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Posted - 07/25/2000 :  08:55:35  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This artlce discusses the physical structure of transaction log files in SQL Server 7.0 and why it may be difficult to shrink them. It also covers an undocumented DBCC LOGINFO command and offers a stored procedure to automate transaction log shrinking. Very good article on the how and why of log shrinking which can be one of the more painful tasks for an administrator.

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Posted - 07/30/2000 :  22:52:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I tried this stored procedure and still didn't recover the unused space in the log files.

I guess I am doing something wrong - no matter what I do the Log file still occupies lots of storage on disk. I plan to copy the whole darn thing to another server and then recreate the original database and copy it's contents back. That is the brute force approach !

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