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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  12:27:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I working with SQL Server 2005.

I have a table called dbo.files which has a field filesize data type int.

I changed the data type to bigint and saved the table successfully.

Then I open the table and increased the filesize of one record from 30 to 21073535353.

It was fine...

Then I returned the value back to 30 and saved.

Now, I wanted to change the bigint to int.

I receive the error...
'files' table
-Unable to modify table.
The transaction log for database 'gprddevelopment' is full. To find out why space in th elog cannot be reused, see the log_reuse_wait_desc column in sys.databases

Any help please..


Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  13:22:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your transaction is need shrink it. Are you using transaction log backup? if not you can change it to simple recovery model so log doesn't grow huge.
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Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 12/17/2012 :  01:50:40  Show Profile  Visit prett's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The error message is telling to look in the sys.databases table for more info. Let's do that by following command:

SELECT log_reuse_wait_desc FROM sys.databases WHERE [name] = 'tinylogtest';

Please post the result here!!
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Posted - 11/07/2014 :  05:15:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Recovery Toolbox for SQL Server
make sure you read this
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