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hi, i have some huge logs, how do u empty them , from time to time

DaveL

Aug 30 '08 #1
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"daveL" <ve***********@yahoo.comwrote in message
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hi, i have some huge logs, how do u empty them , from time to time

DaveL
By backing them up (BACKUP LOG). If you don't require regular log backups
then select the simple recovery mode, but bear in mind that you will
generally be at greater risk of data loss under simple recovery.

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David Portas
Aug 30 '08 #2

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AC
if you don't need the log anymore or the data inside it, this will
shrink it to 10MB.
DBCC SHRINKFILE (DBNAME_log, 10)

replace DBName with your DB.

Amit Chandel
Aug 30 '08 #3

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AC (am**@desiboy.com) writes:
if you don't need the log anymore or the data inside it, this will
shrink it to 10MB.
DBCC SHRINKFILE (DBNAME_log, 10)
But shrinking the log to 10 MB is bad, unless this is just a database
you fool around in. If you don't backup the log as it should, the log
may grow overly large, but even if you run with simple recovery of at
least 100 MB is to recommend, maybe 1GB unless the database is really
small. With a small log file it will only auto-grow and that will slow
down operations, and can also lead to fragmentation of the file.
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Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, es****@sommarskog.se

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Aug 30 '08 #4

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this is just a copy of production, for development
dont need the huge logs

thanks
i have set it to simple mode

Dave L

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"daveL" <ve***********@yahoo.comwrote in message
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>hi, i have some huge logs, how do u empty them , from time to time

DaveL

By backing them up (BACKUP LOG). If you don't require regular log backups
then select the simple recovery mode, but bear in mind that you will
generally be at greater risk of data loss under simple recovery.

--
David Portas


Aug 30 '08 #5

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