Tag Archives: SQL Server

SQL Server Error 18456 Severity: 14 State: 73

A question asked on one of the forums today wasn’t easily answerable by Googling. Summary of the question “I have error 18456 State 73 – why?” Google seemed remarkably quiet on the subject of that particular state code. Even Aaron … Continue reading

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Longrunning Query – xp_cmdshell?

Flicking through the ol’ Solarwinds activity monitor, I spotted this one day: That four day purple thing on the right? Not good. (The remaining images are from a reconstruction, partly to protect the not-so-innocent, and partly because the first job … Continue reading

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Setting SQL Server Maximum Memory

One of the dafter defaults in SQL Server is the Maximum Server Memory (MB) – set to a value of 2147483647. Who has a server with 2PB RAM? Give me a call if you do – I want to have … Continue reading

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Memory Pressure in SQL Server

Servers with memory pressure are a nuisance – be they badly specified or misconfigured. Either way, they’re not performing properly. But the question is how often and how long are they affected? How to Identify For Memory Pressure Query from … Continue reading

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SQL Server Performance Monitor counters missing

Another day, another batch of servers to build and add to those being monitored in Redgate’s SQL Server monitor. Reminder – these servers are being built in a consistent process, using a brace of PowerShell / azure scripts and a … Continue reading

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