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.