When your SQL Server restarts, how do you find out?
I’ve seen a few senior DBAs do a really smart trick: they write a stored procedure to send them an email, and then they mark that stored procedure as a startup stored procedure so that it runs automatically whenever SQL Server starts up. (You could also try this with an Agent job scheduled to run at Agent startup, but … Agent may not actually start.)
So I wrote sp_SendStartupEmail to do just that, and the body of the email lists any databases with unusual states. It looks like this:
You can get it from my Github repo here, but it won’t be part of the First Responder Kit – I just wanted to put it out in Github so y’all could check in changes if you wanted. The documentation is in that script. (No, it’s not self-documenting code, hahaha – the documentation is in the comments.)