troubleshooting Question

Transaction Log FULL due to ACTIVE_TRANSACTION error?

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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I was running a simple TRUNCATE TABLE and INSERT INTO table script for a very large table that has over 100 Million Rows of data. I'm transferring this table data from our PRODUCTION server to our DEVELOPMENT server and during the transfer, 3 hours into the process, I received this ERROR:

(1 row(s) affected)
Msg 9002, Level 17, State 4, Line 2
The transaction log for database 'DB1' is full due to 'ACTIVE_TRANSACTION'.

I think the process completed, but checking into this now.

Can someone please assist me in understanding what this error means and what (if anything) is the issue?
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