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Database Health Version 2.2 Released Today

Today I have the pleasure of releasing the next version of the Database Health Monitor application. Currently at version 2.2, I have been working on this since 2011, and I have introduced some new features in the latest version. Visit

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Using SQL Server Compressed Backups

The Quick Scan report in Database Health Monitor detects when you are performing SQL Server backups without compression, when the compression option is available. This applies to Full backups, Transaction log backups and Differential backups. Not using compressed backups? Why not?

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Featured Report: Backup Status Report

As part of the Database Health Monitor version 2.1 release there were many new report includes, one of those was the backup status report. A quick way to page through all of your SQL Servers and check on the status

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Database Health Monitor Version 2.1 coming soon

In the next week or two, I will be releasing version 2.1 of the Database Health Monitor application. I am just going through the final testing process now to get it ready for general release. There are a number of

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Silencing Backup Messages with Trace Flag 3226

As a DBA you regularly schedule backups you might have regular full backups, incremental backups and hopefully regular backups. Over time you might realize that your error log is not longer filled with errors, but instead a majority of your

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Understanding your Wait Statistics

SQL Server Performance Tuning Tips – Wait Statistics Wait statistics are one of commonly overlooked ways to quickly find out what is causing your SQL Server to be slow. One of the reasons that they are commonly overlooked is that

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Database Health Monitor – Historic Waits

With the recent release of Database Health Monitor Version 2.0 I have decided to focus on of blogging about the features and benefits of the Database Health Monitor application. There are some incredibly valuable features that are often overlooked. The

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Database Health Monitor Version 2 Released

After 4 years of beta and 5500 installs of Database Health Monitor beta releases in the last 2 years, Database Health Monitor version 2 is finally complete. It is no longer in beta. If you are curious about the history

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Database Health Monitor Version 2 Almost Done

Over the last 4 years I have been working on the Database Health Monitor. I am about a week away from releasing Version 2, which will finally be out of the beta process. In preparation for the release I am

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Database Health Monitor Beta 10.2 Released Today

It has been a long day, but I was able to get the latest Beta release of Database Health Monitor out. If you haven’t heard of Database Health Monitor monitor before, here is the quick rundown. It is a set of performance

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