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Category: Log
SQL Server versions: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

What is CHKPT?

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Occurs at server startup to tell the checkpoint thread that it can start. Information from Microsoft®


Used to coordinate the checkpoint background worker thread with recovery of master so checkpoint won't start accepting queue requests until master online


This wait has never occurred recently

CHKPT has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.

Prevalence of CHKPT across the Spotlight Population