SQL Server Performance

Where to start performance tuning ?

Discussion in 'Performance Tuning for DBAs' started by malik_abid, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. malik_abid New Member

    I am told to create a document for Performance tuning for our Database Servers.
    We have plenty of databases and thousands of tables.

    My question is where to start ?

    what should be the points we need to start work on.

    Can anybody give a simple list or suggestion?

  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    You can start using Performance Monitor to see hardware and software and Profiler to find queries with long execution time.

    Also read some articles (in our forum) about Monitor and Profiler.

    Luis Martin

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  3. satya Moderator

    http://www.sql-server-performance.com/sql_server_performance_audit.asp is the required article for yoru reference, which will give you base start to measure the performance.

    Satya SKJ
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  4. derrickleggett New Member

    You should also look at:

    1. Best Practices Analyzer. It can be downloaded on the Microsoft SQL Server site for free.
    2. On Profiler, I like to also look at anything that has over 5000 reads. This will give you a good idea on missing indexes, badly written queries, and design issues in your database. You can level it down to the top 50 or so and start tuning away.


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