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Checkpoint is blocking other processes (background checkpoint)

Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi Experts, I ran SP_Who (since the server is crawling) and saw spid10 (checkpoint) is running in the background, it cannot be killed since it is not a user sp... but nothing else works (tried to do dbcc checktable and is being blocked by that spid10,) all selects from that table timeout as well... how do I fiX

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You're right.  It cannot be killed.  Your only option may be to stop and start SQL services.  



thanks Greg, do you think since checkpoint is stuck, I am going to have loss of data?
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I tried manual checkpoint but it doesn't work... when I check the activity monitor, it shows that spid 10 is blocking it... (which is the same checkpoint when i run sp_who)...

the database is in simple recovery mode, would that still work with restarting the database and reading it off of transaction log?

The recovery model doesn't matter at this point.  This is a core function of SQL server to maintain data consistency.  



Ok, I am gonna try and see where It ends up

Thanks for help!


Greg, thanks for your help, much appreciated

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