The other day someone checked in some code and every now and then the build would fail with the error
Msg 15151, Level 16, State 19, Line 51
Cannot drop the event session ‘ProcsExecutions’, because it does not exist or you do not have permission.
I decided to take a look at the code and saw what the problem was. I will recreate the code here and then show you what needs to be changed. This post will not go into what Extended Events are, you can look that up in the SQL Server Extended Events documentation
I like these
IF NOT EXISTS checks on release scripts as that makes them re-runnable. Even if you don’t use continuous integration for release scripts, you may sometimes hit F5 one too many times.