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SQL Overview VI - Monitoring Process Locks


SQL Overview VI - Monitoring Process Locks

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Great article!

Just one thing to add-- there is a FREE tool out there that does this and more:

SQL Deadlock Detector

We used to have a job/package set up before we found SQL Deadlock Detector. What's nice about Deadlock Detector is that it can send emails when long running locks or deadlocks are detected. Can't beat that.
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David, I just want to say thanks for creating this package. I have found it to be paramount in my ability to manage multiple instances and saves several hours every day by no longer having the need to visit each and every instance as part of my morning routine.

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Thanks for yet another nice article in this series.



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This is great!
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Some components such as fn_ServerInstanceName is included in the file attachment for the previous article: SQL Overview Part V

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I recently discovered the space in the new table SQL_Sysprocesses was not being freed even though the delete old rows statement was successful for each package execution. To fix this issue, I altered the table's index to be clustered. The database went from from 40 GB to 220 mb, a very big difference in space. I would recommend everyone making this change.

Afterwards I found the Microsoft KB article 913399 which confirmed this issue in SQL Server 2005, 2000, and 7. It provides several work arounds including the cluster index.

Sorry for the mistake

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Can't wait to try this out. It's something I've always wanted to do but didn't have the time to develop it myself.
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You should always have a cluster index on a table when you can. You should always use row-versioning based isolation level - in SQL Server snapshot isolation. In Oracle, it is done at "Read Committed" isolation.

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