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LDF File Disaster in SQL Server 2008

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I am working on a startup company and the "dba" recently quit...come to find out he let the LDF file grow to 105GB - which effectively shut down the server due to lack of disk space.  I need to serious help as this database is also supporting our replication system and thus I cannot do anything drastic like detaching, deleting the LDF file and reattaching. I tried the shrink file option but the LDF file did not shrink at all.  I set the recovery model to simple, then tried shrinking and that did nothing.  This is a SQL Server 2008 machine - can somebody please help? Also, given that I am mainly a developer, is there some EASY reference on how to setup log file backups so this does not happen in the future?  Do I just perform a full backup every 30 minutes over-writing the previous backup, differentials, what? Thanks!

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