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SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries (Feb 2013)

Here is the February 2013 version of my SQL Server 2012 Diagnostic Information Queries, with some minor tweaks and improvements to several of the existing queries. There is also one new query that looks for missing indexes for all databases on the instance.

To go with it is an updated, blank 2012 results spreadsheet, where the tabs in the spreadsheet are labeled and in the same order as the queries. The idea is that you can run these queries one by one, click on the top left square of the results grid, and then right-click and select “Copy with Headers” to select and copy the results of the query and then paste them into the matching tab of the results spreadsheet.

One new feature in this version is that I have modified the initial comment for these queries to make them work better with Mitch Wheat’s SQLDiagCmd program that is a standalone .NET program to run these queries and automatically capture the results in a nice Excel spreadsheet (which saves you the time and trouble of doing it manually).  Now, I need to talk Mitch into making his program into a little WinForms application that is even easier to use…

Many of these queries only work on SQL Server 2012, although some will work on older versions of SQL Server. If you are using an older version of SQL Server, you should use the version of my diagnostic queries for that version of SQL Server.

You should be aware that both Query 52 and Query 56 could take some time to run, depending on the size of your database and the speed of your hardware and storage subsystem.

As always, I welcome any feedback you may have about these queries.

Filed under: Diagnostic Queries, SQL Server 2012 Tagged: DMV, DMV Queries


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