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Oh the irony of it all !!

In my previous post I mentioned what I see as a fatal flaw with the “Alert on Error” scenario, well no sooner posted than to quote Shakespeare “hoisted by my own petard” HA!  I have a log shipped setup where the server communicates alerts using smtp...
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How's your email today ? No Alerts ?

When I first started as a SQL Server DBA / Developer in 1995 working with SQL Server 6.x one of the key steps was to set up alerting and monitoring. I was working for a very rapidly growing mortgage provider and DR, monitoring and performance were critical...

A New Record ( How many noughts ????????? )

I have to say I thought I’d seen it all but this last week brought an event of such magnitude I may be contacting the Guinness Book of Records. OK that’s not true, but I’d like to! One of our production systems has to support a certain element of real...

SSMS Built in Reports for Server and Database Monitoring

This is a long post which I hope will format correctly – I’ve placed a pdf version for download here  http://www.grumpyolddba.co.uk/sql2008/ssmsreports_grumpyolddba.pdf I sometimes discover that the built in reports for SQL Server within SSMS are...