FIX: SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 may stop responding when you are performing a backup

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Article ID: 960543 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50003815 (SQL Hotfix)

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 fix release.
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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server 2008, when you are performing a backup, SQL Server may stop responding. When this occurs, the following events may be logged in the SQL Server error log:
<DateTime> spid114     Using 'xpSLS.dll' version '0005.00.00' to execute extended stored procedure 'xp_backup_database'. This is an informational message only; no user action is required.

<DateTime>, ACTION, SQLDUMPER_UNKNOWN_APP.EXE, MiniDump completed: <Path>\<Dumpname>.mdmp

<DateTime> Server      ***Unable to get thread context - no pss
<DateTime> Server      * *******************************************************************************
<DateTime> Server      *
<DateTime> Server      * BEGIN STACK DUMP:
<DateTime> Server      *   <DateTime> spid 0
<DateTime> Server      *
<DateTime> Server      * Non-yielding Scheduler
<DateTime> Server      *
<DateTime> Server      * *******************************************************************************
<DateTime> Server      Stack Signature for the dump is 0x0000000000000056
<DateTime> Server      External dump process return code 0x20000001.
External dump process returned no errors.
<DateTime> Server      Process 83:0:10 (0x1ed0) Worker 0x000000000869C1C0 appears to be non-yielding on Scheduler 1. Thread creation time: 12869981798473. Approx Thread CPU Used: kernel 453 ms, user 109 ms. Process Utilization 0%. System Idle 84%. Interval: 70000
Additionally, a mini dump is created in the SQL Server error log folder.

RESOLUTION

Cumulative update information

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

Important You must use this fix if you are running SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2.

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
958735 Cumulative update package 11 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

Important You must use this fix if you are running SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.

The fix for this issue was also later released in Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
959195 Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960598 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2008

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 3. For more information about how to obtain this cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960484 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. We recommend that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
956909 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 was released

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

SQL Server 2005

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
958735 Cumulative update package 11 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

SQL Server 2008

For more information about what files are changed, and for information about any prerequisites to apply the cumulative update package that contains the hotfix that is described in this Microsoft Knowledge Base article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
960484 Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008

REFERENCES

For more information about the list of builds that are available after SQL Server Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
937137 The SQL Server 2005 builds that were released after SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was released
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005
For more information about the new features and the improvements in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=71711
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 960543 - Last Review: April 10, 2009 - Revision: 5.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
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