Unable to upload to or check out from Sharepoint

Since last week we have been unable to upload to or checkout from Sharepoint.

According to the server event log I have this problem:

Database full error on SQL Server instance '********\SHAREPOINT' in database 'ShareWebDb'. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.

Could not allocate space for object 'dbo.AllDocStreams'.'AllDocStreams_CI' in database 'ShareWebDb' because the 'PRIMARY' filegroup is full. Create disk space by deleting unneeded files, dropping objects in the filegroup, adding additional files to the filegroup, or setting autogrowth on for existing files in the filegroup.

I do not have SQL Server knowledge.

Please can someone advise how I remedy this problem; I have plenty of general hard drive space.

Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Rainer JeschorCommented:
what SQL Server version and edition do you use?
If it is NOT an Express edition, you should be able to increase the maximum database size setting.
To do this, open SQL Server Management studio, connect to the SQL Server instance and then select the database on the left side, right click on it and review the file settings - there might be a maximum size.

It could also happen that this comes from a full log file - then you should simply run a proper database backup.

If it IS an Express edition of SQL, then you will have some troubles as (depending on the version) it has a fixed maximum database size of 4GB or 10GB.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
David_J_GAuthor Commented:
Thanks Rainer,
I think that although we have a full SQL Server 2008R2 instance on our server that the Sharepoint database is built within an Express edition :-(

The properties of the Sharepoint database indicate that it has 0.35Mb free and is already over 11Gb.....

Two questions really:

1. Does this sound right/the problem?

2. Is it possible to move the sharepoint database to the full SQL Server Edition?

As I said, I am not an SQL qualified person :-(

It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SharePoint

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.