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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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How to set datadir to different values based on the hostname in my.cnf?

How to set datadir to different values based on the hostname in my.cnf? I want to use the same my.cnf file on a Linux machine and a Mac OS X machine where the datadir should have different values.
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Trace Flag 3688 not working on SQL Server 2014

We are using some third party tools that fill up the SQL Server logs with entries like: SQL Trace ID 1 was started by login "sa". SQL Trace ID 2 was started by login "XX\xxxxx". SQL Trace stopped. ...
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Streaming replication setup, sane setup?

Not being a DBA as main profession, I would like to know if the following assumptions are true. I have been searching the net for days and I think I have understand it correctly, but I would like to ...
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MySQL specific database configuration file

In MySQL's configuration file I've globally disabled autocommit as so. [mysqld] autocommit=0 I need to turn MySQL's autocommit on for a specific Ruby on Rails database though. It could be for the ...
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Can't understand results of pg_stat_statements view

I configured my postgresql.conf (my version is 9.1) with the normal persistent configuration: shared_preload_libraries = 'pg_stat_statements,plperl' custom_variable_classes = ...
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What's the most unsafe MySQL configuration?

I have MySQL 5.5.27-29.0-log instance running specifically for Jenkins. Since tests data is always recreated during setup, ACID is unnecessary and I'm hoping to sacrifice it to gain more performance. ...
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Postgres: Server does not listen even listen_addresses is set to '*' in postgresql.conf [closed]

I've set listen_addresses to '*' in postgresql.conf and stopped/started Postgres to "reload" configs. Even then, psql SHOW listen_addresses; is showing localhost. I'm sure I've edited and saved the ...
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Can I configure MySQL's typecasting to consider 0 != 'foo'?

This article points out the following security problem with MySQL: USERS id | email | password_reset_token 1 | one@example.com | QTlXww)uV!Hdg3U6aGwKV2FPvAqzVgPx 2 | two@example.com | ...
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Setting shared_buffers in postgresql.conf does not seem to take effect

We're on CentOS release 6.6, PostgreSQL version 8.4.20. (Yes, this is not bleeding edge.) In postgresql.conf, we have: shared_buffers = 4096MB kernel shm values are set nice and high: [root@green ...
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Current SQL Server services configuration

I know I can use SQL Server Configuration Manager to determine 1) Which services are currently running and 2) which services are set to auto start. However, I have several dozen servers I manage. I'd ...
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SQL Server - Data and Log Separation

We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 which has, among others, a 12K RPM HDD and a 7.2K RPM HDD. The original intention was to store the data files on the 12K drive and the log files on the 7.2K drive, as is ...
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Mixed SQL Server instances with static and dynamic ports

Let's assume someone has 5 different SQL Server instances running on a server. Initially all are using dynamic ports. Is it safe to restrict one of those instances to use the static port 1433 while ...
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SQL Hard Drive Config?

I am setting up new server and am a little confused in my research of HD configuration. My main question is : Is it recommended to have the Trans Logs and DB logs (ldf) on separate spindles or can ...
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Why restoring a large sql file via SSH seems to quit partially through the process

I have a large (~5GB) .sql file I am attempting to restore via SSH, it seems to quit in the middle of the restore process. When I come back hours later after issuing the command (the file has 7 ...
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How do I define the frequency of my mongo backup

I want to know if there is a way to define in Mongo the frequency of backups have to be executed. There is any config file for that? An example will be excellent!! UPDATE I want to create a ...
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Can I reduce MySQL memory usage, or do I need to add more RAM?

I have a VPS with 2.25GB of RAM. MySQL is using 1.4GB with only four users on my site right now. It seems to use this amount even when no users are online. The available memory of my server regularly ...
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How do I create a database+tablespace+user in Oracle 11gR2?

Good evening, I'm trying to figure out how to create a database+tablespace+user in Oracle 11g. I've tried some tutorials, but nothing seems to work. I cannot find Database Configuration Assistant ...
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Differences between development and live database setups

I was wondering if there are any best practice recommendations on setting up databases in a dev environment versus a live environment with regards to configuration. Should they be as similar as ...
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How do I limit Oracle's memory use?

I would like to use Oracle's automatic memory management, with a limit of around 4GB. (Past experience has shown this to be plenty for my dev PC and that it is easier to get an idea about any ...
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Postgresql: set default psql client encoding

When I connect to a Postgresql DB using psql, I often get these messages: => SELECT * FROM question_view ; ERROR: character with byte sequence 0xd7 0x9e in encoding "UTF8" has no equivalent in ...
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My.cnf with 64GB RAM

May the following my.cnf file be fine for a dedicated server with 64GB of RAM (on Debian)? I'm running just one website on the server and on high load data insert in some table takes centuries...it ...
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How to make it impossible for a postgres user to delete databases?

