I currently hold a nirvana fallacy that the tempdb databases in our SQL Server instances can be set to an ideal maximum file size. This is a file size just large enough so that it won’t exceed the size of the volume with maybe 5GB to spare. A nirvana fallacy is “the informal fallacy of comparing actual things with unrealistic, idealized alternatives.” Continue reading “An ideal tempdb is a nirvana fallacy.”
In today’s blog post I’m leveraging the work of another SQL Server MVP, Jason Brimhall. This summer Jason contributed a blog post to the July session of TSQL Tuesday. TSQL Tuesday is “a monthly blog party on the second Tuesday of each month”
In Jason’s July blog, http://jasonbrimhall.info/2018/07/10/just-cant-cut-that-cord/, he presented an elegant script for detecting audit events from the default trace log. This fit in perfectly with the auditing theme that’s preoccupied much of my time this summer. So, I set out to automate it in Powershell so that I could drive the automation from any server using my typical Powershell coding approach.
This turned out to be pretty easy…