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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

Database monitoring in complex networks

Posted by Andreas Hope on Apr 11, 2019 2:11:00 PM

Monitoring databases in large,  distributed or hybrid environments

Monitoring database or SQL servers can in itself be a complex task - as we discuss in SQL Monitoring - 5 steps to full control. But what if you have a really complex environment, with multiple locations, restricted networks behind firewalls, high number of servers or a hybrid solution with some on-premise and some in a cloud? What are the issues, and how can you resolve them?

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Topics: scalability, sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring

Vision for the Future: dbWatch Enterprise Manager 12

Posted by Andreas Hope on Apr 11, 2019 2:03:21 PM

dbWatch Enterprise Manager 12

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Topics: security, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring, databaseoperations

Security considerations in database operations

Posted by Andreas Hope on Jul 2, 2018 3:25:00 PM

As most DBAs know, security of data is one of the most difficult yet important tasks of maintaining a large estate of databases. It has kept more than one administrator up at night worrying about potential threats and pitfalls. With the growth of the information economy, not only is most information stored in databases, the value of that information has grown. As with anything with
value, the threats to security increases at a direct correlation to its worth.

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Topics: security, sqlmonitor, sqlserver

AZURE database performance measured

Posted by Andreas Hope on Mar 8, 2017 8:17:00 AM

Considering migrating your databases to Azure? A new report by our CTO Marek Jablonski has revealed some very surprising facts about the performance you can expect from an Azure database.

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Topics: sqlmonitor, sqlmonitoring, databaseoperations, azure, cloudperformance

Optimizing SQL Server operations: First steps

Posted by Marek Jablonski on Jan 19, 2017 8:51:00 AM

When the number of SQL Servers begins to grow along with your business, it is often difficult to keep up. A lack of coordination or database administrators can exacerbate problems associated with this growth. Consolidating and optimizing your servers will go a long way toward reducing the cost and complexity of your database environment. This brief is the first in a series of articles on optimizing SQL Server environments and SQL Monitoring , describing the initial steps to take toward consolidation. 

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Topics: sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlserver