While trying to execute a query in the StackExchange Data Explorer I got the following:

bug screenshot

  • This was mentioned in chat a couple hours ago; I think they're working on it Commented May 9, 2011 at 20:15
  • @MichaelMrozek So is it a duplicated question? :) Commented May 9, 2011 at 20:21
  • Indeed we've hit a space issue on the old server this runs on...hardware is on the way to give us some breathing room. SO we watch closely...the data explorer less so since it's updated...well, not every second. We've grown quite a bit, and the data explorer DB server in OR needs some extra space added to cope. Commented May 9, 2011 at 20:21
  • That's what I thought. Commented May 9, 2011 at 20:25

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I put out the fire and am sorting out a more sustainable solution.

Turns out 300gigs is not enough for a full db backup for SE and family with an additional copy for data.se

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