Solved

transaction log full in sql server 2005

Posted on 2010-11-25
12
511 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi,
I am getting this error and cannot find a solution for this problem even thought i shrunk the log fle several times.  here is the error:
Error: 9002, Severity: 17, State: 2
The transaction log for database '%.*ls' is full. To find out why space in the log cannot be reused, see the log_reuse_wait_desc column in sys.databases
0
Comment
Question by:karinos57
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • +2
12 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 34214089
Check if your are running ouf disk space or you set the maximum size for the log file.
0
 

Author Comment

by:karinos57
ID: 34214103
i am getting disk space error and also it is set to max size for the log file but  i tried to change the log file to grow automatically but it won't let me do anything.  pls advise
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:rkannan2000
ID: 34214122
Try COMMIT or ROLLBACK explicitly for the previous transactions(if any)...I hope this should fix the issue..
0
Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

 

Author Comment

by:karinos57
ID: 34214128
i am new to sql server, can u tell me how to commit or rollback
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:rkannan2000
ID: 34214134
This link might help you understand the root cause and solution.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317375
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:expert_dharam
ID: 34214876
Do the following when users are not accessing the DB:

1. Detach the database
2. Locate the folder where your DBs .mdf and .ldf files are located.
3. Move(Cut-Paste) the .ldf file for the respective DB to another PC.
4. Go back to SSMS and attach the DB back by selecting the .mdf file.

This will create a new .ldf file automatically.
Keep log file setting to 'Auto Grow 10%'
(Make sure you backup your DB before performing the steps above.)

Best of luck!!
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 34214885

@expert_dharam

Thats not a solution
0
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Ephraim Wangoya earned 500 total points
ID: 34215038
Try and get some free space on your disk by deleting temporary files

run the following commands

-- Truncate the log by changing the database recovery model to SIMPLE.
ALTER DATABASE YOURDATABASE
SET RECOVERY SIMPLE;
GO
-- Shrink the truncated log file to 2 MB.
DBCC SHRINKFILE (YOURDATABASELOG, 2);
GO
-- Reset the database recovery model.
ALTER DATABASE YOURDATABASE
SET RECOVERY FULL;

Now this may just solve your problem temporarily until you run out of disk space again. Install some more disk space or move your database to a server with more space
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:GSGDBA
ID: 34218721
Yes, ewangoya is correct.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:expert_dharam
ID: 34219079
@ewangoya: Thanks for correcting me.

@karinos57: Did you tried it yet?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:karinos57
ID: 34219188
thanks.
0

Featured Post

10 Questions to Ask when Buying Backup Software

Choosing the right backup solution for your organization can be a daunting task. To make the selection process easier, ask solution providers these 10 key questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hi all, It is important and often overlooked to understand “Database properties”. Often we see questions about "log files" or "where is the database" and one of the easiest ways to get general information about your database is to use “Database p…
If you have heard of RFC822 date formats, they can be quite a challenge in SQL Server. RFC822 is an Internet standard format for email message headers, including all dates within those headers. The RFC822 protocols are available in detail at:   ht…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question