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Set Backup Compression on SQL Server 2008R2 on by default

I can't seem to find the option to set the server property that will enable compression on SQL database backup to be ON by default, so I don't have to manually set it every time. Can anyone point me ...
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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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MySQL slow log configuration

Is there a way of making MySQL slow logs to start new log file every day ? At the moment its just a single large file, and have to grep lines for every day. It would be much more convenient to have ...
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how to ignore the SSMS (sql server management studio) sql server ansi settings?

The options in Management Studio On Management studio Tools->Options->Query Execution->SQL Server there are options that are set and these prevail over the same options that are set on database ...
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Make sure MySQL is not accepting remote connections

I am currently doing development for a LAMP-based website. I do not know what configuration changes have been made to MySQL since it was installed on our server. The way that we use MySQL, there is no ...
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Proper tuning for 30GB InnoDB table on server with 48GB RAM

I have a 30GB 15M rows InnoDB MySQL 5.5.15 table. It is running on a server with many other MyISAM tables (300GB db). The system has 48GB RAM. Besides the default configurations, I've changed the ...
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How to open queries into a selected database in SQL Server Management Studio 2005

My situation: Using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2005, I connect to a server -- I’ll call it Prod -- using Windows Authentication. Within this Prod server there are multiple databases: ...
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Listing SQL Server instance startup parameters

I have a server I have just restarted and verified which trace flag are active using DBCC TRACESTATUS: Trace Flag : 3688 Function: Removes messages to errorlog about traces started and stopped ...
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Moving DB Log destination?

I currently have SQL DB and Log files going to the same drive. I would like to move the Log files to their own drive. Is there an easy way to achieve this and will it require downtime/reboot of the ...
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Converting Tables to Ansi Padding On

I am currently working with a SQL Server 2008 R2 Server and a database which uses a lot of tables that are a mixed bag of ANSI_PADDED Settings. 90% of the tables have Columns with Ansi Padding on AND ...
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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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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Memory

I am running MSSQL 2008 Enterprise and in the configuration of the server the Max memory amount is set to 2147483647 MB. My Question is, the server has 192 GB of ram,the number in the config can't be ...
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SQL Server service account Windows privileges and rights

My question is, if you create a new domain user account for each of the SQL Server processes, what permissions should be set for each account? Or does the SQL configuration manager actually take care ...
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Creating and editing my.cnf by MySQL Workbench?

I just installed MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench on a clean Snow Leopard MacBook. I hooked up Workbench with the server and was able to start the MySQL Server from within the Workbench. I enter the ...
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Oracle Database 12c: Unable to resize system tablespace

Problem: My java application is returning ORA-01691: unable to extend lob segment errors for every insert Cause: After running: SELECT * FROM dba_tablespace_usage_metrics ORDER BY used_percent ...
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Consequences of changing NLS_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT

I administer a 9.2.0.8 database where the NLS_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT is set to 'DD-MON-RR HH.MI.SSXFF AM';. This leads to odd results when using the CAST TO TIMESTAMP function: select CAST('14-SEP-2011' ...
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TNS-12541 Error

I have grid installed in my pc but the problem is LISTENER does not start automatically. I have to start listener manually and then only LISTENER get started. But before starting listener if you check ...
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Storing application settings with different datatypes

I'm developing a web application and I plan to store application settings in the database in name,value fields (one row = one setting). These settings range from directory paths to simple yes/no ...
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Why is a max degree of parallelism 1 recommended and used for Sharepoint in SQL Server?

I am new to Sharepoint, but I used to work with SQL Server a lot. I realized that Sharepoint changes some of the SQL Server settings to non default values. One is the max degree of parallelism, why ...
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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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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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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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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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How to disable the logging of parameter values in PostgreSQL

Is there a way to disable the logging of the parameter values used in a query, while still logging the actual query itself? I'd like to set log_min_duration_statement = 0 to use with pgBadger. I'm ...
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Connect to PostgreSQL from different host

I am facing error while connecting to the PostgreSQL server from different host, I configured both postgresql.conf and pg_hba.conf but unfortunately with no result. So I have installed PostgreSQL on ...
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Why is server configuration 'min server memory' configured at 0, but running at 16 (sometimes 8)?

We started to monitor sql server instance non-active server configurations and find something interesting. Why is server configuration 'min server memory' configured at 0, but running at 16 (sometimes ...
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reset sql server to default?

I am trying to learn to mirror a test database and in the course of doing this, was typing in some commands into a query box. While trying to create a database mirroring endpoint I submitted a ...
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How do I limit Oracle to use specific ports?

I've built a new Oracle 9iR2 instance on a Windows 2003 32-bit cluster. Of course, it's version 9i for reasons out of my control. Several application servers connect to this instance, and each opens ...
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Multi-instance SQL Server Standard Editon MaxDop settings

You read the title and are still confused? Well I am too. I've just started a new job as DBA for a new employer and have come across some creative ways of installing SQL Server. My previous ...
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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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Best practices for configuring the Drive/Filegroup setup for Microsoft SQL 2008

I am a software developer for a small company. I wish we had a dba but that is not on the cards at this point. I was working on migrating our 75GB SQL Server 2000 database to SQL Server 2008 R2. The ...
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Redefine Transaction log size restricion fails

I am trying to set the transaction log's max size restriction to UNRESTRICTED using SSMS using the following dialogue: The actual setting is set to 2.097.152 MB - a nonsense value that exceeds the ...
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SQL Server 2008: how much RAM memory should SQL Server use in a 8GB RAM server?

We have SQL Server 2008 and 8GB RAM in a customer, hosted in a Windows 2008 R2 SP1, and consider the following amount of free memory: and consider the following running programs: Scenario: ...
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SQL Server Configuration Manager 2012 - unable to set IP All = No

I have a 4-node SQL Server 2012 SP1 cluster, and under Network Configuration -> TCP/IP -> Protocol (tab), I am able to switch Listen All from Yes to No. However, when I hit OK (or Apply), I get the ...
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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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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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Is it possible to find the values of MySQL variables if I do not have SELECT privileges on mysql.user?

I am getting a 'msyql server has gone away' error sometimes when doing a large binary insert, so I wanted to check the settings on mysql, things like wait_timeout and max_allowed_packet. However show ...
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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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disallow SET command in a postgresql server

Im planning to publish my postgresql server to a few untrusted clients. I dont want them to modify any runtime setting, like work_mem or something risky to my server. In general I assume the ...
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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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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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Read replica setting giving error “No candidate servers found”

I am running my website with Laravel 5 + MongoDB. I am using mongo cluster to speed up data read and write, and to lower CPU usage of the mongo server. I have set up the replica like this: ...
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Disabling SET Statements / Forcing SET Options in SQL Server 2008R2/2012 [duplicate]

I am currently working with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database which uses the following SET commands frequently: SET ANSI_NULLS { ON | OFF } SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER { ON | OFF } SET ANSI_PADDING { ON | OFF ...
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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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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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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 ...