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    Hi Team,

    I have my sql log files growing too large taking up lots of disk space, I know that when first creating the database for each site the log is set to full and can be changed to simple.

    What I am wanting to know what is the best way to truncate these files and reclaim the disk space and am I best to change all the log file instances in each site to simple and do a full backup.

    Your help would be appreciated

    regards



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      You mean the transaction log files of SQL Server?

      This normally happens when you set the Recovery Model to "Full" but never make a transaction log backup. For a website you normally don't need transaction log backups (except you have lots of content changing every day, as for e-commerce sites, news portals etc.). Therefore I recommend to set the revovery model to simple, then you can shrink the log files, and make a full backup once or twice a day.

      For backing up SQL Server data, I recommend using Ola Hallengren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution, for restore Brent Ozar's SQL Server First Responder Kit.

      Happy DNNing!
      Michael

      Michael Tobisch
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      dnnWerk Austria
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        Thanks Michael

        Much Appreciated



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          You're welcome! I am glad I could help.

          Happy DNNing!
          Michael

          Michael Tobisch
          DNN★MVP

          dnnWerk Austria
          DNN Connect
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