how to trunk WSUS server database size

I have a WSUS server with the database size of 2.9 GB and log .ldf size of 757 MB.

Do I need trunk it to smaller size?

Jason YuAsked:
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
Not really in my opinion however to keep the t-logs from growing you need to perform regular backups in order for the space to be recycled/made available for use.
Jason YuAuthor Commented:
How to do the t-logs rotation?

do i need manually backup and delete them?
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
start by cleaning the database by using the WSUS options

or run it via batch which is what I do weekly

@echo off
del c:\util\cleanup_history.txt

c:\util\wsus_cleanup_cl server f 80 superseded expired obsolete compress computers files

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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
If the database is in FULL or BULK-LOGGED recovery mode you need to perform a FULL backup followed by T-log backup(s)
If database is in SIMPLE recovery mode take FULL backups regularly.
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