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Tracing SQL Server Performance and Stability Issues

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Tracing SQL Server Performance and Stability Issues

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The following two undocumented stored procedures will do a miracle to your efforts to trace issues in SQL Server:

  1. EXEC sp_readerrorlog;
  2. DBCC LOG('DATABASE_NAME', 3);
The first can be used to find failures, backup procedures and other goodies in the database log. The second can be used to trace heavy UPDATE, DELETE and INSERT transactions  in the transaction log of a specific database.

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