Blog Archives

Database Health Beta 9.3 Released Today

Today I had the pleasure of releasing Beta 9.3 of the Database Health Monitor. It has been a whole week since the last beta update, and here is the outline of the new features and bug fixes. Download at DatabaseHealth.com

Posted in Database Health, Server Health Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Now that Database Health Beta 2 is out, whats next…

Now that Beta 2 of the Database Health Project is out, and people are using it, I am going to focus my attention on 2 areas. Fixing any bugs that are reported in Beta 2 of the Database Health Project. Adding

Posted in Server Health Tagged with: , , ,

Finding the contents of the Plan Cache

I often get asked “how do I find the contents of the SQL Server Plan Cache?”   My first response is just use the Database Health Reports and you can get this through a nice user interface.  But if you

Posted in Performance, Server Health Tagged with: , ,

Beta 2 of the Database Health Reports Released

Beta 2 of the Database Health Reports has just been released.  The new Beta contains several bug fixes, and several new features.  Here is a breakdown of what is new or changed since the last beta. New Features Added the Memory

Posted in DBA, Server Health Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Finding tables that don’t have a clustered index.

Although clustered indexes are not required, and there are many cases where you should not use a clustered index, quite often clustered indexes can be overlooked when creating a table.  This is actually more likely if you are inheriting a

Posted in DBA, Server Health Tagged with: ,

It is finally here. Beta 1 of the Database Health Reports for SQL Server.

In October last year I started work on the Database Health reports project.  It started out as a series of SSRS reports that I released and updated in December 2011 to March 2012.  After that it became clear that the

Posted in Server Health Tagged with: , , , ,

Preview of the Table Size Advisor

As I get the Database Health project ready to release as a beta, more of the components are coming together.  For instance shown here is the Table Size Advisor which can be accessed from the Disk Space Report. In this

Posted in Performance, Server Health Tagged with: , ,

Index Defragementation and Management

As I have been creating the Database Health project over the last couple of months, I have discovered that my favorite part of the whole project is the index defragmentation part of the project.  This has turned out to be

Posted in Performance, Server Health Tagged with: ,

Making Progress on the Server Health Re-write

Originally I implemented the  Database Health Reports as a series of SQL Server Reporting Services reports, which was very handy and easy to create, but hard to distribute in a way that they could be shared and customized to the needs

Posted in Performance, Server Health Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

SQL Server Health Reports — Working on Version 2

Late last year and early this year, I created a collection of report in SSRS that I called SQL Server Health reports. Some of the things that the Server Health report evaluates are the following Index Fragmentation Big One Time Use Queries

Posted in Server Health, Uncategorized Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Newsletter Signup

Stay informed of Database Corruption Challenge events, and other things happening at SteveStedman.com with my newsletter.
Newsletter signup form.

Stedman Solutions

StedmanSolutionsRemoteSkilledDBA

Common Table Expressions Book

Paperback:

Kindle: