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"maxtransfersize" option in SQL Maintenance Plan

Discussion in 'General DBA Questions' started by fssherwani, May 3, 2007.

  1. fssherwani New Member

    Hi All -
    I had log backup jobs setup which started to fail intermittently for last couple of weeks. The SQL server complained of "insufficient system memory". The jobs were backed up as part of maintenance plan
    BUT use of "maxtransfersize" option in the backup script resolved the issue.
    Here is my question.... Is there a way to use "maxtransfersize" option in sql maintenance plan?

    Our environment is SQL 2000 (SP4) on Win 2003 SP2.

    Regards
  2. MohammedU New Member

    I believe "insufficient system memory" is related to MemToLeave memory issue not the maxtransfersize option issue...

    MS advised to use maxtransfersize in the following article..

    You experience slow performance when you back up the database in SQL Server 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;904804


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  3. satya Moderator

    See this KBAhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/873482 too on the hotfix if this particularly falls under that issue.

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