Read all errors and warnings in the SQL Server Error Log for all versions


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Problem

A DBA is often required to setup monitoring on their SQL instances to catch any error or warning as soon as possible. The most common way to do this is by reading the error log, which satisfies most of the requirement. However, it doesn’t show when a database is created (for example), neither does it shows if your TempDB database is about to use all the hard disk drive space. And most importantly, if you’re still using SQL Server 2000 along with other versions, you won’t have a single script for monitoring them all.

Solution

By implementing the SQL Server monitoring script below, you can monitor all your instances and have all events monitored in a scheduled way if you want. You can also download the code here.

Or you can run it right now on all your Registered Servers to check if there’s something you need to take a look right now. In my case, it took 22 seconds to run in 126 servers (on a weekend), and about 3 minutes to run on a normal usage day. By looking at the results, I was able to see invalid login attempts (the databases didn’t exist anymore), log shipping warnings (the target was removed, but log shipping was still enabled), high number of virtual log files (the database was in full recovery without a log backup), etc.

And because you don’t have to modify it for different versions of SQL Server, you can even configure it as a multi-server environment, creating it in a single server (MSX) and start deploying it to all your target servers (TSX).

SQL Server Monitoring Script Explanation

Main Section 1 - Setup tables

From lines 1 to 354 you’ll find the setup of the monitoring. Note that if you’re going to setup this as a scheduled job, it will be better to convert them to static tables so you won’t waste resources creating and dropping them every time it runs.

ExclusionList

These are the warnings you don’t want to see; things that occur all the time, so you won’t waste time reviewing them all, if you know they are normal behavior. You can add additional messages here, or delete some if you really want to check them every time. Just note that whatever is put here, is going to be filtered with a LIKE ‘%%’ operator, so if you add “DATABASE”, you’ll remove all warnings that include this word in any part of them.

You will also note that for the log shipping databases, it excludes the warnings about SINGLE_USER, MULTI_USER and RESTORING, but only for those, as this is common and normal behavior.

ObjectTypeName

The list was gathered from this link from SQLServerCentral: ObjectType Reference from Default Trace.

Basically, it contains all (that I could find) object names that can be found in a trace file, so that you’ll know when a database is created, modified or dropped, as well as with tables, indexes, etc.

TraceEvent

This is a list of trace events from SQL Server 2005 or greater. Why do we create it? Because in SQL Server 2000 this table doesn’t exist, is named differently, or doesn’t have the same columns, so the way to standardize the query is to create the table.

Main Section 2 - Reading the data

From lines 355 to 431, the script is going to read all the information you need to be aware of.

IntervalMinutes

It is set to 1440 so you can take a look at the last day for all of your servers. But if you’re going to monitor it through a scheduled job, you can set it up as you want, every 15 minutes, every hour, etc.

Read error log

You will note that for SQL Server 2000, we need to read the whole log, separate the information into columns, and remove the rows we don’t need. For all other versions, we just pass in the date time interval and we’re good to go.

Read trace file

First checks if there’s a trace file, and if there is, it gets read. You can create a separate query to check which servers don’t have it setup, to configure it.

You must take into account that we’re explicitly excluding the Statistics object (we’re not interested in knowing when they are created or dropped) and also any user-defined table or index created in the TempDB. If there are other objects you don’t want to know, you can safely include them in the ExclusionList defined earlier, for simplicity.

Read TempDB size

This is an extra monitoring, created to know when the TempDB is about to be filling all of the hard disk drive space. For example, if we have it in a 100 GB drive, we can set up the initial size to 40 GB, and when it reaches 80 GB we’re going to get this alert. But this is just a suggestion; you can set it up differently depending on your needs.

Main Section 3 - Finish

At the end, we return all messages ordered by their date time, and in the case of a multi-server query, we get them ordered by server as well. Then we drop all objects created.

