FIX: "Update Index in Background" Option in Change Tracking May Not Work if Very Low Disk Space Detected

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Article ID: 300217 - View products that this article applies to.
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BUG #: 350970 (SHILOH_BUGS)
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SQL Server 2000 introduces the Change Tracking feature for updating full-text catalogs. When using this feature, you can choose to update the catalog in the background by selecting the Update Index in Background option; this will modify the catalog as soon as any changes are made to the table on which the full-text index exists.

However, if, for any reason, very low disk space (less than 2 MB) is detected, the Microsoft Search service is unable to proceed with the updates, and it pauses the process. After making the required disk space available, Microsoft Search resumes the process, but the Change Tracking feature never recovers. The full-text catalog properties Item Count, Catalog Size, and Unique Key Count are all set to zero.


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
IMPORTANT: The service pack must be applied to each instance of SQL Server.


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: 300217 - Last Review: February 22, 2007 - Revision: 4.3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
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