Cannot shrink SQL 2005 Logfile, continues to grow
Posted on 2012-12-26
HELP! I have a SQL 2005 database with a logfile that is 27gb and growing.
I have tried using the GUI to shrink, but it just says that it 'completes successfully' and never does anything to the file.
The database recovery mode is already set to simple. I have tried executing the DBCC ShrinkFile query and while it says that it is completing successfully, it's not. The file not only remains the same size, it continues to grow for some reason.
I'm afraid of detaching the database and deleting this file because I'm worried about uncommitted transactions.
What can I do? I need help!