This is a follow-on post of sp_who, sp_who2 & sp_whoisactive and is a run-through of logging SQL Server activity to a table, using the sp_whoisactive stored procedure.
This script will give you a quick view of data or log growth events on a SQL Server instance. I occasionally use this to check what’s been growing on unmonitored instances.
The title is just words thrown together. I’m glad you noticed. This post is the start of a “Study Blog” category, which is more or less a scribble pad for when I’m watching a video or reading stuff.
This is a tip on how to show line numbers in your SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) query window. This can be useful for when you receive an error with reference to a line in your code, although it’s not a necessity having it enabled as you’ll see below.
You can quickly check disk space info on a SQL Server host by running the query below. I sometimes find this the quickest way to check available space rather than using PowerShell or the Windows GUI.
There are many reasons why you’d KILL a SPID in SQL Server. Whether it’s impending disk space doom due to data or log file bloat, or a long running query that’s lost in space…