My biggest master database is msdb and its backup size is MB. is there anyway to shrink the msdb safely so that the backups can be. Received an email "Need your urgent help On Demand, our MSDB Upon investigating, I realized that the size of the table afcef.orgl_mailitems was over case when we could shrink database and gain additional space. SQL Server: MSDB Database size reduced. May 6, by Syed Jahanzaib Bin Hassan 1 MCITP SQL SERVER / | OCP 9i/10g | SCJP I know we have this issue with both SQL Server and instances. In each of the circumstances, the reason for the size of the MSDB none, some or all of the data deleted to reduce the size of the MSDB database. Microsoft SQL Server is a great product to work with. Especially after the releases of version , version and now we have the available. For me, it. We are not allowed to take the SQL Server database engine offline so we go with the next best I said shrink the database. SHRINK THE MSDB Data File You will then be able to remove data by record size or date. How to reduce MSDB size from 42Gb to Mb The afcef.org process took up % of CPU and generated a large disk queue exceeding. MSDB is a system database used by SQL Server. A better approach is to increase the maximum job history log size (in rows) to a much higher and removing the event I was able to reduce msdb from 14GB to MB. This command shrink MSDBData file to 1Gb. . My database is on SQL server .. Is it good to select maximum database size as 2GB?. Shrink MSDB Database. July 6, Leave a comment The first step is to do a full backup of MSDB. Index Management using T-SQLIn "SQL Server ".