DBCC DROPCLEANBUFFERS

Remove all clean buffers from the buffer pool.

Syntax
      DBCC DROPCLEANBUFFERS [WITH NO_INFOMSGS]


Key:
   WITH NO_INFOMSGS - Suppress all information messages.

This command is useful to test queries with a cold buffer cache without shutting down and restarting the server.

To produce a 'cold' buffer cache with all dirty pages written to disk, first use CHECKPOINT.

# Why can't I ease your doubtful mind, and melt your cold, cold heart # ~ Hank Williams

Related:

CHECKPOINT
DBCC FREE... CACHE
Equivalent Oracle command: ALTER SYSTEM FLUSH SHARED POOL


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