The goal of the DBA Virtual Group is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.

SQL Server Dump Analysis– sponsored by Dell Software

Wed, Jan 14 2015 19:00 UTC

SQL Server Dump Analysis– sponsored by Dell Software

While dealing with SQL Server administration, you might have come across scenarios when a session terminates abruptly, SQL Server instance crashes, SQL Server cluster fails over without a graceful message. Most often, it leaves a dump file behind which is unfortunately not in a human readable format. In this one hour session, you will learn the basics of a dump file, the tools available for reading thru a dump, the different types of dumps and demos on various debugger commands, how to analyze a dump file to establish the root cause.

Prashant Kumar

Prashant has almost a decade of experience working with SQL Server database administration including a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He is an ex-member of PSS team at Microsoft and is currently working as a Principal Consultant at Pythian. He is also Microsoft certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and IT Professional (MCITP) as well as an Oracle Certified Professional (OCP).He blogs at and is on twitter as @prkuma

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Regular Meeting Schedule

The DBA Virtual Group holds two regular webinars each month. The first one is on the second Wednesday at noon, Mountain time and the second one is on the fourth Wednesday at noon, Eastern time. These 1 - 1¼ hour presentations include slides, demos and a time for questions and answers. The meetings are recorded and archived.


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