SQL Server Service Information

DMV: sys.dm_server_services Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 and SQL Server 2012 has a new set of DMVs. One of them is “sys.dm_server_services” which  return a whole host of important information relating to the SQL Server services that includs; Service Name Startup Type Startup_Type_Desc Status Status_Desc Process_id Last Startup Time Service Account, File Name Is_Clustered Cluster […]

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Disk Space Monitoring using SQL Server DMV

DMV : sys.dm_os_volume_stats Being a SQL Server database administrator, you may often receive alerts or asked by Senior DBAs to check, if the disk space is running out of space on SQL Server. Before SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1, the best way to check on available disk space from within SQL Server is to use the undocumented […]

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When was SQL Server installed?

In this blog post. Let us learn about how to retrieve date and time when the SQL Server was installed. To retrieve the SQL Server Installation date, we have to check the login “NT Authority\System” creation date which gets created at the time of SQL Server installation. You can check the SQL Server installation date and time […]

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Identifying Blocking Chain in SQL Server

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017!! I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. I always try to review my skills as a DBA and explore different option to make my job easier. Recently, I was working on the blocking issue of SQL Server and found that there were a lot of sessions which were being blocked. Sometimes, […]

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