KB4538275 - FIX: Database initialization may fail by using automatic seeding in SQL Server 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2017 on LinuxSQL Server 2017 on Windows

Symptoms


Assume that you use SQL Server 2017. When you try to initialize multiple databases in a SQL Server Always On availability group (AG) by using automatic seeding, you notice that seeding for some databases may fail, and need to retry on one or more secondary replicas.

Status


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

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:
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Note When you use the fix, the corresponding pacemaker package must be applied in order for SQL Server onLinux to work correctly.

Workaround


To work around this issue, you can retry, use backup or use restore for initialization.

References


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