SQL Server Error Log


Most applications have a log of some sort that tracks activity. SQL Server is no different. It has a log file known as the error log for tracking what’s happening on an instance of SQL Server. Server. Each instance of SQL Server has its own set of error log files. In this article, I will discuss what the error log is, how SQL Server manages it, where you can find it and how to use and manage it.

What is the error log?

The error log is a file that tracks what kind of activity is happening on an instance.