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Sharewebdb_log is 22GB.

sharewebdb has been reduced down to 514Mb through use of the fix me tool.
sharewebdb_log has since grown to be 22GB which is a quarter of the whole drive so I want that space back.
I've connected to the DB using SQL Express, backed it up then shrink the DB, but only reduced by 0.5GB not the savings I hoped for.
Joined Expert Exchange for the solution, fingers crossed you guys can help. SBS Disk Usage
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martushaProduct managerCommented:
You have to backup transaction log - then shink -> files -> choose transaction log file to shrink.
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CiaranMageeAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the feedback. I forgot to say I have backed it up correctly from with SQL Express before attempting to shrink.
Should I reboot the server after backup or any services before attempting shrink as this has not done much for me so far.
If so I'll need to schedule a restart.
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martushaProduct managerCommented:
You have 3 option for backup: full backup, differencial backup and transaction log backup (if your database operational mode is Full).
You should do transaction log backup. Then backup done - choose to shrink not database, but Files and select "Log" in the dropdown.
Sometimes you should do it 2 times (backup, shrink, backup, shrink).

If this doesnot help you, another option is to change the database operational mode to "Simple", then shrink transaction log - > and change operational mode back.
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