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Auditing Index Changes

Jason Brimhall gives us a solution to track index changes:

In theĀ previous article, I showed a quick and dirty method to try and capture the indexes that may have been just created. We all know that in the hectic life of the DBA, it is easy enough to forget the indexes created more than just a few hours in the past.

In that article, I mentioned that the solution provided was far from a complete solution to the entire problem. A bigger part of the picture involves audits to know when and by whom indexes were created, altered or dropped.

Keeping track of this kind of thing is important, particularly in an environment where performance suddenly changes even though the devs totally didn’t touch anything, promise.