Two weeks ago I created a merge replication between our live web server (A) and its backup device (B). Also a developer server (C) will regularily be updated by a snapshot replication from (B) - so (B) is the publisher. (Merge between (A) and (B) is required since transactions will have to be made on both sides) The transact log file has grown to 2 GB since then and it was impossible to shrink it. In the meantime I had to grant a maximum file size of 3 GB to keep the system running but of course I can't go on like this. Recovery mode is set to SIMPLE on all data bases envolved. I'm almost sure that deleting publications and the corresponding subscriptions would immediately solve this problem - but for the price of having a new one... MS online help gives lots of informations on replication as well as on shrinking the LDF file. Unfortunately I could not find any hints concerning the problem described above. Does anyone have an idea of what I could do?