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  • Pushing for more disclosure in DMVs

    I have been involved in several discussions over the past week involving getting more diagnostic information out of the DMVs in SQL Server 2008 and beyond. Yesterday, I asked for procedure recompiles to be tracked in the new sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats DMV: Today, ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on December 16, 2008
  • When was my database / table last accessed?

    A frequently asked question that surfaced again today is, ''how do I see when my data has been accessed last?''  SQL Server does not track this information for you.  SELECT triggers still do not exist.  Third party tools are expensive and can incur unexpected overhead.  And people continue to be reluctant or unable to constrain ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on May 6, 2008
  • 16 Changed Dynamic Management Views in SQL Server 2008

    Yesterday Denis Gobo told you about 33 new DMVs in SQL Server 2008; previously, I had noticed that a few of the existing DMVs from 2005 had changed slightly.  So, Denis sparked my curiosity, and I ran the following query on a recent build of SQL Server 2008, which had a linked server pointing to SQL Server 2005: SELECT, ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on February 7, 2008
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