FIX: Restoring transaction log files takes longer than expected in SQL Server 2000

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Article ID: 834451 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 470576 (SQL Server 8.0)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
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SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

It takes more time than expected to restore the transaction log files in SQL Server 2000. The transaction log restore operation may take 100 times longer or more than a typical restore operation. For example, you may experience that a 100 MB transaction log file now takes 20 minutes to be restored instead of the 12 seconds that it generally takes on the same system. This symptom is independent of any system workload.

Note You may notice this problem especially in a log shipping scenario because it will probably lead log shipping to run out of synchronization.

For a list of all publicly released SQL Server 2000 Post-Service Pack 3a hotfixes, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
810185 SQL Server 2000 hotfix update for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 and 3a

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

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

Hotfix information

Prerequisites

You must install SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3. For additional information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
SQL Server 2000, 32-bit versions
Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
--------------------------------------------------------------
02-Jan-2004  19:42  2000.80.904.0     287,304  Rinitcom.dll     
02-Jan-2004  19:42  2000.80.904.0      53,832  Snapshot.exe     
02-Jan-2004  19:41  2000.80.904.0      28,672  Sqlagent.dll     
02-Jan-2004  19:42  2000.80.904.0     311,872  Sqlagent.exe     
28-Dec-2003  01:55  2000.80.904.0   7,606,353  Sqlservr.exe   
SQL Server 2000, 64-bit version
Date         Time   Version        Size        File name             Platform
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0      56,832  Dbmslpcn.dll          IA-64
25-Apr-2003  02:12                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf
25-Apr-2003  02:12                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf
30-Jan-2003  01:55                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
02-Jan-2004  21:24                     10,315  Hotfix1.inf
24-Apr-2003  02:51                    747,927  Instdist.sql
03-May-2003  01:56                      1,581  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     185,856  Msgprox.dll           IA-64
01-Apr-2003  02:07                      1,873  Odsole.sql
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     150,528  Odsole70.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0      27,136  Opends60.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:51  2000.80.904.0     148,992  Osql.exe              IA-64
04-Aug-2003  18:17                    550,780  Procsyst.sql
12-Sep-2003  00:37                     12,305  Qfe469315.sql
22-May-2003  22:57                     19,195  Qfe469571.sql
06-Sep-2003  01:36                  1,090,932  Replmerg.sql
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     534,016  Replprov.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     769,024  Replrec.dll           IA-64
06-Sep-2003  00:00                  1,087,150  Replsys.sql
13-Aug-2003  16:28                    986,603  Repltran.sql
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     650,240  Rinitcom.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     132,608  Semnt.dll             IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:51  2000.80.904.0      89,088  Snapshot.exe          IA-64
05-Aug-2003  21:06                    127,884  Sp3_serv_uni.sql
02-Jan-2004  21:34  2000.80.904.0      10,240  Sqlagent.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:51  2000.80.904.0   1,055,744  Sqlagent.exe          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     812,032  Sqldata.dll           IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0  13,845,504  Sqldmo.dll            IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:51                     39,936  Sqldumper.exe         IA-64
03-Jan-2004  07:24  2000.80.904.0      19,968  Sqlevn70.rll
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0      23,040  Sqlmap70.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     152,064  Sqlrepss.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0  24,894,464  Sqlservr.exe          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     616,960  Sqlsort.dll           IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     120,320  Sqlvdi.dll            IA-64
06-Jan-2004  00:29  2000.80.904.0      53,760  Ssmslpcn.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     254,976  Ssnetlib.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0      20,992  Ssnmpn70.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     430,080  Svrnetcn.dll          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     185,856  Svrnetcn.exe          IA-64
03-Jan-2004  18:52  2000.80.904.0     187,392  Xpweb70.dll           IA-64
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

STATUS

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

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when it corrects software after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 834451 - Last Review: November 2, 2007 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
Keywords: 
kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbsqlserv2000presp4fix kbbug kbfix kbqfe KB834451

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