SBS2008 Sharepoint Config Log no disk space

We have recently taken over a client with almost no space left on the c: drive (11GB) where the system is, and almost no space on the d: drive (21GB) where the company data and sharepoint database is held.

i need to free up some space and the sharepoint config logs are 23GB which would be nice to have, to buy me some time.

i've the researched the routine - and it's pretty straight forward - BUT i dont have enough space to store the backups on any available Disks

Can i just run the DBCC SHRINKFILE (N'Sharepoint_Config_log'50)  command ?

i know it's a bit risky, but im running out of space and time


Thanks

Murray
t2sAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
nothing is wrong with command it will shrink SQL logs.. but i would prefer before executing this command you should take backups.


as  you  mention there is no space available then just connect external drive.. or USB drive and then go for the above command.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Sushil SonawaneCommented:
There is no harm to shrink share point database log files to make free space. Before doing these take the database and log file backup on external drive.


To shrink log refer below link :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178037(v=sql.105).aspx

http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2010/05/03/sql-server-shrinkfile-and-truncate-log-file-in-sql-server-2008/
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
SBS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.