How I Use the First Responder Kit

Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for December 2019

It’s the hap-happiest season of all. To get the new version: Download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip Azure Data Studio users with the First Responder Kit extension: ctrl/command+shift+p, First Responder Kit: Import. Download the updated Consultant Toolkit in your account EU customers: check your email for the updated version from Gumroad, our European distributor Consultant Toolkit Changes…
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How I Use the First Responder Kit

Announcing a New Live Online Class: How I Use the First Responder Kit

During the hands-on labs for my Mastering classes, when I’m answering an attendee question, this kind of thing happens a lot: Attendee: “How would I find the query causing that missing index recommendation?” Me: “Oh, good question – you can use the sp_BlitzCache @SlowlySearchPlansFor parameter. Here’s how it works.” (Does a quick demo) Attendees in…
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Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for August 2019

sp_DatabaseRestore can now restore to Azure blobs and change the database owner after a restore, and everything else gets bug fixes. To get the new version: Download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip Azure Data Studio users with the First Responder Kit extension: ctrl/command+shift+p, First Responder Kit: Import. Download the updated Consultant Toolkit in your account EU customers:…
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Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for July 2019

Nothing too dramatic, mostly bug fixes this month. Been pretty quiet on the development front the last couple of months. Some stability is nice around here, eh? To get the new version: Download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip Azure Data Studio users with the First Responder Kit extension: ctrl/command+shift+p, First Responder Kit: Import. Download the updated Consultant…
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Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for April 2019

This month, lots of improvements and bug fixes, including checking for paused resumable index operations, Evaluation Edition expiration dates, sp_BlitzCache shows the number of duplicated plans for each query, sp_BlitzIndex will skip a list of databases for you, and more. To get the new version: Download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip Azure Data Studio users with the…
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Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for March 2019

This month, just half a dozen bug fixes, plus a new parameter for sp_BlitzCache to search the plan cache for specific strings. To get the new version: Download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip Azure Data Studio users with the First Responder Kit extension: ctrl/command+shift+p, First Responder Kit: Import. Download the updated Consultant Toolkit in your account EU customers:…
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Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for February 2019

I hereby christen this the Rich Benner Memorial Release. He’s still alive, it’s just that we’ll always remember him for the work he put into this month’s version. (I’m kidding, of course. We won’t remember him. (I’m kidding. Rich will appreciate the humor in that.)) You can download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip here, and Consultant Toolkit customers…
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Updated First Responder Kit with Your January Code Resolutions

I have a sneaking suspicion that a bunch of you made New Year’s Resolutions to contribute to open source, because y’all got started with a bang this year. We’ve even got improvements from Microsoft folks for Azure Managed Instances! You can download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip here. sp_Blitz Changes Improvements: skipping checks on Azure SQL DB Managed…
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Updated First Responder Kit for November 2018: Get Into Sports Dummy

COACH! I dunno, I just like this picture. You can download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip here. sp_Blitz Improvements #1786 – @dallyhorton made a good point: if we’re gonna warn you about Change Tracking, we should tell you which database it’s enabled for. #1791 – Who do DMV queries think they are, blocking each other? Get over yourselves. #1793 – CheckIds shouldn’t be…
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First Responder Kit Release: Fingers Crossed!

This is a small release just to make sure you don’t forget about us. We know you’re busy. You can download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip here. sp_Blitz Improvements #1755 – @MisterZeus added a new check for alerts that don’t send information out. I mean, is that even an alert? #1766 – @jadarnel27 added some code to help folks who have a standard (non-sa)…
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First Responder Kit Release: What Does A Fish Know About Friday?

I know, it seems like just yesterday I was doing one of these releases. But no, it was three weeks ago. You’ve just been drunk for a really long time. You can download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip here. sp_Blitz Improvements #1698 – Now warns you about any SQL Modules that have ANSI_NULLS or QUOTED_IDENTIFIER off. Thanks @MisterZeus! #1719 – @TheUsernameSelectionSucks pointed out…
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First Responder Kit Release: A Year From Now These Will All Stop Working On 2008 And 2008R2

You think I’m kidding. Time bomb. Boom. Get your upgrade underwear on. You can download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip here. sp_Blitz Improvements #1664 – We’re officially smart enough to not warn people that we’re recompiling our own stored procedures. #1669 – Reworded the stacked instances details. Servers may be installed and not running. #1687 – @josh-simar has servers linked with AD accounts,…
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First Responder Kit Release: Just When You Think There’s Nothing New Left To Do

T*m* f*r An*th*r F*rst R*spond*r K*t R*l**s*. All joking aside! A big thank you goes out to a few people this go around: @jadarnel27 for not only contributing a bunch of Super Professional T-SQL, but also for writing a web scraping application to compile a list of current SQL Server versions. @nedotter @ktaranov and Aleksey Nagorskiy for putting together…
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First Responder Kit Release: SQLBits was pretty awesome but now I have to do work again

APRIL FOOLS! IT’S ONLY MARCH FIRST! Tomorrow. Butthead. You can download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip here. sp_Blitz Improvements #1407: @parlevjo2 gave us a check to make sure databases are owned by an existing user. Existence is everything, so I hear. #1416: After existence is probably location. After that is collation. @ktaranov let us know that our collation wasn’t all that. Especially…
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