Shrinking your SQL Server log files

Shrinking your LDFs is as easy as:

BACKUP LOG DBName WITH TRUNCATE_ONLY
ALTER DATABASE DBName SET RECOVERY SIMPLE
GO
USE DBName
GO
DBCC SHRINKFILE('DBName_log', 2)
GO

Just replace “DBName” with the actual name of the database.

In some cases you might have to inspect the properties of the database using management studio to look at the file names, if the log file happens to have a different name from dbname_log.

 

 

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