SQL Server: How SQL Diag Became Eesy for Every DBA

SQL Diag is a useful diagnostic tool, through which we can collect lot of useful information, like
  • Windows performance logs
  • Windows event logs
  • SQL Server Profiler traces
  • SQL Server blocking information
  • SQL Server configuration information
Only problem with this tool is that you have to configure an XML file to provide information to SQL Diag that basically decides that what type of information you want. Though a default XML file is provided with tool as an example but it is not according to everyone’s requirement and somehow you have to change this XML file to get proper information.

Like me, most of DBAs and Developers are not good with XML, and that is why unable to use SQL Diag according to their needs. But recently this problem is solved by providing a simple SQL Diag Configuration utility, through which you can configure input XML file according to your requirements BUT just using your mouse and you need not to know a single line of XML.

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Posted on May 5, 2011, in Daily Dose and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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