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.
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BUG #: 235883 (Shiloh_bugs)
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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.


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


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.


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


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