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Shared Services database is growing too blarge

Posted By:      Posted Date: December 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint


In a MOSS with 16GB content, the shared services Db is 15GB, leaving only 1 GB free on my disk.

Is this a normal behaviour? I've not enabled Search server service.

How can I shrink the database? 

Thank you


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