Tag: Database Health Monitor

DBCC ShrinkDatabase – I want to shrink my database.

TL;DR summary: Don’t do it. Stop reading here if you want, but just don’t do it. This post refers to shrinking your database files (mdf, or ndf files), not shrinking the log file. The log file is a completely different

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GE Centricity EMR Performance Tuning.

I have been doing work with multiple clients using the GE Centricity EMR product which makes extensive use of Microsoft SQL Server. The performance issues that you run into with Centricity are very similar to what I see working with

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TSQL Script to Display Agent Job History

It can be a bit time consuming to work through the the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) user interface to check on the agent job history to find specific agent jobs that have been run. To help speed that process up,

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SQL Server – sysmaintplan_logdetail

The check for excessive sysmaintplan_logdetail has be added to the Database Health MonitorQuick Scan Report. If you haven’t had a maintenance plan to clean up maintenance plan history, it can grow excessively over time. I recently worked on a

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SQL Server – Cost Threshold For Parallelism

The check for Cost Threshold for Parallelism check has be added to the Database Health MonitorQuick Scan Report. The Cost Threshold For Parallelism setting in SQL Server controls the level at which the query optimizer decides to have a query

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Database Health Monitor Quick Scan Report

With the updated release of Database Health Monitor yesterday, here is the updated list of documentation on the Quick Scan Report.  All of the following (plus a few more) are checked from the Database Health Monitor Quick Scan report. The

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Database Health Monitor – Version 2.3 Released

With over 7500 downloads worldwide to date, I have just released the next installment of the FREE Database Health Monitor application. Here what one person had to say about it “Excellent – It’s the first tool I open every morning

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SchemaDrift – Database Schema Differences – My Weekend Project

This weekend I had some spare time, so I started coding on a new project on Friday night. This project is something that I intend to include in the next release of Database Health Monitor. THis project allows users to

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2015 Review

What 2015 meant to me and my business. Stedman Solutions, LLC – Startup After unexpectedly leaving a regular full time employment position on March 31st 2015, the very next day April 1st 2015, Stedman Solutions, LLC was launched. Looking back,

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