I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database, about 15 GB.
I want to copy it for a partner, who is using SQL Server 2008 R2 Express.
I deleted many tables and rows, and now I am sure that the data is smaller than 2 GB.
I make a backup, send to the partner, he tries to restore it but he receives an error:
CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE failed because the resulting cumulative database size would exceed your licensed limit of 10240 MB per database
What did I do wrong?