Prashant Kumar


Prashant Kumar

Principal Consultant, Pythian, India

Prashant has a decade of experience working with Oracle and SQL Server database administration including a Master’s degree in Computer Science. He is an ex-member of PSS team at Microsoft and is currently working as a Principal Consultant at Pythian. He has been contributing to SQL community in various ways including delivering webinars, writing blogs and whitepapers, contributing to SQL forums and mentoring SQL DBAs. Prashant’s colleagues can rely on him to troubleshoot any SQL Server related issue, where he can leverage his past life and SME experience at Microsoft.


Session Details

Session Title & Code Abstract Level Track
SQL Server Dump Analysis – (DBA-06A) While dealing with SQL Server administration, you might have come across scenarios when a session terminates abruptly, SQL Server instance crashes, SQL Server cluster fails over without a graceful message. Most often, it leaves a dump file behind which is unfortunately not in a human readable format. In this one hour session, you will learn the basics of a dump file, the tools available for reading through a dump, the different types of dumps and demos on various debugger commands, how to analyze a dump file to establish the root cause. Advanced DBA


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