SQL Server Monitoring Script

-- Load setup
CREATE TABLE #ExclusionList ([StringValue] VARCHAR(8000))
CREATE TABLE #ObjectTypeName ([ObjectType] INT, [ObjectName] VARCHAR(100))
CREATE TABLE #TraceEvents ([Trace_Event_Id] SMALLINT, [Category_Id] SMALLINT, [Name] VARCHAR(128))
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Microsoft Corp')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Microsoft SQL Server')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('UTC adjust')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('All rights reserved')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Server name is')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Server process ID is')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('System Manufact')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Authentication mode is')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Logging SQL Server messages in')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('This is an informational message')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Registry startup parameters')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Command Line Startup Parameters')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Using conventional memory in')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Default collation')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Query Store settings initialized with')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('The maximum number of dedicated administrator connections for this instance is')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Starting up database')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('CLR version')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Using %.dll'' version')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Software Usage Metrics is')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Common Language runtime (CLR) functionality initialized using')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('SQL Trace ID % was started by')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('SQL Trace stopped')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('A self-generated certificate was successfully loaded')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('SQL server listening on')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Server is listening on')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('SQL Server is ready for client connection')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('SQL Server is starting at priority class')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('SQL Server configured for thread mode processing')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('SQL global counter collection task is created')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Large Page Extensions enabled')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Server local connection provider is ready to accept connection on')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Server named pipe provider is ready to accept connection on')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Recovery complete')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Dedicated admin connection support was established for listening')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('A new instance of the full-text filter daemon host process')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Clearing tempdb database')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('No user action is required')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('due to some database maintenance or reconfigure operations')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('The error log has been reinitialized')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Service Broker manager has')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('FlushCache: cleaned up % bufs with % writes in % ms')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('average throughput: % MB/sec, I/O saturation: %, context switches')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('last target outstanding: %, avgWriteLatency')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('cachestore flush % due to ''DBCC FREEPROCCACHE'' or ''DBCC FREESYSTEMCACHE''')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Using locked pages for buffer pool')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Resource governor reconfiguration succeeded')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('FILESTREAM: % file system access share name =')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('The % protocol transport is now listening for connections')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('The % protocol transport is disabled or not configured')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('The % endpoint is in disabled or stopped state')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Database mirroring has been enabled on this instance of SQL Server')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Database %: IO is frozen for snapsho')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Database %: IO is thawe')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Setting database option COMPATIBILITY_LEVEL to')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('The activated proc % running on queue % output the following')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Database Audit Backup/Restore Event')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('User-Defined Table Created')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Index Created')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Server Audit Server Alter Trace Event')
INSERT INTO #ExclusionList VALUES ('Creating member security items for % started at')
-- Exclude log shipping database events
IF @@VERSION LIKE 'Microsoft SQL Server  2000%'
BEGIN
   INSERT INTO #ExclusionList SELECT 'Setting database option SINGLE_USER to ON for database '+[secondary_database_name] FROM [msdb].[dbo].[log_shipping_secondaries]
   INSERT INTO #ExclusionList SELECT 'Setting database option MULTI_USER to ON for database '+[secondary_database_name] FROM [msdb].[dbo].[log_shipping_secondaries]
   INSERT INTO #ExclusionList SELECT 'The database '''+[secondary_database_name]+''' is marked RESTORING' FROM [msdb].[dbo].[log_shipping_secondaries]
END
ELSE
BEGIN
   INSERT INTO #ExclusionList SELECT 'Setting database option SINGLE_USER to ON for database '+[secondary_database] FROM [msdb].[dbo].[log_shipping_secondary_databases]
