I have an old database - a users membership/role that was setup automatically by an ASP.Net 2 application years ago:
The Sql Server version currently running is: Sql Server 10.5.1617
The users database log file is huge (the ldf file is approx 400 times the size of the mdf file).
The recovery model is currently set to "Full". I understand what that is - and I don't need point in time restoration.
If I simply changed the recovery model to "Simple" from within Sql Server Management Studio:
...and clicked ok to save the changes - would I be risking my current database in any way? Or is Sql Server fine with making changes like this to live databases? And would the log file automatically shrink itself?
Thanks for your advice,