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The 3AM Meltdown - New DBA Team Article

Where do you start fixing a SQL Server crash when there isn’t a single clue? The DBA Team had better find out quick, or they’re not going to get any sleep tonight. Find out how it all goes.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/10/16 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: monitoring
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Monitoring Longest Running Transaction using SQL Server Agent Alerts

Step by Step guide to setup SQL Server Agent Alert for the proactive monitoring of Monitoring of Longest Running Transactions.  Read more...
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The Road To Hell - new article from the DBA Team

Joe Celko & Chris Date guest as the sinister Relational Police in this new DBA Team adventure. Can the DBA Team save another doomed database? Find out.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2014/08/07 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: monitoring
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Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 has a number of new DMVs, and some changes from SQL Server 2012. What are the new views and changes, and how can be useful to you?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic management view
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Dynamic Management Views: Changes in SQL Server 2012

There were many new DMVs added in SQL Server 2012, and some that have changed since SQL Server 2008 R2. This is a brief overview of the biggest changes and what they mean to you!  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dynamic management view
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How to Receive Alerts When You Centralize Your SQL Server Event Logs

Learn how you can get alerts when you centralize the Event log. This is part 2 of the previous article "How to centralize your SQL Server Event Logs."  Read more...
By Geoff Albin 2014/05/09 (first published: 2012/05/24) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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Index Utilization Trending

An important part of regular database maintenance is to monitor index usage and make adjustments as needed. How can we monitor, store, and trend this data effectively over time?  Read more...
By Edward Pollack 2014/05/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: indexing
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How to centralize your SQL Server Event Logs

Learn how you can centralize the Event log data for your servers using a process that Geoff Albin has been using for over 10 years.  Read more...
By Geoff Albin 2014/05/02 (first published: 2010/11/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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Mini-Me

This Friday Steve Jones asks if you build your own mini-me's to help you manage your database systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Monitor Metric: Processes in a runnable state (scheduler query)

Use this script in SQL Monitor to determine the general load on the operating system you can get a count of the processes that are in a runnable state. This value will go up and down as various systems run on the operating system. It’s only a measure of load on the system and won’t indicate the cause of problems, but will show you pressure on the system.   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/12/03 | Source: SQL Monitor Metrics | Category: monitoring
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Automate SQL Server Log Monitoring

Let SQL do the work and monitor your SQL Error Log files.  Read more...
By Willem Gossink 2013/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server error log
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Monitoring job history using Reporting Services

Easily monitoring your SQL Agent job history using SSRS for concurrency, job lenght and job status.  Read more...
By Tomaz Kastrun 2013/09/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: job
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Eight Steps to Effective SQL Server Monitoring

If you need to start monitoring your SQL Server instances and database, and there are many good reasons to do so, Tony Davis gives you the eight essential steps to diagnosing problems quickly.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/08/26 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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Baselining with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views

When you're monitoring SQL Server, it's better to capture a baseline for those aspects that you're checking, such as workload, Physical I/O or performance. Once you know what is normal, then performance tuning and resource provisioning can be done in a timely manner before any problems becomes apparent. We can prevent problems by being able to predict them. Louis shows how to get started.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/07/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: baselines
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Disaster Recovery Tip #6 - Monitor Your Systems

Today's complex systems are too large to be able to rely on any DBA's memory for knowledge of each component, and its configuration options and settings.   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/07/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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The Ten Commandments of SQL Server Monitoring

It is easy to get database monitoring wrong. There are several common-sense rules that can make all the difference between a monitoring system that works for you and helps to avoid database problems, and one that just creates a distraction. Adam Machanic spells out the rules, based on his considerable experience with database monitoring.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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Job overran Custom Metric

This SQL Monitor custom metric tells you if a specific SQL Server Agent job that runs at the same time every day has overrun. The metric is useful when a job can have negative effects on other processes if it overruns.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/10 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: red gate software
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Stairway to Transaction Log Management in SQL Server, Level 9: Monitoring the Transaction Log

Our major goal in terms of log maintenance for all databases under our care is to optimize for write performance, in order to support all activities that require SQL Server to write to the log, including data modifications, data loads, index rebuilds, and so on. However, it's also important to keep an eye on possible log fragmentation, which, as described previously, can affect the performance of processes that need to read the log, such as log backups and the crash recovery process.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Custom Metrics for Monitoring Database Mirroring

SQL Monitor comes with plenty of metrics, but there are always going to be things that you want to measure that can't be done 'out of the box'. Taking database mirroring as an example, Grant shows that custom metrics can be used to monitor and alert whatever aspect of SQL Server or database that you need.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/04/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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dbWarden - A Free SQL Server Monitoring Package

dbWarden is a comprehensive monitoring and alerting solution for SQL Server 2005 or newer. It features an emailed Health Report and includes email and text notifications with customizable metrics for alerts such as Blocking, Long Running Queries and SQL Jobs, CPU %, Log file and TempDB growth.  Read more...
By Stevie Rounds, Michael Rounds 2013/04/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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