My maintenance plan fails with the following error on one of my databases does anyone know how I can fix this problem? is is a corrupt table?

Executing the query

UPDATE STATISTICS [dbo].[Contact] 

Failed with the following error:

A severe error occurred on the current command. The results, if any, should be discarded.". Possible failure reasons: Problems with the query, "ResultSet" property not set correctly, parameters not set correctly, or connection not established correctly.

  • in-case anyone asks CHECKDB found 0 allocation errors and 0 consistency errors in database – Robert Brown May 30 '12 at 8:57
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    Contact product support – Remus Rusanu May 30 '12 at 9:21
  • What SQL version are you using – AmmarR May 30 '12 at 12:05

there could be many reasons for this error

it can be a corrupted index or data corruption in your database

check this post https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1175244/sql-server-error-on-update-command-a-severe-error-occurred-on-the-current-com

and this post


Microsoft has a FIX for this problem, they say if you get this error while "You update the statistics of the table." then this fix is for you... they say This issue occurs because the database engine is trying to load dangling statistics, check this link its a Cumulative update


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yesterday I encountered the same error message when executing the update integrity check on my Dynamics CRM Organization database.

Finally I found out, what the reason for this was and it was quite simple. There was not enough space on the disk to perform this action, as mentioned in the event viewer. We already planned to resize the partition holding the DB file, but wanted to check in the integrity in advance.

So we will change the size of the partition holding the databse files and will then run the maintenance plan again.


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