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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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MySql - set my.cnf location at server start

I want to have two MySql servers running on the same system (for master-slave replication tests purposes). To be able to do this I need both servers read different my.cnf files. As I see at startup ...
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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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MySQL replication: most important config parameters for performance on slave server?

I'm setting up a mysql master-slave configuration, where slave is located on a much weaker sever. Since, if I understand correctly, slave only works on updates/inserts, what are the most critical ...
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Oracle database uses wrong parameter file

When I try to startup my Oracle database I get the following error: LRM-00109: could not open parameter file '/opt/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/dbs/initjicdbaex.ora' The /dbs directory in my ...
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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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New Database vs New Table for User Registrations

Here's an example, there is this application that completes a task (mostly data-enrty stuff). Users can sign-up on a website to begin using the application straight away. At the moment, I was looking ...
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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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What fillfactor for caching table?

I have heavily updated / accessed table where I store serialized java objects. They are in the table for 2-3 hours (also are being updated during that period) and then removed. Size of table is around ...
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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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Multiple database servers for performance vs failover

If I have two database servers, and I am looking for maximum performance vs high-availability, what configuration would be best? Assuming the architecture is two load-balanced web/app servers in ...
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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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DB2 DBM paramter NUMDB has value 8. Should I change it to 1 because I have only one database?

Hello I am using IBM Maximo application which is using DB2 database and I have created only one database. I heard that when paramtere NUMDB has value 8 it will divide all values in DB CONFIGURATION ...
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SQL Server Report Manager 404 using HTTPS

OK. I have scoured the Internet for information on trying to fix this and found nothing that deals with my situation. I started here, that lead me to here, that lead me to looking at netsh commands ...
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Is there a canonical list of MySQL defaults which should be changed

I'm setting up a new mysql server as we're building a new app at work. Most of the developers/operations guys are familiar with mysql. Many of mysql's settings (eg strict mode) are set badly by ...
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Something wrong in pg_hba.conf

this my configuration: #postgres.conf: listen_addresses = 'localhost' #pg_hba.conf: local all postgres md5 local all appuser trust local all devuser trust local all all peer i'm connecting in ...
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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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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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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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PostgreSQL: Recommendation size for shared_buffers

I am rather new to PostgreSQL. I started migrating some MySQL databases to PostgreSQL one month ago. I am looking for help about the proper memory values for the configuration file. Currently, I ...
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Why doesn't more memory necessarily make Postgres more performant?

The Postgres resource consumption docs state, under the shared_buffers: ...it is unlikely that an allocation of more than 40% of RAM to shared_buffers will work better than a smaller amount. Why ...
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Where is the MySQL variable - innodb_flush_method?

I would like to tweak the value of innodb_flush_method to find out its performance impact on a database server. That variable is listed when I run the command SHOW VARIABLES. But I could not find it ...
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Risks of changing to ARITHABORT ON

I'm working with a vendor with the arrangement that they provide the core application, and I can build my own extensions as long as I don't modify the core application. It's built in ColdFusion ...
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Dynamic change to innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit

This is related to this question. It does help to get better performance for InnoDB tables. According to MySQL manual, innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit is a global dynamic variable. Thus, I can change ...
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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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Please help configure my Mysql for 12GB 4cores server

I use a dedicated server with 12GB memory and 4 core CPU with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x64). This not just a database server. MySQL appears to be restarting frequently, I think I can tune the config to ...
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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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Can't start postgres server, SHMMAX too small

When I try to start the postgres server with sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql start I get this error: Starting PostgreSQL 8.4 database server: mainThe PostgreSQL server failed to start. Please check ...
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sqlnet.ora or tnsnames.ora changes require reboot?

Anytime you change Oracle's sqlnet.ora or tnsnames.ora files, does the system require a reboot? In my instance, I only have the Oracle client installed on the machine I'm referring to, but out of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Postgres: Server does not listen even listen_addresses is set to '*' in postgresql.conf

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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What should I set max_connections to for MySQL?

I have MySQL 5.1.35 on Linux Centos. The Linux server has 2GB RAM with 14GB of disk space. I have created some web services using the Restlet framework in Java that has 1,000+ users. What should I ...
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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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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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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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Oracle DBCA utility: “Listener is not up or database service is not registered with it”

I'm a software engineer with some experience on SQL Server but a newbie on Oracle. I'm attempting to run dbca on a remote linux machine to reconfigure a database that was initially configured to idle ...
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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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I've got 16GB of ram, how should I configure MySQL Server?

I've got a dedicated production server with multiple cpus and 16GB of ram. I would like to know how can I configure it better to take advantage of the server resources for better performance because ...
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Centos 6.2 mysql configuration file help

I have a new centos 6.2 setup. Below is the configuration file. The machine is going to be fully innodb and it had 8Gb ram. What else must I include in the .cnf? [mysqld] datadir=/var/lib/mysql ...
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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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Cannot Login after configure oracle-xe [closed]

I already success install oracle-xe on my ubuntu 10-04, tried to configure the port and password sudo /etc/init.d/oracle-xe configure, and then restart my computer and go to http://127.0.0.1:8080/apex ...
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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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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 ...