sys.dm_server_memory_dumps (Transact-SQL)


Updated: June 10, 2016

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns one row for each memory dump file generated by the SQL Server Database Engine. Use this dynamic management view to troubleshoot potential issues.

Column nameData typeDescription
filenamenvarchar(256)Path and name of the memory dump file. Cannot be null.
creation_timedatetimeoffset(7)Date and time the file was created. Cannot be null.
size_in_bytesbigintSize (in bytes ) of the file. Is nullable.

The dump type may be a minidump, all-thread dump, or a full dump. The files have an extension of .mdmp.

Dump files might contain sensitive information. To help protect sensitive information, you can use an access control list (ACL) to restrict access to the files, or copy the files to a folder that has restricted access. For example, before you send your debug files to Microsoft support services, we recommend that you remove any sensitive or confidential information.


Requires VIEW SERVER STATE permission.

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