In this article we’re going to discuss why it’s important to have a proper SQL Server documentation tool to note and track changes in your SQL Server environment.
Having comprehensive SQL Server documentation that you regularly update should be high on your priority list.
The thing is, people generally tend to avoid keeping track of what’s what in their SQL environment because they don’t know how to generate SQL Server documentation. And it’s not only important to have actual documentation—it also has to be correct and error-free. Otherwise, it’s pointless to collect imprecise and unreliable information.
Why should you care about SQL Server documentation?
You can’t administer a SQL Server environment if you don’t have some sort of documentation to start with. Additionally, you need to keep track of who changed what, when, and where. That’s especially the case if there is more than one DBA in your organization. The bottom line is you can’t keep corporate data safe if, for example, you don’t know whether all your SQL Servers are patched with the latest service packs or whether the SQL Server instances have been backed up.
Here’s a list of things you need to document: