Unanswered: How to shrink a database's size without copying to another?
When Sybase creates a database dump, it records the database's original size (not the size actually used) in the dump.
When loading, Sybase will refuse to load a dump into a smaller database, even if it is big enough to hold original.
Is there a way to force such a load? Maybe, there exists a little utility, that modifies an existing dump to record a smaller size into it?
Alternatively, can a database size be reduced after loading? Currently we transfer the databases loaded from too-large dumps into smaller ones table-by-table and drop the originals, but that's tedious and error-prone. Is there a better way?