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DB2 Change Journal Receiver Size

We are running DB2 on our iSeries, and there is a journal + journal receiver created. The current size of the journal receiver is 200MB (found using the DSPJRNRCVA command). Is there a way to change ...
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Reducing the size of a PostgreSQL Database, utilizing a process other than full VACUUM

We have a Postgres 8.4 installation which hosts both our Defect tracking and Code management (Surround) systems. We are looking at converting and migrating Surround to MSSQL on another server. Our ...
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How to Permanently solve MySQL error 2002 (HY000)

I have a problem on my cloud server with 2GB of RAM and 40GB Hard Disk that's hosting a Wordpress website that receives around 1000-2000 hits a day. My problem is that MySQL is always crashing and my ...
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What is different between fixed-size disk pages and disk-based?

As per my knowledge, i understand fixed page size as size of page which used for read and write data but i am not able to understand what does mean of disk based ? I read these words from this paper ...
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Should login id and password be stored in separate table

I am working on my academic project. I have a table for employee records which have employee id, joining date, designation and other fields. I am trying to implement a scheme in which when record of ...
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Why is Postgres on RDS maxing out on CPU every few hours?

Using Amazon RDS, we are running ETL scripts to migrate our data. However, every few hours there is a huge CPU spike. Here are the ETL specs (per ETL): 50 records inserted / second pool of 1000 ...
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Optimizing Amazon RDS - MySQLTuner Recommendations / Feedback & Suggestions

I'm currently trying to optimize a database I've inherited for speed. The server is an Amazon RDS db.m3.large instance: 2 VCPUs 7.5 GB Memory 500 GB HDD My current strategy is to do the ...
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MySQL Image Queries

I have table employees in MySql database with Id, Name, Gender, HireDate, Photo. Photo field is blob. Now when I run this query: SELECT id FROM employees WHERE Photo IS NULL ; it takes forever to ...
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Is there an easy way to update connection strings to a database moved to a different instance

I have created a new instance of SQL Server 2008 r2 and exported my database to the new instance. Then I realized that the connection string for all of my datasets still point to the original ...
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Sql Server - Running a Job on Multiple servers

I am using SqlServer 2008. I have a Sql Server Job that checks Disk Space and emails admins if the space is less than 15% Instead of adding that Job to all servers is it Possible to run the Job on ...
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Quickly clone a database in SQL Server Management Studio

For testing purposes, I often have to clone databases (onto the same server). Currently I do this by creating a backup and restoring it as a new database. I would love to have such a functionality ...
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Incorrect unit allocation size. error comes when Tuning the Database

Here I am Using the SQL IDERA tool for checking the Index and performance of the Database, then i found below error, can any one tell what is it talking about. Incorrect unit allocation size. ...
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Severity 20 Error upon disconnecting Dedicated Administrator Connection

Starting working with Dedicated Administrator Connections on SQL Server 2008 R2 servers. All is working fine (once port 1434 was opened), but am getting severity 20 errors when I disconnect the admin ...
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How to change default database to all logins?

I'm bit new to SQL Server and I'm trying to script out Microsoft SQL Server (2005-2014) post installation activities and I got bit stuck on altering logins. Corporate policy states that none login ...
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Initial Discovery process

I am looking to better my knowledge without actually being in the field, I was wondering what initial steps you take when you are assuming the responsibility of a server with SQL-Server installed on ...
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What is the best design for storing courses subscription data?

Building an app that will manage lessons, students, courses. Each lesson belongs to a certain course. A student can subscribe to a single lesson or to a whole course. So it seems straightforward that ...
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DataBase Back Up - with a Not Null Column [closed]

Can I include a default value to be entered in the Not Null columns when I do database back ups ? If so How can I do that?
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MySQL Dynamic columns duplicate value workaround

As the title suggests i have the following code which transposes certain row values into field names, however the problem im having is that the values "closed" & "reopened" may appear in several ...
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When was a Database taken Offline

I am trying to find a way to figure out when was couple of my sql databases were taken offline. I checked the the logs but could not find any such info and moreover there is no default trace enabled. ...
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Performance/Maintenance Implications of a Write Heavy Table In An Otherwise Normal “CRUD” Database

We have a small-ish (<100,000 rows) MySQL database (on Amazon RDS). Its supporting a fairly simple read heavy CRUD web application. Currently we're building out a web analytics system. It will ...
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Transpose MySQL rows as column names - DYNAMIC

My goal is to be able to calculate the time difference between the ticket timestamp being created and closed and if reopened Add time from being reopened to closed again etc.. I have an existing mySQL ...
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Not receiving archivelogs from production to remote side

I have a scenario in which we have Designed data guard. Where we have 2 standby sides. One standby is located locally and 2nd standby is located on remote side. The distance between local and remote ...
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How should I (re) index the table while keeping the transaction log small?

I have a 170 GB table in a database. It has 70% fragmentation on its index (index has multiple columns in it). The last time I tried DBCC REINDEX the transaction log blew up in the hundreds of GBs. ...
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When importing with sqlite3, will the resulting database always be bitwise identical?

