CLI Installation

Use quick start to get up and running quickly, or continue on this page to learn how to automate DBA Dash deployments.


To download the latest version of DBA Dash and extract it to the “C:\DBADash” folder:

$InstallPath = "C:\DBADash"

$Repo = "trimble-oss/dba-dash"

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12
$Tag = (Invoke-WebRequest "$Repo/releases/latest" | ConvertFrom-Json).tag_name

if (!(Test-Path -Path $InstallPath)){
    New-Item -Path $InstallPath -ItemType Directory

if ((Get-ChildItem -Path $InstallPath | Measure-Object).Count -gt 0){
    throw "Destination folder is not empty" 

cd $InstallPath
$zip = "DBADash_$"

$download = "$Repo/releases/download/$Tag/$zip"
Invoke-WebRequest $download -Out $zip

Expand-Archive -Path $zip -DestinationPath $InstallPath -Force -ErrorAction Stop

Start-Process DBADashServiceConfigTool.exe

Set Destination connection

DBADashConfig -c "Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=DBADashDB;Encrypt=True;TrustServerCertificate=True;" -a SetDestination

Add Destination connection

Use the SetDestination instead to add/update the primary destination connection. AddDestination can be used to add secondary destinations (less commonly used). e.g. Write to a local DBA Dash repository database AND a S3 bucket. If the primary destination doesn’t exist, AddDestination will set the primary destination.

DBADashConfig -c "" -a AddDestination

Remove Destination connection

Use the RemoveDestination action to remove a secondary destination added with AddDestination.

DBADashConfig -c "" -a RemoveDestination

Add Source connection

DBADashConfig -c "Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Encrypt=True;TrustServerCertificate=True;" -a Add --PlanCollectionEnabled --SlowQueryThresholdMs 1000 --SchemaSnapshotDBs "*"

Remove connection

DBADashConfig -a "Remove" -c "Data Source=localhost;Integrated Security=SSPI;Encrypt=True;TrustServerCertificate=True;"

Install Service

Domain user

DBADashService install --username "Domain\DBADash" --password "YourPassword"

Managed service user:

DBADashService install --username "Domain\DBADash$"

Local system:

DBADashService install --localsystem

See DBADashService install --help

Uninstall Service

DBADashService uninstall

Start Service

DBADashService start

net start DBADashService can also be used.

Stop Service

DBADashService stop

net stop DBADashService can also be used.

Set Service Name

Change the service name if you want to have more than 1 instance of the DBA Dash service installed.

DBADashConfig -a SetServiceName --ServiceName "MyDBADashService"

Get Help

DBADashConfig --help

Upgrade DBA Dash

DBADashConfig -a Update

Or (Supported on old versions of DBA Dash):

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri -OutFile UpgradeDBADash.ps1

For a specific version:

./UpgradeDBADash.ps1 -Tag 2.22.0