We have refreshed PRD into DEV due to degradation of this environment and due to simplification of Unicode Conversion of our landscape.
We know that this might not be the optimus procedure, but once we've done it, we are now facing the task of reducing the large amount of data in DEV.
We have been told to archive the data through standard archive procedures, but we would like to speed up this process (particularly slow in our landscape). We are thinking on truncating the big tables of the system (probably saving some data, for 2007 for example) then performing export/import reduce the database size.
Anyone has faced and succesfully acomplished this task? Is it complex? Risky?
Any help would be greatly apreciated.