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 Truncate or Shrink log while Delete is running

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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 2015-05-07 : 11:10:54
SQL Server 2005

Ran a 'Delete from' on a table which is a fully logged operation.

is there a way to truncate or shrink the log WHILE the delete is running?

Log is filling up my drive


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Posted - 2015-05-07 : 15:03:40
We delete in batches (of, say, 10,000 or 100,000 rows) in a loop, then do a WAITFOR for a few seconds (to allow other users to gain access and not 100% monopolise the server!!) and we increase TLog Backup frequency to every minute for the duration of the "database housekeeping" routine(s)
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Posting Yak Master

109 Posts

Posted - 2015-05-08 : 10:56:32
Thank you!
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