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Is this normal binary logging behaviour - maintaining one ever growing file despite expire_logs_days?

I have a Percona MySQL DB running on a dedicated server. I have in my.cnf # REPLICATION # log_bin=/var/lib/mysql/binlogs/mysql-bin expire_logs_days=7 My issue is that the log file mysql-bin.000001 ...
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Minimizing database size (Many small tables)

Our database is interesting in that we have a large amount of tables that take up a correspondingly large amount of space, but when we do a MySQL dump of said database, it is surprisingly small. ...
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How database buffer pool work?

For example we have 2 scenarios: Scenario 1:- We have very small buffer pool size of 100MB. My query data is 500MB. Does the system keep 500MB query data in RAM such that a new ...
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Notification when the status on sql server replication is “Not Running”

We have a lot of replications set up. Sometimes for some reason, the status of the replication changes to "Not Running/Expired Soon or Expired". Could you please let me know if there is a way we can ...
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Indicators for right balance of the number of DB2 instances per AIX LPAR

I have a question that has been bugging me, but I just don't know how to validate it. We run DB2 LUW on AIX in our shop. Our AIX is currently at 7.1. Our DB2 is at 9.7 FP 4 for most installations and ...
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Best Innodb Buffer Pool Size for 8GB RAM?

I found out that my MySQL server is configured with only 128MB for innodb_buffer_pool_size. That is not enough considering that I have a 8GB RAM server. It hosts MySQL server and an Apache/Catalina ...
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Copy database from one mysql sever to another mysql server

Following are the details of the database and server: Server1: Host Name: abc Port Num: 01 database: test Server2: Host Name: xyz Port Num 02 database: spareparts userid: spts password: abcdefgh@123 ...
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Restore Database with Multiple Restore commands

For automation, I have to dynamically construct the restore commands and thus I have created a script. A .bak file is created on a remote server and I receive it daily. The script builds the restore ...
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Cannot find .bak in a backup file [closed]

My database backup works well or you can see the backup in the backup file. But the backup has no format of a backup file. I mean you cannot see the .bak associated with it, therefore unusable by ...
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What are the problems with sharing an Access database through online storage service, like Dropbox?

I have a desktop database I created in Access. I'd like to share the database with a single collaborator, who can have full privileges to the database (table access). However, my collaborator is much ...
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MySQL: How to fetch nth level child menus of a parent menu

I have a menu which is parent of multiple menu items and each child menu has their own child menus. This pattern is continued till 5-6 vertical hierarchy level. I don't want to write a query which ...
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What's a good workbench tool for sqlite similar to MySQLWorkbench for MySQL? [closed]

What's a good workbench tool for sqlite similar to MySQLWorkbench for MySQL? I'm used to MySQLWorkbench for working with MySQL databases. Now I have some sqlite databases to work with and would ...
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MySQL - HOWTO speed up slave replication on large database / Quickly spawn slave?

We have a large mysql database (about 100GB on disk) that we would like to spawn a slave for. Our typical process for creating a slave is: Create a slave server Load in a mysql dump of the master ...
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Can a connection's prepared statements be altered by Postgres's admin functionality? [closed]

I am trying to tamper proof as best as possible a peer to peer application. I am concerned that the prepared statements will be altered. Can the Postgres admin alter a connection's prepared ...
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Max function and group by getting differenet count [closed]

Statement 1 : Select Load_Date , Count(*) Last_Count From <Table_Name> group by Load_Date; Statement 2 : Select max(Load_Date) , Count(*) Last_Count From <TABLE_NAME>; Statement 1 ...
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How many tables will be there in Magento 1.8 [closed]

I just started using Magento with 1500 products and I saw the DB size is about 150MB and when I looked at the tables, the count is 250 tables. Is it normal? Should I worry about anything? I host ...
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PHP SQLite Admin is running on PHP 5.4

I tried phpsqliteadmin But it doesn't seem to work anymore on PHP 5.4. There are several alternatives, but none of them seems to be "The One" that is maintained and widely used. Is there a standard ...
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What is the strategy of query evaluation in DBMS when Limit is used in query?

I have following tables in database post(post_id , user_id , post_text , parsed_text) ; Comment(comment_id , post_id , user_id , comment_text) ; friend(id , user_id , friend_id ) ; group (id , ...
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Moving the IBM Informix IFMXDATA directory to another machine

I'm a total newbie when it comes to Informix DBs, and I'm stuck with what looks like files that contain an Informix database. I'd like to know if it's possible to add or import these files into an ...
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Large RAM use after import database - ubuntu server

My new VPS has 4GB of RAM. Before importing database system use about 1.2 GB of RAM. When I import into the database, using 250 MB SQL file, 25000 tables use of RAM goes to 97%, htop showing 3302 mb ...
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Pentaho 4.4 Database connectivity issue

I am getting the following in one of my transformations. I am trying to extract data from SQL server and pushing to mongodb. 2014/04/03 13:11:10 - EMPLOYEE TABLE Input.0 - linenr 700000 2014/04/03 ...
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How should I config the my.ini(or my.cnf) file for mysql?

Thanks for taking your time to look at my question, and I hope that you can help me with this. I have a Windows Server 2012 server, it has: Memory : 3840MB Ram Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU ...
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how many 'text' column a table could have in mysql? I have this error “Row size too large (> 8126).”

