THe log file for database "tempdb" is full. Backup the transaction log for the database

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm getting errors every now and then saying "THe log file for database "tempdb" is full. Backup the transaction log for the database
to free up some log space".

There's 25GB free on the drive, and I can't see why I could be getting these errors. Below are some screenprints of the settings:

Why would this be happening and what can I do to solve it?
Question by:PeterErhard
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    Expert Comment

    Hi there.
    Simply restart your server to clear the tempdb.

    Hope this helps,
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi again.  If you can restart the server then do this:

    Take care.
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    Expert Comment


    Change the data file size and the log file size to be 100 MB each
    and select option automatic grow file
    in megabytes
    and put the value 50MB there.


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