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How to reduce the size of tfs_projects_log RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a Tfs_projects database of 6 GB but when I see the log database Tfs_Projects_logs it is around 37 GB in size. I want to know is there any way to reduce the size of the log database? Or is it advisable to reduce the size?


    Regards, Premal Acharya

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:35 AM

Answers

  • Hi Parmel,

    More detailed steps you will find here to reduce TFS databases size. Contains very helpful and handy tips.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 5:28 AM

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  • Hi Premal,

    Does the database "Tfs_Projects_logs" stored the log info for your team project collection or trasaction logs? You can backup it first and then shrink the database. You can try the following methods to have a try:

    1. By using SQL Server Management Studio: Right click Database ->Task -> shrink File -> shrink Database 

    2. Use the following script:

    USE [TFS_DefaultCollection]
    GO
    DBCC SHRINKFILE (N'Tfs_DefaultCollection_log',0, TRUNCATEONLY)
    GO

    You can also refer to this page to reduce TFS databases.

    Best regards,


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    Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:59 AM
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  • hi Premal

    are you running SQL Server Transaction Log backup regularly on Tfs_Projects database ?

    you need to create Backup Maintenance plan for TFS databases.


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    Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:29 AM
  • Hi,

    I don't know what is store in Tfs_Projects_log database I don't even see it under SQL server management studio but I see that under the path ..\MSSQL\Data. 

    I tried to create maintenance plan for srhink as well as to take backup but I don't see any log database in the list.

    That is what I want to know what is stored in Tfs_Projects_log database whether it is safe to delete it or not.


    Regards, Premal Acharya

    Friday, August 1, 2014 5:06 AM
  • I am using TFS backup wizard to take full, differential and transection backup of all TFS databases. But I want to know what is stored in Tfs_Projects_log database whether it stores history information for checked in data or its a database activity log.

    Regards, Premal Acharya

    Friday, August 1, 2014 5:09 AM
  • Tfs_Projects_log has a transaction log that recorded all transactions and the database modifications made by each transaction. 
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 5:00 AM
  • Hi Parmel,

    More detailed steps you will find here to reduce TFS databases size. Contains very helpful and handy tips.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 5:28 AM
  • Hi Sam,

    Thanks the URL helped me. 


    Regards, Premal Acharya

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 7:05 AM