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How to launch SQL Server Agent job on completion of another one?

An SQL Server Agent job (SSA) have to be executed after a few other SSA jobs. Is there any way to start SSA jobs on completion (or success, or failure) of another one? Currently, I do this on ...
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Searching transaction logs for changes

I currently have a database with an attached CMS. The CMS has about 50+ people with various permission levels that can log in etc... I would like to know if there is a way I can look at the ...
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Does failed task considered to be run to completion in SQL Server maintenance plan terminology?

The replies to my previous question: "How to specify a SQL Server maintenance plan subtask to run unconditionally on success or failure of preceding tasks?" answered me that I should change ...
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SQL Server Management Studio - connection with SQL Server database engine

This question is in regards with SQL server 2005 and 2012. I have a database server with two instances of SQL Server. Through SQL server management studio I was able to connect to both instances by ...
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What is the purpose of setting serveroutput in oracle? [closed]

Could someone let me know what is the purpose of using set serveroutput on/off in oracle? I ran the below query to see what it is doing. However I need to know much about serveroutput. Kindly help me ...
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How to make SQL Server Agent job history less verbose?

So, I've created a SQL Server Agent job, according to the answer to my prev question: running nightly (at 2:11) according to the schedule: There are 9 .bak files in 3 subdirectory of ...
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Once more about SQL Server virtual accounts

Let me reboot my question on SQL Server virtual accounts permissions The (same) MSDN article on the same version 2012 of SQL Server "Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions" states: ...
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Is it possible to change the drive that Microsoft DPM backs up to?

A while ago our sysops guys created a 15 minute transaction log backup schedule using Microsoft DPM. We often have an issue where there won't be enough space on the Log drive to perform a backup ...
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Is it viable to attribute permissions to SQL Server virtual accounts (NT Service\SQLSERVERAgent, etc)?

Using MS SQL Server 2012 in Microsoft Windows Server 2008. I am somewhat confused by the New Account Types Available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual Windows accounts [NT ...
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Unable to start SQL Server Instance 2008 R2 - DB file corrupt

I was not able to start the SQL Server 2008 R2 production DB instance. After reading the log file error message is " The log scan number passed to log scan in database ‘master’ is not valid. This ...
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How to copy backup files to remote share in SQL Server Agent job without AD/domain accounts involvement?

MS SQL Server 2012... with nightly databases backups to the same/local as SQL Server machine... I am trying to add another SQL Server Agent Job to copy the .bak files to remote (non-windows, i.e. ...
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prepare stmt is not working

set @sqlt = concat("select", @rowname_date," from syslog_data.syslogs_index_1 "); prepare stmt from @sqlt; execute stmt; deallocate prepare stmt; gives me a eeror 1064 in the prepare statement? Any ...
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how to use information table's result in a select statement

SELECT COLUMN_NAME into columnname_date FROM `INFORMATION_SCHEMA`.`COLUMNS` WHERE `TABLE_SCHEMA`='syslog_data' AND `TABLE_NAME`='syslogs_index_1' AND ordinal_position = forder_date+2; When I ...
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Override/kill when Code 3/SQLSTATE=57016 Occurs

I have encountered issues a few times when a process of mine performs a bulk load to a temp table we use for pre-processing purposes. The Bulk load fails for one reason or another (this we are looking ...
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how to add attachment(text file) to database mail?

I have scenario Daily i run a sql job to apply a new updates to one table - this job will create one text file daily - text file contains all new updates I can send a mail to client that job is ...
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An admin (GUI or shell tool) for managing all kinds of databases [closed]

I needed an interface/admin (web or desktop) from which I could manage all the databases in my system. Currently I use separate admins for each (phpmyadmin for mysql, pgadmin/phppgadmin for postgres, ...
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How to flush SQL Server database from RAM to hard disk?

As part of the nightly maintenance plan, my working MS SQL Server 2012 databases are backup-ed with options of simple recovery and full backup. Transaction log is not backup-ed. Also, at nights the ...
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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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Recommendation for free event monitoring software

I'm seeking recommendations for free / open event monitoring tools. HPOV costs continue to multiply like so many wet gremlins, and we've had enough. There are some interesting suggestions in this ...
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Software Engineers and DBAs

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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How to give permissions to 90+ SQL Servers without tweaking in each of them?

There are over 90+ MS SQL Servers (SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012). All in the same Windows domain (but physically all over the world). How to give a domain user (administrative, or other) ...
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Reasons to Backup (or not backup) QA and Dev Databases

Pretty simple question: is it standard/best practice to backup dev and QA instances of the database? Assume that the schema information is kept in some form of source control.
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DB2 9.7 LUW - How do I SET SESSION_USER when I am DBADM,SECADM?

