Cannot shrink datafile in SQL Server database
Posted on 2011-02-13
I am trying to shrink database and having issues, i.e. I ran DBCC SHRINKFILE('data_file', target_size) for a few hours and it finished without any errors, but the size did not change. I ran DBCC SHRINKFILE('data_file', notruncate) and then tried to shrink again with no luck. And I put db into Simple Recovery. It's SQL Server 2005.
Currently allocated space: 421846.81 MB
Available free space: 226521.25 MB (53%)
Shrink file to: Minimum is 195326 MB
Any help appreciated.