I am working on a development server with a bare-bones installation of SharePoint 184.108.40.20618 (WSS 3.0 RTM). Knowing very little about SharePoint development, we installed the environment atop a SQL Server Express 2005 database. Now I am running into that 4GB limit. The site is just a simple installation that I've been testing a custom web part on; apparently, in removing and reinstalling the web part, the cached copies have completely filled up the database. It is so full, in fact, that I can't even delete content without throwing an error message, so my site has become unusable.
My question is: how do I proceed? I was going to split the content database but that's not possible in its current state. Upgrading to SQL Server is not an option for us. I had thought of going to WID; however, I'm not sure how to do anything at all with this database since everything I try throws an error related to the database being full (HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT)). I just don't know how to proceed. Thanks for any help!