How do I read a mdmp file. Server failed generating SQL dump files which are in .mdmp format. How do I read them.

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  • Check this link. Basic recommendation is that, unless you're used to using Windows debugger tools, your best bet for help w/ those is MS Support. – RDFozz Feb 21 '18 at 18:01
  • What are you hoping to achieve by reading the memory dump of a 3rd party program? – mustaccio Feb 21 '18 at 18:10
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    Possible duplicate of How to read MongoDB .mdmp files – hot2use Feb 21 '18 at 19:57

When SQL Server crashes and generates a minidump file (.mdmp) your best bet is to contact Microsoft Support and have them analyze it.

The SQL Server Diagnostics has been discontinued unfortunately.

If you are bold enough you could open the minidump in windbg but I wouldn't bet the farm on getting anything out of it yourself. This article could get you started.

I'd just open a pss case.

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