   INSERT INTO #ExclusionList SELECT 'Setting database option MULTI_USER to ON for database '+[secondary_database] FROM [msdb].[dbo].[log_shipping_secondary_databases]
   INSERT INTO #ExclusionList SELECT 'The database '''+[secondary_database]+''' is marked RESTORING' FROM [msdb].[dbo].[log_shipping_secondary_databases]
END
-- Setup configuration tables
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (1,'Index');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (2,'Database');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (3,'User Object');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (4,'Check Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (5,'Default Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (6,'Foreign Key Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (7,'Primary Key Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8,'Stored Procedure');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (9,'User-Defined Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (10,'Rule');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (11,'Replication Filter Stored Procedure');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (12,'System Table');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (13,'Trigger');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (14,'Inline Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (15,'Table Valued UDF');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (16,'Unique Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17,'User Table');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (18,'View');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19,'Extended Stored Procedure');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20,'Ad hoc Query');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21,'Prepared Query');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8259,'Check Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8260,'Default Constraint/Standalone');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8262,'Foreign-Key Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8272,'Stored Procedure');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8274,'Rule');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8275,'System Table');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8276,'Trigger on Server');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8277,'User-Defined Table');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8278,'View');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (8280,'Extended Stored Procedure');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (16724,'CLR Trigger');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (16964,'Database');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (16975,'Object');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17222,'FullText Catalog');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17232,'CLR Stored Procedure');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17235,'Schema');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17475,'Credential');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17491,'DDL Event');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17741,'Management Event');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17747,'Security Event');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17749,'User Event');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17985,'CLR Aggregate Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (17993,'Inline Table-Valued SQL Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (18000,'Partition Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (18002,'Replication Filter Procedure');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (18004,'Table-Valued SQL Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (18259,'Server Role');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (18263,'Microsoft Windows Group');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19265,'Asymmetric Key');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19277,'Master Key');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19280,'Primary Key');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19283,'ObfusKey');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19521,'Asymmetric Key Login');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19523,'Certificate Login');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19538,'Role');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19539,'SQL Login');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (19543,'Windows Login');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20034,'Remote Service Binding');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20036,'Event Notification on Database');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20037,'Event Notification');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20038,'Scalar SQL Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20047,'Event Notification on Object');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20051,'Synonym');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20549,'End Point');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20801,'Adhoc Queries which may be cached');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20816,'Prepared Queries which may be cached');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20819,'Service Broker Service Queue');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (20821,'Unique Constraint');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21057,'Application Role');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21059,'Certificate');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21075,'Server');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21076,'Transact-SQL Trigger');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21313,'Assembly');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21318,'CLR Scalar Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21321,'Inline scalar SQL Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21328,'Partition Scheme');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21333,'User');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21571,'Service Broker Service Contract');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21572,'Trigger on Database');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21574,'CLR Table-valued Function');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21577,'Internal Table (XML Node/Queue)');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21581,'Service Broker Message Type');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21586,'Service Broker Route');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21587,'Statistics');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21825,'User');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21827,'User');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21831,'User');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21843,'User');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (21847,'User');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (22099,'Service Broker Service');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (22601,'Index');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (22604,'Certificate Login');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (22611,'XMLSchema');
