The R.A.P. Way To Monitor SQL Server Always On Availability Groups

When I started working with SQL Server Always On Availability Groups several years ago, one of the most common questions I got was how to monitor the entire infrastructure. When it was a simple standalone SQL Server instance, monitoring was easy – you monitor if the SQL Server service was up or down, if the […]

How To Forecast Database Disk Capacity If You Don’t Have A Monitoring Tool

In a previous blog post, I mentioned why┬áregularly shrinking your databases is not the right way to reclaim space. I also mentioned at the end of the blog post that the proper way to deal with database space issues is to monitor your disk space utilization and do proper capacity planning. That’s where tools like […]