• DBA,  Scripts

    Find the database free space sql server The transaction log for database is full

    The transaction log for database is full. To find out why space in the log cannot be reused OR Could not allocate space for object because the filegroup is full Reema: Hello DBA it seems our application not working today. We got some error it looks like some problem with the database. DBA: This error mostly occurs because of insufficient space on the drive. Have you checked the drive space? Reema: Yeah, I have checked the drive space in a server –> my computer. It looks I have plenty of space on the server. DBA: Can you check the database auto growth setting in the database? Reema: I have 30…

  • Scripts

    Find the latest databse backup SQL server

    Use the simplest script to find the latest database backup and the location.   SELECT b.server_name ,b.database_name,b.user_name, f.physical_device_name, b.backup_finish_date,b.backup_size /1024/1024 AS size_MB,b.type,b.recovery_model, b.has_bulk_logged_data,b.is_copy_only,f.mirror FROM MSDB.DBO.BACKUPMEDIAFAMILY F JOIN MSDB.DBO.BACKUPSET B ON (f.media_set_id=b.media_set_id) WHERE database_name='test' --AND B.type='L' ORDER BY b.backup_finish_date DESC   You can add more conditions on where clause http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186299.aspx. Like backup Type D = Full I = Differential database L = Log F = File or filegroup G =Differential file P = Partial Q = Differential partial

  • DBA,  Scripts

    Shrinking the log file script for SQL server database

    Shrinking the log file script for SQL server database                                This script mainly for a DBA’s, because most of the time the log file grow again and again and eats up all the disk space and finally an application goes down. Errors from SQL server error log: Error: 9002, Severity: 17, State: 2.   The transaction log for database ‘test’ is full. To find out why space in the log cannot be reused, see the log_reuse_wait_desc column in sys.databases If you got an error “Error: 9002, Severity: 17, State: 2.” like this go and check the log_reuse_wait_desc column in sys.databases by running below command and see what value it returns.   SELECT name,…

  • Indexes,  Scripts


      INDEX DEFRAGMENTATION SCRIPT SQL 2000 Index Defragmentation is one of the most important DBA tasks. This will significantly improve query performance. When you perform any DML operation (INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE statements) table fragmentation can occur. If you use predefined maintenance plan it will take much server resource and time. Here is a custom stored procedure. Use the DBCC SHOWCONTIG statement. It will display the fragmentation information.   Here I used 3 conditions: 1. Fragmentation >=30 AND PAGES>1000 then rebuild%

  • DBA,  Scripts,  T-SQL

    How to get the SQL server critical errors via mail using native T-SQL Script

      T-SQL Tuesday #015: Automation:           I am very much interested to participate in the T-SQL Tuesday event party. I have seen the T-SQL Tuesday logo and article in one of my favorite SQL server blog Gail Shaw. I found the Adam Machanic ( Blog | Twitter ) via Google but, I did not find the required information so, I wrote an email to him and he has sent me the link to topic http://sqlasylum.wordpress.com/2011/02/01/invitation-to-t-sql-tuesday-15-automation-in-sql-server. Thanks to Adam Machanicfor doing this wonderful job. This is my first T-SQL Tuesday post. I have referred some of T-SQL Tuesday blog post. This month Pat Wright is hosting and has given us the…

  • Indexes,  Scripts


      INDEX DEFRAGMENTATION SCRIPT for 2008 / 2005 I dedicate this article to my senior DBA “Roshan Joe Joseph” who has helped me to write a script. I have posted the updated INDEX DEFRAGMENTATION script here, which is already published in sqlservercentral (SSC). http://www.sqlservercentral.com/scripts/Automated+index+defragmentation+script/68802/ For VLDB – Please use Ola Hallengren’s script https://ola.hallengren.com/, Which has many parameters. Script changes: ·         I used while loop instead of a cursor. ·         I used to rebuild the index if the page level locking is disabled. Msg 2552, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 The index “index name” (partition 1) on table “table name” cannot be reorganized because page level locking is disabled   Index…