Commands to truncate a SQL Server log file?

In management studio:

  • Right-click the database, choose properties, then options.
  • Make sure “Recovery model” is set to “Simple”, not “Full”
  • Click Ok
  • Right-click the database again, choose tasks -> shrink files
  • Change file type to “log”
  • Click ok.

Alternatively, the SQL to do it:

 ALTER DATABASE mydatabase SET RECOVERY SIMPLE
 DBCC SHRINKFILE (mydatabase_Log, 1)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s