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  1. Exclude offline databases from backup alerts

    Exclude all offline data bases from the overdue backup alert as we do not have a need to backup an offline data base. For us if a data base is taken offline it's most likely because its been migrated to another server or no longer needed and will eventually be deleted.

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    • Customise Email Settings For Each Alert Setting

      It would be great if you could have an override on each alert to allow for a customised email setting just for that alert.
      Currently an alert can have a different email address BUT it only uses the default settings, if I wanted to fine tune for that alert I can't.
      Thanks, Steve

      4 votes
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      • Filter Top 10 queries/waits by database

        I would like to see the top 10 queries by database sometimes instead of the entire instance.

        4 votes
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        • Database File Usage Alert - Autogrowth

          Database File Usage Alert : Please consider autogrowth! So far, this alert is of no help.

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          • Exclude specific alerts from SQL SERVER ERROR LOG ENTRY alerts

            We have certain tools (mainly infosec related) that generate a lot of entries in the SQL server error log as part of their normal operation creating a lot of alerts. The only way to identify these and thereby determine that they are 'expected' is to go into each alert individually and mark it as read. The ability to ignore certain errors based on error number, severity or message would add a lot of value to this feature.

            12 votes
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            • Dark Theme!

              Would love to be able to have a Dark theme for the UI.

              We use a number of other tools where this is an option and really appreciate the saving of the eyes from the sea of white/ other bright colours.

              6 votes
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              • Notifications support for Microsoft Teams

                Just like Slack (Webhook) notification support, it would be great if SQL Monitor could send notifications to Microsoft Teams.

                21 votes
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                • Support for showing multiple metrics with the same units on Analysis Graph

                  When showing more than one metric on a graph on the Analysis page, I fully understand that it is difficult to merge the units scales on the x axis. So what you get is each graph has it's 'own' x axis - and I get that - it makes sense when the units are incompatible (eg. percentage vs KB used vs batch/sec).

                  But when all the metrics are measure in the same units, it can create a visually confusing graph.

                  For example I'm looking at memory usage over time, so I've chosen Machine: memory used, SQL Server: total memory, SQL…

                  15 votes
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                  • I would like to see PROCESSES TOP 10 BY Memory.

                    I would like to see PROCESSES TOP 10 BY Memory.

                    9 votes
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                    • open alert link in new tab or window

                      When viewing an alert within the side-bar on the Overview page, clicking on the 'Go to the full details' arrow redirects the page to the intended alert. You have to then click back to see the overview page again.

                      It would be great for the ability to be able to open click through links on a new tab or window instead of the same window to prevent navigating away from the overview page.

                      6 votes
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                      • In reports display results of a query from our own data (multiple columns)

                        We have a table in our administration database that contains usefull information for our management. This consists of multiple columns. It would be very helpfull to run a query in a tile in a report where the results of that query can be displayed. A bit like the long running query results in the reports but then with our own data from the administration database.

                        3 votes
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                        • Save the deadlock graph as pdf

                          I would like to be able to save the deadlock graph as pdf or maybe be able to send the page as an email

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                          • Offer SQL Monitor as a Saas model

                            Would be great to offer sql monitor on a Saas model. $50 per server per month for example.
                            Purchasing software upfront is expensive for small/medium companies. This also offers more flexibility to add and remove licenses in line with how companies add and remove new servers.

                            9 votes
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                            • Exclude tempdb/ReportServerTempDB from Alerts at a GLOBAL level, WITH EASE

                              It makes no sense for there to be Alert configuration settings for tempdb for Consistency Checks, Backups, and any other irrelevance.

                              If the ONLY reason for the existence of SSRS databases is because of Microsoft's idiotic requirement for SSRS to actually be configured in 2014 before permitting an in-place upgrade to 2016, there is no ACTUAL reason why one would care two hoots about the state of either SSRS DB on ANY instance affected by this "demand". OK, I have just 21 instances to drill down to SHUT UP ABOUT SSRS DATABASES!

                              Please provide a better way to manage SYSTEM…

                              2 votes
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                              • be able to customize email and Slack notifications

                                Option to customize email and Slack notifications

                                7 votes
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                                • SQL instances which are part of Availability Group does show if it primary or secondary in Global Dashboard

                                  When SQL instances which are in Availability Groups are being monitored, the global dashboard lists both the primary & secondary node.
                                  However though it does have 'AG' badge but it does not say which is primary or secondary.
                                  While looking at the SQL monitor it will key that we know upfront which is the primary instance and also when alerting it should say primary or secondary in the subject line.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Allow the pinning of availability groups to the Global Dashboard

                                    I'd like to see the status of my AGs on the Global Dashboard without having to find them inside the server. Would also nice to see stats on latency on this widget.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Monitor Log Shipping

                                      SQL Monitor should be able to give me metrics on log shipping latency for native or SQL Backup Pro Backups

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Total data file size/used metrics - add filegroup level

                                        CONTEXT: We have some databases with multiple filegroups, I’d be useful to be able to drill down from the DB level to the FG level on the “Total data file size” and “Total data file used” metrics.

                                        PROBLEM: Not being able to slice totals by FG is problematic, since different FGs often have different capacity / performance requirements, different space used speed/patterns etc.

                                        EXAMPLE SOLUTION: For “Total data file size” and “Total data file used” add an additional selector window after the database selector: a list of filegroups + an (All) option at the top. So, the selectors would be:…

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Use base monitor service user account to authenticate with vcenter

                                          When monitoring a vcenter deployment, it would be nice if the base monitor service could just delegate the credentials it is running as rather than entering them in the username and password boxes inside sql monitor.

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