Reduce database size for archiving

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Database administration
Database archiving
Database Backup Strategies
I have one database thta have lage size,now i am trying to archive that database,I al ready reduce 40,000 documents from that databse to archive Dbase,but still the database size is same, some please guide me it very urgent

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If you are using Microsoft SQL Server then you can use the DBCC SHRINKFILE statement to make the database smaller.

However it is recommended that you not shrink the file as this causes fragmentation and decreases performance.

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