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Find who made a database name change with Object:Altered

14 August,2013 by Jack Vamvas

Question: How can I find out who made a SQL Server database name change? A SQL Agent job failed this morning – and on closer inspection I discovered the database name was changed.

Answer: A quick way to discover details on a database name change is to inspect the SQL Server default trace.

 The database name change is recorded in the SQL Server default trace as event Object:Altered.   Follow this link for a query to grab the name change. SQL Server - Who made DDL table changes on the database.

 If the database name change is a persistent problem, create a SQL Server Agent job which reviews the trace regularly  and notifies you of any changes

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Author: Jack Vamvas (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)

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