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What memory should be given to the variables of my.cnf ?

Installing a MySQL server is quite easy. However, after installing, configuring the server is an important task for a DBA. Having 2GB of RAM and 250GB of disk space, how should I tune MySQL server so ...
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What are the concepts that need to be gone through for MySQL DBA?

I am a MySQL Developer, besides I am handling some DBA activities like backup, restore, mysql installation, etc at a top level. Now I wanted to shift to DBA, So I wanted to know in depth, like which ...
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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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Any way to send notifications to different Emails on success/failure of SqlServerAgent job?

SQL Server 2012 R2 on Windows Server 2008R2 Is there any way to send notifications to different Emails: on success of an Sql Server Agent job to one Email address and on failure - to another ? ...
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Isolation Level for a Data Warehouse

We are building out a data warehouse (and also some data marts as well) in our organization. My DBA skills have mostly been on OLTP type applications, but I am moving into supporting OLAP for our ...
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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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Website is too slow when number of records increases?

I have developed a web application called Referral Program, It it developed by using PHP, MySQL. Users can joining the website and when they introduce new members, he/she gets a commission. The system ...
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Postgres pg_basebackup reports directory exists but is not empty

I have postgreSQL 9.4.1 installed on a Win 2012 Server. I am looking to setup replication between this and another server of the same spec. So I am following guidance on preparing the master ...
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High amount of Read Misses and Pages To Be Flushed

I am running a mysql database backend for a Moodle installation, and after a few months performance really starts to suffer (Up to 30 seconds for some pages to load). Under investigation in the InnoDB ...
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After Rackspace server creation, PostgreSQL query planner doesn't work as expected

We created an image of one of our database servers in Rackspace. Then, we created a new server using that image, expecting things to work. However, the index performance we have seen seems to be ...
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How can I copy specific tables into one SQL Server Table into a separate table automatically?

I'm not sure if this is possible. Looking for some help with a specific issue. I am building an iPhone application with a data layer written in Ruby that will connect to SQL Server 2008. For various ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 : LDF file size not increasing

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2. I have a table statDB of 100 GB in primary filegroup. I have created a secondary filegroup in same database (Lab1) and created a table copyStatDB. Now I start copy ...
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When dedicated server process model should be used instead of shared process model?

It looks like Oracle shared server process model is better than dedicated server process model. In a shared server configuration, client user processes connect to a dispatcher and it can support ...
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Oracle AWR shows missing stats for SQL ID as top elapsed statement

Why SQL ID has null number of executions and elapsed time / execution in AWR report. SQL ID is among top elapsed command on AWR but no details stats whoing time / execution. Would it be because shared ...
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Take individual MySQL database offline

MySQL does not have any SQL commands or internal mechanisms for making an individual database unavailable / offline moving an individual database Thtis being the case, how can you take an ...
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Getting all databases which a sql logon can connect

I need to know all databases in a SQL Server on which a user can connect. With sys.databases I get all databases and with sys.server_principals or sys.syslogins I get all server logons. But I can't ...
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Detecting SQL Server Utilization with a query

My current project will send queries to an sql server constantly and It may use 100% of the memory or CPU. How can I check if the server is nearing full utilization in a stored procedure so that I ...
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Small sample database for practicing database administration?

I'm looking for a portable sample database that can be created from a script has a simple ER model has little data for database administration practicing purposes. I know that there is e.g. ...
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VACUUM and VACUUM FULL do not return space to OS

I'm running Postgres 8.3.3. I have a postgres database on a Linux filesystem that is quite full. I've run VACUUM and VACUUM FULL, yet none of the space has been returned to the OS. When I observe ...
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Transferring Data from OLTP to OLAP databases

Systems that have both OLTP and OLAP databases periodically move data from the OLTP database to the OLAP database, so that reports can be generated based on the OLAP database. What's the official ...
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Database consistency checker in postgresql

Are there any DBCC(Database consistency checker) commands in PostgreSQL? I could find SQL server DBCC commands but not for Postgres? I read that postgresql has inbuilt functionality of perfomance ...
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Perl vs Ksh for Unix Database Administration

I realize this is a somewhat more subjective question, but I am looking to the community for guidance. Our company is fairly new to having DBAs. We used to use DB2 for i on the IBM's iSeries servers, ...
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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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Is this database fine for calculation?

I am doing an application called as Invoice Application.For that I have my database is like this. Now my problem comes when I am taking the tax part in my database.As I have made tax as an option ...
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How do I open a MySQL Database Dump?

