I'm running a task every 5 minutes on MS SQL Server 2008 that links to MySQL on another server in the network. It works probably 80% of the time. The remaining 20% results in MySQL hanging, and a service mysql restart is required.

Here's some info on the query that runs every 5 minutes:

  • ~32,000 rows and 25 columns
  • Engine = MyISAM
  • query (ran from SQL Server 2008) = INSERT INTO MYSQLINTRANET...segments_temp SELECT * FROM ProjectTracking.dbo.segments;
  • Row failure appears to be random
  • Error logs are empty

Is it possible that the ProjectTracking.dbo.segments could be locked resulting in a hang?

Without any reported errors in the error log, where can I go from here?


I'd have left this as a comment but I want to quote some code, so I'm doing it here instead. I'd start with trying to track down where the lock is happening. The next time you've got a lock, gather some data. On the MS SQL server run the following:

USE master
select text,wait_time,blocking_session_id AS "Block",
percent_complete, * from sys.dm_exec_requests 
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle)  AS s2 order by start_time asc

Analyze the return and see what the status is. Is it blocked? Is it waiting on data to return from remote?

On the mySQL server run:

show full processlist;

As well as:


The first will list the running processes, what is the status of your query? What does it say it's waiting on. The second will help you find if you're having a deadlock issue.

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  • Thanks for the response - I'll run those tonight when everyone leaves – visevo Feb 26 '15 at 19:34

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