FIX: Disproportional Data File Filling

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BUG #: 55726 (SQLBUG_70)
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SQL Server uses a proportional fill technique to distribute new data across multiple database files. Under certain space consumption situations, the calculation of free space available in a given file is erroneous and may lead to the situation where more proportionally full data files continue to receive new data, while less full data files do not grow at all.


If sufficient disk space is available, increasing each of the smaller files by at least 4 GB has been shown to benefit the situation.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
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Article ID: 235502 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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