I have what I believe is SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installed on a production server. When I connect to it with SQL Server Management Studio it shows up as
SQL Server 10.50.1600.
If it is in fact SQL Server 2008 R2 Express, my understanding is that the database size limit is 10 GB. However, something is just bugging me because I am close to 1 GB in size and there is a message on the properties screen that is scaring me. The database is running in a production environment. There were a lot of rows in it and I deleted a lot, but it has not changed the message. When I go to the properties for the database it says "Size 1005.75 MB" and right below it says "Space Available 0.03 MB".
I tried to use "Shrink" but it just flashes and goes away. Is my production server about to crash because the database is too big? Why would that happen at 1 GB when I thought the server should allow 10 GB? How can I reduce it? Deleting records for inactive clients has done nothing.