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find errors in log file for multiple servers


find errors in log file for multiple servers

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I would like to see if any errors in SQL log.

Is that possible using some query for all the servers in my central server management to pull it?

A query maybe looks for the word Error in the log file ?

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Are you storing the data from all the SQL log files in a table on the Centralized server?

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use the local server group in SSMS and then use something like sp_readerrorlog to seach for what your looking for, not the most elegent, but just a thought I had

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use the local server group in SSMS and then use something like sp_readerrorlog to seach for what your looking for, not the most elegent, but just a thought I had


I agree with this. If your servers are registered in a central management server you can write a query in a query window and execute it against all your systems. You can use sp_readerrorlog or xp_readerrorlog. I prefer using xp_readerrorlog because you can filter with a keyword.

Here is an article on the parameters you can use with xp_readerrorlog:

Reading the SQL Server log files using TSQL

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What I have done is create a powershell script that goes to all of my instances,
scans the log from a given timestamp and sends me email reports for errors of a given type.

Types:
login errors
deadlocks
backup errors
Severity > 20 (pages)
failed sa (and other elevated logins) login attempts
user defiend errors
IO errors
Other.
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Can you share your powershell script?


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