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  1. temporary alert configuration

    I have a SQL Agent job that is failing daily. I have already alerted the dev who is repsonsible. I now have two options:
    1. Change the alert setting at the job level to not raise an alert when this specific job fails. Saves me from irrelevant alerts, but one day the dev will fix the problem and I will probably forget that I should turn this back on.
    2. Leave the alert setting as is and spend a half-minute or so each day to clear the alert. Not a good use of my time and very annoying,

    Please consider…

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    • Alerting on Autogrowth Events

      Alerting on Autogrowth Events, some environments set the file size of their databases and would like to be alerted if autogrowth occurs since that indicates abnormal behavior

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      • Group instances, not servers

        For example: when I have a database cluster running multiple instances I would want have the possibility to put one instance in a development group and another instance from that same cluster in a different group. In this way managing alert settings etc on a group level becomes much more convenient.

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        • Overview database growth estimation

          When planning new server we have to estimate how much space will be taken by database during life cycle of new SQL server and when SQL monitor watching server for us I would like to have possibility see following:

          - Database file size portion
          - Log File size portion and how much of that contain free space
          - Estimated growth (as information in Alert)
          - Summarized size per disk (if possible with how much space left)
          - Have this available as summary tile in the report, so I can reactive this info as email.

          Thanks and regards,

          //Radek

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          • Option to include @Channel or @User in Slack Channel Notification

            Provide an option for individual alerts to include @Channel or @User to the slack channel notification.

            5 votes
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            • TempDB unexpected growth

              I think it would be a good idea to have information about what caused random sudden growth in tempdb. I know we can see the DB size chart but theres no way to know what caused it.

              Information that would be nice to be captured:

              Table name
              What query created table
              What user created table

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              • be able to report on deadlocks

                Add the possibility to report on deadlocks. The information is stored in the database as an alert but it's currently not possible to report on alerts.

                I'd like to see the occurrence of deadlocks over time, per database,...

                6 votes
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                • filter the queries to see in the top queries and long running queries section

                  In top queries and long running queries section, I can see the queries executed by the db system but I want to filter out such queries.

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                  • blocked by (number)

                    This should be easy to implement..

                    "blocked by [some number]"
                    If available show the security context/or username associated to the session number.

                    It would be a time saver, and enable me to react or ignore faster

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                    • Set alert rules on specific AG nodes

                      Our AlwaysOn AG groups are backed up from the secondary node (the preferred node). Not Backed Up alerts still show for the primary node. We would like to be able to filter these out.

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                      • Set up multiple custom alerts for a single custom metric

                        For some custom metrics, the ideal number is not a fixed number. (E.g. ideal number of VLFs depends on log file size). In those cases I write a custom metric that returns a "percentage of ideal number". I like to be warned both when the actual number is too high and when it is too low so I would like to set up two custom alerts for this.

                        This is currently not possible without creating a copy of the custom metric, which of course wastes resources. Please consider adding the option to set up multiple custome alerts for a single…

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                        • Create Duplicate of Default Alerts

                          Hi, it would be great to create 2 Default alerts with deffernt setting for differnt servers
                          and to seperate AO Group when creating Alerts
                          so that a Backup Replica wont go into some alerts that serve the production Servers

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                          • Blocking process Hover Information should show Total Blocking Duration

                            The (Restored in 8.0.6) hover over the Alert List's "Last Updated" column shows the duration of the Alert itself, NOT the total time involved.

                            Unless you memorize the configuration of this Alert for each of its 3 severity levels, and assume they never change, and never vary by server, nor by database... you must sill open each event to see the "Total blocking duration for all descendants" published under the "Details" tab, then add that to the event duration, for which you must now do time subtraction as there is no "Duration" on the Status line... (another omission).

                            Having to…

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                            • I would like to be able to enter a sql handle and see the history of query time and plans

                              I would like to be able to enter a sql handle or query hash and see the history of query time and plans in the zoomed time frame.

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                              • be able to be advised if a certain query (sql_handle or query_hash) is suddenly taking much longer than normal to execute. Not only to see

                                I would like to be able to be advised if a certain query (grouped by sql_handle or query_hash) is suddenly taking longer than normal to execute.

                                The query may or may not be included in the top 10 queries.

                                /Rasmus

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                                • Customize Disk Space alert for C: drive on all servers

                                  SQL Monitor allows me to set global settings for Disk Space alerts, and then override for a complete server group, for all disk of one single server, or for a specific disk.

                                  What I want is to have different settings for the system drive (C:) as compared to the other drives, Currently I need to set this for each individual C: drive, so one change per server.

                                  Please make it possible to specify global settings (applying to all disks on all servers), and then add an override for C: on all servers.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • SQL Monitor acquiring shared locks on objects

                                    Is it necessary for SQL Monitor to acquire shared locks on objects when monitoring a SQL instance?

                                    We experienced a deadlock on our system when SQL Monitor was trying to query a system table msdb..backupset at the same time that on of our maintenance plans was deleting backup history as one of its sub tasks.

                                    It would be nice if we could either set the isolation level per alert or if you guys would amend your code to use nolock query hints?

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                                    • domain

                                      Have the Redgate Monitor application support multiple AD domains for users. I have over 4 domains with users that want access to the application.

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                                      • Timestamps in UTC

                                        Currently, timestamps in charts and elsewhere are displayed in local webbrowser timezone. I need all the timestamps in UTC. I need to share screenshots with colleagues in different timezones and having them in UTC is a must have.

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                                        • Clone a report and change the server name globally within it

                                          I have crafted a report for my servers. I understand there's some behind-the-scenes scripting I can do to replicate a report, but the GUI could provide a "Clone Report" option, allowing me to change the server name reference on all the widgets. Sure would make deploying one extra server easy.

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