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The Recent Activity tab of the SQL Defrag Manager Console displays a list of the analysis and defragmentation tasks performed. You can view the improvements accomplished during each defragmentation task.

SQL Defrag Manager supports partitioned indexes similarly to non-partitioned indexes. A row exists for each partition having a recent activity. SQL Defrag Manager displays the total number of partitions analyzed or defragmented in the Partition column. Select that row and SQL Defrag Manager displays additional information about the partitions in the Details section of the window.

Displaying details for an activity

To view the details of an activity, click the plus sign icon to the left of the activity. SQL Defrag Manager lists expanded information about each index or partition. You can select an item in the list and then review the information displayed in the Details section of the window.

About the details

The information in the Details section of the window provides complete information about the recent activity selected in the main section of the window. 

ItemDescription
Action

Specifies whether the action was an analysis or a defragmentation, and the type of analysis (fast or thorough), or the type of defragmentation (reorganize or rebuild) that occurred.

Job Type

Identifies whether the action was scheduled or run manually.

Process Time

Identifies the amount of time required for the action to finish.

Result

Specifies the final result of the action, such as whether it was completed.

Error Detail

Identifies any error that occurred during the action.

SQL Server Name

Specifies the name of the instance that contains the database.

Database Name

Specifies the name of the database that was analyzed or defragmented. If you select an activity for more than one database, this field identifies the total number of databases included in the recent activity.

Table Name

Specifies the name of the table that was analyzed or defragmented. If you select an activity for more than one table, this field identifies the total number of tables included in the recent activity.

Index Name

Specifies the name of the index that was analyzed or defragmented. If you select an activity for more than one index, this field identifies the total number of indexes included in the recent activity.

Partition Number

Specifies the number of the partition that was analyzed or defragmented. If you select an activity for more than one partition, this field identifies the total number of partitions included in the recent activity.

A Before/After comparison between Fragmentation and Pages statistics view is available only from the expanded view of an activity (click the plus sign icon to the left of an activity) after you select an individual index.

When SQL Defrag Manager finishes performing an analysis or defragmentation activity, it adds that activity to the Recent Activity tab of the SQL Defrag Manager Console.

Grouping information

You can group activities by when they occurred, the action that occurred, or by the name of the instance, database, table, index, or partition. To group the displayed activities by a column value, drag that column heading to the gray bar above the column headings.

Grouping recent activities allows you to quickly scan and evaluate your management activities. For example, you can group and view activities for a specific database, table, index, or partition, which lets you focus on the activities for that database object to make sure they are the activities you need to run.

Using this window

To sort the activities by a column value, click the heading of that column.

To remove an activity listed in the Recent Activity tab, select the activity, and then click Clear. You can also select Clear All to remove all activities listed in this window.

To save the information displayed in the Recent Activity tab, click Export near the top of the window to save the information as an HTML, XML, or TXT file.

To print the list of activities displayed in the Recent Activity tab, click Print near the top of the window.

You can also filter the list of activities displayed by Result, Action, and Type.

 

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