The discipline of Operational and Architectural Management of Database Systems.

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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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How can I perform this database backup/sanitization task?

I have a 3-node MariaDB/Galera cluster. I need to do two things: Back up the database regularly (multiple gigs in size) for a normal, in-case-everything-crashes-I-can-restore-from-this backup. Have ...
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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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MySQL user without SUPER privilege

This may be a simple question and may not be the right place to ask but I couldn't find any useful information from Google. Here is my question. When creating users in mysql using grant all ...
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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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Why doesn't DELETE + REORG free diskspace (DB2)?

In DB2 I have a table containing large binary data. Now i purged the whole table and ran runstats, reorg, runstats, but the amount of disk space taken does not change. What could be wrong here? The ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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DB2 Commands — Different ways of stopping database

I'm hoping to get a more in-depth explanation of the following DB2 commands, which all relate to stopping the database in some way, and how they differ from each other. How do DBAs think about these ...
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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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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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Stored proc getting ANSI_NULLS and ANSI_WARNINGS error when executed by application

I have a stored procedure that is getting the following error when executed via an application : Heterogeneous queries require the ANSI_NULLS and ANSI_WARNINGS options to be set for the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Create database fails with Microsoft SQL Server Error 5133, Operating syste, error 5 (Access is denied) [closed]

I just installed SQL server 2012 on Windows 2012 today. After the install, I changed the database settings to create database files in f:\mssql instead of the default. i verified the confired and ...
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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 performance issue - large number of IOPS how to determine problem?

DB2 database is on storage. We are using 9.7 Storage administrators reported that today database was doing 5000 IOPS (during past days average number was 300 IOPS). Those are disk operations from ...
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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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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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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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Cannot grant execute to stored procedure [closed]

When I try to GRANT EXECUTE ON SP_NAME TO [DOMAIN\USER_NAME] on my database, I'm getting the error message below: Msg 8115, Level 16, State 1, Procedure grant_safety, Line 5 Arithmetic overflow error ...
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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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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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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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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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Duplicate login details per user in error log

Being able to view details of who successfully logs into a database and which user's login failed via the error logs is a good thing. However I have a scenario that I need help with: For some reason ...
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How to identify the db orphan mdf and ldf files

I want to identify the orphan mdf and ldf files on the disk and remove them. After searching on the internet, found the script below on MSDN forum. But when I run the script it returns many ...
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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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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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How to determine if there are [idle connections with] uncommitted transactions in PostgreSQL?

According to a comment on this question I asked about idle connections in PostgreSQL 9.2, some uncommitted transactions (possibly related to some of those idle connections) might cause some ...
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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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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 ...