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imughal
Posting Yak Master

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Posted - 08/27/2010 :  02:22:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

I have running MS SQL Server 2005. Server generate frequently and large mdmp files which took c: drive space. kindly tell how i stop creating these and keep the c: drive space.

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tkizer
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USA
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Posted - 08/27/2010 :  02:24:52  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Fix the reason why the stack dumps are occurring. What does SELECT @@VERSION show?

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GilaMonster
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

South Africa
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Posted - 08/27/2010 :  02:59:38  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stack dumps are a serious problem, they indicate that something is causing access violations and forcing SQL to either terminate the process or terminate itself. Make sure you're on service pack 3 then, if they still occur, log a call with Microsoft Customer support and get the root cause identified and fixed.

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imughal
Posting Yak Master

192 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2010 :  03:08:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi,

How to find and fix reason for stack dumps.
version return:

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.1399.06 (Intel X86) Oct 14 2005 00:33:37 Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition on Windows NT 5.2 (Build 3790: Service Pack 2)
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Kristen
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 08/27/2010 :  03:39:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
See http://www.sqlteam.com/article/sql-server-versions

You have NO service packs installed. Lots of issues have been fixed since then. Start with installing Service Pack 3 as already recommended.
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imughal
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192 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2010 :  05:11:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
is there anyway to stop SQL server to create these files or stop sql server to generate log files
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GilaMonster
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South Africa
4507 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2010 :  06:25:47  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes. Find the root cause and fix it.

Start by patching your server to SP3. If the stack dumps persist (indicative of a severe problem) contact Customer Support.

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Gail Shaw
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chrisboy
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Philippines
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Posted - 10/10/2011 :  09:14:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
in my experience these dumps are caused by a corrupted database file, with DBCC generating error logs every minute so long as the database is online.
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GilaMonster
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South Africa
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Posted - 10/10/2011 :  23:35:13  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Corruption is one thing that could cause dumps, it's far from the only thing.

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