What yould be the sql statement (that the user postgres will execute) so it will be impossible for the postgres user user1 to delete (drop) databases? Or can I add a rule into some config file?
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Is there any difference between these two version of MySQL - 5.1.73-community-log Vs 5.1.73-community

I have installed MySQL 5.1.73 in Oracle LINUX 5 server. Just after RPM installation, I checked system variables and found that version is 5.1.73-community. When I copid ...
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Why write ahead logs in PostgreSQL are generated every second

PostgreSQL version 9.2 generates write ahead log (WAL) every second i.e. 60 WALs are generated in one minute. Is it possible to make them occur less frequently? Is it possible to increase the WAL ...
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OpenRowSet - How to configure OLE DB Provider to be used for for distributed queries

I have an Excel file with data and would like to update a table in database based on the data the Excel file contains. To do that I want to use OpenRowSet command. But I get the error below when even ...
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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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Optimal PostgreSQL setup for Windows 2008 R2

I have PostgreSQL 9.2 setup on Windows 2008 R2 64bit with 96 gigs of RAM and 8 cores. What would the optimal settings be for shared_buffers, effective_cache_size, work_mem, etc.? I realize that these ...
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MariaDB and XtraDB/InnoDB plugins

In my vps, I thought of switching from MySQL to MariaDB (using Monty's repository for Debian Squeeze). Copying over my.cnf from MySQL to MariaDB, I saw that the new config file (the one from the ...
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When upgrading config servers to use WireTiger, the running config server with wiredtiger does not authenticate the existing pass and user?

In order to upgrade mongodb to 3.0.0, I am upgrading my config servers to use WireTiger. I followed the subsection of Change Config Server to Use WiredTiger. There are 18 steps. I run mongodump --port ...
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Why is this MySQL SELECT performing so slowly despite indexing?

I have a large MyISAM table A (500m entries) that connects two other tables B,C with a n:m relation. So my table A looks like this: CREATE TABLE `A` ( `id_b` int(10) DEFAULT NULL, `id_c` int(12) ...
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MySQL cluster DataMemory and DiskPageBufferMemory parameters

I want to setup a MySQL cluster. The amount of data is more than double the amount of RAM. I have 3 Data Nodes each with 8GB RAM. QUESTIONS What is a good rule for the DataMemory and ...
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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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Oracle: Long delay opening connections

I am getting a very long delay (about 2 minutes) opening initial connections on my 11g2 development server. Sometimes I get ORA-28547: connection to server failed, probable Oracle Net admin error and ...
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The best MySQL configuration for my server

I'm little newbie in configuring mysql and I need some advices. Few days ago I made little home server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 with samba, mysql 5.5, apache 2.2, PHP 5.4.6 etc. I'm using it to ...
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Availability Group configuration & licencing

I am about to setup a 3 node AV group for SQL Server 2012 my configuration will be - London-Srv1 - PRIMARY Core Database (OLTP) set to READ_WRITE London-Srv2 - SECONDARY PASSIVE synchronous Core ...
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MySQL Server Config, Small Timeframe, Extreme Usage-Scenario

I want to configure a MySQL server for the following scenario. A large amount of users will need to sign up for a university course selecting individual "timeslots". The signup page will open at a ...
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Remove an IP address from server config

What is the safe way to remove an old IP address from SQL Server configuration? The scenario is, I have a server with 2 NIC's that should have been configured for teaming but weren't at the time SQL ...
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MySQL table locks solution -> InnoDb / Partitions

I'm experiencing many table locks in a MyISAM MySQL table that is pretty big (Constx10xGB and 15M rows). It's mainly caused due many heavy inserts. My current thoughts to optimize: Changing to ...
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innodb_flush settings on Amazon RDS

Setting innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 2 improves my application performance considerably on my local development environment. The response time and number of requests per second on a 40 concurrent ...
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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 ...
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Secondary and Arbiter stuck in Startup

I'm using MongoDB version 3.0.0. I'm trying to setup mongodb replication on our machine. Replication was initially setup but due to some changes on the VM the entire thing crashed. When I tried to set ...
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Mysql high cpu usage - cpanel

After an update from whm, I see a high CPU usage from MySQL (5.6). my.cfg: [mysqld] slow_query_log=1 slow_query_log_file="/var/lib/mysql/slow-query.log" long_query_time=1 skip_name_resolve ...
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Is Policy-Based Management dead? Is it scalable?

Policy-Based Management was introduced in SQL Server 2008. I'm looking for software/tool I can use to enforce configuration standards across a SQL Server 2012 /2014 database environment. Instances ...
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Tuning Postgres for Single connection use? Or is postgres wrong tool?

Any rules of thumb for work_mem, maintenance_work_mem, shared_buffer, etc. for a database that DOESN'T anticipate concurrent connections and that is doing lots of aggregate functions? I'm a social ...
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PostgreSQL isn't listen on 5432 in Windows 7 [closed]

I have a PostgreSQL 9.3.1 DB Server running in Windows 7 Ultimate. I have checked the file postgresql.conf and this lines are uncommented: listen_addresses="*" port=5432 And this is 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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How to initiate MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I followed this tutorial to install MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6.8. Now I get he following errors: $ mysqladmin version /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: ...
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TempDB default number of files in SQL Server 2016

Noticed the docs for SQL Server 2016 CTP2 state "by default, setup adds as many tempdb files as the CPU count or 8, whichever is lower." ...
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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 ...