I did'nt add the waitstates because on the mirror there are only 2 (Script at end of message)Top 10 Waits @ primary
All Waits @ mirror
The mirror is a dedicated fallback, nothing else runs on it except our home grown sql management tooling.
I think i have IO stalls excluded as a root cause, because the restore rate is equally abysmal on the original harddisk, and on a Fusion IO that has allmost no IO besides this DWH DB.
So... <sighs deeply>, unless you or Kevin Kline, who has also graciously agreed to "give a look" come up with an other idea, i will throw myself at the mercy of a Microsoft CST engineer. We have 19 calls left on our gold contract....
But my experience with MS support is that there is a linear relationship between the complexity of the problem, and the number of useless hoops they make you jump through, like adding useless patches. (i have read *all* the available patch notes, and NO patch has any bearing on the mirror issue at hand)
I will try one more thing today, and that is the move from the deprecated mirroring to full blown HA / AG.
The exclusion list i use in my script i use is based on some post of Paul Randal, "tell me where it hurts"
WITH Waits AS
wait_time_ms / 1000.0 AS WaitS,
(wait_time_ms - signal_wait_time_ms) / 1000.0 AS ResourceS,
signal_wait_time_ms / 1000.0 AS SignalS,
waiting_tasks_count AS WaitCount,
100.0 * wait_time_ms / SUM (wait_time_ms) OVER() AS Percentage,
ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY wait_time_ms DESC) AS RowNum
WHERE wait_type NOT IN (
'CLR_SEMAPHORE', 'LAZYWRITER_SLEEP', 'RESOURCE_QUEUE', 'SLEEP_TASK',
'SLEEP_SYSTEMTASK', 'SQLTRACE_BUFFER_FLUSH', 'WAITFOR', 'LOGMGR_QUEUE',
'CHECKPOINT_QUEUE', 'REQUEST_FOR_DEADLOCK_SEARCH', 'XE_TIMER_EVENT', 'BROKER_TO_FLUSH',
'BROKER_TASK_STOP', 'CLR_MANUAL_EVENT', 'CLR_AUTO_EVENT', 'DISPATCHER_QUEUE_SEMAPHORE',
'FT_IFTS_SCHEDULER_IDLE_WAIT', 'XE_DISPATCHER_WAIT', 'XE_DISPATCHER_JOIN', 'BROKER_EVENTHANDLER',
'TRACEWRITE', 'FT_IFTSHC_MUTEX', 'SQLTRACE_INCREMENTAL_FLUSH_SLEEP',
'BROKER_RECEIVE_WAITFOR', 'ONDEMAND_TASK_QUEUE', 'DBMIRROR_EVENTS_QUEUE',
'DBMIRRORING_CMD', 'BROKER_TRANSMITTER', 'SQLTRACE_WAIT_ENTRIES',
W1.wait_type AS WaitType,
CAST (W1.WaitS AS DECIMAL(14, 2)) AS Wait_S,
CAST (W1.ResourceS AS DECIMAL(14, 2)) AS Resource_S,
CAST (W1.SignalS AS DECIMAL(14, 2)) AS Signal_S,
W1.WaitCount AS WaitCount,
CAST (W1.Percentage AS DECIMAL(4, 2)) AS Percentage,
CAST ((W1.WaitS / W1.WaitCount) AS DECIMAL (14, 4)) AS AvgWait_S,
CAST ((W1.ResourceS / W1.WaitCount) AS DECIMAL (14, 4)) AS AvgRes_S,
CAST ((W1.SignalS / W1.WaitCount) AS DECIMAL (14, 4)) AS AvgSig_S
FROM Waits AS W1
INNER JOIN Waits AS W2 ON W2.RowNum <= W1.RowNum
GROUP BY W1.RowNum, W1.wait_type, W1.WaitS, W1.ResourceS, W1.SignalS, W1.WaitCount, W1.Percentage
HAVING SUM (W2.Percentage) - W1.Percentage < 98; -- percentage threshold