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How to terminate a processes in MS SQL Server

Posted on 2007-11-27
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Hi All,
I am not able to terminate a process which is locking more than 2 day's. I have tried to terminate the process, but I cant. Still the job is running. This process lock other processes.

How could i terminate the process without reboot?
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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In SQL Query Analyzer run command KILL. Ex:
Kill [ProcessNumber]
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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>I have tried to terminate the process,
How did you try ? Did you use "KILL"  statement , otherwise try it

as a second option, stop SQL Server Agent service

and if it is still running, restart the SQLServr service  or else restart the machine.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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You  must be careful if it's a production enviroment and you going to stop SQL Server Agent or SQL Server service. And be more careful if you have more databases in that instance. You'll stop ALL jobs and ALL databases will became offline.
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by:Srikanthsubramanian
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Hi am expecting alternate option. I have planed to restart the service end of day. Is there any way to terminate the process without reboot?
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by:MrNetic
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Srikanthsubramanian,

You should check if it is in a middle of a rollback, you could make inconcistencies in the DB...
What is the outpup of KILL SPID WITHSTATUSONLY .
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What is the outpup of KILL SPID WITH STATUSONLY .
What is the SQL SERVER VERSION ( select @@version )?
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by:macentrap
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along with MrNetic advise, on Kill Spid withstatusonly ( might be in Rollback state)

this might help (I have used in only twice)
http://grahambrooks.blogspot.com/2007/06/terminate-sql-server-processes-for.html
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by:Srikanthsubramanian
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I tried lot of times but not able to terminate the processes. This has been resolved after reboot.
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