FIX: You may experience very large growth increments of a principal database after you manually fail over a database mirroring session in SQL Server 2005

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Article ID: 925277 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50000246 (SQL Hotfix)
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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 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 2005 fix release.
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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
  • Information about whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Information about whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Information about whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

After you manually fail over a database mirroring session in SQL Server 2005, the growth type of the principal database may change to percentage instead of fixed size. Therefore, you experience very large growth increments of the transaction log files and data files of the principal database. This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The ALTER DATABASE statement is used on the principal database to change the file growth to a fixed file size growth.
  • Before the failover occurs, the growth option in the sysfiles table of the principal database does not match the growth option in the master.dbo.sysaltfiles system table on the new principal server.
The most common scenario is that this problem only affects the growth of the transaction log files of the database. However, this problem can also affect data files in some scenarios.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

Restart information

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

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

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 of 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 item in Control Panel.
SQL Server 2005 32-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2198.0398,11212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52012-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2198.0138,01612-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2198.01,215,26412-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.075,55212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2198.0908,06412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.022,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2198.0197,92012-Oct-200623:32x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2198.015,608,09612-Oct-200623:32x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2198.03,990,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28812-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,108,03212-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2198.0547,61612-Oct-200623:32x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.2198.0782,11212-Oct-200623:32x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2198.0347,93612-Oct-200623:33x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2198.0318,75212-Oct-200623:33x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2198.028,963,16012-Oct-200623:33x86
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2198.0292,64012-Oct-200623:33x86
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2198.0152,86412-Oct-200623:32x86
SQL Server 2005 x64-based version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2198.0522,52815-Oct-200613:16x64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52012-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52015-Oct-200613:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2198.0138,01612-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2198.01,215,26412-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.075,55212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.091,42415-Oct-200613:16x64
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2198.0875,29615-Oct-200613:16x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.022,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.027,42415-Oct-200613:16x64
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2198.0259,36015-Oct-200613:16x64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2198.015,608,09612-Oct-200623:32x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2198.03,990,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28812-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,108,03212-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2198.0745,24815-Oct-200613:16x64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2198.01,008,41615-Oct-200613:16x64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2198.0355,10415-Oct-200613:16x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2198.0389,92015-Oct-200613:16x64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2198.039,344,92815-Oct-200613:17x64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2198.0540,96015-Oct-200613:17x64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2198.0153,37615-Oct-200613:16x64
SQL Server 2005 Itanium architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Logread.exe2005.90.2198.01,095,45613-Oct-200609:06IA-64
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52012-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.adomdclient.dll9.0.2198.0543,52013-Oct-200609:06x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.deploymentengine.dll9.0.2198.0138,01612-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.analysisservices.dll9.0.2198.01,215,26412-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.075,55212-Oct-200623:32x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2198.0163,10413-Oct-200609:06IA-64
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.2198.0875,29613-Oct-200609:06x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.022,30412-Oct-200623:32x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2198.055,07213-Oct-200609:06IA-64
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2198.0542,49613-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.2198.048,590,11213-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Msmdredir.dll9.0.2198.06,244,64013-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot applicable524,28812-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot applicable40,108,03212-Oct-200620:50Not applicable
Replprov.dll2005.90.2198.01,617,18413-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2198.02,141,47213-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2198.0349,47213-Oct-200609:07x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2198.01,141,02413-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2198.072,226,59213-Oct-200609:07IA-64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot applicable192,34621-Aug-200615:01Not applicable
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2198.0951,07213-Oct-200609:01IA-64
Xpstar90.rll2005.90.2198.0152,35213-Oct-200609:07IA-64

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Use the ALTER DATABASE statement to set the file growth to a percentage growth.
  2. Perform a manual failover of the database mirroring session.
  3. Use the ALTER DATABASE statement to set the file growth to the correct type and amount.

STATUS

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

REFERENCES

For more information about the naming schema for Microsoft 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 more information about software update terminology, 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
For more information about a similar issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
919611 FIX: The value of the automatic growth increment of a database file may be very large in SQL Server 2005 with Service Pack 1

Properties

Article ID: 925277 - Last Review: September 17, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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