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Consolidating Error Logs from multiple SQL Servers using SSIS

SQL Server stores all informational messages, warning messages, and errors in operating system and application log files. As a database administrator (DBA), it is our responsibility to review the information in the error log files on a daily basis for any errors that have occurred in our SQL Server environment. However, manually reviewing the log files daily is not an easy task in a busy SQL Server environment, and it can quickly consume a large part of your day. Therefore, most DBAs tend to skip this when they are busy with other production problems.

Check out my article here, in which I showed how we can consolidate error log entries from multiple servers into a central location, and then report on them from central location.

This tip is published on MSSQLTips.com.

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Basit Farooq is a Lead Database Administrator, Trainer and Technical Author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles, and developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse and business intelligence projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University, and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.


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