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I have a database in SQL Server 2005 whose transaction log becomes full. It is using snapshot replication. I noticed the transaction log is not freeing up space. So I created an additional transaction log. Three days has passed and this first transaction log is still full. I performed a full database backup and transaction backup. Then I tried to shrink the transaction log but the shrink failed.

Can anyone advise why shrinking transaction log is failing? ANy other recommendation on how to resolve the problem?

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Could you add some information about the error received with the transaction log fails? It's impossible to troubleshoot an error without the error details... –  Scott Lundberg Mar 9 '10 at 15:31
    
Is this a first occurrence after a period of normal operation? If so, have there been any recent configuration changes? Is this a brand new set up? All bit of a follow-on to what Scott posted. –  jl. Mar 9 '10 at 15:52
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/110139

http://www.sql-server-citation.com/2009/08/how-to-get-rid-off-from-transaction-log.html - good explanation including help (commands to analyze etc.)

;) have fun. Seriously - you need to do some analysis now.

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