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Remove-DbaXESession

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Removes Extended Events sessions.

Description

This script removes Extended Events sessions on a SQL Server instance.

Syntax

Remove-DbaXESession
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [-SqlCredential <PSCredential>] -Session <Object[]>
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Remove-DbaXESession
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [-SqlCredential <PSCredential>] -AllSessions
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

Remove-DbaXESession -InputObject <Session[]>
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Remove-DbaXESession -SqlInstance sql2012 -AllSessions

Removes all Extended Event Session on the sqlserver2014 instance.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Remove-DbaXESession -SqlInstance sql2012 -Session xesession1,xesession2

Removes the xesession1 and xesession2 Extended Event sessions.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Get-DbaXESession -SqlInstance sql2017 | Remove-DbaXESession -Confirm:$false

Removes all sessions from sql2017, bypassing prompts.

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaXESession -SqlInstance sql2012 -Session xesession1 | Remove-DbaXESession

Removes the sessions returned from the Get-DbaXESession function.

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. You must have sysadmin access and server version must be SQL Server version 2008 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Session

Specifies a list of Extended Events sessions to remove.

Alias Name,Sessions
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value
-AllSessions

If this switch is enabled, all Extended Events sessions will be removed except the packaged sessions AlwaysOn_health, system_health, telemetry_xevents.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-InputObject

Accepts a collection of XEsession objects as output by Get-DbaXESession.

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
-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

If this switch is enabled, no actions are performed but informational messages will be displayed that explain what would happen if the command were to run.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

If this switch is enabled, you will be prompted for confirmation before executing any operations that change state.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

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