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I have a SQL Agent Job in SQL Server 2000 that uses a DTS Package to import information from an ORACLE source.  This is a direct import with no special transformations.  I have this job scheduled to run every day however after 3 days of flawless execution, I began to have failures being reported from the execution of the job.  Inside the SQL Server Agent 'Job History' window for this job the following is displayed:

"Executed as user: <defineduser>. ...OnStart:  DTSStep_DTSExecuteSQLTask_1   DTSRun OnFinish:  DTSStep_DTSExecuteSQLTask_1   DTSRun OnStart:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_1   DTSRun OnStart:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_3   DTSRun OnStart:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_2   DTSRun OnStart:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_4   DTSRun OnProgress:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_1; 1 Rows have been transformed or copied.; PercentComplete = 0; ProgressCount = 1   DTSRun OnFinish:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_1   DTSRun OnProgress:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_4; 1000 Rows have been transformed or copied.; PercentComplete = 0; ProgressCount = 1000   DTSRun OnProgress:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_4; 2000 Rows have been transformed or copied.; PercentComplete = 0; ProgressCount = 2000   DTSRun OnProgress:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_4; 3000 Rows have been transformed or copied.; PercentComplete = 0; ProgressCount = 3000   DTSRun OnProgress:  DTSStep_DTSDataPumpTask_4; 4000 Rows have been transformed or copied.; Perc...  Process Exit Code 2.  The step failed."

I'm not sure why I am receiving this error; I have plenty of space on the drive so space shouldn't be an issue.  Unfortunately my import is imcomplete because the package/job won't complete.   Any ideas?
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by:rboyd56
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Go to the steps of the job and edit the step. On the advaned tab enter a location for a log file. Run the job again. Teh log file will hopefully have more information about the failure.
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Do this under the Properties of the job in Enterprise Manager under Management - SQL Server Agent -Jobs
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by:irishm20
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Here is the error that is in the log file... (there are many more like this on records after this one):

Error:  -2147217871 (80040E31); Provider Error:  0 (0)

   Error string:  [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Timeout expired

   Error source:  Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers

   Help file:  

   Help context:  0

Any ideas?


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rboyd56 earned 125 total points
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Looks like an ODBC timeout.

Can you re-engineer the package to use the Microsoft OLEDB driver for the connection to SQL Server? You might see a better result from it and better performance. The OLEDB driver has less overhead than the ODBC driver.
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We have a winner!   Thanks rboyd56, that seemed to have done the trick.  I'll be making the adjustments to all of my connections.
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You're welcome
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