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Database base memory usage question!

Database base memory usage question!

(OP)
I have a sql server 2008 database called Mish. It has crashed twice in the last 2 months and recovered both times fine. It said as of yesterday when looked at size in db properties, that it was 6.3GB in size and only had 10MB worth of storage left. First question is how is the size selected? Where is this configurable parameter set?

No big deal i thought, i'll just clear up some records to open up room. Wrote a delete query after storing a table as a CSV file. This cleared up 40MB. I went through and wrote down all tables with there index and data sizes and found it to be ~125MB of space that could be cleared.. There is still 6 G worth of memory used according to the properties. There are views but they show 0 memory use.

Any thoughts on what's going on? If the 6G of memory is not data being stored, then what is it? Is there a way to clean this up?

RE: Database base memory usage question!

(OP)
PS. I have over 50 G of space left on the virtual server.

RE: Database base memory usage question!

(OP)
got it, it was the log file

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