Dow can i delete records without creating a entry in transaction log

I have a DB server which is almost out of space and i need to delete some data / rows in a large table to make space.
my problem is that when i try to delete the row the system is trying to write to the translog but there is no more space to grow it.

is there a way to temp disable any logging while i delete the records ? Or any othere way to make this happen ?
AlexPonnathAsked:
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Jay ToopsCommented:
change your logmode to simple
THEN ..
if it still wont do that transaction
you will have to delete a FEW records at a time like
delete from MYTABLE where id > 1 and id < 1000

OR

simply add annother LOGFILE in the database setup
you could EVEN use a network drive if your desperate..
of course this will be VERY slow

JAY
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imrancsCommented:
if you are deleting all the record from the table then you have another option; you can use TRUNCATE TABLE <tablName>. TRUNCATE is not a logged operation.


Imran
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Eugene ZCommented:
TRUNCATE table as imrancs  told is the answer
additionally if it is sql server 2000
you cab try to chenge recovery mode to simple recovery mode

 simple recovery mode does is, it truncates the log
each time SQL Server performs a checkpoint

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AlexPonnathAuthor Commented:
that does not help, i can not dump the whole table and and doing simple has no impact, when i delete more then 200 K rows it fails becaus
of log is full....
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Jay ToopsCommented:
THEN ..
if it still wont do that transaction
you will have to delete a FEW records at a time like
delete from MYTABLE where id > 1 and id < 1000
or by some other column that you can slice the table up into pieces with

JAY
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Partha MandayamTechnical DirectorCommented:
You could also try dbcc shrinkdatabase
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Jay ToopsCommented:
did this work .. ??

did u get to try it?

JAY
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