Solved

How to tell who is using a certain db ?

Posted on 2011-03-23
5
247 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi Experts,

I need to restore a Sandbox db. But during restoring I got an error saying the db is in use by others and can not go any further. The problem is, how to tell who is using a certain db??
Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:Castlewood
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
ragnarok89 earned 167 total points
ID: 35200944
run the query

sp_who
0
 

Author Comment

by:Castlewood
ID: 35201346
Ok, I got the username who uses this db. The status shows 'sleeping'. So is there anyway to cut off the connection?
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Daniel_PL
Daniel_PL earned 167 total points
ID: 35201565
Note session spid number (e.g. from sp_who2) and use:
kill <spid number>
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:bitref
bitref earned 166 total points
ID: 35203172
You can monitor the processes using the database and kill them using the Activity Monitor. You can find its icon in the Standard Toolbar of SQL Server Management Studio.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Daniel_PL
ID: 35213012
When you are restoring database you can automatically remove activity from your database by altering database state to single user:
USE MASTER
GO
ALTER DATABASE <database name>
SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE
GO
RESTORE DATABASE <database name>
FROM DISK =N'<path to backup file>'
GO

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hi all, It is important and often overlooked to understand “Database properties”. Often we see questions about "log files" or "where is the database" and one of the easiest ways to get general information about your database is to use “Database p…
How to leverage one TLS certificate to encrypt Microsoft SQL traffic and Remote Desktop Services, versus creating multiple tickets for the same server.
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question