Does it Hurt When I Do This? Performing a SQL Server Health Check

Andy Galbraith
60 minutes
Database Administration
How often do you review your SQL Servers for basic security, maintenance, and performance issues? Many of the servers I "inherit" as a managed services provider have quite a few gaping holes. It is not unusual to find databases that are never backed up, servers with constant login failures (is it an attack or a bad connection string?), and servers that need more RAM/CPU/etc. (or sometimes that even have too much!) Come learn how to use freely available tools from multiple layers of the SQL Server stack to check your servers for basic issues like missing backups and CheckDB as well as for more advanced issues like page life expectancy problems and improper indexing. If you are responsible in any way for a Microsoft SQL Server (DBA, Windows Admin, even a Developer) you will see value in this session!
This session assumes some basic knowledge of SQL Server and the concepts of Dynamic Management Views and Windows.

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