Effect of Read Transactions on Transaction Log?


(Sam) #1

How do read transactions affect (if at all) the transaction log created by neo4j?

We need to know this so that we can set optimal log pruning and checkpointing strategies for our database.

According to the documentation here: https://neo4j.com/docs/operations-manual/current/configuration/transaction-logs/ transaction logs seem to record all operations against the database. Does this include reads?


(Andrew Bowman) #2

It does not include reads, tx logs are only for recording changes to the graph.

We'll update our documentation to make that clearer.