This is sql 2000..
I ran a script on a client database to update some fields. The script joins 2 tables and sums up a column from TB2 and updates TB1.
One table has 1786967 records and the other one has 1845936 records. The update took a long time to run, then gave 2 errors: one was deadlock, the other was tempdb transaction log is full error.
I ended up adding another clause to narrow down the resultset but dont want to do that in production.
tempdb's ldf file is 6912KB and the mdf is 284288KB. Doesnt seem large. Do I need to shrink the ldf file?