The discipline of Operational and Architectural Management of Database Systems.

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How to upgrade MySQL (5.5) production DB to 5.6 with minimal downtime

Our existing Database size around 200GB. We want to use consistent, parallel backups methods. For testing, I migrated my Development DB from 5.5 to 5.6 by running mysqldump with option ...
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Free up disk space on sql server

Assuming I have a sql database server with disk space as follows: D Drive: 10GB (For the MDF file) E Drive: 10GB (For the LDF file) And I have only one database on the server with the following ...
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Is DBCC SHOWFILESTATS an accurate way to see unused space?

We have a few tables each with near 100 million rows of data. A co-worker has these tables setup with partitions based on a date field. Our disk space is starting to run low and knowing that ...
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compare file-based systems and a relational database

I don't know the exact difference of both can you please compare file-based systems and a relational database?
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How to create trigger with NOT FOR REPLICATION

I tried adding "NOT FOR REPLICATION " in many parts in the below code but ended up in the below code. I searched a lot for an example where I can see how its done with a trigger. Can any one show me ...
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Why is Database Administration so hard?

I know a lot of Database Administrators and they are all over 28-29 years old. Is all database administration like that? I mean, is this about getting experience more than at least 7-8 years? Or is ...
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MS SQL Server Cumulative Updates - Best Practices

I'm trying to get an idea of what recommended best practices are for the SQL Server Cumulative Updates. Currently, we run on the idea of "do nothing unless an issue fixed by the CU is one we ...
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Why does second instance of database not open?

SQL> startup ORACLE instance started. Total System Global Area 3841982464 bytes Fixed Size 2025392 bytes Variable Size 788531280 bytes Database Buffers ...
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How to detect any changes to a database (DDL and DML)

There are a lot of databases on my client's sql server. In common, these databases is under development, so developers can design, refactor, do data modifications and so on. There are some databases ...
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Mysql to Oracle communication

I have a website running with php and mysql on Centos(Amazon instance). The newly brought ERP(to be integrated with existing system) uses Oracle as db(located on a separate Windows Server). The orders ...
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How to make PostgreSQL default_tablespace work properly?

My question is, "Why isn't database 'screwy' created in tablespace 'screwy'? I made the following script, with it's output following, to show the problem I am having : #!/bin/bash # export ...
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Way to run SQLCMD without storing password in text format

Is there a way to run sqlcmd from a batch file where I don't want to store the password in plain text format. I have done some research and found the system variables method(store password in system ...
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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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Is there any way MySQL can list relationship cardinality between two entities?

I am working on the project where I have to analyse the MySQL schema. As a part of schema information, I want to list down relationship cardinality between different relations. Does MySQL stores ...
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How to skip already created table while importing dump file in MySql

Is there any way to skip already created tables while importing ? I am trying to import 2GB of database using command prompt but the operation is aborted by mistake. Now if i will do the import again ...
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How to configure data collection in SQL Server 2012?

In SSMS of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on Windows Server R2 Standard, each time I am trying to set sub-option "On demand" of option "Non-cached - Collect and upload data on the same schedule" of Data ...
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Archive Logs not applied on Primary Database

I have a oracle database and some archive logs in the primary database have not been applied. When I run SELECT THREAD#, SEQUENCE#, APPLIED FROM V$ARCHIVED_LOG order by SEQUENCE# I get the following ...
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SQL Server: unable to copy database

I'm trying to create a dev database so I don't create triggers and such on the production database. I use the right click -> Taks -> Copy, followed the wizard and the process starts. After maybe a ...
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Software Engineers and DBAs [closed]

What are main differences between Database Administrators and Software Engineers? To what extent should a Software Engineer know the details of the underlying database? Where is the border between ...
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What is the best type of database for numerous multi-threaded access? [closed]

I am developing a simulation and have limited experience working with databases (very limited SQLite3 exposure). Here is my task: Server that stores a potentially large database (no size requirement ...
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Oracle 9i Low performance on Windows Server Enterprise 2003

I'm facing some problems with performance with my Oracle database running on a virtual machine with Microsoft Windows Server Enterprise 2003 with 8GB RAM. It works pretty well after the database is ...
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Oracle 12c in-memory option

I've been told that there's an oracle in-memory option for 12c and that it uses columnar compression to get some great query speeds. I'd like to leverage it for some business intelligence stuff. I've ...
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823 errors on tempdb

Have a couple Fiber channel SAN-attached cluster servers which have been intermittently reporting errors like: 2012-05-09 16:31:54.13 spid74 Error: 823, Severity: 24, State: 2. 2012-05-09 ...
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How to grant all privileges on all tables in a schema to a user in IBM DB2?

