Tip of the Day: Active Memory Dump


Today’s Tip…

There’s a new type of memory dump that filters out a bunch of stuff (where stuff = pages not important in diagnosing most issues), making the dump file much smaller and easier to save and /or copy. It has been described as “more compact than a complete memory dump, while containing ‘active memory’ in kernel and user mode space,” (Ge, 2014). The blog post below has additional information and configuration steps via the registry and PowerShell.

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References:

Bhattacharya, B. S. (2015, May 18). Windows Server 2016 Failover Cluster Troubleshooting Enhancements – Active Dump. Retrieved October 18, 2016, from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/clustering/2015/05/18/windows-server-2016-failover-cluster-troubleshooting-enhancements-active-dump/

Ge, C. T. (2014, October 2). Windows 10 – Active Memory Dump. Retrieved October 18, 2016, from https://chentiangemalc.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/windows-10active-memory-dump/

Comments (1)

  1. taehwa says:

    It would be very helpful to analyze server hang issue with BIG memory

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