I'm working on a application which is kinda complex to explain how it works. But this is the situation I'm in, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FIELD1 ...
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What is a bucket in database? [closed]

I was implementing a code that involves a database and buckets. Just wanted to ask what is bucket and can someone describe it with an example? Thanks!
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Which MongoDB administration UIs offer a table view (OS X)?

The only admin UI we found that offers a table view is MongoVue, which is only available on Windows. We're on Macs with OS X. Do any exist?
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Database Designing Issue

I have a database having Millions of records in three tables. Now i want to split these three tables in multiple tables to reduce redundancy and data duplication. A lot of records(Persons) have ...
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Applying data changes from one database to another

I have an application running on Oracle 9i database and I was looking for something more practical to deploy data changes (not schema changes) from the development database to production. Currently I ...
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can't connect to postgresql with md5 [closed]

I can connect to db with trust, but it is not letting me to connect with md5. It says : "password authentication failed for user "postgres"" Here what I have in pg_hba.config host all all ...
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Which index types do not support online index rebuilds?

In SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Ed., which index types do not support online index rebuilds? and why? and which activity-operations can prevent online index rebuilds?
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SQL Server 2012. Update second table based on input from first table

I have two tables in two databases: Table01 in Database01 and Table02 in Database02. Both tables have a column called UserID. The UserID column is created when the user creates a new account on the ...
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Oracle 11g increasing shared pool size and java pool size

i need to install/configure oracle jvm on 11g. to be able to install same i need to increase the size of shared_pool_size and java_pool_size. i have automatic memory management enabled. my ...
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Oracle Character set identification

In the given export(Normal Export) log file i see following: Export done in WE8ISO8859P1 character set and AL16UTF16 NCHAR character set Is this multi-byte or single byte database char-set. Can you ...
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SQL Server Management Studio - connection with SQL Server database engine

This question is in regards with SQL server 2005 and 2012. I have a database server with two instances of SQL Server. Through SQL server management studio I was able to connect to both instances by ...
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How to copy backup files to remote share in SQL Server Agent job without AD/domain accounts involvement?

MS SQL Server 2012... with nightly databases backups to the same/local as SQL Server machine... I am trying to add another SQL Server Agent Job to copy the .bak files to remote (non-windows, i.e. ...
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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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DB2 9.7 LUW - How do I SET SESSION_USER when I am DBADM,SECADM?

Based on a previous question I have asked, I am attempting to work on a solution as recommended by mustaccio's answer, whereby I have another ID to create my DDL objects. I have been trying to follow ...
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How do you get the graph plugin for Squirrel SQL?

I installed Squirrel SQL and the website claims the Graph plugin is part of the install. It is not available nor is it in the jar. How do I get the graph plugin?
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How to revoke DBADM and clean up any related objects from DB2 LUW

This question has started because of us taking copies of production backups and restoring them into lower environments (with scrambled data of course) for developers to practice and/or debug against. ...
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Where to install Oracle client software on SharePoint 2010 Server

We have our ASP.net web application hosted on a SharePoint Server 2010. Our application uses oracle database to save and retrieve data.For our application to work on SharePoint server we need to ...
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Security Concerns of SQL Server Express for Web e-Voting web application

I am building a database driven web application. The web application is basically an E-Voting website, where users can register and vote on things that concern their community ... etc. The database ...
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Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled

Im trying to start Mysql using easyPHP : the response is an alert window to a log file. The main error is <-- Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled -->. Through my research on internet i found that the ...
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replication breaks after upgrading master

I have a set up of replication with master 5.1.30 and slave 5.5.16 and the replication is working good Now i have upgraded mysql master to 5.1.47 As far as i know we have to turn off the log bin ...
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Secure Linked Server - Non privledged user possible? Registry corruption?

Is it possible to use a non privledged Windows domain account to impersonate itself in a linked server? And why would it be unable to read the registry for available network protocols? Overview: ...
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Unable to change engine to MyISAM in MySQL

I have installed MySQL 5.6.10 on Mac OS X 10.6.5. My issue is that MySQL is using InnoDB as its default engine. I have checked following engines are supported in MySQL: show engines\G ...
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mysql fine tuning: open_tables, opened_tables

I'm a novice to database administration and have been depending on forum suggestions and answers to help resolve my database hang ups and too many connections errors; I've managed to reduce the ...
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TSQL query for viewing start/end of all SQL Agent jobs yesterday

See this related query: What's a good tool for visualizing SQL Agent jobs? I'm not after a visual tool however, since I am looking to build my own visualisation. This is my starting point, but ...
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Is Index Used for This Query

If so, which one? How do we know? I have 3 indexes in a query. Actually only the first 2 should be useful { "v": NumberInt(1), "key": { "LongitudeLatitude": "2d", "Prominent"▼: ...
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What is going wrong with postgresql initdb? Why is the `UTF-8` encoding not getting enforced?

I am using PostgreSQL 9.1. Trying to enforce UTF8 encoding as default. This is what I am doing. service postgresql initdb -E 'UTF-8' \ --lc-collate='en_US.UTF-8' \ ...
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Unable to restore database in Oracle 10g

I created a database backup using the expdp command in Oracle 10g. The backup appears to be created successfully. However, while restoring using impdp command I get the following error message. ...
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What are commonly used database types? [closed]

There are a lot of database types. Can you list a list of the top classification of databases commonly found in schools and offices? Any help is appreciated. Hope to see compressed and summarized type ...