LKBEN11374: Howto monitor your ms sql server with t-sql statements


You need to trac your microsoft sql server system with transact-sql statements


This is by design


Most people like to use the SQL Server Management GUI to monitor the database system but sometimes it is nice to monitor a system with just sql statements.

To show the current locks:

use master
EXEC sp_lock

to show a certain lock (13 in our example) you can use:

EXEC sp_lock 13

To show the current user activity:

use master
EXEC sp_who

to show a certain user (hulk in our example):

EXEC sp_who hulk

To get the space used by a database or table:

use testdb
EXEC sp_spaceused

EXEC sp_spaceused mytable1

Some general information about sour sql server:

use master
EXEC sp_monitor


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About the Author

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.