SQL Executive-based tasks fail and the following error message is returned:
Error: 1105, Severity : 17, State 2
Can't allocate space for object '%.*s' in database '%.*s' because the
'%.*s' segment is full. If you ran out of space in Syslogs, dump the
transaction log. Otherwise, use ALTER DATABASE or sp_extendsegment to
increase the size of the segment.
The SQL Executive-based tasks that might fail include:
- Scheduled dumps and restores.
- Tasks set up for replication.
- Scheduled Web tasks.
The MSDB database is full.
In SQL Server 6.5, the following tables have been added to the MSDB
database to aid in maintaining backup information:
sysbackupdetail : Specifies a summary of the devices used to backup (dump).
sysbackuphistory : Specifies a summary of each backup operation (dump).
sysrestoredetail : Specifies a summary of the devices used to restore (load).
sysrestorehistory : Specifies a summary of each restore operation (load).
SQL Server automatically maintains a complete online backup and restore
history in the MSDB database. This information includes who performed the
backup, when it was done, and which devices or files it is stored on.
The System Administrator has to monitor these tables to delete old entries
in these tables to make sure that MSDB database does not fill up.
The following stored procedure can be used to delete entries from these
system tables in the MSDB database.
sp_configure 'allow', 1
reconfigure with override
drop proc sp_cleanbackupRestore_log
create proc sp_cleanbackupRestore_log
Delete from msdb.dbo.sysbackupdetail where backup_id
in (Select backup_id from msdb.dbo.sysbackuphistory where backup_start <=
Delete from msdb.dbo.sysbackuphistory where backup_start <=
Delete from msdb.dbo.sysrestoredetail where restore_id
in (Select restore_id from msdb.dbo.sysrestorehistory where backup_start <=
Delete from msdb.dbo.sysrestorehistory where backup_start <=
sp_configure 'allow', 0
reconfigure with override
You will then need to run the newly created stored procedure. For example, if you wanted to delete all the entries in the tables listed in the stored procedure that occured before January 2, 1997, you would run the following:
exec sp_cleanbackupRestore_log '1/2/97'
If you wish to automate the code, you can use something similar to the following:
declare @DeleteBeforeDate datetime
-- Modify the second parameter as necessary.
-- It is currently set to delete anything older than 60 days.
select @DeleteBeforeDate = DATEADD(day, -60, getdate())
exec sp_cleanbackupRestore_log @DeleteBeforeDate
If you receive an 1105 for object 'syslogs' please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 110139 - INF: Causes of SQL Transaction Log Filling Up