Transaction Log in MySQL

In this tutorial, we aim to explore how to access the transaction log in a MySQL database.

Access the Transaction Log in MySQL

A transaction log is nothing but a file containing all the information about recent and old transactions carried out on a particular database of a specific server in MySQL.

One must follow the following simple steps to track the transaction log file.

  • Ensure that you have MySQL installed on your local device. This can be understood with the help of the following query:
    mysql --version` or `SHOW VARIABLES like '%version%';
    
  • Once you have checked the version’s relevance, go to the MyComputer icon on your device’s home screen.
  • From there, route to the drive where the MySQL server is installed. By default, the server is installed on the C drive.
  • Go to Program Files within the C drive and route to the following location:
    C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\data
    
  • This location would have a file named %COMPUTERNAME%.log, which would contain all the transaction information of your MySQL server.