When the log is in a non-default location

Note: Read Logging on a separate device to find out about the default location of the database log.

If you put the database log in a non-default location prior to backing up the database, be aware of the following requirements:

If you are not using Windows, substitute the appropriate operating system command for copying a directory and all of its contents to a new location.

See Logging on a separate device for information about putting the log in a non-default location.

Related concepts
Offline backups
Online backups
Backing up encrypted databases