This article has just shared the power of XEvents and yet another use in helping to audit the database environment for changes. Not only do we have this powerful tool at our disposal for troubleshooting, but it is there for use as an audit tool as well as to help us create an RCA when needed.
One of the most versatile and awesome power tools given to SQL Server now has a new home! This new home will serve as a fabulous repository of extensive resources and articles on the XEvents feature.
The default collation for SQL Server is a pretty bad idea. Sure, it works but so does SQL Server 7. When you have the opportunity to update to more current technologies, it is a good idea. Sometimes though, that upgrade can come with some pain. This article shows how to alleviate one such pain point by fixing problems related to collation conflicts and XE.
This article has just shared multiple tools to help you become more acquainted with the Query Store! This acquaintance is coming via an extremely powerful tool called Extended Events. Through the use of these two sessions and two additional scripts, this article demonstrates how to become more familiar with the internals for QDS.
The ability to quickly and easily trace a query is important to database professionals. This script provides one useful alternative to trace a specific spid similar to the method of using the context menu to create the trace within SSMS and Profiler.
Working with Extended Events will help you become a better DBA. Working with PoSh can also help you in many various tasks to become a better DBA. Combine the two and you just might have a super weapon.
Playing around with emojis in a database is a fun endeavor. Not only is it fun to play with for personal growth, but it does have some business advantages.
A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Sometimes, a picture for an event session just may be able to say it better than 50-60 letters used to try and describe the session.
When looking for an easy method to audit Index changes, one of the first technologies to try really should be Extended Events (xevents).
At best these phantom backups cause undue headache in troubleshooting. At worst, they make it impossible to recover in the event of a database related disaster. Join me for a troubleshooting journey involving phantom backups.