According to this post in Jochen Kalmach’s blog, the new (beta) version of WinDbg – 6.6.3.5 that I’ve mentioned earlier in a couple of posts support mini real dumps.

This means that instead of taking a full memory dump (its not actually full because you don’t take the kernel space) which can be up to the size of the current process (and in server applications it can reach to a few hundreds of MB), you can take a small, light weight mini dump that contains only minimal information such as call stacks.

This previously worked in unmanaged environments but from this version it also works on managed and mixed environments.

I’m still trying to find the original source of this information (Jochen, can you help on this? 🙂 ), but after tracking Jochen’s blog for a while he does know what he is doing.