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SQL Server 2005 - Differences between "Autoshrink" database option and manual "shrink database / log

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 30, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hello All !

I want to know if there are differences between "Autoshrink" database option and the SQL DBCC shrink (database/file) command.

I have, in production environment, a MS application (MIIS) with a SQL 2005 DB. This application takes very large db files (logs and datas). It's absolutely normal (several millions of transactions by day)

However, I had this morning a problem with disk space.

If I run manual dbcc shrink (db / file): I recover 4 GB

If I set "Autoshrink" option: I recover 50 GB

Microsoft doesn't recommand to set the "autoshrink" option on the majority of databases (for performances problems)

Are there links about these differences ?

Thanks for advance for your ideas / help - Regards - Have a nice day ! RHUM2

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