A really quick one today, something that made me think for a minute and I thought it might make others think too. So you have enabled TDE – Transparent Data Encryption (you can see these previous posts here: https://blobeater.blog/?s=tde&submit=Search) on your SQL Server database and in the back of your mind you know TempDB gets encrypted too.
Following on from my previous blog post I mentioned that I had to find a solution to the “unable to call into C compiler” message. This meant that the specific SQL Server database in question (that contained in-memory tables) went into recovery pending mode, meaning that recovery needed to run but something was preventing it from even starting.
I hope you take backups or have a recovery plan in place before a SQL Server service pack upgrade, if not you might want to reconsider. Initially I wasn’t going to capture the screen shots during this recovery because my focus was to fix the issue but I thought I would just in case others experience the same thing.
I wanted to move from SQL Server 2014 SP1 to SP2, as you can see I had a clear issue.
A quick video clip where I show two things.
Firstly I show how since SQL Server 2014 SP1+ the snapshot is no longer hidden then finally how I check that DBCC CHECKDB has ran successfully.