The file size, max size cannot be greater than 2147483647 in units of a page size. The file growth cannot be greater than 2147483647 in units of both page size and percentage.

Error Message:
Msg 1842, Level 16, State 1, Line 2
The file size, max size cannot be greater than 2147483647 in units of a page size. The file growth cannot be greater than 2147483647 in units of both page size and percentage
.

Severity level:
16.

Description:
This error message appears when you try to create a new database file with more than 2147483647 pages or try to extend an existing one beyond this number.

Consequences:
The T-SQL statement can be parsed, but causes the error at runtime.

Resolution:
Errors of the Severity Level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. The statement cannot be executed this way. You cannot create or extend a database file beyond 2147483647 pages.

Versions:
All versions of SQL Server.

Example(s):
USE Pubs
ALTER DATABASE Pubs
ADD FILE
(
 NAME = Pubs1,
 FILENAME = ‘Z:pubs1.ldf’,
 SIZE = 2147483647MB,
 MAXSIZE = 2147483647MB,
 FILEGROWTH = 5MB
)

Remarks:
In the above example we try to create a new database file with 2147483647 MB. This raises the error.




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