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I see how you can shrink a database, but how do you free up the space to the system once you've shrunk it?
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When you shrink your database, you only reduce the "db device" space used by the database, but not the "db device" size. You cannot shrink your devices. If no database is using a specific device, you can delete it and after that, you need to delete the .dat file to free up disk space. (Maybe the shrink operation free one or more devices that your database is not using)
If your database is installed in one device only or you cannot free some devices with the shrink operation, make a dump to a backup, check your backup, delete the database, delete the device and its asociated .dat file, and recreate the database in smaller devices.
Remember to create your database copying the same extents you did. You can see the "extents creation history" with sp_helpdb <db_name>
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