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How to Shrink SQL Server database log files?

, 5 Jan 2011 CPOL
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How to Shrink SQL Server database log files?
Database Logs should be truncated whenever you perform a full backup of the database. You can also manually truncate them as follows.

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DECLARE @strDatabaseName nvarchar(255)
SET @strDatabaseName = 'YourDatabaseName' 
BACKUP LOG @strDatabaseName WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY 
DBCC SHRINKDATABASE (@strDatabaseName, 0)--Parameters are Database Name & Target %
It was tested in SQL Server 2005 & it's working. It was also tested in SQL 2008 & it's working too.

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GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Not a good advice Pin
msmits10-Jan-11 3:08
membermsmits10-Jan-11 3:08 
Reason for my vote of 1
Not a good advice
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 Good Tip....... Pin
Vivek Johari6-Jan-11 17:30
memberVivek Johari6-Jan-11 17:30 
General@HLogic: Hi it's just a Tip/Trick so I just entered script o... Pin
thatraja4-Jan-11 15:52
mvpthatraja4-Jan-11 15:52 
GeneralReason for my vote of 1 Log files do not need to be truncate... Pin
HLogic4-Jan-11 15:20
memberHLogic4-Jan-11 15:20 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 ok log Pin
ronal74-Jan-11 10:55
memberronal74-Jan-11 10:55 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 its good tip Pin
Pranay Rana3-Jan-11 0:32
memberPranay Rana3-Jan-11 0:32 
GeneralYou shouldn't shrink whenever you do a full backup... Pin
msmits10-Jan-11 3:06
membermsmits10-Jan-11 3:06 
GeneralRe: You shouldn't shrink whenever you do a full backup... Pin
thatraja10-Jan-11 5:20
mvpthatraja10-Jan-11 5:20 
GeneralWelcome Pin
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