INSERT INTO #ObjectTypeName VALUES (22868,'Type');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (10,11,'RPC:Completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (11,11,'RPC:Starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (12,13,'SQL:BatchCompleted');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (13,13,'SQL:BatchStarting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (14,8,'Audit Login');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (15,8,'Audit Logout');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (16,3,'Attention');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (17,10,'ExistingConnection');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (18,8,'Audit Server Starts And Stops');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (19,12,'DTCTransaction');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (20,8,'Audit Login Failed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (21,3,'EventLog');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (22,3,'ErrorLog');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (23,4,'Lock:Released');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (24,4,'Lock:Acquired');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (25,4,'Lock:Deadlock');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (26,4,'Lock:Cancel');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (27,4,'Lock:Timeout');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (28,6,'Degree of Parallelism');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (33,3,'Exception');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (34,11,'SP:CacheMiss');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (35,11,'SP:CacheInsert');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (36,11,'SP:CacheRemove');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (37,11,'SP:Recompile');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (38,11,'SP:CacheHit');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (40,13,'SQL:StmtStarting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (41,13,'SQL:StmtCompleted');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (42,11,'SP:Starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (43,11,'SP:Completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (44,11,'SP:StmtStarting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (45,11,'SP:StmtCompleted');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (46,5,'Object:Created');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (47,5,'Object:Deleted');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (50,12,'SQLTransaction');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (51,7,'Scan:Started');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (52,7,'Scan:Stopped');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (53,1,'CursorOpen');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (54,12,'TransactionLog');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (55,3,'Hash Warning');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (58,6,'Auto Stats');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (59,4,'Lock:Deadlock Chain');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (60,4,'Lock:Escalation');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (61,15,'OLEDB Errors');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (67,3,'Execution Warnings');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (68,6,'Showplan Text (Unencoded)');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (69,3,'Sort Warnings');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (70,1,'CursorPrepare');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (71,13,'Prepare SQL');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (72,13,'Exec Prepared SQL');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (73,13,'Unprepare SQL');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (74,1,'CursorExecute');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (75,1,'CursorRecompile');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (76,1,'CursorImplicitConversion');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (77,1,'CursorUnprepare');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (78,1,'CursorClose');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (79,3,'Missing Column Statistics');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (80,3,'Missing Join Predicate');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (81,9,'Server Memory Change');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (82,14,'UserConfigurable:0');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (83,14,'UserConfigurable:1');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (84,14,'UserConfigurable:2');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (85,14,'UserConfigurable:3');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (86,14,'UserConfigurable:4');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (87,14,'UserConfigurable:5');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (88,14,'UserConfigurable:6');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (89,14,'UserConfigurable:7');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (90,14,'UserConfigurable:8');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (91,14,'UserConfigurable:9');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (92,2,'Data File Auto Grow');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (93,2,'Log File Auto Grow');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (94,2,'Data File Auto Shrink');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (95,2,'Log File Auto Shrink');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (96,6,'Showplan Text');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (97,6,'Showplan All');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (98,6,'Showplan