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Monitoring InnoDB Performance with dbWatch – a Guide

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Feb 22, 2021 10:22:00 AM

About the Author:

Lukas Vileikis is an ethical hacker and a frequent conference speaker.

Since 2014, Lukas has found and responsibly disclosed security flaws in some of the most visited websites in Lithuania.

He runs one of the biggest & fastest data breach search engines in the world - BreachDirectory.com, frequently speaks at conferences and blogs in multiple places including his blog over at lukasvileikis.com.

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

How can dbWatch assist you in solving MySQL Issues?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Feb 15, 2021 6:17:00 AM

About the Author:

Lukas Vileikis is an ethical hacker and a frequent conference speaker.

Since 2014, Lukas has found and responsibly disclosed security flaws in some of the most visited websites in Lithuania.

He runs one of the biggest & fastest data breach search engines in the world - BreachDirectory.com, frequently speaks at conferences and blogs in multiple places including his blog over at lukasvileikis.com.

 

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

From SQL Instance Management to Database Farm Management

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 8, 2021 8:24:00 AM

How is database farm management different from instance management? Why do you need it and when? That is what I will try to shed some light on in this blog. If you are responsible for a database farm, read on.

 

Managing instances – watching and tuning performance, handling incidents, and generally maintaining them has always been the DBA domain. DBAs are focused on the database server performance now. As the number of instances grows, you will need more DBAs to handle the job of keeping all instances ship-shape daily. This is when you need to consider farm management as well.

Managing the database server farm is about managing and optimizing resources, cost, risk and inventory, planning, forecasting, reporting, and budgeting. Database Farm Management is focused on the medium- and long-term future, so it is usually done by senior DBAs and IT operations managers.

As an analogy, think of the difference between database farm management and instance management as the difference between managing public transport in a large city with managing a formula one race car team. The former is concerned with moving as many people as possible on buses, trams, and trains in a cost-efficient manner, while the latter is concerned with making one or two cars win the race at almost any cost.

 

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

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

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

Problem 

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? 

 

 

Solution

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

Database Locks - how to monitor and manage it

Posted by Rey Lawrence Torrecampo on Jan 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Database locks have been a bane to most DBAs. They cause unnecessary problems to database and business processes. In this blog, we will examine what database locks are, issues that can arise from it, and provide ways on how to deal with it on SQLServer. Not only that, we will also implement it in dbWatch Control Center as an example.

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

Productivity by Automation

Posted by Rebecca Harrisson (Guest) on May 31, 2019 2:28:00 PM

 

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Topics: database automation, database operations, sqlmanager, sqlmonitoring, databaseoperations

The growing problem of “complexity creep” and how to avoid it

Posted by Andreas Hope on Jun 18, 2018 10:16:00 AM

Complexity is often a natural condition of most successful businesses. We build databases to handle complex data, to
maintain a layer of structure for important business information.

However, when building a database, or cluster of databases, typically the needs or requirements change over time. New
divisions or projects spring up. This is generally not a bad thing for a business or organisation. In most cases growth is good. However order to do this, without incurring huge amount of expense, often you a add these modules into existing databases rather than create new ones for different purposes.

There are many advantages to this approach; it makes accessing data easier if needed. However, in some (read: many) cases, you need to create new databases to handle different functions. One part of a business, such as vendor contract information, may have literally nothing to do with another, such as customer service records. So new databases are created. Maybe even the needs in one function, such as sales records increase beyond the capacity of the original
database they receive higher workloads than others. 

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Topics: cloud, sqlmanager, database design