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In this lesson you will learn how to diagnose database issues using Google’s Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Logging services.

Learning Objectives

  • Manage and minimize your system downtime
  • Optimize the performance of your Google databases

Intended Audience

  • Database administrators
  • Database engineers
  • Cloud architects
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification


  • Some experience working with databases
  • Access to a GCP account

Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course.  Before I wrap things up, let’s quickly review everything that was covered.

First, I showed how to monitor your databases for issues.  You can use Cloud Monitoring dashboards to identify past patterns or future trends.  You can also create alert policies to notify you when there is a problem.  

Second, I showed you how to fix any detected issues.  You can use Logs Explorer to track down any error messages related to the incident.  Or you can use it to figure out the order of steps that lead to the start of the issue.

Third, I taught you about quotas.  Make sure to familiarize yourself with any applicable quotas for the Google services that you use.  You also want to carefully monitor your usage and set up alerts to trigger when you get close to exceeding a quota.  I also showed you how to request a quota increase.

Well, that’s all I have for you today.  Remember to give this course a rating, and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know.  Thanks for watching, and make sure to check out our many other courses on Cloud Academy!

About the Author
Learning Paths

Daniel began his career as a Software Engineer, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. After twenty years of dealing with insufficient training and fragmented documentation, he decided to use his extensive experience to help the next generation of engineers.

Daniel has spent his most recent years designing and running technical classes for both Amazon and Microsoft. Today at Cloud Academy, he is working on building out an extensive Google Cloud training library.

When he isn’t working or tinkering in his home lab, Daniel enjoys BBQing, target shooting, and watching classic movies.