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Fixing operating system error 19 in SQL Server

FixingLast weekend, I had another issue reported by the client which was a really quick solution however it needed a service restart, couple of time. The issue that reported was, operating system error 19 and in this very post, I will tell you how we fix it.


The client has an issue at their data center, it was the power outage. All the servers were down for about 30~40 minutes, by the way, these are DR servers. Once the power is restored and servers come back up, a couple of servers reported an issue where databases are shown in suspect mode. While I check the SQL Server logs I found entries like below.

Date        8/12/2017 8:44:12 PM
Log        SQL Server (Current - 8/12/2017 8:44:00 PM)

Source        spid39s

The operating system returned error 19(The media is write protected.) to SQL Server during 
a read at offset 0000000000000000 in file 'F:\TLOG\SomeDB_1.LDF'. 
Additional messages in the SQL Server error log and system event log may provide more detail. 
This is a severe system-level error condition that threatens database integrity 
and must be corrected immediately. Complete a full database consistency check (DBCC CHECKDB). 
This error can be caused by many factors; for more information, see SQL Server Books Online.

Fixing operating system error 19 in SQL Server

The system administrator has initiated the disk and made it write enable followed by the SQL Server service restart and voila!! All the databases are back online and accessible.

There are good chances that there will be some informative details available in Windows logs as well, and it may be there as information messages as I have mentioned in my posts here and here.

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Hemantgiri Goswami

Throughout my extensive 24-year tenure in the IT industry, I have honed my expertise in SQL Server and cloud technologies. My qualifications include certifications in ITIL, Azure, and Google Cloud, and my professional journey boasts a consistent record of delivering top-notch, dependable, and efficient solutions across diverse clients and domains. In recognition of my dedication and impact, I am honored to have received the Microsoft MVP award for SQL Server on six occasions. Additionally, I actively contribute to various online forums and blogs, acting as a moderator and facilitator of meaningful discussions. My ultimate mission revolves around empowering organizations to enhance the reliability and efficiency of their SQL Server implementations while fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth within the SQL Server community.