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I was able to follow the instruction and successfully shrink transaction logs for SharePoint database without any problem.
Here is the instruction to shrink transaction logs files for SharePoint
- Change the database recovery model to SIMPLE using the next command:
- Shrink the database or transaction log file using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio:
Right click on the database which you altered to recovery simple and go to Task | Shrink | Database It will take some time depend on on the size of database
- DBCC SHRINKFILE (_Log, 5);
- Set back the database recovery model to FULL using the next command:
If it’s not production database, you, in principle, can skip step 3 leaving the database recovery model in SIMPLE. Transaction log in this case will not grow. But note that some people complain that it can cause some problems while attempting to delete SiteCollection from SharePoint Central Administration. I’ve never been faced with such issue, but just in case keep FULL recovery model.