At first place, I want to export database from IBM DB2 AIX into IBM DB2 windows. Unfortunately, I can't use BACKUP and RESTORE command because of difference OS issue. So I have to resort to db2move ...
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Way to ensure just one connection to a DB2 database

Let's suppose a database with a bad security design, say everyone access to the database with a user with DBADM or SYSADM authority, and also, there could be only username for everyone (i.e. ...
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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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Uninstalling Oracle Database Products: Which & How to?

Long time reader, first time poster. For our client's project we are using Oracle 11g. It's a simple C# web application so we are using Oracle's most basic components. Now my project team has been ...
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“zip” a mySQL (phpMyAdmin) database [duplicate]

I've created a large database on my local WAMP webserver. I would like to send that database with all tables and table data to another computer. Is this possible? mySQL ver: 5.5.15 PHP ver: ...
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What is the advantages of using auto_increment in database as primary key over set of attributes?

I have table as CREATE TABLE circle ( circle_id int(11) auto_increment primary key not null, user_id int (11) not null, title varchar(255) collate utf8_general_ci not null ); CREATE ...
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How can I enable logging for a single function in PostgreSQL?

I want to log the whole function runtime for a single particular function in PostgreSQL? Is this possible? The value of log_min_duration_statement = 3000 in postgresql.conf and I've tried to do: ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 Compatibility

I'm converting some stuff over to be compatible with SQL Server 2012 and had a couple of questions. I'm taking out all of the sp_dboption commands and making them ALTER commands instead, but there ...
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Maintenance plan using external tool to execute query and stored procedures giving off no results

My situation is as follows: I am using a third party tool (VisualCron) to run stored procedures and sql queries on several database servers. The stored procedures are from http://ola.hallengren.com/ ...
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Shared emails in a database [closed]

We lost our database administrator over a year ago - and even then she was promoted into the job internally and sort of learned on the job. Basically I say this to establish that strong data standards ...
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Recover innodb database from ibdata1 and *.frm files only

I have a problem on my server. I had a hard disk error on my server, and I restarted it. After that, I started wamp server software, but mysql services were not started. I checked all mysql data, ...
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First query running in PL/SQL Developer results the error

When I run first query in PL/SQL Developer I got the error: Dynamic Performance Tables not accessible, Automatic Statistics disabled for this session You can disable statistics in the preference ...
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Is it somehow possible to predict / foresee when SQL Server will trigger auto-growth?

I found numerous questions / answers about SQL-Server auto-growth - almost all indicating that one should try to avoid auto-growth if possible. However auto-growth is available with MS SQL Server and ...
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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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SQL Server database schema (and likely, some data changes) - how to auto-distribute over many database instances

Our development involves a SQL Server database (also might be Oracle or Postgres later) and we would sometimes make database schema changes or some other interventions in database. What solutions ...
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SQL Server agent job scripts

Being a newbie to database migration, can I script all the database jobs one by one and run them against a new server to create these jobs? If not, why do we use these SQL job scripts? Thanks in ...
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Script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time

how to write script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time? SELECT sj.name, sja.run_requested_date, CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), sja.stop_execution_date-sja.start_execution_date, 114) ...
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What are these files in MongoDB?

I was looking into my server and I found this: [root@host ~]# cd /var/lib/mongo/journal/ [root@host journal]# ls -lh total 3.1G -rw-------. 1 mongod mongod 1.0G Apr 7 01:18 j._0 -rw-------. 1 mongod ...
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I need a way to implement an incremental Backup/Recovery on mysql client

I need to be able to do a point-time recovery in mysql client from the mysql server. For example I need to Download only the information that have change since last backup. I can do that using log,but ...
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How do you find home information for Oracle RAC on Unix?

Need help finding Oracle home path corresponding to a database instance in RAC environment. I am aware of few of the ways to achieve the same. Listing them below to avoid the same answers. ...
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Importing a different character set export dump into another DB instance

I am trying to import a given dump file using oracle imp utility. However; I am facing the following issues. C:\Users\AD>imp DB_USER/*****@dev1 file=C:\test\db42312.dmp log=C:\test\import2.log ...
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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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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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How can I enter Mongo as a superuser or reset users?

I'm was playing around with permissions and locked myself out of Mongo database. I'm pretty sure I did this by trying to explicitly add access to a database but instead I overwrote only allowing ...
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SQL Server Facets: “Linked Server” exist but “Registered Server” doesn't - why?

I'd like to monitor multiple SQL Server instances. Something similar to what is described in "Monitor Your SQL Server Linked Server Configurations with Policy Based Management" but instead of using ...
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Recovering a partial PostgreSQL archive

I have $PGDATA/base but nothing else. It was taken from an installation after the postgreSQL service was shutdown, so is clean. Is there any way to recreate the other elements in $PGDATA that allow ...