We're running SQLServer 2005 SP1 and for some weird reason our one database transaction log automatically changed it's Autogrowth to 12800% which isn't even a valid number. I cannot change the growth % because of the invalid number.

I've scoured the Internet and saw a lot of other people also had this problem but with no clear solutions.

What caused this to happen and how can I fix it?

  • Seems I've asked to quickly I've found the solution support.microsoft.com/kb/919611
    – fluf
    Dec 8, 2011 at 11:08
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  • @ShawnMelton I was planning to :) I just have to wait 2 more hours before I can answer my own question
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2 Answers 2


Unfortunately it's a bug.

You can find all the affected databases by looking in sys.master_files. Write ALTER DATABASE scripts to change it.


As I discovered a few seconds after I posted the question it is a known bug : support.microsoft.com/kb/919611

The simplest solution is to install the next service pack (I updated to SP4) after the restart it automatically changed the 12800% back to the previous setting which was 100MB increments.

  • mark this as an answer - good work
    – VDMT
    Dec 10, 2011 at 7:31

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