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Chad Pabalan

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Learn how to discover all database instances available within your enterprise network

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Jan 26, 2021 6:16:59 AM


You are hired for a new job as a Senior DBA but the previous DBA who just left the company didn't provide the complete documentation of the existing database instances. You need to get a full overview of all instances, retrieve and document all the database instances available within the enterprise network. How could you accomplish this task? 

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you have to take over the responsibility for a database server farmbut where documentation and overview is missing or you do not trust it to be up to date? You want to get a full overview of all instances, retrieve and document all the database instances available. How could you accomplish this task most easily? 




If you happen to run dbWatch Enterprise Manager or dbWatch Control Center, you are in luck. 

dbWatch is capable of tracking and listing all instances within a specified network range.  

dbWatch has a built-in Autodiscover feature for these situations, whether you need to create an overview from scratch, or you want to monitor your networks / subnets to see if new instances are added, then you can add all the discovered instances in your dbWatch monitor and group them accordingly. 

In this blog, you can learn how you can configure and automatically discover all instances within a custom network range which you will specify. You can also learn how to add the discovered instances in the dbWatch monitor. 


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

Track your SQLServer database compatibility level with Control Center

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Dec 6, 2020 1:09:08 PM


In this blog,I will discuss SQL Servers’ database compatibility level. By using dbWatch, we will check the proper setting and configure the right compatibility level based on the version you are using. 

Each new version of SQL Server introduces new functionalities and performance benefits. These are identified by compatibility level and cardinality estimators.  

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Tips: How you can achieve a cost-efficient database farm with dbWatch Enterprise Manager 12

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Oct 22, 2020 4:39:22 AM
IT planning within an enterprise is crucial, whether you are a startup company or a big enterprise that is undergoing major changes. You need the full cooperation from various teams within the company and work together to determine how to improve the business, when it comes to finances, infrastructure, new projects, etc.
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Topics: cost-effective, database automation, database operations, sqlmonitor, databaseoperations, oraclelicensing, indexmaintenance

Monitoring SQL Server error logs

Posted by Chad Pabalan on May 12, 2020 3:00:00 PM

As a data platform expert who manages and maintains hundreds or maybe thousands of database instances, you may be thinking of a better way in managing these number of servers more efficiently. An environment this huge with a lot of vital applications relying on those databases can be quite difficult to keep track of. Especially when you’re too busy with a lot of administration work, with little resources and time you might have difficulties prioritizing your daily tasks.

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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring, databasemonitor, errorlog, SQLErrorLog, sqlerror

Assigning user roles in dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Apr 7, 2020 4:00:00 PM

As a busy database administrator managing and monitoring tens or hundreds of database instances, you are plenty busy enough as it is. While you’re busy with your daily routinesometimes your manager or developers would ask for your assistance regarding the status of certain database you’re in charged with. Athey were experiencing slow running queries, blocking sessions or deadlocks within the staging environment.  

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Topics: sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring, databasesecurity, oracle, databasemonitor

Performance alerts configuration with dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Mar 18, 2020 2:02:16 AM
In an enterprise with multiple systems across various departments, database administrators find not only multiple database platforms such as Oracle and SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL but also different versions of each platform. DBA's usually manage tens to hundreds up to thousands of database instances of different platforms and versions within the company.


Each database platform and sometimes each version come with their own set of tools, it is a waste of time switching through multiple applications just to monitor and manage hundreds of database instances.


dbWatch is the perfect solution to monitor and track all your instances for you. The dbWatch alert module is powerful and flexible, so you can configure precisely how you receive alerts, what alerts you receive, who receives them and at what time of the day or week. In this way you can create alert rules to match work schedules with different alert schemes for office hours, nighttime and weekends.

See the example below.

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

Analyzing SQL Server Indexes with dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Jan 16, 2020 3:50:26 AM


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