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June 17, 2018

Fing Queries using Parallelism
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_exec_query_stats, sys.dm_exec_sql_text, sys.dm_exec_cached_plans, sys.dm_exec_query_plan, sys.dm_os_tasks, sys.dm_os_workers, sys.dm_os_waiting_tasks
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
May 20, 2018

SQL Server Audit
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Create Server Audit, Create Server Audit Specification
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
March 10, 2018

Using Extended Events to capture Stored Procedure calls, Log & Extract Duration Buckets of % and/or #
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
CREATE EVENT SESSION, ADD EVENT, ADD TARGET
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
March 7, 2018

Find out which Connections are using the highest network bandwidth from SQL Server
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
DMVs
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
February 11, 2018

Hitting the 16 Terabytes Data File Limit
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Maximum Capacity Specifications for SQL Server
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
December 12, 2017

Find Long Running Queries in SQL Server, Queries with High Execution Counts, Query Cache Analysis
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Max Worker Time, Max Elapsed Time, Execution Counts, Last Elapsed Time
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
December 11, 2017

Huge Transaction Log File with Always-ON Availability Group Database in SQL Server 2016 STD
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
log_reuse_wait_desc, DBCC sqlperf(logspace), DBCC LogInfo
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
November 30, 2017

Automate DBCC CHECKDB Per Instance
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Execute against each Database in the Instance + Log Results + Check for any errors + RaiseError(Alert)
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
September 9, 2017

SQL Replication Monitor
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Captures, Logs, Alerts & Reports for Microsoft SQL Server Transaction Replication Distribution Metrics.
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August 29, 2017

Speeding up SQL Server Database Restores
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Multi-Threaded Approach, Database Instant File Initialization, Azure VM SSDs
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August 28, 2017

List SQL Server Non-Default Configuration Options
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Server Dashboard Report
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August 25, 2017

T-SQL Get SQL Server Transaction Log Backup Size (or Database Backup Size)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSDB..backupset
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
July 31, 2017

Create a Microsoft SQL Server Audit Report using Powershell
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Microsoft.SqlServer.SMO, HTML Report, Email Delivery
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
July 30, 2017

T-SQL - Get Logins Connect Permissions
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.server_principals, sys.server_permissions, sys.sql_logins
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
July 26, 2017

T-SQL - Get list of Indexes with Fillfactor less than 90 (incl: #Pages, #Rows, % Fillfactor, % Fragmentation)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats, sys.indexes
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
July 24, 2017

T-SQL - Get Tables, Fields & Data Types
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.columns, sys.objects, sys.types
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July 21, 2017

T-SQL Get Database Backups Throughput
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
msdb.dbo.backupset, msdb.dbo.backupmediafamily
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
July 12, 2017

SQL Space Monitor - Version 2
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.database, sys.master_files, sys.data_spaces, sys.dm_os_volume_stats, sp_send_dbmail
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
July 8, 2017

SQL Space Monitor - Version 1
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.database, sys.master_files, sys.data_spaces, sys.dm_os_volume_stats
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
June 30, 2017

SQL Server Buffer Pool Usage per Database and per Objects
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.objects, sys.partitions, sys.allocation_units, sys.indexes, sys.dm_os_buffer_descriptors
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
June 7, 2017

sp_server_diagnostics
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Captures diagnostic data and health information about SQL Server to detect potential failures. The procedure runs in repeat mode and sends results periodically.
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June 7, 2017

Transactional Replication Monitoring - SQL Job Perspective - Last Run Time and Run Status
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
This query returns all Replication SQL Jobs and reports on it's Last Run Time and Run Status...
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June 5, 2017

Capture Microsoft SQL Server Waits Stats
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
sys.dm_os_wait_stats - Returns information about all the waits encountered by threads that executed. Use this aggregated view to diagnose performance issues with SQL Server and also with specific queries and batches.
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March 30, 2017

SQL Server - File IO - Sizes, Usage, Stats - Write(Insert) vs Read(Select)
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
SSMS, Process Monitor
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
November 29, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server Replication - Log Reader Agent - History, Status & Configuration
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSlogreader_history, MSlogreader_agents, sp_replcmds
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July 20, 2016

SQL Server Replication Get Undistributed Commands
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Distribution.sys.sp_MSget_repl_commands
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June 20, 2016

Cross-Database Queries in Azure SQL Databases
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Extension in the DDL for external data sources and external tables
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
March 18, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server Replication - Distribution Agent - History, Status, Stats, Errors
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
MSdistribution_history, MSdistribution_agents, MSrepl_commands
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August 5, 2015

SQL Server Connections - Schedulers, Threads, Workers, Tasks, Requests, Sessions, Connections, Users
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Along with sys.messages & other resources
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Tags SQLServerHealthCheck
June 28, 2015

T-SQL - Find Lead Blocking SPID
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
Use T-SQL to find the lead blocking SPID and it's INPUTBUFFER contents.
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