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VM SQL Data and Log drives have one Block Size, SAN another. Issues?

Setting up a new SQL VM. What happens if VM data and log drives have 64K (recommended) block size but SAN (IBM DS3500 Express) was configured with a different block size? I want to avoid IO issues ...
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SQL Server Data access does not connect unless we provide the port number

I have configured SQL Server 2008 R2 named instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 to listen to only one IP,1433. Some Office 2010 clients are trying to connect using the external data to SQL Server using ...
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Is there a policy or special server configuration to limit SQL Server query results?

I have been seeing developers using SELECT * FROM table when testing their queries. The issue is that many developers are executing such SELECT statements on huge tables, which slows down SQL Server ...
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SQL Server Configuration.ini File. SSIS Data Required?

I am planning a new SQL Server installation based of the settings from a previous installation on another server. I am using the Configuration.ini file. Since SSIS is not required can I exclude the ...
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When should I NOT set the Maximum Server Memory option in SQL Server?

In SQL Server, I normally set the Maximum Server Memory setting to one of the popular best practices, such as leaving 10% or 4GB, whichever is higher. ...
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SQL Server starts normally from Windows Services screen, but shows error through SQL Server Configuration Manager. Why?

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance that has worked fine for years. There have been no changes that I am aware of. Recently, I found that if I stop and then start the instance in SQL Server ...
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Changing the SQL Server service account - any additional considerations?

I have inherited a few instances that are running under LocalSystem. I need to change this to a domain account as we are changing our backup strategy to go to a network share and then to tape and I ...
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What are the options of reducing tempdb latency?

Took the job of monitoring and tununing a SQL Servers 2012 Enterprise Ed. SP1 (64 bit) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Ed. All of them are running inside virtual machines. One SQL Server per a ...
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What are the compelling resons to update SQL Server name to a real one after its changing?

Took the job of monitoring and tuning a few dozens SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Ed. SP1 (64 bit) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Ed. running inside virtual machines. All of them on running ...
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How Should TCP/IP be configured to allow an external application access to SQL via the same port #?

My SQL Server instance is hosted on an internal network server (10.x.x.x address). It's a named instance currently using dynamic ports. An external application at a third-party hosting location ...
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SQL Server “Max Worker Threads” Setting

I am helping troubleshoot some problems on a SQL Server box. An application that used to run without problem is now failing with connection pool errors, and no changes have been made to the ...
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Does failed task considered to be run to completion in SQL Server maintenance plan terminology?

The replies to my previous question: "How to specify a SQL Server maintenance plan subtask to run unconditionally on success or failure of preceding tasks?" answered me that I should change ...
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Max Memory settings on Multi-Instance SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster

SQL Server 2008 R2 multi-instance cluster (on VMware vSphere 5.1) 2 nodes, each running 2 instances 16GB RAM per node. The only time the instances are on the same node is when I am patching the ...
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How to give permissions to 90+ SQL Servers without tweaking in each of them?

There are over 90+ MS SQL Servers (SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012). All in the same Windows domain (but physically all over the world). How to give a domain user (administrative, or other) ...
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When changing startup parameters on a cluster, does each node have to be updated manually?

When moving a SQL 2005 instance to new disks on a two-node Windows 2003 cluster, I changed startup params on the active node to reflect the new paths for the master DB files and error logs. I ...
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Optimum configuration for 4 SSD drives

I would like to move a SQL Server database from a shared configuration with the web-server to it's own dedicated box. My current budget will allow me to put 4 disks together in an array with a single ...
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More CPU cores vs faster disks

I'm part of a small company so as usual covering a number of different roles. The latest of which is procuring a dedicated SQL Server box for our .NET web app. We've been quoted on a dual Xeon E5-2620 ...
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Troubleshooting a SQL Server instance that won't start

I've had a problem with one instance of SQL Server 2008 (the free version) not starting automatically. I always have to right click on the icon in the task bar and start it manually. It is set to ...
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Moving SQL Server to different domain

What are best practices/important steps when the Windows Server machine hosting SQL Server 2008 R2 is moved to another domain? What steps definitely/might need to be done for SQL Server before and ...
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What is a good, repeatable way to calculate MAXDOP on SQL Server?

When setting up a new SQL Server 2012, I use the following code to determine a good starting point for the MAXDOP setting: /* This will recommend a MAXDOP setting appropriate for your machine's ...
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SQL Server Database Mail - Why can't I run an execute against xp_sysmail_activate?

SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard x64 I can't send e-mail from this SQL Server (out of MANY that are configured pretty much identically AFAIK). I have created the mail profile and account. However, any ...
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Length of LOB data (%1) to be replicated exceeds configured maximum %2

We recently hit this error shortly after enabling replication on a table. Length of LOB data (%1) to be replicated exceeds configured maximum %2 I've found solutions to this problem already: ...
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How to compare two SQL Server 2008 configurations

I have a problem with my application that works on my dev SQL Server 2008 (Developer Edition), but not on a production SQL Server 2008. Is there an easy way to export the settings from the production ...
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Optimization around static cursor use

I'm currently in-house support for a vendor-supplied application which uses static cursors to crawl through a list of data. I've leaned on the vendor as much as I can to fix their cursor use with no ...
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Why are periodic restarts required to keep my instance performing well?

We've got a production DB server on SQL 2005. Everything runs normally for a while, but after a couple weeks we see a notable performance drop. Only restarting SQL Server brings performance back to ...
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How should I configure the RAID array of SSD drives on my SQL Server?

I'm building a SQL Server with 48 GB RAM, 1 CPU, & 8 SATA III (6GB/s) SSD drives (128 GB Crucial m4) and an LSI MegaRAID controller (SAS 9265-8i). I expect the typical work load to be mostly ...
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On-the-fly query/command modification

I'm responsible for administrating an instance of SQL Server 200x which has the misfortune of serving as a backend to a turnkey application written with a disgusting performance problem. It repeatedly ...
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Reasons for disabling statistics auto update?

I just learned that a client company I work for has decided to keep the auto update statistics options off for some of their SQL Servers, and the DBAs manually troubleshooting performance issues when ...
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SQL Server Optimization/Configuration for Inflexible Application

I'm responsible for overseeing an application which uses SQL Server as its backend storage solution. Unfortunately, the application has no concept of how a RDBMS should be utilized and seems to use it ...
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SQL Server sp_configure options?

Does anybody know where I can find a list of all the parameter options for sp_configure? It isn't really jumping out at me when I search online for possible variations and the capabilities of ...
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How to change SQL sever configuration manager settings using TSQL?

SQL server configuration manager is used to configure certain settings like connection protocols, service start up, etc... Is it possible to make these changes that is done in SQL server ...
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Make SqlClient default to ARITHABORT ON

First things first: I'm using MS SQL Server 2008 with a database at compatibility level 80, and connecting to it with .Net's System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection. For performance reasons I've created ...
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SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager - “Navigation to the webpage was canceled” error when trying to design a table

While working in SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager on a remote server today, I wanted to look at a table's columns, so I found the table, right-clicked on it and selected "Design Table". Instead ...