SentryOne Cloud Sync and GDPR

Jason Hall

Published On: June 14, 2018

Categories: GDPR, SentryOne, SentryOne Cloud Sync 0

SentryOne cloud sync is awesome. I know, not everyone can use it. I also know that some might be able to use it, but they have a bit of a hill to climb getting buy-in from their security and compliance teams.

GDPR is well upon us, and I know many are interested in making sure they are compliant with GDPR when using SentryOne cloud sync.

I'm happy to inform you that ensuring GDPR compliance with cloud sync is easy. The downside is that you won't be able to use Top SQL, Blocking, or Deadlock reports in if you do this. Anything with queries could have some fragments of PII in them, and the best way to ensure compliance at the moment is simply to not sync queries.

What to do

In SentryOne, locate the cloud sync feature. It is easy to find on the navigation pane.

S1 Cloud Sync Feature S1 Cloud Sync Feature


Once you are all signed up, and you're telling SentryOne what to send up to the cloud, all you need to do is make sure you are not sending any of the items that show query text or parameters.

Don't send the queries Don't send the queries


That's all. Do this for each server you sync, and SentryOne will not send anything but your Advisory Condition events, and performance counters to your cloud repository database.

Jason has worked in technology for over 20 years. He joined SentryOne in 2006 having held positions in network administration, database administration, and software engineering. During his tenure at SentryOne, Jason has served as senior software developer and founded both Client Services and Product Management. His diverse background with relevant technologies made him the perfect choice to build out both of these functions. As SentryOne experienced explosive growth, Jason returned to lead SentryOne Client Services, where he ensures that SentryOne customers receive the best possible end to end experience in the ever-changing world of database performance and productivity.


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