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Downloads of v 2.0.18:


Last Update:

03 Feb 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • SQL Community Collaborative


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dbachecks (PowerShell Module)

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2.0.18 | Updated: 03 Feb 2022



Downloads of v 2.0.18:



Software Author(s):

  • SQL Community Collaborative

dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.18

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Some Checks Are Exempted or Have Failed

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Requires PowerShell v5 as a minimum which is why it's failng the Verifier.


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install dbachecks (PowerShell Module), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade dbachecks (PowerShell Module), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall dbachecks (PowerShell Module), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade dbachecks -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade dbachecks -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install dbachecks
    name: dbachecks
    version: '2.0.18'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'dbachecks' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.0.18'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller dbachecks
    Name     = "dbachecks"
    Version  = "2.0.18"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'dbachecks':
  ensure   => '2.0.18',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 03 Feb 2022.


dbachecks is a framework created by and for SQL Server pros who need to validate their environments. Basically, we all share similar checklists and mostly just the server names and RPO/RTO/etc change.

This open source module allows us to crowd-source our checklists using Pester tests. Such checks include:

  • Backups are being performed
  • Identity columns are not about to max out
  • Servers have access to backup paths
  • Database integrity checks are being performed and corruption does not exist
  • Disk space is not about to run out
  • All enabled jobs have succeeded

Have questions about development? Please visit our Wiki. Anyone developing this module should visit that Wiki page (after fully reading this readme) for a brief overview.

NOTE: This module requires a minimum of PowerShell v4.

NOTE: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is out of date by more than a week, please contact the maintainer(s) and let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$moduleName = 'dbachecks'      # this could be different from package name

$module = Get-Module -Name $moduleName
if ($module) {
    Write-Verbose "Module '$moduleName' is imported into the session. Removing it."
    Remove-Module -Name $moduleName -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$moduleName = 'dbachecks'  # this may be different from the package name and different case

if ($PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major -lt 5) {
    throw "$moduleName module requires a minimum of PowerShell v5."

# module may already be installed outside of Chocolatey
Remove-Module -Name $moduleName -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

$sourcePath = Join-Path -Path $toolsDir -ChildPath "$"
$destPath   = Join-Path -Path $env:ProgramFiles -ChildPath "WindowsPowerShell\Modules\$moduleName\$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion"

Write-Verbose "Creating destination directory '$destPath' for module."
New-Item -Path $destPath -ItemType Directory -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null

Write-Verbose "Extracting '$moduleName' files from '$sourcePath' to '$destPath'."
Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath $sourcePath -Destination $destPath
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$moduleName = 'dbachecks'
$sourcePath = Join-Path -Path $env:ProgramFiles -ChildPath "WindowsPowerShell\Modules\$moduleName"

Write-Verbose "Removing all version of '$moduleName' from '$sourcePath'."
Remove-Item -Path $sourcePath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
md5: 38AA7C9E2F9365062CD8B260C9F77302 | sha1: 7ADD798DCB658BFFC35D4B94DCBEDFE071352554 | sha256: 61F2B83DA187DE2F4FF69505FE0EC9AB6C6E3330899223AD47430F30D34B6C5E | sha512: 1EB95BFDC2EF67E1D12BDF79090DAF4E3FC4930C812ED17DFBCCFFDEDE642D27356AF1B792D7E8470304D0D4AE27F7395A49D78D0BE0AA4E50C74EC847420AA5

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2017 Chrissy LeMaire

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

To verify the files using the project source:

1. Please go to the project source location ( and download the source files;
2. Build the source to create the binary files to verify;
3. Use Get-FileHash -Path <FILE TO VERIFY> to get the file hash value from both the built file (from step 1 above) and the file from the within the package and compare them;

Alternatively you can download the module from the PowerShell Gallery ...

    Save-Module -Name dbachecks -Path <PATH TO DOWNLOAD TO>

... and compare the files from the package against those in the installed module. Again use Get-FileHash -Path <FILE TO VERIFY> to retrieve those hash values.

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.16 51 Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.14 167 Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.12 110 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.11 167 Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.9 191 Monday, December 14, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.8 114 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.7 186 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.4 204 Thursday, July 16, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 2.0.3 175 Saturday, May 9, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.29 211 Sunday, March 29, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.26 133 Saturday, March 21, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.25 160 Sunday, March 15, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.24 225 Thursday, January 9, 2020 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.22 172 Sunday, December 22, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.21 180 Thursday, November 28, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.20 151 Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.19 149 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.16 159 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.15 175 Thursday, October 17, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.14 170 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.12 189 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.11 138 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.9 148 Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.8 143 Monday, July 29, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.6 144 Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.5 195 Monday, July 8, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.4 154 Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.2.3 166 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.1.173 174 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.1.172 155 Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Approved
dbachecks (PowerShell Module) 1.1.171 209 Friday, April 5, 2019 Approved

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