Update to 2013 failed at Convertto-SPProjectDatabase : MODIFY FILE failed ... RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are trying to update from Project Server 2010 to Project Server 2013.

    When transforming the ProjectServer_Archive, ProjectServer_Draft, ProjectServer_Published, ProjectServer_Reporting to one ProjectWebApp the

    Convertto-SPProjectDatabase –WebApplication –Dbserver [SERVERNAME] –ArchiveDbname ProjectServer_Archive –DraftDbname ProjectServer_Draft –PublishedDbname ProjectServer_Published –ReportingDbname ProjectServer_Reporting –ProjectServiceDbname ProjectWebApp2

    returns with an error:

    Convertto-SPProjectDatabase : MODIFY FILE failed. Specified size is less than or equal to current size.

    Bad news. Any ideas?


    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:19 AM

All replies

  • Hi Peter,

    Did you check available disk space on SQL server? Specifically data drive for SQL databases

    Also review error upgrade log file for more details

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    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:17 PM
  • Hi Hrishi,

    on each physical independent drive for system, mdf, ldf, temp is more than enough space available.

    There is no related entry in the logs.

    Meanwhile I installed a new VM with SharePoint & Project Server 2013 - but without cumulative updates march & april 2013. Convertto-SPProjectDatabase worked without CU's VM.

    I'm stuck now on step 5. from 

    The update process is very time consuming and real pain.

    Thanks for your support.


    • Edited by Peter.Laws Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:28 PM spelling
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 8:27 PM
  • Any updates on this? I am having the same issue!
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 1:26 AM
  • Am I the only person with this problem? I cant afford to have a new SP and Project Server installation for this! Cant find anything about this online! Can anyone help?
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 11:15 PM