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Shrink SBSMonitoring_log.LDF SBS 2011

Posted on 2014-07-25
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Hi,

Our log file SBSMonitoring_log.LDF is currently at 80Gb and I want to reduce this down as much as possible as it is taking up a lot of space.

I logged into Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and manage to reclaim some space by shrinking it but it's hardly done much.

I also ran KB981939 but that made no difference either.

Is there a way to reduce this to a minimum?
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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I would not consider the SBSMonitoring Database to be a critical database so with that said, I wouldn't be concerned with the dangers of losing your log information by doing this - but be aware, you could end up losing your ability to roll back to points in time if this technique is used with critical databases:

USE SBSMonitoring
GO
ALTER DATABASE [SBSMonitoring] SET RECOVERY SIMPLE WITH NO_WAIT
DBCC SHRINKFILE(SBSMonitoring_Log, 1)
ALTER DATABASE [SBSMonitoring] SET RECOVERY FULL WITH NO_WAIT
GO

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Hi Lee,

I tried that but the database is still the same size.
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I tested that before I posted - it worked for me... the DATABASE will be the same size, the LOG FILE should shrink.
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