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Shrinking SQL Log File

Posted on 2012-03-22
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I need to shrink a SQL log file, but the log file is named exactly the same as the DB (with the exception of the ".ldf" extension and it's on a different drive.   I'm scared that if I call

DBCC SHRINKFILE(N'CRMDB', 1)

it will try to shrink the database, not the log.   How do I ensure the logfile will be what is shrunk?  My code is below.

USE CRMDB
GO
ALTER DATABASE CRMDB
SET RECOVERY SIMPLE
DBCC SHRINKFILE(N'CRMDB', 1)
ALTER DATABASE CRMDB
SET RECOVERY FULL
GO
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Why don't you specify the filename as CRMDB.ldf?

You could also use the Management Studio like this:
      

Right click on the database name.

Select Tasks -> Shrink -> Database
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Try to get the logical file name of the transaction log like specified here and use that one:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1435935/how-to-get-the-logical-name-of-the-transaction-log-in-sql-server-2005
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