General network error. Check your network documentation

Posted on 2005-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We have various DTS and replication jobs running nightly between 10 SQL servers, about 20 jobs between the group.
roughly once or twice we week we will see the error below and be forced to restart a DTS job which will then work fine.
Any ideas?

ConnectionRead (recv()). [SQLSTATE 01000]
Msg 11, Sev 16: General network error. Check your network documentation. [SQLSTATE 08S0
Question by:DEALOGIC
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    Accepted Solution

    Generally either a hardware glitch, or the server is too busy to respond making it look like a hardware error

    Author Comment

    Doubt it's a hardware issue as it occurs at completly random intervals and run diagnostic on server comes up clean.
    Possible server is too busy, will need to monitor CPU and see if we are getting spikes in conjunction with the failures.
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    Expert Comment

    "Doubt it's a hardware issue as it occurs at completly "

    Not necessarily a hardware error.  Can also indicate VERY heavy IO.  Take a look at Windows Perfmon.  Anything else running on the server besides SQL Server?

    Here is a good MS checklist as well:

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    Expert Comment

    So....which was it?  Hardware or Server too busy?

    Author Comment

    seems to be server too busy.  we reduced the load a bit and are getting error less often.
    LVL 21

    Expert Comment

    Good deal.  Any reason for the C grade?  If you had additional questions I would have been happy to answer them :-)

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