Reducing database size

SES Evolution deletes logs by default when they are 12 months old, or 2 months for SQL Server Express. This setting can be configured in the System panel, as shown in the section Managing the deletion of logs. However, SQL Server will not free up nany allocated disk space and keeps it to reuse it later.

If you think that your SQL Server database is taking up too much space on the disk, you can manually reduce it. This operation is not absolutely essential to the proper operation of the database.

There are two possible levels of reduction:

  • Level 1 is quick and has no adverse impact on how SES Evolution runs, but the database is not reduced to its full extent.

  • Level 2 takes much longer as it depends on the size of the database, and may even make SES Evolution temporarily unavailable.