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Monitoring tempdb Transactions and Space usage

As the tempdb database is the common global resource for all the operations going on in SQL Server, so the DBA has to be bit cautious about the use of it. Because any unexpected operations by the applications running under the SQL Server instance or any adhoc query by the user can eat all the space available to the tempdb database resulting decrease in the performance of other applications running under the same instance. So it is necessary to keep track the usage of tempdb database by various applications and processes and to take necessary actions when the size falls down below the threshold limit. Monitoring tempdb over time will help in determining the optimal size of the tempdb

Use the below query to check the current tempdb size:



02/16/2012 - Posted by | SQL Scripting, Sql Server, T-SQL | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Hi there
    Good article.
    Any chance you can add scripts to the article.
    Save time typing this from scratch !

    Comment by Ackers | 02/25/2013 | Reply

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