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Nigeria
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Posted - 01/18/2010 :  07:42:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Dear All.

i am Akeem by name, i run whatsupGold for monitoring my networks remotely which has MSDE as the database with 2GB memory limit.

the database is now 88.4 percent and i need to shrink this, all effort to do this has proved abortive..pls can any one help me. my e-mail id is ajagunna@estreamnetworks.net.

akeem jagunna
IT Support team
estream networks.

GilaMonster
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Posted - 01/18/2010 :  09:12:17  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
How much space is free? Shrinking isn't compression, if there's no free space you need to delete some data to make free space.

Once you have deleted/archived data, there's no need to shrink. SQL will reuse the free space inside the database file.

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Gail Shaw
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