sys.dm_server_audit_status (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns a row for each server audit indicating the current state of the audit. For more information, see SQL Server Audit (Database Engine).

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Column name Data type Description
audit_id int ID of the audit. Maps to the audit_id field in the sys.audits catalog view.
name sysname Name of the audit. Same as the name field in the sys.server_audits catalog view.
status smallint Numeric status of the server audit:

0 = Not Started

1 =
Started

2 =
Runtime Fail

3 = Target Create Fail

4 = Shutting Down
status_desc nvarchar(256) String that shows the status of the server audit:

NOT_STARTED

STARTED

RUNTIME_FAIL

TARGET_CREATION_FAILED

SHUTTING_DOWN
status_time datetime2 Timestamp in UTC of the last status change for the audit.
event_session_address varbinary(8) Address of the Extended Events session associated with the audit. Related to the sys.db_xe_sessions.address catalog view.
audit_file_path nvarchar(256) Full path and file name of the audit file target that is currently being used. Only populated for file audits.
audit_file_size bigint Approximate size of the audit file, in bytes. Only populated for file audits.

Permissions

Principals must have VIEW SERVER STATE and SELECT permissions.

The visibility of the metadata in catalog views is limited to securables that a user either owns or on which the user has been granted some permission. For more information, see Metadata Visibility Configuration.

See Also

CREATE SERVER AUDIT (Transact-SQL)
ALTER SERVER AUDIT (Transact-SQL)
DROP SERVER AUDIT (Transact-SQL)
CREATE SERVER AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
ALTER SERVER AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
DROP SERVER AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
CREATE DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
ALTER DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
DROP DATABASE AUDIT SPECIFICATION (Transact-SQL)
ALTER AUTHORIZATION (Transact-SQL)
sys.fn_get_audit_file (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_audits (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_file_audits (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_audit_specifications (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_audit_specification_details (Transact-SQL)
sys.database_audit_specifications (Transact-SQL)
sys.database_audit_specification_details (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_server_audit_status
sys.dm_audit_actions (Transact-SQL)
sys.dm_audit_class_type_map (Transact-SQL)
Create a Server Audit and Server Audit Specification