Capture SQL Server Reported Errors using Extended Events

In my introduction to Extended Events blog, I mentioned that the xEvent is my favorite toy for performance troubleshooting. This blog may make you to start playing with it. In this tip, I will be discussing how you can find what caused SQL Server to write error in the Errorlog file.  Problem: One of the clients reported that […]

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Extended Event Packages

I continue blogging on extended events. Today, I will discuss about the top level containers (Package) that gives access to one or more smaller items inside of extended Events Extended Event Packages Definition In the Extended Events Engine, Packages are registered inside the modules and contain the information about what Extended Events objects the module […]

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Mapping SQL Trace to Extended Events

Since I started actively participating in SQL community, I found it is very common that people will approach to seek help on their SQL related issues. I do love to help people because it is always a win and win situation for both of us. Recently, I had a phone conversation with one of the […]

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Reset SA password on SQL Server on Linux

This article is about how to proceed when you forgot the password of your SQL Server “sa” account, Password was entered wrong many times then “sa” account got locked, or someone wants to reset the password without using SQL Server management studio (GUI). The mssql-conf is a configuration tool that installs with SQL Server on Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, […]

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Introduction to Extended Events

Since I started playing with Extended Events, it has been my favorite toy for performance troubleshooting. It was introduced in SQL Server 2008, and it provides a very rich method of collecting diagnostic data from SQL Server. You can get in-depth detailed information using extend event for troubleshooting which was never possible with SQL Trace. […]

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SQL Server on Linux Installation On RHEL Server – PART1

In the previous posts, we learned how to install SQL Server on Ubuntu Server & install SQL Server on CentOS. Today, we’ll walk through how to install SQL Server on RHEL Server. At the end of this blog, you will be familiar with the installation of SQL Server on RHEL system. Let’s hop over to my previous blog “how […]

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