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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  10:57:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi ,

In my production server it shows the tempdb drive is full, but when I check the property of tempdb i have engough space.When I restart the SQL SERVER instance it gets cleared.How to resolve this TEMPDB space without restarting the instance.I have a clustured environment....can anybody suggest ..thanks

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Posted - 06/28/2013 :  14:16:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Each method for shrinking TEMPDB has its own requirements - see here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307487 The first two methods described here may require you to restart the server.

If your tempdb gets full routinely after shrinking it, that just means that your databases require a lot of space in the tempdb. It could be due to a number of reasons RCSI, large sorts etc. This page gives you some guidance: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms176029(v=sql.105).aspx
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Posted - 07/01/2013 :  05:31:52  Show Profile  Visit lionofdezert's Homepage  Send lionofdezert a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
What are mdf/ndf storage parameters ??? Initial Size, AutoGrowth ???
Are you using following for transactions
•Snapshot isolation
•Read committed snapshot isolation

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Posted - 07/02/2013 :  01:49:21  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Monitoring the TempDB is critical to discover processes which may lead to TempDB filling. Based on discovery you can take appropriate actions. Use these DMVs to monotor space usage http://www.sqlserver-dba.com/2013/03/monitor-sql-server-tempdb-usage.html

Jack Vamvas
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