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Optimizing database integrity – a better alternative for dbcc checkdb

Posted by Rey Lawrence Torrecampo on Mar 25, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Checking for database corruption is a task DBAs need to do. Maintaining a database is a routine that should not be taken lightly, as database operations are the bread and butter of a successful business. In this blog, we will look at alternatives for dbcc check db. 

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Monitor your SQL Server Indexes

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Mar 22, 2022 12:57:37 PM
About the Author:  

Chad Pabalan is a Pre-Sales Engineer for dbWatch and a DBA specializing in SQLServer high availability setups and disaster recovery planning and configurations. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, a cloud enthusiast specializing in architecture and designing scalable, high available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS Cloud. 

 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Working with MySQL vs. MariaDB – What’s Different?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Mar 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Everyone has heard of MySQL. Well, probably not everyone – say, everyone in the development and database monitoring space. Do you ever wonder why? MySQL is everywhere. The industries that use MySQL as their primary database management system include the automobile industry (think Volvo, BMW, etc.), the fashion industry (think SheIn and the like), the finance industry uses it heavily, it’s prevalent in the education industry.

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Why do Developers Automate Database Processes?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Mar 4, 2022 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve been around the world of development at least for a little while, you will know – automation is everywhere. We mean, it’s 2022: one can find companies automating robotization processes, there are specialized houses with automated processes instead of keys, etc. 

The software sector is not an exception to this rule, either – automation, especially database automation, in the software sector is rampant as well. Some of the processes that are being increasingly automated are related to databases, database monitoring, and database farm management: by automating database processes, people find themselves at ease when working with all kinds of database flavors. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Running Databases – Docker vs. Alternatives

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Mar 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM

These days, Docker is a frequent friend of many developers. Some developers even turn to Docker to run their database systems – applications are safe in containers, containers usually are lightweight, and generally containers allow devs to bundle all the software they use into “boxes” called Docker containers. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Microsoft Azure vs. dbWatch to Manage SQL Environments

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Feb 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve heard of databases of any kind, there’s a good chance you’ve heard (or even worked with) Microsoft Azure, or simply Azure as it called in the development circles. Azure is a frequent friend in the Microsoft circles – partly because it’s developed by Microsoft, but also partly because it’s a very efficient tool in managing all kinds of databases. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Deploying Databases Locally vs. In a Live Environment - What to Consider

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Feb 21, 2022 3:17:03 AM

All developers and database administrators have been in a situation where they need to test their database deployments before going live. There‘s simply no way around it: want to be live? Test your environment in a sandbox before moving onto publicly visible spaces (e.g. the web, etc.) But have you ever wondered what database administrators need to consider before deploying their database environments both locally and live? We will tell you all about that in this blog post. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Monitor and add bulk database instances using dbWatch Control Center 

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Feb 13, 2022 5:11:00 PM

Have you had any problems with adding many database instances, one by one, manually using your current database monitoring solution? 

Can your current database monitoring solution scan for all the existing database servers within your enterprise network and track every database instance available?  

 

 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Customizing your dbWatch Job for SQL Servers

Posted by Rey Lawrence Torrecampo on Feb 8, 2022 4:54:32 PM

What’s inside a template job? 

After learning about the different directories, we will now proceed on how you can add a job template to your active dbWatch Control Center. Download the job_templates.json to your local server. Preferably, this should be in the same machine where your active dbWatch Control Center is placed.  

 

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Recovering and migrating your dbWatch Control Center

Posted by Rey Lawrence Torrecampo on Feb 3, 2022 10:03:00 AM

As a Database Admin, your role is to ensure the organization's storage facility is working in tiptop condition. With the database monitoring tools at your disposal, it's easier to execute mundane database admin tasks such as database monitoring and database reporting with only a click of a button. 

 

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