Query - High disk read time

How can I identify the more slower queries? I have a performance problems on my database server. The disk read time is very high.

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asked Nov 16, 2009 at 05:29 PM in Default

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For SQL Server 2000, I would suggest running a trace using SQL Server Profiler and filtering either on CPU, duration and/or reads (and possibly writes). With the filter, SQL Server Profiler will only show queries that meet your specification. For example, duration > 1000 milliseconds.

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answered Nov 16, 2009 at 05:51 PM

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Instead of using the Profiler gui to collect this data, I'd suggest, very strongly, that you set up a server side trace. This is using the trace events that Profiler uses, but activated through a TSQL script. This puts less of a load on the server and guarantees a good set of data will be collected. Gail Shaw has two excellent articles on how to set this up over at Simple-Talk. Here's the first one.

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answered Nov 17, 2009 at 09:54 AM

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Couldn't agree more Grant. When I do performance troubleshooting I use a set of server-side trace scripts and also use perfmon logs and alerts to track performance information. I then like to load the trace into a table and query it based on cpu, reads, writes and duration to find the top n queries by any of those metrics.

Nov 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM Mark Allison
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