Category: Troubleshooting

Merge Agent blocked by sp_mergemetadataretentioncleanup

Share this PostProblem Customer observes high latency in SQL Server 2005 Merge replication. In sysprocesses you see that Merge agents are being blocked by another Merge agent & the blocker Merge agent SPID is sleeping with “AWAITING COMMAND”. Root Cause If you take output of “select open_transaction_count from sys.dm_exec_requests where session_id = <blocker SPID>” &
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