So what I did was stop SQL copied the *.ldf and the *.mdf to new location gave them the new name copied them back to the SQL DATA folder started SQL
and everything work ok I have the copy on the database cool
so I Delete all the data from one table over 4,000 records
now the size of the database is bigger than the on I copied it form
so what am i missing
hope this help
See clear as mud
the aim is store once, not store multiple times
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