I have a pretty massive DB. It's currently at 425,209 MB and growing at about 2G/day (36 million recs/day!).
There is more space on the server, but I've got to share it with a couple other depts. Once upon a time I had to go in and fix a big db with a few tables that were about a billion recs each. I decided I'd just do a quick shrink and reindex those tables and then I'd be able to work more efficiently. Ooops. So, 3 days later when it was finished.... I managed to get the job finished and was never hired at that firm again. :)
This one makes that DB look like a kid's toy. It is a If I shut this thing down for a full day, well.... it could be bad. Anyway, before I start shrinking this monster, is there a way to figure out how long it might take?