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Did You Know SQL Server Has A Black Box Like An Airplane?

Paul Randal writes:
"Kimberly mentioned that SQL Server has a 'black-box' trace, similar to an aircraft flight-recorder, which I'd never heard of. It's an internal trace that has the last 5MB of various trace events and it's dumped to a file when SQL Server crashes. This can be really useful if you're troubleshooting an issue that causing SQL Server to crash or someone or something is telling SQL Server to shutdown and its unclear who or what is doing it."
Read here how to turn it on: http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlserverstorageengine/archive/2007/06/03/sql-server-s-black-box.aspx
Published Sunday, June 03, 2007 4:33 PM by Denis Gobo
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roman said:

SQL Server Magazine has done a few articles about this over the years, just search for "blackbox" on sqlmag.com.

June 4, 2007 11:17 AM

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About Denis Gobo

I was born in Croatia in 1970, when I was one I moved to Amsterdam (and yes Ajax is THE team in Holland) and finally in 1993 I came to the US. I have lived in New York City for a bunch of years and currently live in Princeton, New Jersey with my wife and 3 kids. I work for Dow Jones as a Database architect in the indexes department, one drawback: since our data goes back all the way to May 1896 I cannot use smalldates ;-( I have been working with SQL server since version 6.5 and compared to all the other bloggers here I am a n00b. Some of you might know me from http://sqlservercode.blogspot.com/ or even from some of the newsgroups where I go by the name Denis the SQL Menace If you are a Tek-Tips user then you might know me by the name SQLDenis, I am one of the guys answering SQL Questions in the SQL Programming forum.

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