May 13 2020
I need your support on the below scenario.
MS SQL SERVER instance is running on Windows Server 2012 R2.
Do I need to stop the ”MSSQLSERVER" service before restarting a Windows Server OS on Windows "shutdown /r" command or Windows GUI "Restart" to prevent data corruption?
I think the OS shutdown sequense runs "net stop SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER)" in the background and does a safe restart, is that correct?
May 14 2020
Generally speaking windows will wait 20 - 30 seconds for services to gracefully close. If you think more time is needed you can extend WaitToKillServiceTimeout
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