I couldn't find anything specific on this so I apologize if this has already been answered. I have a database which does a full backup every night and then does a tran log back up every hour. I read up on the Log Explorer program and this is too expensive for this one time use. What I need to do is view 2 of the hourly tranlog backups to see what happened between the 1:00 pm tranlog backup and the 2:00 pm tranlog backup.

I'd rather not go through the hassle of restoring this to a temporary database and can't restore this to the current database.

Is there an easy way I can view these 2 tranlog backups without purchasing the Log Explorer program (or downloading and installing the trial version)?