Re: Time to do a Call Consolidation
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 16:34:29 -0600

Are you guys just going into ISQL_w and running DBCC CHECKDB (Emerald)

I accidently ran it on the master database and then pressed stop and
ran it on emerald db, however, it acted rather strange the globe just
stopped spinning (you could still press the stop button), usually when
it stops you can press the green go arrow again. At any rate my log
device is TOTALLY empty now....I thought that was rather strange as

On Wed, 25 Feb 1998 11:08:05 +1100, David Khoury wrote:

>>Well it's that dreaded time of the month again. My 500 MB log device =
is at
>>400MB and climbing. We have had nothing but disasters trying to run =
>>consolidations. Every time in the past when we ran this with previous
>>versions we lost all of the records.
>>I tried to run the summary and got an error:
>>Clicked on Summary, Chose 1, Clicked on charges.
>>Got -> This will consolidate ..., Chose Yes
>>Got -> Error executing consolidation Procedure! <-
>>So I ran in iSQL the following:
>>DELETE FROM Calls WHERE AcctStatusType =3D 1
>>It ran for an hour with NO error messages.
>>The log device did NOT reduce in size. I tried to truncate the db and =
>>I can increase the log device again, but I want to reduce it when the =
>>is done. Can't figure out how to do that either.
> Yep. I've had this problem. My log device got to 550 Meg before I
>figured out how to fix it :).
> Quite simply, run a "DBCC CHECKDB (Emerald)". This will discover a =
>little anomalies with the transaction log and fix them. Once this check=
>done, truncate the transaction log and you should now see that most of =
>log is now free.
> I can't tell you how relieved I was when I saw that. There's =
>depressing about watching your transaction log grow and grow, and you =
>do a thing about it.
> Oh, it's a good idea to schedule a database check every month. That's
>what I do now and everything has been working perfectly.

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