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Be Prepared with Baselines

Analyzing performance often requires you to understand what is normal and what is not. Steve talks about the importance of baselines.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2018/06/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Database-based Transaction Counting Find Script

Database-based Transaction Counting Find Script 
By Yusuf Kahveci 2018/06/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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The State of SQL Server Monitoring 2018

Over 600 technology professionals who work in organizations that use SQL Server recently responded to our survey to discover the current state of SQL Server monitoring.  Read more...
By 2018/05/21 | Source: Redgate | Category: monitoring
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Detecting Problems on Databases that use Snapshot-based Transaction Isolation

If you’re using SQL Server’s Read Committed Snapshot Isolation level (RCSI) to avoid long waits for a blocked resource, then you’ll want to monitor for possible side effects. This article describes one way to monitor for such problems, using an alert on version_ghost_record_count, to warn us when the number of row versions in tempdb is getting very high.  Read more...
By 2018/04/26 | Source: Redgate | Category: read committed snapshot isolation
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Custom Metrics for Detecting Problems with Ad-hoc Queries

A common SQL Server crime is the unnecessary overuse of ad-hoc queries by applications. In this article, Phil Factor shares some custom queries for monitoring problems that can be caused by this.  Read more...
By 2018/04/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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Monitor Query Performance Using Query Store in SQL Server

The Query Store captures a history of queries, execution plans, and runtime statistics, which persist within SQL Server and can be reviewed later.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/04/12 | Source: Database Journal | Category: query performance
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Monitoring and Troubleshooting Deadlocks with SQL Monitor

This article will discuss why deadlocks occur, why they require immediate investigation by the DBA, and the diagnostic data required to troubleshoot them.  Read more...
By 2018/03/26 | Source: Redgate | Category: deadlocks
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Custom Replication Status Record Latency Monitor

Monitors replicated tables for any publisher/subscriber for latency in record counts, alerts via email if latency exists beyond a specified threshold  Read more...
By MyDoggieJessie 2018/02/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: replication
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How to monitor the impact of patching on SQL Server performance

In this article, Redgate use the Spectre/Meltdown bugs as means to demonstrate how you can use a tool like SQL Monitor to assess the impact of patching on your SQL Server estate.  Read more...
By 2018/02/13 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Building a Custom Blocked Process Report

Blocking in SQL Server is normal behavior, but excessive blocking can lead to many complaints and is a symptom of poor performance. SQL Server contains a vast amount of information that can help when troubleshooting performance issues like blocking, but understanding and gathering that information when you need it is a lot of work. Darko Martinovic explains his solution for a custom blocking report.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2018/02/06 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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Free webinar: Change your SQL Server troubleshooting from reactive to proactive with a monitoring tool

Redgate’s James King and Ben Emmett will demonstrate how to troubleshoot your SQL Server estate, and discuss how it shouldn’t be about reacting to problems when they occur, but rather having the tools to make proactive decisions to plan ahead, identify potential disruptions, fix common problems and make improvements.   Read more...
By 2018/02/01 | Source: Redgate | Category: redgate
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Enhanced version of Microsoft's sp_who / sp_who2 system stored procedures.  Read more...
By Sean Smith 2018/01/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sp_who
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How to manage and monitor large SQL Server estates

Managing a couple of SQL Servers is a whole different ball game compared to managing 10’s or 100’s of servers. With so much available data to take in, this webinar will guide you through what’s important and what’s noise.  Read more...
By 2017/11/27 | Source: Redgate | Category: webinar
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VMware monitoring in SQL Monitor

The Redgate SQL Monitor team has been looking into how you can more effectively monitor SQL Server running on a virtual machine, and are pleased to announce that they've begun this by introducing support for VMware in SQL Monitor version 7.0.11. Find out more about the beta feature in this blog post.  Read more...
By 2017/06/09 | Source: Redgate | Category: monitoring
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Five Useful SQL Server Management Practices

This article outlines five SQL Server capabilities you can use to enhance your efficiency as a DBA.  Read more...
By Kenneth Igiri 2017/01/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: security
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What is the Future of Monitoring?

Monitoring your systems is critical to ensuring security and stability. Steve Jones shares a few thoughts on where monitoring might go with more computer assistance in the future.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/09/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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5 Monitoring Queries for SQL Server

Every DBA squirrels away favourite queries for monitoring SQL Server. Nowadays many of these are too complex to keep in your head. Dennes describes how he uses T-SQL queries for solving problems, whether it involves fixing the problems of missing indexes, preventing unrestrained autogrowth, avoiding index fragmentation, checking whether jobs have failed or avoiding memory stress conditions.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2016/07/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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Monitoring and Alerting

Knowing what is happening on your systems, and being told when a system is not behaving normally is very important for administrators. Steve Jones has a few thoughts on monitoring today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Move an Existing Log Shipping Database to a New Monitor Server

How to move a log shipping database to a new monitor server without removing and rebuilding the log shipping setup.  Read more...
By Dane Boulton 2016/04/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: log shipping
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SQL Server System Report

Overview report for tracking key database performance metrics, general system stats, overall activity, and general server info, including: properties and settings, uptime, drive space, DB size allocation, growth stats, backups, jobs, index fragmentation, missing and unused indexes, and much more.  Read more...
By Sean Smith 2016/01/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: administration
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