Statistics Profile');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (100,11,'RPC Output Parameter');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (102,8,'Audit Database Scope GDR Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (103,8,'Audit Schema Object GDR Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (104,8,'Audit Addlogin Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (105,8,'Audit Login GDR Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (106,8,'Audit Login Change Property Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (107,8,'Audit Login Change Password Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (108,8,'Audit Add Login to Server Role Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (109,8,'Audit Add DB User Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (110,8,'Audit Add Member to DB Role Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (111,8,'Audit Add Role Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (112,8,'Audit App Role Change Password Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (113,8,'Audit Statement Permission Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (114,8,'Audit Schema Object Access Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (115,8,'Audit Backup/Restore Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (116,8,'Audit DBCC Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (117,8,'Audit Change Audit Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (118,8,'Audit Object Derived Permission Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (119,15,'OLEDB Call Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (120,15,'OLEDB QueryInterface Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (121,15,'OLEDB DataRead Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (122,6,'Showplan XML');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (123,6,'SQL:FullTextQuery');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (124,16,'Broker:Conversation');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (125,18,'Deprecation Announcement');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (126,18,'Deprecation Final Support');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (127,3,'Exchange Spill Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (128,8,'Audit Database Management Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (129,8,'Audit Database Object Management Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (130,8,'Audit Database Principal Management Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (131,8,'Audit Schema Object Management Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (132,8,'Audit Server Principal Impersonation Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (133,8,'Audit Database Principal Impersonation Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (134,8,'Audit Server Object Take Ownership Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (135,8,'Audit Database Object Take Ownership Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (136,16,'Broker:Conversation Group');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (137,3,'Blocked process report');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (138,16,'Broker:Connection');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (139,16,'Broker:Forwarded Message Sent');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (140,16,'Broker:Forwarded Message Dropped');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (141,16,'Broker:Message Classify');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (142,16,'Broker:Transmission');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (143,16,'Broker:Queue Disabled');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (144,16,'Broker:Mirrored Route State Changed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (146,6,'Showplan XML Statistics Profile');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (148,4,'Deadlock graph');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (149,16,'Broker:Remote Message Acknowledgement');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (150,9,'Trace File Close');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (151,2,'Database Mirroring Connection');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (152,8,'Audit Change Database Owner');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (153,8,'Audit Schema Object Take Ownership Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (154,8,'Audit Database Mirroring Login');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (155,17,'FT:Crawl Started');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (156,17,'FT:Crawl Stopped');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (157,17,'FT:Crawl Aborted');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (158,8,'Audit Broker Conversation');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (159,8,'Audit Broker Login');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (160,16,'Broker:Message Undeliverable');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (161,16,'Broker:Corrupted Message');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (162,3,'User Error Message');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (163,16,'Broker:Activation');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (164,5,'Object:Altered');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (165,6,'Performance statistics');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (166,13,'SQL:StmtRecompile');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (167,2,'Database Mirroring State Change');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (168,6,'Showplan XML For Query Compile');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (169,6,'Showplan All For Query Compile');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (170,8,'Audit Server Scope GDR Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (171,8,'Audit Server Object GDR Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (172,8,'Audit Database Object GDR Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (173,8,'Audit Server Operation Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (175,8,'Audit Server Alter Trace Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (176,8,'Audit Server Object Management Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (177,8,'Audit Server Principal Management Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (178,8,'Audit Database Operation Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (180,8,'Audit Database Object Access Event');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (181,12,'TM: