FIX: DTS FTP Task Does Not Behave as Expected if Destination Is Out of Space or the Destination File Exists

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Article ID: 286773 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q286773
BUG #: 235883 (Shiloh_bugs)
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SYMPTOMS

When using a SQL Server 2000 DTS Execute FTP task, you may experience the following problems:
  • If the destination drive is out of space, the task may stop responding (hang) without generating any errors.
  • On Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), if the file already exists at the destination, the task may stop responding (hang) after failure. This is not a problem on Microsoft Windows 2000.
  • In the SQL Server 2000 DTS FTP task user interface (UI), you cannot move files between the source and destination without using a mouse.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack

WORKAROUND

You can work around these problems in the following ways:
  • Make sure that the destination drive has sufficient free space to hold the files being transferred.
  • If the file already exists at the destination, delete the file before using the DTS FTP task.
  • Include error handling code in the package to prevent the FTP task from hanging.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.

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Article ID: 286773 - Last Review: October 16, 2003 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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