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ramyours2003
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We donot have space in database ,and the disk is fulled because of mdf's . how to release space on the drive
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ramyours2003 (5/17/2013)
We donot have space in database ,and the disk is fulled because of mdf's . how to release space on the drive


Delete something! ;-)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189493.aspx

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Lolz. Start taking backups and put a strategical purging mechanism in place for tables to purge old data. The data will be saved in the backups taken. No big deal. :-)
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shrink DataFiles
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Eugene Elutin (5/17/2013)
ramyours2003 (5/17/2013)
We donot have space in database ,and the disk is fulled because of mdf's . how to release space on the drive


Delete something! ;-)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189493.aspx


ROFL - that put a smile on my face!

On a serious note - if you do go down the ShrinkFile route then make sure you reindex afterwards as you could run into fragmentation issues after it's finished.

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no space in data file , unable to shirnk.
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ramyours2003 (5/17/2013)
no space in data file , unable to shirnk.


You need to purge some old data first - whether that is permanently deleting it or moving it to another db on another disk or what ever, you need to remove data from that db before you shrink it

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Delete data, add more space or move stuff to another drive.

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