troubleshooting Question

Find the bloat in database

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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I have a database in a hosted environment that has maxed out it's allocated space. (600mb) I made a backup which I have downloaded and restored to my desktop. I would like to shrink it but before I do I ran "select * from sysfiles) and it reports a small database which it should be because it is a development database. Except that NTFS it reporting that the "mdf" file is 599mb. It has a lot of tables in it might one of them be holding a lot of data? Could anyone suggest what my next step might be and maybe a fix

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Ephraim Wangoya
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