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How to find out cause of deadlock?


How to find out cause of deadlock?

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Hi All,
2days ago we have a dead lock.
how to find out, for what cause the dead lock got occured?
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AAKR (6/11/2013)
Hi All,
2days ago we have a dead lock.
how to find out, for what cause the dead lock got occured?


How do you know you had a deadlock 2 days ago?

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RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
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You seem to know THAT and also WHEN you had a deadlock.

Active the trace flag 1222 on the server. If a deadlock occurs you can find a lot of useful information about the deadlock. If you know the time it occurs just have a look the sql server log at this time and get your information.
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That's the reason for my question about how does the OP know if they've had a deadlock. I don't believe they'd be asking if they knew about either TF 1222 or 1205. Some reports of deadlocks do include tracable info and wanted to know where they got the deadlock notification from.

--Jeff Moden

RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
     Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
Just because you can do something in PowerShell, doesnt mean you should. Wink

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You could either have a look at the sql server log, that contains the information THAT a deadlock occurs.
In our system, for example, the applicaton writes any exception into a trace table, that is controlled daily, and it also includes the deadlock-message.
So in our case we know THAT a deadlock occured and when and then we have to think about how to get the details. I guess this thread is quite similar...
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Since you're on SQL Server 2008, you don't actually have to rely on the traceflags any more. The system_health extended event session will record deadlock graphs that will allow you to go and capture that information. It's running even if you have not enabled the traceflags. I would just use that and skip the traceflags entirely.

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