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Shrinking the log file

I have a 500+ MB log file, but my hard disk is full, and I need to shrink the log file or redirect it to a different unit. How can I do this?

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You issue a backup log command first. Once that is done, you issue a DBCC shrinkdatabase or a DBCC shrinkfile.

 

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This was first published in September 2003

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