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colin.Leversuch-Roberts
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As this is a new forum point I'd just like to say how much I like this product, I've used it since the days of it being SQL Probe, 199? , can't remember now.

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No one has responded to this topic yet. Even if you don't have a complete answer, the original poster will appreciate any thoughts you have!
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I have this product as well...however, some days I wonder if I am not using it to its full potetial. What sort of things do you use this for? How often do you use it for that? (daily? Weekly? yearly?) I know that I have had to create some "moving" views to make the data more useable, as it logs everything to a table called <table><year>_<month>...

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I use it for the alerts, the worst performing, growth, statistics, viewing user processes - it's a very useful tool to have running. Never had to worry about changing the data - view stats is pretty good.

Extracting the worst performing could be easier / better.



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Here is what I use - I do have alerts set to email...And every morning I run "Reoganization", kick out the tables that are to large and will not complete in the 10 min per table time restriction, and allow that to run...Other than that, I do not do a lot with this, but want to do more - it looks like it really could do more...

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  • I don't use it for rebuilding indexes or stats.
  • I view extract worst performing for optimisation
  • I view table growth/ useage of text columns and will look at indexes and sizes on tables
  • I view growth stats for databases
  • I make use of running processes and the drill down to individual users
  • I use the output of the proc cache and stats as well as the memory breakdown
  • I look at cpu and io, page life and some of the others.
  • I use all the alerts for blocking, deadlocks, cpu, failed jobs, longin running jobs, open trans
  • I use the combined alert log for all servers

how's that for a start?



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I also have the tool but don't use it as often as I should. Thanks for the advice

_WM





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For those of you who have this product, would you buy it again or would you look at another product? I tried it out and liked it, just wondering what your thoughts are after working with it awhile.

Thanks,

Bart


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Idera has a whole suite of products...and I have been looking at quite a few of them. This one, when I need it, hands down, I would buy it again...now, it runs in the background, lets me know when things are going sour, and is always there to help me out. I like that it saves stat data in the database, I have done some nifty things for trending out size and such. I like it, yes, I would buy it again.

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I have in several client sites.

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