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How to properly configure PostgreSQL RAM usage?

Using PostgreSQL, we have several hundred concurrent processes doing regular database access. We have our data spread out through several database servers, each of which houses a connection pool with ...
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SQL Server - DBO without Backup

Similar to my previous Question : Prevent Non Copy Only Backups, how do I create a user that can do everything to my database take backups at all. I've granted them every role except ...
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How to track DML and DDL daily events

I have the following query to track what tables are modified in the current date: SELECT TABLE_OWNER, TABLE_NAME, INSERTS, UPDATES, DELETES, TIMESTAMP AS `...
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What is the best storing device for DB transaction log?

I'm using MySQL with InnoDB storing engine. Transactional log is placed to dedicated HDD. Still as it is HDD atopsar shows big load (>50%) to this HDD because of big amount of small IOs (about 50 ...
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SQL Server 2012 Unable to Utilize Defined Amount of Locks

So I've been beating my head against the wall for two days about this and I can't find a solution. I'm running a script to stage a large amount of data. This script requires roughly 35 million locks ...
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How do I monitor bandwidth used by SQL Server on port 1433?

I have a single server running a .NET web application and a SQL Server database (2008 Standard). I'm planning to move the database onto a separate server but in order to provision the network hardware ...
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Does DBA need (a read) access to virtualization infrastructure? And why?

I am in charge of monitoring, troubleshooting, tuning and optimizing a few dozens production SQL Servers 2008 R2/2012 in my company that are being run inside VMWare virtual machines. I've requested ...
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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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One filegroup, multiple datafiles, how to get list of tables in each file

In one of my production databases, I have a filegroup with 3 data files sitting on 3 different disks. There are over 50 tables on this filegroup. How do I identify the location of each of the 50 ...
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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 can I dynamically back up all SSAS databases on a given instance?

I want to dynamically back up all the databases on a given SSAS instance using a SQL Agent job (which would most likely involve executing an SSIS package). It is imperative that this is a dynamic ...
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Issue after moving the ib_logfile1 and ib_logfile0 files

I wanted to increase the innodb_log_file_size for better performance. And I increased it from the default value to 256 MB. As usual I got the error saying InnoDB: Error: log file ./ib_logfile0 is of ...
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What is the purpose of having a table NOT LOGGED INITIALLY

I came across this recently. When defining a table in DB2 LUW (at least 9.5 or higher), you can define it as NOT LOGGED INITIALLY. Example from the book I read: CREATE TABLE products ( productID ...
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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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How to backup IBM DB2 Database online?

I tried to backup the IBM DB2 (LUW) Database using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/user1/db2bkup But I got this message: SQL1035N The database is currently in use. SQLSTATE=...
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Oracle 11g - Create Database fails?

I've just installed Oracle 11g and linked it to SQL Developer. I want to create a database for my django install. CREATE database 'django'; Error starting at line 1 in command: create database '...
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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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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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Proper MySQL database maintenance

I hope this isn't too broad of a question. I'm certain it'll be able to help me and any future dba noobs that stumble upon it. I'm a systems admin that got put into the roll of DBA (because I helped ...
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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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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 monitor bytes sent and received on mysql

I want to know why we should monitor bytes sent and received on mysql ? I hope I have not asked a vague question. Thanks.
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Can anyone describe the step by step process of recovery , backup and restore in sql server

Can anyone describe the step by step process of recovery via backup and restore in SQL Server 2008. If possible please include some examples.
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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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Re-designing a Database cost and advice [closed]

The web application I am working with has a huge Database that is a real mess, no foreign keys, no constraints, no indexes, no optimization, no normalization, nothing. Until now, the logic has been: ...
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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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SQL Server Restore from one database to another

One of our devs backed up a dev database, and then restored it in production. It's a new database for a new app that was deployed last night intentionally to prod. Now in the backupset table (msdb....
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How to Correctly Estimate the Average Number of I/O Operations my RAID 10 disk can offer?

The average Input/Output Operations per Second a disk can sustain is a very important factor in the tuning of MySQL / InnoDB databases, as it drives the speed with which Dirty InnoDB Buffer Pool pages ...
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Can I check what the allocation unit size is on my drives via a query?

Assuming that I do not have access to windows server, can I run a script from SSMS that would allow me to check whether allocation unit size is formatted with 64K?
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Does `Seconds_Behind_Master` show exact Slave Lag from Master?

Does Seconds_Behind_Master always show the correct number of seconds the slave is behind the master? I have also Implemented the mk-heartbeat replication monitoring. It was showing the other result ...
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Getting a proxy account to backup to a share using Ola Hallengrens backup script

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard install where the Engine and Agent are running under the default NT Service accounts Engine - NT Service\MSSQLSERVER Agent - NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT I am trying ...
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Star join query optimization - Change partitioning, use columnstore?

I am trying to know the best possible way to improve performance of a query given to me by my client. It contains a few tables which are joined and one of table is called dwh.fac_sale_detail which ...
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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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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 16:31:...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 services not coming online

I am working for a critical account and yesterday I got a weird issue after applying cumulative update package 14 on top of SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition. Before applying CU-14 package on the ...
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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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db2 database alias not listed via list database directory but still unable to create that database

I am trying to create a database by logging on to the linux server on which the db2 server is installed, as the instance owner db2 => list database directory System Database Directory Number ...
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How to drop all scheduler events in MySQL 5.6?

In MySQL 5.6 is there a way to drop all scheduler events with an administrative command or do I have to go through them one by one with DROP EVENT [IF EXISTS] event_name?
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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 bad,...
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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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Problem when add administrator for Analysis Server ( SQL Server 2008 R2 )

I'm trying to add a user as an administrator in Analysis Server, doing this: 1 - Connect - Analysis Server - Right click on the Instance - Properties - Security - ADD : This number was already ...
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Standby controlfile error

I am doing dataguard. I have manually done a backup for the standby database. It was working fine. Problem arose when I used the standby controlfile. On the primary, I have created a standby ...
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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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How to determine why a MySQL server has become slow and requests sometimes time out?

I'm working on my first project that makes heavy use of a MySQL database and am struggling to understand performance issues I'm having. Most of the time, responses are returned quickly from the ...