Tag Archives: SQL Server

SQL Performance Analyzer and Health Check

Sara Performance Analyzer

Sara Performance Analyzer (SQL Administration and Reporting Analysis) is a windows based application which helps you in troubleshooting SQL Server issues. The application perform health check on various parameters and provide a full report for your SQL Server. The tool provide detailed information on below parameters

  • Hardware
  • Disk Status
  • Services
  • Instance
  • DB Configuration
  • Backup Status
  • Temp DB Status
  • Performance
  • Job related information

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Download the zip file and extract all the file in folder and run setup.exe. This will install application with name SARA your machine.

>>Download Sara Performance Analyzer<<

How to run this tool and pre-requisites for this application

  • You must be SYSADMIN on SQL Server and Server Admin on Machine to run this application
  • Application enables XP_Cmdshell to execute some command and then disable it accordingly so test this in your DEV and Test environment before executing it on production
  • Use SQL Authentication OR Integrated option
  • Enter Server Name
  • Select Authentication
  • Click Process

This application will take around 1-3 minutes to finish all test and then displays result in Data Grid.

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Misconception about Online Rebuild Index Operation till SQL 2012

Microsoft Introduces Online Rebuilding Index operation in SQL Server SQL Server 2005 and after that it is available in all SQL Server versions. So the question arises is Online Rebuilding online operation really an online operation. The answer is YES to some extent but when it comes to DDL specific operation during rebuilding of indexes things changes, please follow below link for more details

Misconception about Online Rebuild Index Operation till SQL 2012