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delete command maintenance

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Hi,
  How to reclaim space after delete command on a table?

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You can shrink the database. you may also want to consider backing up the log file and then truncating it.

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after huge delete
you should rebuild table's clustered index
since huge delete will leave a lot of index fragment

and after that, shrink the database or shink all files in filegroup which that table keep on.
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DON'T USE SHRINK database or file !!!!!  It fragments indexes!!! Try other options instead of shrink !

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Shrinking can be used if you need to.  However, just make sure to rebuild the clustered indexes when you are done shrinking.
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Shrinking can also fragment heaps, and you can't easily defragment those.

Also, rebuilding the indexes will make the db grow again -- which kinda negates the effect of the shrink in the first place!
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