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  1. View transaction log

    Have ability to view and possibly generate recovery scripts from the transaction log

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    • Add the calling module/process in "Blocking process" alerts

      In the Details tab of a Blocking Process alert the process name of the blocking process is included. It would be very useful if this was included in the "Blocked process" info on the processes tab. This would assist us in working out what it is that the blocked process is trying to access because the SQL fragment is often too generic to be useful.

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      • Add COMPARE BASELINE option to the Reports in SQL Monitor

        In SQL Monitor 6.0.17.6667 the new Reporting feature is terrific, however I would like to see the addition to add the COMPARE BASELINE option to the Reports like Analysis option currently has. This would allow us to see if measurements like CPU, user connections etc are in line with a baseline of, say last week or way off.

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        • monitor specific services status and specific event logs entrys

          this would really be useful to monitor specific windows services status and related event log entry's (even filtering them would be nice)

          specially since the is no other way to monitor microsoft dynamics nav (navision)
          sql part is helpful but when the problem are on the nav service tiers or schedulers theres no way to check than manually.

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          • basic microsoft active directory/exchange monitoring

            since i have 2 unused licenses it would be very nice if could could monitor my exchange server and also my active directory domain server.
            for instances how many mails are being send and received or are in the queue
            was any user account locked? etc

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            • 3 votes
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              • Allow users access to view specific reports

                Currently I create a few reports for different business areas and e-mail them daily. It would be really useful if they could follow the link on the page and view their reports only without having access to the site in general. They could then use the report filters.
                Another idea would be to be able to create a reports page with a static link where I could put several different reports, users would have access to this page only and be able to view any reports created in real time.

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                • Email reports monthly

                  I just upgraded to SQL Monitor V7 and it's great being able to have custom metrics in reports. We have a metric that records how many customers are notified in a monthly process (runs overnight on the 1st of the month). We need a way to send out this report via email on the 1st of every month (current options are only to send it weekly)

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                  • add "Red-Gate SQL Monitor" to the start of all titles

                    If I have a lot of tabs open, the title of the page gets shortened. So, hypothetically, I have enough tabs open that only 4 letters show on the redgate SQL Monitor for the page title. Boss comes into my cubicle to talk to me about something, glances at my screen and sees I have a tab called "Anal..." open when it is really "Analysis", and some red flags will go off in his mind even though I'm doing nothing wrong. If it started out with "Red-Gate - Analysis" or "SQL Monitor - Analysis", even if that got shortened to…

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                    • Detect Unsupported SQL Server Versions When Upgrading Versions

                      I was running v4 with a MSSQL 2005 database and decided to upgrade to v6. The installer finished successfully, however when it took me to the Web App page, there was a warning that the database upgrade did not complete successfully. The reported error was "Cannot assign a default value to a local variable". I knew right away it was a problem with my old SQL Server version. I checked the forums and indeed, 2005 is no longer supported with version 6. I understand that, and have no problem with it. However, ya'll would have saved me the headache of…

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                      • Be able to see in the overviews panel how much RAM my monitored instances are consuming just like I can see CPU and Disk IO for example.

                        I want to monitor how much RAM my instances are consuming while I'm in the overviews panel and even though I can go to a specific panel for checking this specific counter it'd be useful to havr it in the single overviews panel and not moving back and forth.

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                        • Have a standard metric for Data space used

                          There is currently an out of the box metric or Log Space Used, but there isn't an equivalent Data Space Used.

                          I get that it's a bit trickier if you have multiple data files, (even just adding them up as one metric). We have databases that we want to pro-actively allocate space for but it's hard to do without a metric to tell us when it's getting full.

                          3 votes
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                          • I wish the blocking Process report included the resource the Blocked processes are waiting on.

                            My Dev write 500+ line procedures and functions so the SQL "Fragment" is seldom very helpful.
                            It would be much more helpful to identify the resources the processes are blocked on. Even just the wait_resource and wait_type columns from sys.dm_exec_requests would help.

                            I know some of the resource types are tough to parse in T-SQL.

                            4 votes
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                            • Filter Longest Running Queries Tile by Database

                              The Longest Running Queries Tile on the Reports screen would be more useful if we could target only one database.

                              4 votes
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                              • Improved view of User Sessions

                                Visibility into user sessions could be improved. The current list on the instance overview, "SQL User Processes (Top 10)", is a start but needs the following to make it useful:

                                1) Don't limit the number of sessions shown; rather add paging controls like on the error log view, so that it would be possible to see any session for any selected time period
                                2) Add a columns for:
                                - Login (i.e. login name)
                                - Blocked by session Id (maybe even an icon if a session is blocking/blocked?)
                                3) Make it possible to sort by any column
                                4) Add ability to…

                                6 votes
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                                • Feasibility of selecting databases across the sql instances to create custom metrics

                                  Imagine we are planning to create a new custom metric which we wish to use across several instances but one specific set of databases. its currently impossible and will be one to have.

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                                  • Have all cookies from the application marked as secure and HttpOnly

                                    In a internal review of web-applications our riscmanament suggests that all webapplications cookies must be marked being secure and HttpOnly.

                                    Could that be possible?

                                    4 votes
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                                    • global dashboard should handle multi-level groupings

                                      Currently the global dashboard presents the SQL instance tiles according to their top-level group. So if I have 3 servers grouped such as:

                                      > App1
                                      >> Prod
                                      >>> Svr1
                                      >> Dev
                                      >>> Svr2
                                      > App2
                                      >> Prod
                                      >>> Svr3

                                      it will present these under 2 groups: App1 and App2. This is fine if you're viewing all servers.

                                      However when I filter the view to only show servers in the App1 group, I'd like the tiles to be grouped using the next level of grouping if there is one (in this case "Prod" and "Dev")

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                                      • Please make a mobile app for iphone / ipad like SQL Sentry do!

                                        Please make a mobile app for iphone / ipad like SQL Sentry do!

                                        9 votes
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                                        • set the default email recipient per level

                                          I'd like to be able to override the default email recipient "per level", in the same way alerts can be configured.

                                          This would make it much easier to manage in a case where monitoring responsibilities are delegated for a specific server or group of servers.

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