[dba-SQLServer] Shrinking Log File

David Emerson newsgrps at dalyn.co.nz
Sun Jan 15 21:39:01 CST 2006

OK, Now I have tried the following in Query Analyser:


This came up with the following error message in the messages pane:

Cannot shrink log file 2 (egasSQLLtdbe_log) because all logical log 
files are in use.

How do I free up logical log files?


At 16/01/2006, you wrote:
>I have restored an SQL2K bak file from a different server to my stand
>alone development computer.
>In the Shrink File box for the database in Enterprise Manager the log
>file is showing 13779MB in size with 113MB space used.
>Under shrink action I have tried Shrink File To 150MB but an error
>8985 appears saying it can't find file SQLbe_Log in sysfiles.  The
>strange thing is that the name refers to the original file that this
>data base was created from over 3 years ago.  The database that I am
>trying to shrink is called SQLLtdbe_Log.  This name doesn't appear in
>the database file list.
>If I just delete the log file, will a new one be created?  As this is
>just for testing purposes I don't need to be able to recover any
>previous transactions.
>David Emerson
>Dalyn Software Ltd
>999 Moonshine Rd, RD 1
>Judgeford, Porirua  6006
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