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Assume that you create a distributed availability group by using automatic seeding in Microsoft SQL Server 2016. You will periodically receive a series of memory dumps that resemble the following when access violation occurs:

Stack Dump being sent to FilePath

SqlDumpExceptionHandler: Process ProcessId generated fatal exception ExceptionId EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION. SQL Server is terminating this process.


*   04/17/19 04:28:00 spid SpidId

*   Exception Address = AddressId Module(sqlmin+00000000007C73A6)

*   Exception Code    = CodeId EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION

*   Access Violation occurred reading address AddressId


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


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

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