troubleshooting Question

making a copy of a large database

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Hi,

On a server there is a database which has a ridiculous amount of records in.

I have made a copy of it and truncated a table that 88 million records in.

The .mdf file is now 7.8gb and the .ldf is 27gb.

I'm not muc of a dba, I'm a developer and need to get a copy of this database back to me local machine where I have sql server 2008 express.

I'm downloading 2008 express r2 to get the 10gb allowance but will the log file size stop me?

I only need this database for testing and analysis purposes so is there a way of not even including the logs?

I imagine trying to take copies of large databases is a common problem so would appreciate some advice on the best way to get this back to my local machine.

Thanks
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