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WSUS 2.0 database Database 'SUSDB' exceeds size limit.

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Hi,

I have a SBS 2003 SP2 and my SUSDB got somehow damaged?  At least its current file size of SUSDB.mdf is > 6 GB and I can't do anything with it.
I'd like to shrink it with OSQL but everything fails with
Database 'SUSDB' exceeds size limit.

Of course WSUS is no longer working now.

Right now upgrading to WSUS 3.0 or reinstalling WSUS 2.0 would be an option I'd prefer to pospone a few weeks.
Shouldn't it be possible to compact/shrink the database back to a normal level somehow?





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by:St3veMax
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First of all; Take a backup of the database.

In SLQ Management Studio; Right click on the DB; Look @ the Files tab and then look at the max size. You may need to adjust that OR check you have not run out of disk space on the server.

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by:Michael Pfister
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I do not have SQL Management Studio installed...
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.. and I can't take a backup ... same error message.
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OK; You cant do anything really without SQL Management Studio.

Is there another disk on the server that you can put the backup file?
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by:Michael Pfister
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The disk has more than 70 GB free...
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by:St3veMax
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You really need to install SQL Server Management Studio Somewhere and connect into the database. That way you can look at what's inside the database and determine if it's whitespare or actually data by running one of the built-in reports;

Right click on teh Database Name under 'Databases', Select 'Reports', 'Standard Reports', 'Disk Usage by Table'

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Ok, will go on site next Friday and try to get the SQL Management Studio.
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Can you see the server remotely? If so; You can download SQL Server Management Studio Express which should allow you to do what you need to.

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Last time remote session was a pain.. but I'll try...
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by:St3veMax
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Hold on...By remote session I'm assuming you're reffering to RDP / mstsc?

If so; Install SQL Management Studio locally on your machine and try to connect to the server from your machine; May make it a little easier for you.
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No RDP.
SQL Server Management Studio is also unable to connect to the database.
I'm trying to restore a backup thats about a month old.
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Ok, the restore was successful. WSUS is up and running again. Still the SUSDB file is > 6 GB.

I tried to cut down the WSUS database by running

wsusutil deleteuneededrevisions

but the utility times out after 3 hours everytime I run it. I've found several articles describing the same problem but all say, run it several times and it will work. So I continue trying....

Finally I probably have to upgrade to WSUS 3.0...

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_23612554.html
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