SQL Server Performance

Wht r the things to chk for/do when a srvr is down

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 General DBA Questions' started by satya.sqldba, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. satya.sqldba New Member

    Hello DBA's

    What are the things to check for immediately when we happen to know that a server is down and not running.

    What are the steps to be taken to bring it back?



    Thanks
    Satya
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    You can check sql server error log and find what was the reason.


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  3. MohammedU New Member

    Along with sql error log... check system log/application log because if the failure reason is other than sql it will not write to sql log ...

    If it is cluster check the cluster.log too...

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  4. satya Moderator

    On above all make sure to have complete backups for user and system databases, where you can get back the server online. Make sure to test this disaster recovery procedures, as referred in this website and I have posted such link somewhere here.

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