Fix for Event ID 8319 – Table that has exceeded the max bytes!

This error message flooded our event viewer.

There is no need to update the days how long the usage data will be kept or updating the sql data in order to expand the max bytes. That didn’t help me. In the internet i found several articles about that case, where people update the daysRetained property. I just helped a few hours. They used this script:



Set-SPUsageDefinition -Identity “[name of definition]” -DaysRetained [number of days]


What i did and what worked for me was to create a brand new usage data log database. The current will stay in the farm, but the usage data get a new database. This is so simple by just running this Powershell script:



Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell
Get-spusageapplication | Set-SPUsageApplication -DatabaseServer <yourdatabaseservername> -DatabaseName NewDatabaseName


The current database for Usage logging will be kept in the database. I found the solution in this msdn blog article.

That’s it. The error should now keep staying away. So if you get an error like this one, just create a new logging database.

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Karsten Pohnke About Karsten Pohnke
He is Consultant for SharePoint Solutions for collaboration, communication and business processes. He provides his customers applications based on standard features as well as development or combining the power of several microsoft tools like Dynamics CRM. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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