SQL Cursor to Kill all connections to a database — Parv The IT Geek

Have you ever tried to restore over a database but found that all attempts are being blocked by an annoying SPID? Or had hundreds of orphaned SPIDs running crazy on your instance?

Well I have the solution for you with the below script which uses a cursor to kill all connections to a database.

DECLARE @spid varchar(10)</pre>

DECLARE kill_spid CURSOR fast_forward FOR

SELECT SPID FROM sys.sysprocesses WHERE DB_NAME(dbid) = 'AdventureWorks2012' AND spid > 50

OPEN kill_spid

FETCH NEXT FROM kill_spid INTO @spid

while @@FETCH_STATUS = 0

BEGIN EXEC ('Kill ' + @Spid)

FETCH NEXT

FROM kill_spid INTO @spid

END

CLOSE kill_spid

DEALLOCATE kill_spid

Make sure that you change AdventureWorks2012 for your database name and double check that you have the correct database name as I have seen it when people put the wrong database name in and its never a pretty sight.


Originally published at https://parvtheitgeek.com on March 27, 2015.

Published by Parvinder Nijjar

I blog at ParvTheITGeek.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: