to take a log backup separately?

BACKUP LOG AdventureWorks
   TO Adventurewks;

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,

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