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Posted - 02/20/2014 :  11:51:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have a database that has become enormous.

I trvaillé before with the old version of SQL and I used the command:


Then I use the instruction

Shrink Database

With vesion 2008, I have not found the equivalent of instruction DUMP

I already posted this problem and told me that I should save the database with simple recovery. But I can not do this operation

Thank you for helping me.

James K
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

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Posted - 02/20/2014 :  13:02:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You have only two choices:

1. Change the recovery model to SIMPLE (which you said you cannot)


2. Backup the log file (and schedule regular log backups).

In either case, after you have done it, shrink the log file to some reasonable size.

Exact instructions to do either of these should be available if you google for it, but if you need more help, post back.
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