30 March 2007 09:53
SQL 2005 SP2 hot fix from windows update takes over 10 minutes to run!
Don't get caught out with this mess!
My client has 3 servers, 2 use database mirroring (one a principal, the other a mirror) and the third is log shipped to.
Installing the windows update on the third server worked fine and was reasonably quick, the other two - well, let's just say after 10 minutes I was getting concerned! It is not a server problem because the slowness was consistent across both servers so it's obviously some feature or something I'm using - but, do not get caught out - this hot fix is not just a tools fix!
Both servers are HP and run x64 standard of SQL 2005.
I use Database Mirroring and Service Broker on these boxes, one box (the one
that took over 10 minutes) has a second \DEV instance.
So, if you are going to do this hotfix - then allow a good window of downtime.
When will the SP2 nightmare ever end?
And still no public word or hotfix from Microsoft on the database consistency check maint plan I blogged about weeks ago.
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