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SQL 2008 R2 Log Files Grow Despite Being In Simple Recovery

Last Modified: 2012-10-01
I had thought placing a database in simple recovery would manage the log file growth to keep them small, but I've noticed databases growing to over 2+ GB in simple recovery. There's no replication or log shipping going on. I've never had extraordinary log file growth in SQL 2005 editions.

I run a shrink db job weekly. Other than that, how do you manage the file growth to keep the files small. I've already checked out http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms365418.aspx.

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