SQL Report Server Error. Connection failure, timeout...

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I had to perform a database shrink and log file shrink to clean up space on our SQL Server. Now when I try to manage my subscriptions on the reporting services, I get the following:

An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database. (rsReportServerDatabaseError) Get Online Help For more information about this error navigate to the report server on the local server machine, or enable remote errors

This happens when I want to modify an existing schedule on a report and try to save it. Any Suggestions?
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<<I had to perform a database shrink and log file shrink to clean up space on our SQL Server. >>
And what part of your database was getting to big
- data (.mdf or .ndf) then maybe index maintenance could solve something
- log (.ldf)  look at the recovery model and if a better frequency of transaction log backups can keep them small

Shrinking database will internaly fragment database and while it normaly will grow again (from first actions) also fragment the files on disk.

For the error, no direct indication, but could be caused by not having transactionlog backup and now just crossed the timeout line.
I tried to creat a new subscription and it threw a new error:

The SQL Agent service is not running. This operation requires the SQL Agent service. (rsSchedulerNotResponding)    

After a google search I found this:

Go to Control Panel->administrative Tool->Services on the Report Server.
Start the Sql server Agent.

I guess the sql server agent stopped for some reason, so I restarted it and it worked fine.

good you found it


Upon searching for solutions, I came I decided to create a new subscription. This time a new error surfaced and I was able to google it and find an answer:


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