Tag: database shrink

Why Regular Shrinking is NOT the Right Way to Reclaim Database Space in SharePoint

I recently got a question about how to reclaim database space in SharePoint. The specific database mentioned was WSS_Logging although this could have been any of the SharePoint databases or any other SQL Server database for that matter. The database was growing really fast so the farm was configured to only keep a week’s worth […]

Communicating Shrinking Databases to the Accidental DBAs

I’m a self-proclaimed communicator (although most people say that I was born a teacher) which is why I always think of ways to simplify concepts, though they seem to be complex. I was on IM with my former student and asking him how he was doing. During the course of the conversation, I asked if […]