Begin Tran starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (182,12,'TM: Begin Tran completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (183,12,'TM: Promote Tran starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (184,12,'TM: Promote Tran completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (185,12,'TM: Commit Tran starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (186,12,'TM: Commit Tran completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (187,12,'TM: Rollback Tran starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (188,12,'TM: Rollback Tran completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (189,4,'Lock:Timeout (timeout > 0)');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (190,19,'Progress Report: Online Index Operation');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (191,12,'TM: Save Tran starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (192,12,'TM: Save Tran completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (193,3,'Background Job Error');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (194,15,'OLEDB Provider Information');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (195,9,'Mount Tape');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (196,20,'Assembly Load');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (198,13,'XQuery Static Type');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (199,21,'QN: Subscription');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (200,21,'QN: Parameter table');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (201,21,'QN: Template');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (202,21,'QN: Dynamics');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (212,3,'Bitmap Warning');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (213,3,'Database Suspect Data Page');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (214,3,'CPU threshold exceeded');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (215,10,'PreConnect:Starting');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (216,10,'PreConnect:Completed');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (217,6,'Plan Guide Successful');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (218,6,'Plan Guide Unsuccessful');
INSERT INTO #TraceEvents VALUES (235,8,'Audit Fulltext');
-- Declare variables
DECLARE @IntervalMinutes INT, @DateStart DATETIME, @DateEnd DATETIME, @TraceFile VARCHAR(200)
CREATE TABLE #Info ([LogDate] DATETIME, [ProcessInfo] VARCHAR(1000), [Text] VARCHAR(7000))
-- Set configuration values
SET @IntervalMinutes = 1440
SET @DateEnd = GETDATE()
SET @DateStart = DATEADD(mi, [email protected], @DateEnd)
-- Read error log
IF @@VERSION LIKE 'Microsoft SQL Server  2000%'
BEGIN
   CREATE TABLE #InfoTemp ([ErrorLog] VARCHAR(8000), [ContinuationRow] INT)
   INSERT INTO #InfoTemp EXEC [xp_readerrorlog]
   DELETE FROM #InfoTemp WHERE [ContinuationRow] = 1
   INSERT INTO #Info
   SELECT (CASE WHEN LEFT([ErrorLog], 1) = CHAR(9) THEN GETDATE() ELSE LEFT([ErrorLog], 22) END),
         (CASE WHEN LEFT([ErrorLog], 1) = CHAR(9) THEN '' ELSE RTRIM(LTRIM(SUBSTRING([ErrorLog], 23, 11))) END),
         (CASE WHEN LEFT([ErrorLog], 1) = CHAR(9) THEN ErrorLog ELSE RTRIM(LTRIM(SUBSTRING([ErrorLog], 34, LEN([ErrorLog]) - 34))) END)
    FROM #InfoTemp
   DELETE FROM #Info WHERE [LogDate] NOT BETWEEN @DateStart AND @DateEnd
   DROP TABLE #InfoTemp
END
ELSE
BEGIN
   INSERT INTO #Info EXEC [xp_readerrorlog] 0, 1, NULL, NULL, @DateStart, @DateEnd
END
-- Get trace file
SELECT @TraceFile = CAST([value] AS NVARCHAR(1000))
  FROM ::fn_trace_getinfo(default)
 WHERE [traceid] = 1
   AND [property] = 2
-- Read trace file
IF @TraceFile <> ''
BEGIN
   INSERT INTO #Info ([LogDate], [Text])
   SELECT MIN([ftg].[StartTime]), '['+ISNULL([ftg].[DatabaseName],'')+'] '+ISNULL([otn].[ObjectName],'')+' '+ISNULL(REPLACE([te].[name],'Object:',''),'')+' by '+ISNULL([ftg].[LoginName],'')+' with: '+ISNULL([ftg].[ApplicationName],'n/a')
     FROM ::fn_trace_gettable(@TraceFile, DEFAULT) [ftg]
   INNER JOIN #TraceEvents [te] ON [te].[trace_event_id] = [ftg].[EventClass]
   INNER JOIN #ObjectTypeName [otn] ON [otn].[ObjectType] = [ftg].[ObjectType]
    WHERE [ftg].[StartTime] BETWEEN @DateStart AND @DateEnd
      AND ISNULL([ftg].[ObjectType], 0) NOT IN (21587/*Statistics*/)
      AND NOT (ISNULL([ftg].[DatabaseID], 0) = 2/*TempDB*/ AND [ftg].[ObjectType] IN (8277/*User-Defined Table*/, 22601/*Index*/))
   GROUP BY '['+ISNULL([ftg].[DatabaseName],'')+'] '+ISNULL([otn].[ObjectName],'')+' '+ISNULL(REPLACE([te].[name],'Object:',''),'')+' by '+ISNULL([ftg].[LoginName],'')+' with: '+ISNULL([ftg].[ApplicationName],'n/a')
END
-- Delete exclusions
DELETE [i] FROM #Info [i] INNER JOIN #ExclusionList [li] ON [i].[Text] LIKE '%'+[li].[stringValue]+'%'
-- Read TempDB size
IF @@VERSION LIKE 'Microsoft SQL Server  2000%'
BEGIN
   IF  (SELECT SUM([size]*8.0/1024) 'Current size in MB'
         FROM [tempdb].[dbo].[sysfiles])
      / 
      (SELECT SUM([size]*8.0/1024) 'Initial size in MB'
         FROM [master].[dbo].[sysaltfiles]
        WHERE [dbid] = 2)
      > 2
   BEGIN
      INSERT INTO #Info ([LogDate], [Text])
      VALUES (GETDATE(), '[TempDB] current size more than twice greater of initial size')
   END
END
ELSE
BEGIN
   IF  (SELECT SUM([size]*8.0/1024) 'Current size in MB'
         FROM [tempdb].[sys].[database_files])
      / 
      (SELECT SUM([size]*8.0/1024) 'Initial size in MB'
         FROM [master].[sys].[sysaltfiles]
        WHERE [dbid] = 2)
      > 2
   BEGIN
      INSERT INTO #Info ([LogDate], [Text])
      VALUES (GETDATE(), '[TempDB] current size more than twice greater of initial size')
   END
END
-- Finish
SELECT * FROM #Info ORDER BY [LogDate]
DROP TABLE #Info
-- Unload setup
DROP TABLE #ExclusionList
DROP TABLE #ObjectTypeName
DROP TABLE #TraceEvents
Next Steps
  • Apart from the TempDB size, you can include other monitoring you consider important.
  • Run a multi-server query in all your instances to know if there is any outstanding message, and if you need to exclude other messages.
  • Create a scheduled job to monitor your instances and get notified when there is anything relevant. You can configure it as a multi-server environment so that you will code it only once, and when you modify it, the target servers are updated as well.


Last Updated: 2017-10-18


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:48:34 AM - Pablo Echeverria Back To Top

Thank you Mark!


Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:42:40 AM - Mark Back To Top

Pretty awesome exclusion list!! 

 



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