Avoid SQL Server 2019 Cumulative Update #7

After releasing Cumulative Update #7 on September 2nd, Microsoft has discovered an issue with snapshot generation that was critical enough for them to pull the CU.

What you need to know:

If you haven't installed CU7 yet

Don't. Stick with Cumulative Update #6, which you can get here; or, take your chances with Cumulative Update #8.

If you have installed CU7

Uninstall it, unless you don't plan to create any snapshots (or run CHECKDB) before applying CU8.

If you have created snapshots since installing CU7, drop them.

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips, and have had the honor of speaking at more conferences than I can remember. In non-tech life, I am a father of two, a huge hockey and football fan, and my pronouns are he/him.