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Debugging IIS crashes – default WER location

I was debugging some IIS crashes last week and thought I’d follow up with a few basics here as its a common enough problem. Another time I might write a series of posts on using the windows debuggers in detail … Continue reading

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Compete with Basefarm on KAM 2012: Win headphones from Beats by dr. dre!

This Wednesday representatives from Basefarm will attend the career day Kista arbetsmarknadsdag (KAM) in Stockholm. We will arrange a competition in our booth where you studentens can compete to win awesome beatspro headphones from Beats by dr. dre. Come by … Continue reading

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Thoughts on interviewing technical candidates and running technical tests

(We’re hiring – https://www.basefarm.com/sv/jobb/Lediga-tjanster-Sverige/ Drop us a line if you’d like to come and try our technical test!) We’ve been expanding quite a lot recently, which is a good thing of course, but also means that you often need to … Continue reading

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SQL Server TSM Restore appears to hang or takes much longer than expected

I’ve written previously about the dangers of VLF fragmentation, but the problems I’ve actually experienced before were always related to log based operations, i.e. recovery phase after a crash or database mirroring, but last week I saw an alternate issue … Continue reading

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SQL Server deadlocked schedulers leads to unexpected cluster failover–Part 2

In Part 1, I looked at how one could identify that a large blocking chain was causing resource exhaustion in SQL Server leading to a cluster failover. Being as we were working retrospectively, we were lacking data to analyse what … Continue reading

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SQL Server deadlocked schedulers leads to unexpected cluster failover–Part 1

Here at Basefarm we offer a number of different levels of SLA and support, which can be tailored to customers’ individual needs. One of the highest levels that we offer is called Basefarm Application Management. At this level we take … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 crash: ex_terminator – Last chance exception handling

Here at Basefarm we run a large number of 24×7 business critical systems for our customers. So when one of our windows customers recently encountered an unexplained SQL Server crash on one such system, it was something that got our … Continue reading

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