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Posted - 04/02/2013 :  01:44:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Experts,

We have observed that "Ghost Cleanup" records are not getting cleaned up and ghost record count keeps on increasing when querying sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats.

After a SQL server reboot the "Ghost_record_count" came down, dramatically.

Could you please suggest in which scenario "ghost_record_count" will not clean up automatically, as server reboot is not the best possible suggestion.

Please suggest us,
1. In what scenarion "ghost_record_count" increases. (Our assumption, this record count will increase if any record got deleted from a table which does not contain Cluster Index)
2. How automatically "ghost_record_count" decreases automatically.

Thanks for your help!

The Chadinator

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Posted - 04/02/2013 :  03:17:55  Show Profile  Visit chadmat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is a good explanation of the questions you are asking:

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