.DB-WAL File Extension

SQLite Database Write-Ahead Log File

Developer SQLite
3.7  |  42 Votes
Category Database Files
Format Binary

What is a DB-WAL file?

Temporary database file created by SQLite 3.7.0 or later, a compact database program commonly embedded into mobile and desktop applications; saves write-ahead log (WAL) information for the database; automatically created and managed by the database.

More Information

Since SQLite is a popular embedded database technology, you may see DB-WAL, .DB-SHM, and other temporary database files with applications that use SQLite.

NOTE: In an SQLite write-ahead logging scheme, all database modifications are written to the DB-WAL file before being committed to the database. WAL was introduced as an alternative scheme to SQLite's default "rollback journal" policy.

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Programs that open or reference DB-WAL files

Updated September 11, 2012

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