SQL Server Performance

Can .ldf file be deleted or cleared

Discussion in 'SQL Server Log Shipping' started by silicon_master, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. silicon_master New Member

    I have question ??

    My database .ldf file has gone to 800 MB which i want to either
    delete and manipulate or to empty/clear so that it doesn't takes that much space.

    How should i go about it.

    Silicon Master
  2. dineshasanka Moderator

    dettach the database
    delete ldf
    attache mdf again

    for safety reasons take a backup of you database before dettching

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  3. Adriaan New Member

    More importantly ...

    Consider the right Recovery Model, in combination with backup strategy. You do have a backup schedule, right?
  4. silicon_master New Member

    Thanks all of u for the suggestion. It's Worth.

    Silicon Master
  5. satya Moderator

    800 MB is not a big size to worry and if you don't have any disk space issues then consider what Adrian referred to maintain a schedule of events.

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  6. merrillaldrich New Member

    You might consider just shrinking the log file, instead of removing it. That way the DB can remain online.

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