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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Incredible, but true.

SQL Server 2017, specific build = 14.0.3015.40, on an Azure Cloud server, IAAS.

While restoring a database it just sits there forever what felt like forever (it was 80gb), and after awhile saw this in the error log:

The operating system returned the error '21(The device is not ready.)' while attempting 'GetDiskFreeSpace' on 'A:\'.

Guess what, you fix this by disabling your floppy drive in device manager. Absolutely amazing.

 http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/sql-geek/2017/05/15/sql-server-2017-the-operating-system-returned-the-error-21/

I actually still have some 5 1/2 and 3 1/4 floppy disks and a USB Floppy drive, though I doubt there would be a use for a "floppy drive" controller on a cloud machine, but it's good to see the floppy's in the cloud.

Thursday, 17 May 2018 20:10:34 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [0] | SQL Server#
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