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Custom Conditions

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In this video, Scott Fallen, one of our Sales Engineers, looks at one of our newest features, custom conditions. He starts out by discussing how custom conditions work and how it’s different from anything available in other alerting systems. He also shows some example conditions, which are available in our starter custom condition package.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Part 3

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In Part 3 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. In this video, Kevin, Aaron and Argenis discuss another common DBA Mistake, inadequate preventative maintenance.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Part 2

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In Part 2 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They transition from discussing disk subsystems to discussing the issues with accepting SQL Server’s installation defaults. They begin by explaining why you need to set the size of a database when you build it and the issues with not managing virtual log files (VLFs) correctly. They also explain why you should not stick with the default power plan.

Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories! – Part 1

Added by 2 months ago

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In Part 1 of the DBA Mistakes series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They discuss disk subsystems and why it’s important to think about not only the amount of disk space but also the IO throughput. They also discuss the importance of testing and benchmarking for your disks.

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Power Suite Overview

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The SQL Sentry Power Suite provides a complete performance monitoring and optimization solution for Microsoft SQL Server by combining both Performance Advisor for SQL Server and Event Manager in the same console...

Performance Advisor Dashboard

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SQL Sentry’s Performance Advisor dashboard not only gives you real time performance details on your server, but also easily provides long term trending as well as flexible point in time details for all of your S...

SQL Server Query Tuning Best Practices – Part 1

Added by 1 year ago

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SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and Kevin Kline begin their series on query tuning best practices. They go over some tips and tricks for writing queries. First, Kevin spends a little time on how to approach your ...

Top 10 Administrative Mistakes on SQL Server

Added by 1 year ago

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SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline discusses the top 10 administrative mistakes that DBAs make on Microsoft SQL Server. He discusses how most of the mistakes are due to process and business issues instead of issues with technology.