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SQL Server 2019 CU7 didn’t go so well, and Microsoft pulled it. Old news. That’s so 30 days ago. Microsoft pulled CU7 due to a bug involving snapshots, and they’ve fixed it in today’s Cumulative Update 8. Or at least…I think maybe they have. Because CU8’s release notes don’t actually mention anything about snapshots (other than…

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Yesterday, Microsoft dropped Cumulative Update 7 for SQL Server 2019. Among the fixes, Microsoft slipped in a new message in sys.messages. Message 47149 says: Cannot start the job “%s” because this is secondary replica of contained availability group. Start the job in the primary replica of this contained availability group. So, what are “Contained Availability…

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The 6th Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2019 is out, and she’s a big one. In keeping with the questionable design decision from CU5, Microsoft has given up on documenting a lot of this stuff, and they’re giving you “bug reference numbers” that correspond to some internal documentation somewhere that you’re not allowed to see….

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It’s here, and there seems to be a new style for posting the KB articles. A lot of the bug fixes don’t have detailed KB articles, so they’re kinda like a box of chocolates. Quick rundown of some of the issues: “Fix:” Scalar UDF inlining issues – this KB article keeps getting expanded with each…

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As any polite gift-giver can tell you, for a 20th anniversary gift, the traditional option is fine china. As a result, the download for the new Cumulative Update 20 ships in porcelain. (Disclaimer: Express Edition users only get Rachael Ray china, not the good stuff.) Be careful when extracting it, and you’ll be rewarded with…

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Thanks to the quarantine, Microsoft developers are spending dramatically less time at the water cooler, and they’ve passed the savings on to you. Now, they’re locked up at home, forced to do nothing but fix bugs all day. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. As a result, just nineteen days after the last update,…

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Hundreds of thousands of years of humans roaming the earth. Countless scientific discoveries. The wheel. The light bulb. Handerpants. It’s all led up to this exact moment: SQL Server 2016 SP2 Cumulative Update 12. If, like me, you like SQL Server to keep running, then you’ll probably want to pay attention: SQL Server can shut…

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Hugs and kisses, sweetheart: Microsoft got you something special for Valentine’s Day. I’ll wait here while you slip into something more comfortable. Like a chocolate box, the first cumulative update for a new version is always chock full of nuts, and SQL Server 2019 CU1 lived up to that. Now it’s time for Cumulative Update…

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