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suspect_pages (Transact-SQL)

Contains one row per page that failed with a minor 823 error or an 824 error. Pages are listed in this table because they are suspected of being bad, but they might actually be fine. When a suspect page is repaired, its status is updated in the event_type column.

The following table, which has a limit of 1,000 rows, is stored in the msdb database.

Column name

Data type

Description

database_id

int

ID of the database to which this page applies.

file_id

int

ID of the file in the database.

page_id

bigint

ID of the suspect page. Every page has a page ID that is a 32-bit value identifying the location of the page in the database. The page_id is the offset into the data file of the 8 KB page. Each page ID is unique in a file.

event_type

int

The type of error; one of:

1 = An 823 error that causes a suspect page (such as a disk error) or an 824 error other than a bad checksum or a torn page (such as a bad page ID).

2 = Bad checksum.

3 = Torn page.

4 = Restored (page was restored after it was marked bad).

5 = Repaired (DBCC repaired the page).

7 = Deallocated by DBCC.

error_count

int

Number of times the error has occurred.

last_update_date

datetime

Date-and-time stamp of the last update.

Anyone with access to msdb can read the data in the suspect_pages table. Anyone with UPDATE permission on the suspect_pages table can update its records. Members the db_owner fixed database role on msdb or the sysadmin fixed server role can insert, update, and delete records.

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