"Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service" error message when you try to extend database files in an Exchange Server 2007 environment

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Database files on a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 server cannot be extended. Additionally, the following event is logged in the Application Log:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: ESE
Event Category: General
Event ID: 482
MSExchangeIS (<xxxx>) DatabaseName: An attempt to write to the file "<database path>" at offset <value> (<hex value>) for <value> (<hex value>) bytes failed after 0 seconds with system error 1450 (0x000005aa): "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. ". The write operation will fail with error -1011 (0xfffffc0d). If this error persists then the file may be damaged and may need to be restored from a previous backup.


This issue occurs because the NT file system (NTFS) fragmentation reaches the maximum size limit.


To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2530488 Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


Article ID: 2498066 - Last Review: July 12, 2012 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3, when used with:
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition
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