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Category: Other
SQL Server versions: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


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An AlwaysOn drop availability group operation is waiting for the termination of any background task that was scheduled as part of a previous command. For example, there may be a background task that is transitioning availability databases to the primary role. The DROP AVAILABILITY GROUP DDL must wait for this background task to terminate in order to avoid race conditions. Information from Microsoft®


This wait has never occurred recently

PWAIT_HADR_POST_ONLINE_COMPLETED has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.

Prevalence of PWAIT_HADR_POST_ONLINE_COMPLETED across the Spotlight Population