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Featured custom metrics
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
by SQL Monitor Team | 3,348 views | Performance
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
by Eelco Drost | 2,877 views | Compliance
This custom metric queries the MSDB database to search for multiple paths for a full backup Read more