i have a sqlserver 2005 database. The mdf file is 15G and the logfile is 35G. The current recovery model for the database is simple. The initial file size for the log file is 34K+ mb. I have tried to shrink the logfile by doing a "backup log with truncate_only", do a "backup log to disc" followed by a shrink. I have tried to reduce the size of the initial file size and then truncate it. I have done a full backup of the database and then tried to shrink the file. Nothing seems to work. And because the backup file for the database is over 45G, I don't have room to do a backup anymore and this is a production database. Please help!!!!! Thanks.