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TempDB is part of MS SQL Server. It's a system database that functions as a storage area for temporary tables, internal objects and row versions.

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Need best practices to maintain TempDB which is growing to 100GB now, is moving Tempdb to 35GB drive have any limitations? [closed]

Can moving TempDB to smaller drive cause failures? How can TempDB be configure to use 35GB drive without any issues? Please suggest if something needs to be taken care for this smooth transition of ...
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How can we restrict tempdb usage for specific users or queries on SQL Server?

In our SQL Server production environment some users run ad hoc queries that run huge data extracts into tempdb and fills it up, causing issues on a production server. And as these reports/queries run ...
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Could LCK_M_SCH_S cause a spike in read/write latency for tempdb files?

I noticed a big uptick in tempdb read/write. This was during the same period of time that someone ran Alter Index and I noticed that the biggest wait at that time was LCK_M_SCH_S. I'm trying to track ...
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SQL Server in-memory optmized tempdb metadata memory usage continually growing

Problem We have enabled sp_configure 'tempdb metadata memory-optimized' = 1, and now the tempdb meta data is taking over 400 GB on one of our servers and continues to grow. There are some drops in ...
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When tempdb allocations are released?

In a Service Broker queue, when one message is proceed over time, we are executing a stored procedure which is performing some heavy operations using temporary tables. I guess that the sp_WhoIsActive ...
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Urgent help with TempDB log file growth mystery

I need some urgent guidance for a tempdb issue for past last week: The tempDB log file is growing starting a specific time, lets say 2 PM. And almost continue to grow upto 150 GB and then comes down ...
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does SELECT with implicit transaction prevent VersionStore cleanup?

The JDBC driver usually sets the implicit transaction on in every query executed by the client. I found many SELECT statements in suspended state with implicit transaction set to ON using Version ...
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Avg write latency spikes for disk more than usual. Need help finding the culprit

We recently had increased in disk write latency reported. Though from our monitoring team it was not confirmed from which drive but doing some dmv query I see tempdb around avg 32 ms wait on write. ...
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Error [36, 17, 145] occurred while attempting to drop allocation unit ID ##### belonging to worktable with partition ID #####

We regularly get this error on a SQL Server 2016 SP2 instance. (Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (SP2) (KB4052908) - 13.0.5026.0 (X64) Mar 18 2018 09:11:49 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Enterprise ...
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sys.dm_tran_version_store_space_usage reports always zero space used

I was learning about RCSI when I discovered something strange on Azure SQL Database. The DMV sys.dm_tran_version_store_space_usage always reports 0 as the space used by the version store, even if I ...
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System SPID running for hours filling up the TempDB Log

I've been trying to track down the source of my tempdb log filling up every few weeks where the tempdb log space used will continue to grow until it reaches 99% and stays there for hours while the log ...
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Unexplained sustained space used in the TempDB log file

A few days ago the amount of used space in both the tempdb data and log files started growing rapidly. After 30 minutes, the tempdb log remained around 99% space used for about 7 hours. Towards the ...
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reapply permissions post sql server restart

In our environment, users were granted read/write/ddladmin permissions on tempdb database (dev/qa/prod). These permissions will be lost when SQL Services restart, as tempdb rebuilds every time. One ...
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Killed SPID on xp_LogInfo not rolling back and growing tempdb [duplicate]

I received a notification that the space on the drive my tempdb sits on was running low, when checking the running process it pointed to a server agent task. I checked the scheduled tasks and we had ...
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2019 Enterprise - NOLOCK without NOLOCK, page latch time-out on tempdb and finally a dump [closed]

We have a very strange problem with a new SQL Server 2019 on 2 new physical machines: Infrastructure: Starting a new installation of SQL Server 2019 Enterprise (15.0.2000.5 / X64 on Windows Server ...
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How can I tell if TempDb is too big?

