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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 04/19/2013 :  06:04:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I've a local SQL Server 2005 DB and just having a look through my activity monitor. I have 3 items 1 has user = NT authority/System, the other two are user = my own domain name. The first and second item has command = AWAITING COMMAND and Database = msdb and master, the third has DB = tempdb and command = SELECT INTO. The first two say sleeping and 3rd says runnable.

What are these? I only work on my own DB and locally?

I also have about 15 locks by object and wonder do I need to do anything with these, can I clear them?

I don't have any issues with my DB just wondering what these items are there for and what they signify?



Edited by - Grifter on 04/19/2013 06:05:45

Slow But Sure Yak Herding Master

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Posted - 04/22/2013 :  06:29:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The System ones are SQl services most likely and you can not kill them or definitly shouldn't. The SELECT INTO is you looking at Activity Monitor, the same as if you type sp_who2 into a query window and run it.

If you have no issues, definitely leave alone, the same as if you do not understand what a process is being used for, do not touch or kill anything until you are very sure of what that process is doing.
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