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log_reuse_wait_desc = replication, can't shrink log files.

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Hello Experts,

My ERP production database went down over the weekend. The cause is because of the drive that holds my DB is out of space.

After investigating, I found that my log files have grown from 600mb a piece to 100 gigs each (qty 2).

I have followed all the correct steps to shrink my database but i cannot.

after some further investigation i found out that the cause is because

'log_reuse_wait_desc = replication,'

WE HAVE NO REPLICATION on this server.

One of the steps i read i should take is to enable a replication publication and then delete it, (http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic695034-357-1.aspx)

but, the problem is that I cannot create a publication, when i try, i get an error message saying

"Invalid object name: dbo.syspublications"
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Surendra Nath earned 500 total points
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try this

USE [Database_Name]
GO
EXEC sp_repldone @xactid = NULL, @xact_segno = NULL, @numtrans = 0,@time = 0, @reset = 1
SELECT name,recovery_model_desc,log_reuse_wait_desc FROM SYS.DATABASES

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http://subhrosaha.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/sql-server-log_reuse_wait_desc-set-to-replication/
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by:FutureDBA-
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My results are
master	SIMPLE	ACTIVE_TRANSACTION
tempdb	        SIMPLE	NOTHING
model	        FULL	        LOG_BACKUP
msdb	        SIMPLE	NOTHING
ERMS_CU3	SIMPLE	REPLICATION
ERMS_TST	        SIMPLE	NOTHING
EXPLink	        SIMPLE	NOTHING

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by:FutureDBA-
ID: 39792967
You my friend, have just relieved the most pressure and stress I've had in the last year.

I was going to have hundreds of very unhappy end users in the morning.
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I hope you mean very happy end users (not unhappy end users)
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