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I have a SBS 2008 server who's log file is huge.  The actual database is 5 MB, but the log file is 11 gigs.  I found this
http://msmvps.com/blogs/kwsupport/archive/2008/12/10/sbs-2008-and-sharepoint-log-file.aspx

And it is what I want to do, but when I run the first command,
sqlcmd –E –S \\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query
it tells me
sqlcmd: '-E': unknown option.

Anyone have a tip on this?
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Ok, I found this, and it seemed to work out normally, but after I select Shrink Files, release unused space (which the system shows as 99% free now) it just flashes back and goes back to the same GUI i started with.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/MS-SharePoint/Q_26935251.html

And the file path still shows the 11 GB file.  Does it take some time to shrink or give any indicator it is still working (or erroring out for that matter)?
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boy, perhaps I am just posting these in the wrong place or not giving Google searches enough, my third I have answered on my own without so much as a comment or suggestions..

In case someone goes over this same problem, here is how I fixed it.  I did this
http://www.howtodo.co.il/?p=428

and it worked great.  It also seems to be a better long term so the log isn't unlimited and will only have 1 gig worth of text data to review, which I am sure is enough in case there is a larger underlying issue which is causing this log to grow like this.
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No one answered or suggested anything and I googled it myself.
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