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Posted - 12/12/2013 :  00:26:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I work with a 260GB vendor supplied database with all of the indexes created.

A couple of weeks ago a particular process started taking 5-7 minutes to run that used to run in seconds. It did this for a couple of days and then went back to normal. It's happened a few times since.

The stored procedure is 500+ lines and accesses over 25 tables with probably 100-200 indexes.

The problem occurred yesterday and I ran a trace on it while it was misbehaving. Things were ok today and I ran another trace.

What would cause the same process to act so differently?
From Profiler:

CPU: 386976
Reads: 200066610
Duration: 427182

CPU: 4087
Reads: 109362
Duration: 4439

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Posted - 12/12/2013 :  01:57:45  Show Profile  Visit lionofdezert's Homepage  Send lionofdezert a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Different execution plans for same query can act like this. Check if base indexes are being rebuild/reorganized regularly and stored procedure is not a victim of parameter sniffing.

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