An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database.

by XDK 15. March 2016 09:50


An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database. For more information about this error navigate to the report server on the local server machine, or enable remote errors


Changing the data files 'auto growth' property from restricted to unrestricted resolved the issue.

  • Connected to the database server thru Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio
  • Right click on the database
  • Select properties
  • Select files
  • Click on ellipses buttons
  • Select "unrestricted File Growth"
  • Click OK



SQL Server | SQL Analysis Services | SQL Reporting Services

How do I perform full backup of a TFS database without affecting the scheduled backups?

by XDK 20. October 2015 13:48


You can perform a Copy-Only backup in SQL Server. A Copy-Only is a SQL Server backup that is independent of the sequence of conventional SQL Server backups.

  • Open SQL Server Management Studio
  • Right Click on the TFS database you want to backup
  • Select Tasks --> Back Up... menu


  • On the General page of the Back Up Database dialog box, select the Copy Only Backup option.


  • Click OK


SQL Server

How to perform an in-place upgrade from SQL Express to SQL Server other editions?

by XDK 17. July 2015 09:28


1. Open Command prompt with "Run as Administrator" permission

2. Change directory to your SQL server setup/install folder

3. Execute the follwoing command


  • INSTANCENAME - Existing SQL EXPRESS instance you want to upgrade
  • PID - Product Key


SQL Server

Performance decreases in TFS 2013 Update 2 after you upgrade to SQL Server 2014

by XDK 11. January 2015 15:14


These issues occur because the hardware requirements for SQL Server 2014 are greater than those for earlier versions of SQL Server. 

Work Around:

Work Around link


Azure DevOps on-premises | SQL Server | TFS 2013

How to delete orphan workspaces and shelvesets from TFS team collection database?

by XDK 20. December 2013 07:17

Todeleteorphanworkspaces.sql (2.93 kb)


To delete orphan workspaces.sql (2.93 kb)


Deleting a team project through tfsdeleteproject command will result making the associated workspaces and shelvesets as orphan records in TFS collection database. The collection database size may not reduce as expected even after team project delete. 

tfsdeleteproject /force /q /excludewss /collection:"<Collection Name>" "<Project Name>"


The attached script finds and deletes the workspaces\shelvesets that only have workspace\shelvesets mappings for projects that no longer exist and delete them. 

Please backup the collection database before you execute the script.

This script require TFS 2012 update 2 or newer

To delete orphan workspaces.sql (2.93 kb)

To delete orphan shelvesets.sql (2.58 kb)


Azure DevOps on-premises | SQL Server

About the author

My name is Xavier Dilip Kumar Jayaraj having 16+ years of IT experience which includes solid experience and depth Knowledge in Application Life Cycle Management, Configuration Management, Implementation and Support using TFS on-premises and Azure DevOps. I have invested in gaining DevOps knowledege to expertise with Cloud Computing providers namely Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services in recent years. I am very positive to learn and adapt emerging technologies to client’s environment.

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