Let's say that someone wants to follow sage advice and properly setup TempDb and TempDb's log. But let's also say that the chosen sizes are almost certainly too big/aggressive. E.g. pretend we've got ...
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TempDB Version Store used by DB STARTUP background process

I have two availability group on the same SQL Server 2012 Instance (synchronous commit). Trace flags 1118 and 1117 are both enabled. TempDB has been growing for about two weeks: it starts from 36GB ...
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Use of tempdb for bulk upsert operation

We are using SSIS for ETL purpose. There is a shortcoming in SSIS as it doesn't provide any in built component which will bulk upsert the destination. The alternative to it to use Staging tables which ...
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TempDB Log File Growth - questions

Problem: On one of the production boxes, TempDB transaction LOG file grew unexpectedly, filling the drive It was 32 GB but now it is 240 GB Questions: What is the mechanism of TempDB log file usage ? ...
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Provisioning SQL Server 2019

I'm provisioning a SQL Server 2019 build and have been allocated a virtual server running Windows Server 2016. It has 4 virtual processors and I have 410Gb of drive space to work with. My build has to ...
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MSSQL TempDb full

I have a problem with my MSSQL cluster. When switching to SQL Server 2016 (from 2014) an error occurs with the tempdb, which is full after a certain time for no apparent reason. Is there a proven way ...
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tempdb not releasing space

I have 1 tempdb mdf file, and 7 ndf files. They all grew to 63 GB, and filled up the 500 GBdrive (the .mdf and .ndf files say 99% free space.). I ran sp_who2 'Active' and there is no active ...
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Azure tempdb filling up while trying to convert a large table to columnstore... how to mitigate?

I have a large reporting table (approx 6B rows) taking up roughly 400GB of storage on an azure sql db. I've been trying to convert it to a columnstore table using the following commands: insert Logs(...
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How do I debug an "Operator used tempDB to spill" warning when statistics appear to be ok

I have a section of a complex query plan where a Sort operator appears directly after an Index Seek and SSMS shows a "Operator used tempDB to spill" warning. It is reported to be taking 70% ...
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Why does TempDB spill happen even though statistics are correct?

I read a great article published by Brent Ozar and came up with some questions related to memory grant. I am unable to address my questions in the comment section of his article, so I thought to get ...
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Version Store usage and entries in dm_tran_active_snapshot_database_transactions

So I'm trying to understand why are having occasional problems with tempdb filling up with version store entries. I'm closing in on the problem, and am now seeing entries in ...
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is there any point of moving tempdb files into different disk drive if all LUNs are from the same RAID pool?

According to best practices, it is recommended to move all tempdb (not just tempdb) files into different physical disk. I have a virtual server which had originally 4 LUNs from the same RAID 10 pool....
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Increase TempDB Files, Shrink VLF's with FCI

I am planning to resize and increase the number of tempDB files and shrink the VLF's on an FCI. In this case, the tempdb files are stored on the network drive, rather than the local disk. I couldn't ...
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How do you minimize chance of collision between system-named constraints on temp tables?

We have occasionally hit the error “There is already an object named 'PK__#TempTab__0796211ACE71813B' in the database” when some of our procedures attempt to create temp tables with a system-named PK ...
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High write latency on tempdb datafiles only

I'm experiencing large write latency on our tempdb database, but on no other database. (from sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats) Tempdb log file latency is also listed as being below 5ms. For comparison: ...
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Should tempdb be larger on a secondary replica?

I am working on SQL Server 2012 with Availability Groups. On the secondary replica, the size of the tempdb datafile is roughly double that of the primary. I am struggling to find information on ...
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TempDB Configuration using 8 TempDB Data File

On a production server with 512 GB RAM , 2 Sockets 24 Cores (Total Logical Processors 48), i have configured to have 8 TempDB Data Files ( on Primary) with each 4096 MB growth of 1024 MB and Log File ...
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SQL Server 2017, XEvent: sql_text IS NOT NULL

I'm attempting to use XEvents to find out which queries are causing my templog.ldf file to grow in size. I'm getting events, but I see the sizes of the files haven't changed, and that the sql_text ...
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SQL Server Standard Edition CPU + Tempdb Configuration

I have SQL 2014 sp3 (Standard) With below CPU Details according to 8 CPU we have configured 8 Tempdb datafiles. Based on my configuration could you please suggest what should be the CPU & Tempdb ...
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SQL Server 2016 TempDB physical file size is different than SQL System Catalog And Proportional Fill Algorithm is not working as expected

When I see size of file physically on drive, it is different for one of the tempdb secondary data file when compared to size mentioned in system catalog. What can the reason for it? In tempdb ...
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Is it generally faster to select into a temp table than selecting into an actual table?

