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Find-DbaDatabase

Author Stephen Bennett, https://sqlnotesfromtheunderground.wordpress.com/
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Find database/s on multiple servers that match criteria you input

Description

Allows you to search SQL Server instances for database that have either the same name, owner or service broker guid.

There a several reasons for the service broker guid not matching on a restored database primarily using alter database new broker. or turn off broker to return a guid of 0000-0000-0000-0000.

Syntax

Find-DbaDatabase
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Property] <String>]
    [-Pattern] <String>
    [-Exact]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Find-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance "DEV01", "DEV02", "UAT01", "UAT02", "PROD01", "PROD02" -Pattern Report

Returns all database from the SqlInstances that have a database with Report in the name

Example: 2
PS C:\> Find-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance "DEV01", "DEV02", "UAT01", "UAT02", "PROD01", "PROD02" -Pattern TestDB -Exact | Select-Object *

Returns all database from the SqlInstances that have a database named TestDB with a detailed output.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Find-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance "DEV01", "DEV02", "UAT01", "UAT02", "PROD01", "PROD02" -Property ServiceBrokerGuid -Pattern '-faeb-495a-9898-f25a782835f5' | Select-Object *

Returns all database from the SqlInstances that have the same Service Broker GUID with a detailed output

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-Pattern

Value that is searched for. This is a regular expression match but you can just use a plain ol string like 'dbareports'

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Property

What you would like to search on. Either Database Name, Owner, or Service Broker GUID. Database name is the default.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value Name
Accepted Values Name,ServiceBrokerGuid,Owner
-Exact

Search for an exact match instead of a pattern

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Find-DbaDatabase on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Find-DbaDatabase.