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Why will Transactional Log becomes full, and what will you do if it
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You must do periodic maintenance/backups and please see more details at:

How to stop the transaction log of a SQL Server database from growing

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/873235

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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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The are two things you can do to avoid the log growing to large

1. Set database recovery mode to SIMPLE
OR
2. Schedule regular backups
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by:mayank_joshi
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try the folllowing script:-

USE [Database_Name]
GO
DBCC SHRINKDATABASE(N'Database_Name' )
GO
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The above script will shrink both data and log files.That's absolutely harmless.
But if you want to shrink only the log file use:-

USE [Database_Name]
GO
DBCC SHRINKFILE (N'DataBase_Log' , 0, TRUNCATEONLY)
GO

here DataBase_Log is the logical name of log file of database.
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