Shrink Log File – Microsoft SQL Server

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Scenario: Sometimes Microsoft SQL server database log file size is huge. Then, it needs to reduce to custom limit

 

Solution: Use below code to reduce the log file size to specific limit

 

USE AdventureWorks;

GO

— Truncate the log by changing the database recovery model to SIMPLE.

ALTER DATABASE AdventureWorks

SET RECOVERY SIMPLE; 

GO

— Shrink the truncated log file to 1 MB.

DBCC SHRINKFILE (AdventureWorks_log, 10);

GO

— Reset the database recovery model.

ALTER DATABASE AdventureWorks

SET RECOVERY FULL; 

GO

 

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