If I import a large set of data using the sqlite3 command-line utility on to different computers, will I get bitwise identical databases? For example - if I run a cryptographic hash against them, will ...
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Is there any other way that we can take auto backup in oracle 11g apart from RMAN?

I have tried with RMAN. But is there any other possible way that we can backup database and tables. backup using queries or stored procedures is possible?
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Help with Joins - Cartesian Product

I have 5 regions that each contain 1 store and 1 warehouse. I have a table that contains the regions and corresponding stores and warehouses. I also have a table that lists the inventories of both ...
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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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RapidMiner Not Connecting To SQL Server Database Connection

I recently installed RapidMiner and tried connecting the application to my MS SQL database connection via the Manage Database Connections feature. I have followed video tutorials on integrating SQL ...
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SQL Server 2012 Enterprise: Copy Databases to New SQL Server, Same Domain, Users, Etc

Am having trouble with what seemingly should be an easy process. I'm a SQL Server n00b, so please be gentle and very explanatory with your answers. Currently, I have a SQL Server 2012 cluster ...
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Can we restore backup for standby from external hard drive with differnet drive labels

I am using windows server 2003 and Oracle database 10g R2 and i have taken the backup using RMAN of my primary database in Drive label E. The size of backup is 1.5TB. In my standby database i don't ...
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How to remove identity specification for multiple tables

I am having total 109 table in Database and now i am migrating to Amazon server with identity insert and now i want to remove auto increment column specification for all tables. How set auto increment ...
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Why not rebuild indexes with page count <1000?

I use Ola Hallengrens script for Index maintenance. Before I did that, I used the following query to see which indexes are fragmented most: SELECT dbschemas.[name] as 'Schema', dbtables.[name] as ...
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Check if database has changed to determine need to perform backup

I want to check SQL server database is modified or not. Reason to check database is modified is for backup(sql database backup) purpose. So I will be doing a full backup first and if any data ...
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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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Usage of temporary tables in my tempdb database on sql server 2005 [duplicate]

I am trying to resolve the disk space issue on one of my drives where tempdb residing occupies more than 100 GB: Stats shown below I read some similar post on the same and i found few queries using ...
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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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Exclude a User From an Audit

I need to set up a SQL Server audit to capture all database activity for all logins except one - the login our application runs under. In this case the login I want to exclude is CPSDOM\cpointedb. In ...
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Can we migrate oracle database 10gR2 to cross platform

I want to know can we migrate Linux based oracle database 10gR2 (10.2.0.1.0) to windows server 2003 with oracle database 10gR2 (10.2.0.3.0). I have seen the documentation related to database migration ...
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How to identify unused databases on my sql server

I am looking for the best practices or analysis someone would have followed to identify the unused or inactive databases on my SQL Server. I went through many articles, which say possibly to go for ...
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I cannot do anything on replSet when auth is enabled

I have a mongodb cluster with one replSet, 3 config servers, and 2 mongos instances. I logged into mongos using (admin, pwd). admin is given ["userAdminAnyDatabase", "dbAdminAnyDatabase", ...
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Best ratio for files and file groups for a highly partitioned table

I have a number of tables with exactly 1000 partitions. Each table can be up to 200G with 100M rows and cannot be compressed. Data in partitions distributed quite equally. The SQL Server has 8 ...
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Regarding checkpoints

We have been stuck with some vendor companies who designed and created some of our front end applications, but are not able to help us when we have problems. The latest being, they asked us to run ...
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File group space problem

I'm having some problems with my database usage space. I have a database with autogrowth off and limited size to 150GB. When users try to import files, large databases or other massive transaction ...
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On Solaris 10, does soft limit affect process memory allocated to oracle database?

System: Solaris 10 Database: Oracle 11gR2 We are encountering ORA-4030 - Out of process memory recently. I noticed that stack size was rather low in the soft limit of oracle user: ...
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CHKDB is marked RESTORING

I am seeing this in my Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) database log: The database 'CHKDB_dbname' is marked RESTORING and is in a state that does not allow recovery to be run. This occurred ...
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Database Read Only after Merge Replication

Win Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 Std. I have a previously accessible database with which I'm testing merge replication and after I publish the DB, my application is saying the DB does not have write ...
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mysqldbcompare showing AUTO_INCREMENT differences but there are no missing records

I am encountering a strange issue when using mysqldbcompare to compare two MySQL DBs(one is a master, the other its slave). I noticed that the tool notes that the AUTO_INCREMENT values of this ...
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Connecting remote H2 embedded database

Is there a way to connect to an H2 database, which is running in automatic mixed mode (AUTO_SERVER=TRUE) inside a web application, from another machine over SSH tunnel?
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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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Linux kernel parameters for oracle

I wonder what are the optimal Linux kernel parameters for oracle 11g db on 64-bit system. I didn't find any detailed, good or full recommendations or best practices for this issue. Just found one ...