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SQL Server 2005 compaction

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In SQL server 2005 (Express and Standard), does the database automatically compact itself (ie allow the reuse of disk space)?

Thanks in advance!
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You would have to shrink the data file or set the database to auto_shrink.

Please do bear in mind that any kind of shrink operation will fragment the database.
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