SQL Server Diagnostic Queries – Part 3

Introduction

I have recently started making videos for my YouTube channel. There are several different playlists, but the one for SQL Server is probably most relevant for many people reading this blog. Currently, I am working on a series of videos that dive pretty deeply into each of the queries in my SQL Server 2019 Diagnostic Information Queries. This post coincides with the SQL Server Diagnostic Queries – Part 3 video.

SQL Server Diagnostic Queries – Part 3

This particular video is the third in a series of videos that will go through each of the queries in my SQL Server 2019 Diagnostic Information Queries, explaining what each query does and how to interpret the results of each query.

In this video, I cover Query 5, which is Global Trace Flags. This query lets you see all of the global trace flags that are enabled for the current instance. I also talk about two trace flags that I think should be enabled for SQL Server 2019.

My Diagnostic queries are available for free here.

Note: There are separate versions of these queries for every major version of SQL Server starting with SQL Server 2005. The general concepts in these videos are applicable to all versions of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and SQL Managed Instance.

Even if you are on an older version of SQL Server, these videos will be useful and interesting for you.

Final Words

If you have any questions about this post, please ask me here in the comments, in the YouTube comments for the video, or on Twitter. I am pretty active on Twitter as GlennAlanBerry. Thanks for reading!

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