One of the most popular question on this blog is about how to shrink the log file. I have previously written about that subject on the following blogs. However, today we are not going to talk about Shrinking the log file but rather going to talk about how to monitor free log space in SQL Server.
Question: How to Measure Page Splits Counter Value via T-SQL?
In administering SQL Server databases, the DBA is often presented with the task of identifying resource bottlenecks on the system and the sources of those bottlenecks. Also, the DBA is challenged with the task of identifying why specific queries take significant time to execute or affect the performance of other queries on the system. This allows the DBA to find opportunities to tune queries and improve their performance and the overall performance impact on the system. In this blog we will explore identifying if any disk I/O bottlenecks are present that impact query performance on the system. Such action would allow a DBA to further deal with the I/O bottleneck. Let us learn about Monitoring SQL Server.
In one of the recent communication with Mike, I had asked him a question that what is actually Baselines and Performance Monitoring? How do we define what is normal and what is not normal? Where do we draw lines when we talk about Performance Monitoring? Database expert Mike Walsh decided to help us with the answer of this question.