First Responder Kit

Our free First Responder Kit (zip) is packed with scripts, worksheets, and checklists like:

  • sp_Blitz, sp_BlitzIndex, sp_BlitzCache – free health check scripts
  • White papers – on Availability Groups, Google Compute Engine, disaster recovery in the cloud, and more
  • Worksheets and e-books – like our SQL Server Setup Checklist and the HA/DR Worksheet

It’s totally free because we’ve been there too. We’re database administrators and developers who know how hard it is to keep SQL Server fast and reliable, and we want to make your job easier. Later, if you need consulting for tough pains that have you stumped, we hope you’ll remember us and stop by.

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Instructions

Also known as the fine manual that you probably won’t read at first. You’ll regret that later. It’s okay. We’re the same way.

Health Check: sp_Blitz

Is my SQL Server healthy, or sick?

Speed Check: sp_BlitzFirst

Why is my SQL Server slow right now?

Query Check: sp_BlitzCache

Which queries have been using the most resources?

Index Check: sp_BlitzIndex

Are my indexes designed for speed?

Vital Stats: Power BI

Graph server and query performance over time.

Cloud Restores: sp_AllNightLog

How can I use the cloud for disaster recovery?

Query Trending: sp_BlitzQueryStore

How has my query plan changed over time?

Who’s Doing What: sp_BlitzWho

Who’s running what queries right now?

Recent First Responder Kit Changes

sp_DatabaseRestore: Open Source Database Restore Stored Procedure

Welcome to the sp_DatabaseRestore documentation page. We were looking for a script that restores a database including the transaction log chain using the backup files in a folder. We also wanted it to be able to continue applying transaction log backups. In other words, we were looking for a custom Log Shipping solution. We could…
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First Responder Kit Updates: So Many Updates, Brent Quit

I got 128 GB of RAM just to develop sp_BlitzCache with! Also, thanks to @RichBenner @BrentOzar and @douglane for code, and @LitKnd and @HenrikStaunPoulsen for great ideas! Grab the newly updated First Responder Kit, and here’s what’s in it: sp_Blitz Improvements #677 Finally! A bug that isn’t ours! Microsoft forget to let SE clean up…
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First Responder Kit Updates: New Checks Across the Board

It’s the December to Remember Script Event, and we’ve got updates to everything. Shout out to our contributors this month: @BlitzErik, @RichBenner, @runamuk0, @SQLMonger, and @BrentOzar. Grab the newly updated First Responder Kit, and here’s what’s in it: sp_Blitz Improvements #591 – add check for 2016 Standard installed without Service Pack 1 (coded by @RichBenner) #615…
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Updated First Responder Kit: sp_Blitz, sp_BlitzCache, sp_BlitzIndex

These improvements go great with cranberries. The food, not the b – actually, they go pretty well with the band, too. sp_Blitz Improvements #568 – @RichBenner added a check for the default parallelism settings sp_BlitzCache Improvements by @BlitzErik #495 – add warning for indexed views with missing stats #557 – bug fix – don’t alert…
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