I work for a doctor's office, and we are in the process of switching EMR systems. The previous system has provided a physical 'dump' of the database. I however, don't know how to open this database ...
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Unable to start SQL Server Browser service in Sql server 2005 [closed]

we are unable to start the SQL browser service on one of our machine with below error: I believe this to be the reason, why we could not connect to the instance with below error: I tried ...
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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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Why database diagrams are not working when domain account is attached to database owner?

I was trying to use Database diagrams is SQL Server and got following error: Database diagram support objects cannot be installed because this database does not have a valid owner. To continue, first ...
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Historical dbcc checkdb results

Is there a better way of accessing historical dbcc checkdb result history (if output logging was not used at runtime) than xp_readErrorLog? EXEC xp_readErrorLog {0-20}, 1, N'CHECKDB'; SQL Server ...
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Confused about load balancing and horizontal scaling in postgresql [closed]

Please correct me if I am wrong but I guess handling more requests and load by adding more machines or balancing the load between multiple servers is horizontal scalling. So, if I add more servers, ...
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Reducing Log Impact During Re-Indexing

We use Ola's maintenance solution and its great. Regardless of method for re-indexing a major friction point with IT is the amount of log generated during the weekly re-indexing process. For a 1TB ...
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How to connect multiple users/schemas in Oracle 11g?

I'm almost new user to databases, so I think I'm doing something wrong. I have the database created. I created 3 users, 1 it's an Admin, 2 are just users. I created 2 roles, 1 for the Admin and 2 ...
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Disabling Checking of Schema On Function/Stored Procedure Creation

I'm trying to automate the process that executes changes to the SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The process I put in place drops and recreates my stored procedures and functions, as well as run scripts ...
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What exactly is “pinning” in relation to indexes?

When one talks about "pinning" in indexes, what exactly is this? Is there some other word/term I can search for, as google has not provided any solutions. It is part of a test question, where ...
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Problem with Czech collation Czech_CI_AI in MS SQL Server 2008 R2

I have the following issue with accent insensitive search in Czech language. My database is set to Czech_CI_AI collation. For some diacritics system works correctly (ie. I), but for some does not (ie. ...
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Generate sample data for an Oracle database [closed]

Good morning, What free [or trial] software can I use to generate sample data for an Oracle database? I've been trying with various tools, but none work. Thanks for all suggestions, Alec Taylor
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What is the difference between Used and Allocated space?

I am learning Database operations and I have found a couple of resources online that have given me a loose understanding, but I still couldn't explain the difference myself. Explain like I am five ...
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Sharing PostgreSQL database on one dual-boot machine without duplication (cross-platform)

I have PostgreSQL 9.4 installed on a dual-boot machine (both on Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.10). The two systems share a drive (NTFS-formated) which includes a PSQL database directory which was created under ...
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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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Can I grant privileges to a role without specifying an object?

I am trying to create a role to simplify granting a set of privileges that I often give to users. I am wondering if there is any way to grant these privileges on only the objects owned by their schema ...
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Deleting an Oracle database without connecting to it?

I have two databases which were created using dbca. I made some changes in the second database, and I can't login to that database anymore, and, of course, I can't delete it by using dbca. I am using ...
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Merging tables with a 1 to 1 relationship in a database

Is it a good idea to merge two tables that have a 1..1 relationship together? I have inherited a database with too many tables linked together in a 1..1 relationship. I'd like to evaluate the ...
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pt-table-checksum help required

I am trying to figure out pt-table-checksum, as I am using it for the first time. It look likes the documentation is complex and not easy to understand stuff. I have a complex replication topology ...
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Inconsistent information from different DMVs

I've a server with 12 GB of physical RAM. I just lowered its 'Max Server Memory (MB)' setting from 10 GB to 8 GB. If I look at the processes' committed memory in Perfmon, I see: select * from ...
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Why can the SA account no longer access the master database?

I'm somewhat stuck. We have a database server which was set up and configured by a third party. It's for a third party product so unfortunately we're stuck with the way they've configured it. Their ...
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Suggestion required for Large Database Optimization and performance

We are creating a large database with estimated growth rate 200 million+ records per annum. The database is use for analysis purpose and we will generate different tabular and graphical reports from ...
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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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Load Testing Crash Course

Can someone point me at a good resource to get a crash course in load testing. I have a sql server machine that I need to load test but I havent been thruogh the process before. Also we do not have ...
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What queries is Oracle executing, how frequently, and time-taken?

I have a (Java) web-application, that of course executes many queries (selects, inserts, updates, deletes) to the Oracle Database. I want to find out the following for last 7 days: SQLQuery ...
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What is a good guideline for sampling for statistics updates

Scope: A billion record table that is indexed in 10 ways. Rate of change per day is 1/2 a percent. Some of the indexes are monotonously increasing (datetime/timestamp), yet the common queries most ...