Monitoring For Endless Index Defragmenting – November 2015

This is just a bug fix from my last post of this code. I ran into a case where you would not get notified if the only indexes in a database that were being repeatedly defragged had fill factors of 50 or less. I would think this would be a pretty rare case, but it […]

Drive Space Monitoring Update – October 2015

Over five years ago, I wrote my first (and so far, only) article for with a routine for gathering database disk stats for your SQL Server databases that live on different SQL servers. I realized that the last update I posted here was four years ago. I continue to use the script and have […]

Monitoring For Endless Index Defragmenting – October 2015

This is the first of three big script updates this month, so stay tuned! I’ve written before about how my SQL script evolve over time. Well, the script I just published last month has already been updated. I had been deploying the script on all the SQL Servers I manage, rather than just the handful […]

Monitoring For Endless Index Defragmenting – September 2015

It’s been quite a while since I last took a look at my script to monitor for endless index defragmenting by Ola Hallengren’s index maintenance scripts. Before running this version, I suggest you read my first two posts about this process, including a very important caveat about the need to coordinate the frequency of running […]

Monitoring For Endless Index Defragmenting – January 2014

Two months ago I blogged about a procedure I wrote that, if you are using Ola Hallengren’s index maintenance routine, can look for indexes that are being repeatedly defragged. This usually indicates that the fill factor can be adjusted downward so that the index doesn’t need to be defragged every time your maintenance routine runs. […]