SQL Server Troubleshooting

How to Resolve: Bulk load data conversion error (type mismatch or invalid character for the specified codepage)…

How to Resolve: Bulk load data conversion error (type mismatch or invalid character for the specified codepage)…

This post helps you how to resolve the BULK INSERT-related error in SQL Server: Bulk load data conversion error (type mismatch or invalid character for the specified codepage) for row… , column …    Reproducing the issue with an example Consider an example where you have a text file which…

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

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

This short blog post helps you troubleshoot the below error message in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS): An error occurred within the report server database. This may be due to a connection failure, timeout or low disk condition within the database. (rsReportServerDatabaseError) Get Online Help For more information about this…

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server

Under certain circumstances, there are cases where you might try to connect to a SQL Server instance and get the error message: “A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is…

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack Installation Fails – Element not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070490)

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack Installation Fails – Element not found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070490)

In case you are trying to install a SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack in a clustered SQL Server environment, under certain circumstances, the installation might fail along with reporting something similar to the below: Final result: The patch installer has failed to update the shared features. To determine the…