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If transaction log occupies all the free disk space and database becomes unavailable, we probably do not have time to wait for the log backup to complete, but we rather just want to truncate and shrink the log as soon as possible.
Optionally a differential backup makes a copy of the new log files since the last full backup, but does not truncate the logs.
Many merchants interpreted the law as meaning they could either truncate the card number or leave off the expiration date, but that they were not required to do both.