troubleshooting Question

Database maintenance

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005DatabasesMicrosoft SQL ServerMicrosoft AccessMongoDB
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Hi Experts,

We have SQL Express 2005 and I realized our data file is almost reaching the limit (4GB).
Now my question is, how can I shrink the size of the file in order to prolong the need to upgrade (FE/BE)?

Also I see one table that has about 200 MB used for data and 450 MB for indexes, is that acceptable?
How can I see what indexes are not being used so frequent and can be dropped (for a particular table or in general)?

PS. Our front end app is an Access ADP and then therefore I don't see how the database can be split.

Thanks in advance.
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