.TRN File Extension

SQL Server Transaction Log Backup File

A .trn file is a Microsoft SQL Server transaction log. It records database transactions so that the database can be recovered in case of failure. The .trn file format works together with .bak files w...

General Information

Title TRN File Extension
Extension .trn
Full Form SQL Server Transaction Log Backup File
File Type Backup File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store transaction logs
Additional Functions Data recovery, Database backup

File Characteristics

Quality High reliability
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No

Use Cases

Database Maintenance Yes
Disaster Recovery Yes
Data Replication Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Data exposure
Best Practices Encryption, Access control

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release SQL Server 7.0 (1998)
Latest Version SQL Server 2019

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .bak, .mdf, .ldf, .ndf

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft SQL Server Paid, Free Express Version Windows, Linux, Docker
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Free Windows