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Install-DbaSqlWatch

Author Ken K (github.com/koglerk)
Availability Windows only

 

Synopsis

Installs or updates SqlWatch.

Description

Downloads, extracts and installs or updates SqlWatch. https://sqlwatch.io/

Syntax

Install-DbaSqlWatch
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Database] <String>]
    [[-LocalFile] <String>]
    [-PreRelease]
    [-Force]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Install-DbaSqlWatch -SqlInstance server1

Logs into server1 with Windows authentication and then installs SqlWatch in the SQLWATCH database.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Install-DbaSqlWatch -SqlInstance server1\instance1 -Database DBA

Logs into server1\instance1 with Windows authentication and then installs SqlWatch in the DBA database.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Install-DbaSqlWatch -SqlInstance server1\instance1 -Database DBA -SqlCredential $cred

Logs into server1\instance1 with SQL authentication and then installs SqlWatch in the DBA database.

Example: 4
PS C:\> Install-DbaSqlWatch -SqlInstance sql2016\standardrtm, sql2016\sqlexpress, sql2014

Logs into sql2016\standardrtm, sql2016\sqlexpress and sql2014 with Windows authentication and then installs SqlWatch in the SQLWATCH database.

Example: 5
PS C:\> $servers = "sql2016\standardrtm", "sql2016\sqlexpress", "sql2014"

$servers | Install-DbaSqlWatch
Logs into sql2016\standardrtm, sql2016\sqlexpress and sql2014 with Windows authentication and then installs SqlWatch in the SQLWATCH database.

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

SQL Server name or SMO object representing the SQL Server to connect to.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
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
-Database

Specifies the database to install SqlWatch into. Defaults to SQLWATCH.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value SQLWATCH
-LocalFile

Specifies the path to a local file to install SqlWatch from. This should be the zipfile as distributed by the maintainers. If this parameter is not specified, the latest version will be downloaded and installed from https://github.com/marcingminski/sqlwatch

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-PreRelease

If specified, a pre-release (beta) will be downloaded rather than a stable release

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-Force

If this switch is enabled, SqlWatch will be downloaded from the internet even if previously cached.

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
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the command were to run. No actions are actually performed.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

Prompts to confirm actions

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

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