Based on a previous question I have asked, I am attempting to work on a solution as recommended by mustaccio's answer, whereby I have another ID to create my DDL objects. I have been trying to follow ...
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Create a schema like an existing schema [duplicate]

I have a existing schema in my database called SCOTT, how can I create a new schema with exactly the same privileges which SCOTT schema is having? Is there any create like or some command to create ...
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sp_spaceused and replication question

I have been replicating data from a table to 2 different locations and was just looking at sp_spaceused to see the size of the tables. I have noticed that the replicated tables are smaller than the ...
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Where can I find some guidance on index strategies?

Most of us will probably agree that using database indexes is good. Too many indexes and performance can actually be degraded. As a general rule, which fields should be indexed? Which fields should ...
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db2 LUW help for an oracle user : create database hangs without any output, but database got created

I am new to db2 but have worked on oracle before. Trying to create a database and it succeeds, but the session where I issued a database creation command hangs. I have installed db2 10.5 on a 64 bit ...
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Drupal database doesn't work after MySQL restart

I've installed Drupal 7x on my local XAMPP 1.8.3 Server. Everything went fine but after adding some modules, changing the drupal theme and restarting the MySQL Server, the MySQL Server is dropping ...
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Joining data from 2 different servers

It is possible to host my databases on 2 different servers? For example if I store my comments on 'heroku' and store users on some other server it is possible to join the two servers together?
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How do you get the graph plugin for Squirrel SQL?

I installed Squirrel SQL and the website claims the Graph plugin is part of the install. It is not available nor is it in the jar. How do I get the graph plugin?
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Best method to copy a database from one instance to another [duplicate]

What is the best method to move/copy a database from production to test (and test to production) including all objects/jobs/logins and data?
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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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Handling or preventing conflicts in a multi-user system

I have a web application that is accessed by multiple users from different locations worldwide. Let's say I have an "edit" form for a specific document and two (or more) users are editing the document ...
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Schema Change/Update script for Database deploy [closed]

I have a need to change the database schema . I'm planning to write Schema change and update scripts for tracking database changes and updating them. I followed Versioning Databases – Change Scripts ...
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Does avg_query for PgBouncer include update and inserts?

Trying to tune our application and would like to know if the stats data that pgBouncer shows as avg_query, according to the PgBouncer docs on usage: avg_query Average query duration in ...
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Does PgBouncer create a separate pool for every database config entry?

If I set up a pgbouncer.ini config file with several database entries, does pgBouncer create a separate pool for each one? I would think so, but have not been able to confirm this. For example, ...
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Using queries instead of loops to modify database principals

I need to check for the existence of certain users on some database servers, each of which has over 1,000 databases, and create the users if they don’t exist and assign proper database roles to them. ...
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How to revoke DBADM and clean up any related objects from DB2 LUW

This question has started because of us taking copies of production backups and restoring them into lower environments (with scrambled data of course) for developers to practice and/or debug against. ...
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recommendations needed in order to become a junior DBA [closed]

I want to start off work being a junior DBA very soon. At the moment I have a Bsc in ICT 2:2 but my database marks was very strong including an 86 in my oracle assessment which is following a ...
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Database design for an E-commerce website

I am new to database design. I am designing a database for an E-commerce website, there are a lot of products to be updated, but while designing for product specification table I do not understand ...
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What are the challenges of administrating an International stock trading database?

I am a student, and have a question for an assignment: What problems and challenges do database administrators face when designing systems to trade international stocks in real time and 24 hours a ...
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need help in Query optimization

I need help in query optimization,I am having table with structure Create Table: CREATE TABLE `ip_country_mapping` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `cron` bigint(20) NOT NULL, ...
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MySQL User Table

I've been doing imports of data from Access into MySQL via Sequel Pro, I went to create specific permissions for a user for the new tables I was adding, but when I went to manage my "Users" I noticed ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster installation error

I was trying to install SQL Server Cluster (Launch wiard to install single node SQL Server 2008 R2 faliover cluster) .. The setup checks displayed no error and the installation started after all the ...
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Stored Procedures Best Practices: Fenced or Unfenced?

I believe I understand the reasons behind fenced and unfenced stored procedures. Fenced run "outside" of the database (in our case DB2) so as to prevent possible corruption of the database engine ...
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unable to login oracle as sysdba

I just got 11gR2 running and was able to conn as sysdba. I shutdown and started up the database to mount a new pfile. Now, I cannot login as sysdba. My parameter for password file is: ...
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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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How to prevent high memory, CPU and time consumption by MySQL restore?

I have a local test machine with 2 GB RAM and a dual core processor. I imported a dump on that using mysql -uuser -psecret < script.sql script.sql is a 700 MB file which contains a single ...
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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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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 ...