Introduction There are thousands of indicators (Perfmon Counters, system views, …) one can track to monitor SQL Server, but not all of them are relevant. If I need to pick one, that would be “Processes Blocked”.
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A Random Thought
Keep your transaction log backups at least to second full backup. Even if the latest full backup is corrupt, you can recover without any data loss. E.g. if you take full backup weekly, diff backup daily, and transaction log backup hourly, keep your transaction log backup at least for 2 weeks, so it reaches the second full backup.