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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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MySQL proxy to replication configuration

Is there any solution (say a proxy) that makes MySQL replication cluster behave like one database towards developers? Developers then won't need to worry about using master to write and slaves to read ...
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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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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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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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How to set a specific directory location for individual MySQL database?

Is it possible to set each database in MySQL to use a separate datadir? I'm running a userdir development (sandbox) server and would like to put the MySQL data files for the database(s) for that user ...
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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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Checkpoints are occurring too frequently during pg_restore

Under PostgreSQL 9.2.2 (Windows 32 bits), I have a pg_restore command that systematically results in log warnings about the checkpoint frequency, for example: LOG: checkpoints are occurring too ...
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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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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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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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How to add setParameter in mongod config?

When I am using setParameter in mongod config, I start mongod with error: Unrecognized option: setParameter = enableLocalhostAuthBypass=1 How can I use setParameter from config file ? P/S: I am ...
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Can you see other users' session variables in MySQL?

In MySQL, Using SHOW GLOBAL VARIABLES gives the ability to see global variables. SHOW SESSION VARIABLES are the variable settings for that session. Is there a way to see the SESSION variables of ...
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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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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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Putting SQL Server databases into individual folders

We have a Dev server where we are trying out some automated partitioning scripts. The folder is getting quite large in terms of number of files. Is it possible to automatically have SQL Server use ...