Don’t Shrink Databases

Arun Sirpal lets out a dirty secret:

We are here to talk about mistakes we used to make. There is one mistake that I am going to discuss and is something that I used to do 10 years ago, obviously I do not do this anymore.

I USED TO SHRINK DATABASES

There, I said it! Why did I do this? Well I never knew any better. Why shouldn’t you do this?

There are situations where a database shrink operation makes sense.  Those cases are quite rare.

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