Jobs without notification

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SQL Agent can be configure to notify an operator when a job fails. While failed jobs also surface in the monitoring, proactive notification often allows for a quicker response. Read more

Total database file size

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This custom metric measures the total database file size (data files and log file combined). An increase in this metric signals that a database was grown. When not done by the DBA, this is an autogrow. Excessive autogrow events should be prevented as this can result to file fragmentation. Try to manually grow files before […] Read more

Number of active backups and restores

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This metric will display the total number of active backups and restores on a server. This can be used to correlate with other metrics to explain why disk IO and CPU usage could have changed. Read more

Percentage of ad-hoc queries

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This metric will display the percentage of queries on the server that are ad-hoc queries. A high percentage of ad-hoc queries can indicate that an application is running queries that are not properly parameterized. Read more

Query execution reuse

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This metric shows the percentage of query executions that have been able to reuse execution plans. Read more

SELECT Statement executed against Classified table

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Uses Server and database audit to track SELECT statements. First Create a Server audit: [crayon-5b30a05b24838488648121/] Then a database specific Audit based on this server audit: (in this case on the Database: WideworldImporters, schema “Sales” and table: “Customers” [crayon-5b30a05b2483f938959131/] Then setup the custom metric: Read more

Full backup to odd path

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This custom metric queries the MSDB database to search for multiple paths for a full backup Read more

Database user added

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This custom metric queries the default trace to find events related to whenever a login is added as a database user to a database. Read more

Login added to serverrole

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This custom metric queries the default trace to find events related to Server roles being altered Read more