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backup log mydb with truncate_only

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backup log mydb with truncate_only
backup log mydb with no_log

is not working and does not truncate the log file of mydb ? how can I fix it.
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by:gpompe
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Keep in mind that those command will purge ONLY committed transactions and will not change the size of transacion log.
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by:Scott Pletcher
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DBCC SHRINKFILE (log_logical_file_name)
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by:Scott Pletcher
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If you don't know the logical file name, use the first column of this output to find out :-) :

EXEC mydb.dbo.sp_helpfile
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by:pinaldave
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Yes, I would like to purge the file. Shrinkfile does not work either I already tried.
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by:MNelson831
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Use MyDatabaseName
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Backup log MyDatabaseName with Truncate_Only
dbcc shrinkfile("MyDatabaseLogFileName",0)
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by:MNelson831
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Sorry scott.. you posted whilst I was looking up syntax
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by:pinaldave
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MNelson,
I tried that but it would not do the trick. That is the problem.
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by:pinaldave
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Still need help.
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by:MNelson831
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verify the logical file name of the log
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by:pinaldave
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i did that. but it is correct.
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One of the process were interfearing to backup process. I killed that process and my original command worked.

Thank you for guidance.

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