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The Ghost Cleanup process is killing my server. I have tried everything and nothing seems to work:

  • Tried to run dbcc checkdb (didn't get any errors)
  • Tried rebuild indexes
  • tried to restart services and even the server

Please any help to show me how can I get rid of this mess... thanks!!!

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paul randal has written a few posts regarding the ghost process

he also talks about turning it off

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I have tried the rebuild index option, didn't work, I don't want to try option 611 because it's a production server – Carlos Lone Mar 10 '10 at 19:12

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