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Shrinking the data file

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 28, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi, I have a few doubts regarding database shrink. I have automated jobs that purge data from 3 or 4 tables every month. I would like to understand what would be the best way to reclaim disk space. I know shrinking the data file is not the best approach . i want to know if shrinking the data file once a month is acceptable. I know shrinking of the datafile leads to index fragmentation. So can i say rebuilding/Reorganizing indexes after the shrink operation is a safe approach.  Are there any safe approaches to avoid disk space issues? Thanks    

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