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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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What is the best permissions to set for only creating and managing own databases?

I want to create a login for a new user who could only create and manage their own databases. Other databases on the server should be read-only to that user. What would be a good set of ...
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Administration of MySQL Users

What is the best practice for keeping and maintaining MySQL users? Say for example I have 5 programmers and a PHP application connecting to a database. Should I create 6 different users 1 for each ...
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Master and Slave having same id's

I am working as a remote DBA for some of the production servers. There was replication from Master to Slave. There is something changed in the scenario they have made one of the Slaves as master ...
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Partially contained databases and Windows Logins - best practices?

In versions of SQL Server prior to 2012, in order for anyone to log in to a database using Windows credentials, you first had to create a server-level login, them map that login to a user for each ...
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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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How to upgrade MySQL (5.5) production DB to 5.6 with minimal downtime

Our existing Database size around 200GB. We want to use consistent, parallel backups methods. For testing, I migrated my Development DB from 5.5 to 5.6 by running mysqldump with option ...
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Why is the “The package can not be saved to the file system since its protection level is server storage” error?

When I execute dtutil /sourceserver localhost /SQL "\Maintenance Plans\MaintenancePlan_daily" /copy file;.\MaintenancePlan_daily.dtsx from the answer to my question "Any way to ...
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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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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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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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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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MySQL specific database configuration file

In MySQL's configuration file I've globally disabled autocommit as so. [mysqld] autocommit=0 I need to turn MySQL's autocommit on for a specific Ruby on Rails database though. It could be for the ...
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Is it possible to do a datapump import with a different user than did the export?

I have one db dump below is the log file for that dump Connected to: Oracle Database 10g Express Edition Release 10.2.0.1.0 - Production Starting "SYSTEM"."SYS_EXPORT_SCHEMA_01": system/******** ...
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SQL Server 2012 - How to Remove Partition on Publisher but not Subscriber?

Is it possible to setup partitioning on a SQL Server 2012 publisher table, so that older data can be removed without affecting the same table on a subscriber table? Table exists on Database A (SQL ...
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Importing a different character set export dump into another DB instance

I am trying to import a given dump file using oracle imp utility. However; I am facing the following issues. C:\Users\AD>imp DB_USER/*****@dev1 file=C:\test\db42312.dmp log=C:\test\import2.log ...
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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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How to properly configure pgBouncer transaction level pooling?

What is a good way to determine the number of available transaction connections when using pgBouncer to pool database connections? Also, how should I determine the number of max_connections and ...
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Mysql - show results from 3 tables excluding NULL or EMPTY values for certain fields

I have 3 simple tables with polls, users and votes. I'd like to show all polls ordered by clean count of votes (sometimes either poll_id or user_id don't get inserted). Furthermore I'd like to show ...
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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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SQL Developer Data Modeller and Data Dictionary question

I'm not a DBA but I am a (mostly!) competent SQL report writer. Can I trouble you DBAs for some pro-knowledge, please? I can connect SQL Developer to Oracle XE's data dictionary without any problem, ...
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How to validate and upgrade my knowledge of SQL Server with MCSA

My story is that I am working now almost 10 years as an administrator, I deal with SQL Server and other IT stuff, most of my knowledge is self taught by reading books, dealings with problems and ...
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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 ...
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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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Generalisation in databases

I am working on a Hospital Management project in DB2. I have one table for staff with a primary key of staff_id. The hospital has to have different staff... e.g doctors,nurses,e.t.c. Is it better to ...
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Oracle 12c in-memory option

I've been told that there's an oracle in-memory option for 12c and that it uses columnar compression to get some great query speeds. I'd like to leverage it for some business intelligence stuff. I've ...
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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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which option is better for not slow down the performance of queries?

I am developing a system that records customer payments, when a customer makes a payment, the system must update the account and show the payment made and all previous payments, is here when the ...
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Having a PostgreSQL database exposed to the internet

I've seen on DBA and other sites that exposing a database to the Internet is a particularly bad idea, but I noticed that PostgreSQL has SSL-certificate-only authentication. Does this make it any safer ...
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Create a sub query for sum data as a new column in SQL Server

Suppose that I have a table named tblTemp which has this data: | ID | AMOUNT | ---------------- | 1 | 10 | | 1-1 | 20 | | 1-2 | 30 | | 1-3 | 40 | | 2 | 50 | | 3 | 60 | ...
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Solve conflict between affinity mask and I/O affinity mask?

I executed this on one of our SQL Server machines: EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1 And then executed RECONFIGURE. This presented me with the following error message: The affinity ...
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How to deny drop permission for a table?

Is there a way to deny drop permissions for a specific table from a user or role?
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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 can I prevent users from overwriting databases when restoring?

I don't want users to restore (with overwrite) on some specific databases. How can I inhibit from restoring over these databases?
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How can I move LOB_DATA ( varbinary/image/text) to different Filegroups

LOB_DATA : varbinary(max),varchar(max), image , text columns. I have 4 tables with large amount of LOB_DATA in it. I would like to move LOB_DATA in these tables to different File group in a different ...
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Give every user 3 default 'bookmark' entries

I've got a table users and a table bookmarks. The table bookmarks obviously contains pages the user wants easy access too. But, there's a new requirement now: every user gets 3 unmutable bookmarks. ...
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Is DBCC SHOWFILESTATS an accurate way to see unused space?

We have a few tables each with near 100 million rows of data. A co-worker has these tables setup with partitions based on a date field. Our disk space is starting to run low and knowing that ...
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SQL Server - Data and Log Separation

We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 which has, among others, a 12K RPM HDD and a 7.2K RPM HDD. The original intention was to store the data files on the 12K drive and the log files on the 7.2K drive, as is ...
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What are the risks of copying MDF/LDF files without detaching the DB first?

Where DB backups are not available, our support team has been trained to restore using the following steps: Get a copy of the MDF/LDF from a file system backup. Stop the instance. Overwrite the ...
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Will a primary key be added as a clustered index?

I've inherited a database where no primary keys were defined on the tables. There are also no clustered indexes assigned to the tables. If I perform an alter table to assign a primary key will this ...
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Database structure for a system with multisite

The system I'm working is structured as below. Given that I'm planning to use Joomla as the base. a(www.a.com),b(www.b.com),c(www.c.com) are search portals which allows user to to search for ...
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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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How to get dependencies order

I have a Database Called Total and I have about 40 tables in it.I am trying to move the tables in the database into a different server So I have prepared all the create table scripts but the problem ...
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How to compare the database of a backup from another environment

Has anyone had any luck with taking a backup (approx 30 tables) from an Oracle database's live environment, then loading a test environment with this backup and doing a comparison between the test ...
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MS Access + SQL Server for 1160 users - Is it worth it? (Please Help!) [closed]

Our school in Delhi (India) wants to develop a professional and robust in-house database (SIS) that should handle vast amount of student information, including admissions, registration, re-enrollment, ...
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How to configure data collection in SQL Server 2012?

In SSMS of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on Windows Server R2 Standard, each time I am trying to set sub-option "On demand" of option "Non-cached - Collect and upload data on the same schedule" of Data ...
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Are there any good database management applications for JDBC/Java databases?

I am working with an Apache Derby/JavaDB database via JDBC. Before have I been working with MySQL and used phpMyAdmin as a good Database Management tool. Is there any good desktop application for ...
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Should a SQL Server DBA know Windows Server and vice versa? Are these roles soon to become synonymous. Or at least more encapsulated/?

I have Jr. experience with SQL Server and a desire to dive deep into Windows System Administration. Are these fields too separate to combine skill sets? Would I be marketable as a Windows Admin who ...
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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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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) ...