shrink db not working

Hi I created a db then add many tables , insert into them a lot of rows , it reached 70MB

then i deleted all the tables

but when i shrink my db , it did not shrink!
it stay 70MB

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asked Dec 10 '09 at 04:24 AM in Default

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Sounds like there are transactions (probably the DELETE's!!) which are still in the transaction log. Run a transaction log backups, and then try the shrink again. If that doesn't work you probably have a "stuck" transaction - stop/starting SQL Server will usually clear that (by forcing a checkpoint on the DB), but if not please come back and ask again.

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answered Dec 10 '09 at 05:37 AM

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