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Truncate_Only no longer supported in SQL Server 2008

If you've ever used the Truncate_Only to shrink logs in SQL Server 2000/2005, it may come as a surprise to you that its use has been discontinued in SQL Server 2008.

Instead, you can use the following commands to get SQL Server to do essentially the same thing:

Alter Database %databasename% Set Recovery Simple

 And then

Alter Database %databasename% Set Recovery Full

You can then shrink the log file as normal.

Categories: SQL Server
Posted by Wayne Walton on Monday, March 16, 2009 3:04 PM
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