I thought I once read somewhere that writing to tempdb is faster than an actual table not in tempdb. Is this true in any capacity? I thought I recall it saying something special about tempdb and ...
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65G SQL Server database has 5.5G of data in tempdb when not in use

I have a SQL Server instance with 1 production database (also ReportServer dbs) that is 65G. tempdb is 5.5G (well, actually much bigger but 5.5G is in use) when server is not in use. I believe this ...
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Failed attempt to fetch logical page - tempdb [duplicate]

At least 2 times a week I get an error as the tempdb should be corrupt. Failed attempt to fetch logical page xxxx in database 2. This on all my 8 SQL Servers 2008 R2. The strange thing is that ...
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Test if I have too many TempDB Files

I know there are ways to test for tempdb contention to see if you need to add more tempdb files, but how can I test (and maybe prove) if I have too many tempdb files? I've inherited a relatively ...
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Not able to regulate/auto grow tempdb size

We have a SQL Server 2017 (RTM-CU15) AG group (3 servers, 2 HA synchronous) that has had performance issues for the past two months. During the resolution of an issue yesterday we found that the ...
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Can I change tempdb size to a specific value and can I shrink it during our daily working hours on our production database

Can I change tempdb size to a specific value and can I shrink it during our daily working hours on our production database ?. Please tell me if it has bad effect on a production database. My database ...
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How does DBCC CHECKDB use tempdb?

I would like to know the working principle of DBCC regarding the tempdb. I want to know why it uses tempdb for what purpose. I didn't find any advanced article about that so maybe someone can shortly ...
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Cannot connect to my SQL Management studio after moving a tempDB

In quite a bad position here. This afternoon on my tempDB I ran the query: sp_helpfile to locate where my MDF and LOG file were. My MDF was on my C: drive and my LOG file was on a D: drive so I've ...
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Operator used tempdb to spill data, spill level 1

Here I have a query which is spilling to tempdb. I understand that the cardinality estimates are wrong and causing this spill. I've read few articles that mentions updating the statistics and ...
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Best approach for moving tempdb .ndf files

During a SQL Server installation, I "thought" I specified location of tempdb on 'F:' and not 'C:', but I can see that although tempdb.mdf and templog.ldf are on 'F:', the 3 .ndf secondary data files ...
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Same temp table has created by different session and occurs blocking issue. how to avoid it?

It's a SQL Server 2012 EE. One session (SID=90) executed a JOIN query, and it's generated a temp table internally by SQL Server. But another sessions (SID=103, 109, 110,116) from totally different ...
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Tempdb. There is no enough space on the disc encountered

Does anyone know what really happened here? All of the sudden database was not accessible. How to find transactions that cause tempdb filled up? Seems like it happened right after SQL profiler ...
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Why would shrinking TEMPDB log lead to slowness?

I recently accidentally shrunk tempdb log to almost 0 after getting alerted that log drive filling up. I am told that it will lead to slowness. Can someone please explain why it will lead to slowness?
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When does setting the SORT_IN_TEMPDB option actually improve performance? [duplicate]

My question is related to index rebuilding, mainly the SORT_IN_TEMPDB option. BOL states that: Even if other users are using the database and accessing separate disk addresses, the overall ...
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Does increasing the tempdb file size require a restart

I want to alter tempdb as such (i am increasing the size) USE [master] GO ALTER DATABASE [tempdb] MODIFY FILE ( NAME = N'temp2', SIZE = 10240KB ) GO ALTER DATABASE [tempdb] MODIFY FILE ( NAME = N'...

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