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Posted Friday, September 14, 2012 6:24 PM
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I had a table which was 100 gb and whole database size was 150 GB.
I have archived that table to another server and dropped the table from the existing server and freed 100 GB space but i am unable to shrink my database as it is giving me the below error:-

File ID 1 of database ID 7 was skipped because the file does not have enough free space to reclaim.
DBCC execution completed. If DBCC printed error messages, contact your system administrator.

sp_spaceused output is as follows::

database_name Database Size unallocated space
test 157449.31 MB 113945.80 MB

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Posted Sunday, September 16, 2012 8:17 AM


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Sometimes the file just won't go. Did you check the physical files to make sure that their sizes are as big as the statistics say?

DBCC updateusage

Are you using a TRUNCATE ONLY on the shrinkfile? Did you rebuild all the indexes so table data could be stored at the end of the file?

You are likely to get grilled by a lot of people about to ask why you need to shrink the file to begin with.
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