Receive “Could not allocate space…” posting invoices and transactions

Users may receive the exception below when posting Invoices, transactions, or during a Synchronization with QuickBooks.

Could not allocate space for object ‘dbo.tbInvoice’ in database ‘ACCTivate$DEMO’ because the ‘PRIMARY’ filegroup is full.

This may be caused by two separate scenarios.

  1. If the Hard Disk in which the SQL Server Database is stored on is full, the Database is unable to grow. This would cause this type of exception to be received. You may need to make room on the Hard Disk to allow the Database to continue to grow.
  2. If you have hit the Database size limitation of the version of SQL Server you are running, then SQL Server will block the growth of the Database. The possible solution would be to upgrade SQL Server from SQL Server 2000 MSDE to SQL Server 2005 Express or to SQL Server 2008 Express. You could also upgrade to a Workgroup of Standard version of SQL Server. If you are unsure about which version of SQL Server you are running, you can find this by going up to Help -> Usage Metrics. Scroll Down to the SQL Version.

You can create a Support Request here if you would like assistance from an Acctivate Support Rep on upgrading SQL Server.

Posted in Database, Technology - Last modified on September 15, 2015Cassandra Creasy
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