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I have multiple databases on the same sql server 2008. Some times the server stops working and I should restart it to make it work again. Is there an easy way to know which application or website caused this stop?
Or can I know which database takes the most of the server power?

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1) Computer was restarted (one of causes). Use Sql Server Configuration Manager to set Start Mode to Automatic

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2) Use Event viewer (Windows Logs/System) to get more information about stops/starts of service:

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