Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for January 2022

In this release, sp_Blitz shows some information about clusters and AGs, sp_AllNightLog and sp_DatabaseRestore get some love, and more.

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To get the new version:

Consultant Toolkit Changes

I updated it to this month’s First Responder Kit, but no changes to querymanifest.json or the spreadsheet. If you’ve customized those, no changes are necessary this month: just copy your spreadsheet and querymanifest.json into the new release’s folder.

sp_AllNightLog Changes

  • Enhancement: now works in any database as long as Ola Hallengren’s scripts are installed in the same database. (#3009, thanks Nick Fotopoulos.)
  • Enhancement: there’s a new configuration record to allow data/log files to be moved to the instance’s default directory. (#3046, thanks Dale Hirt.)

sp_Blitz Changes

  • Enhancement: now displays information about clusters and Availability Groups. (#2976, thanks Ragatilao.)
  • Fix: xp_regread no longer errors out if registry keys aren’t found. (#2836, thanks ScottL1969 and Andreas Jordan.)

sp_BlitzIndex Changes

  • Enhancement: faster visualization of nonclustered columnstore indexes on wide tables. (#3043, thanks Razvan Socol.)
  • Fix: total_forwarded_fetch_count column wasn’t included in the results if you saved the results to a table. (#3053, thanks Pollus Brodeur and Vladimir Vissoultchev.)

sp_DatabaseRestore Changes

  • Enhancement: the @StopAt parameter is now a real point in time restore, not just stopping at the transaction log before that point, but going up to that moment in time in the last log backup. (#3038, thanks Daniel van der Meulen.)

Bonus changes: Anthony Green kept the SQL Server versions file up to date, and Konstantin Taranov improved the repo’s readme.md.

For Support

When you have questions about how the tools work, talk with the community in the #FirstResponderKit Slack channel. Be patient: it’s staffed by volunteers with day jobs. If it’s your first time in the community Slack, get started here.

When you find a bug or want something changed, read the contributing.md file.

When you have a question about what the scripts found, first make sure you read the “More Details” URL for any warning you find. We put a lot of work into documentation, and we wouldn’t want someone to yell at you to go read the fine manual. After that, when you’ve still got questions about how something works in SQL Server, post a question at DBA.StackExchange.com and the community (that includes me!) will help. Include exact errors and any applicable screenshots, your SQL Server version number (including the build #), and the version of the tool you’re working with.

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