The discipline of Operational and Architectural Management of Database Systems.

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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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PostgreSQL doesn't use all the RAM it could

I'm having performance issues with my PostgreSQL 9.4.1 server. I have tuned the server using the usual best practices (pgtune + google). Here's the relevant config: # <snip> the default config ...
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Help with SQL Server Error “ad Hoc access to OLE DB Provider 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0'”

So we have an interesting issue where users are receiving the following error when attempting to query a view in SQL Server 2008 R2: Msg 7415, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Ad hoc access to OLE DB ...
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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) ...
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MS SQL Server instance name

Quick question guys! Will there be any issues if I use the default instance (MSSQLSERVER) for both test and production environments? They are on separate physical servers. I'm using MS SQL Server ...
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Copy database to local from server [duplicate]

As I show , I have server database version-10.50.1600 and local database version-10.0.1600 . How can I copy database (with all tables and data(s)) from server to local which has different version ? ...
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Oracle error : Shutdown immediate error

echo $ORACLE_SID YBRD conn sys/hello as sysdba SQL>shutdown immediate Then I was waiting for it to shutdown for a couple of minutes. It didn't, so I closed my window. Then I again logged in and ...
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Create database on new partition

I use postgresql 9.1, on ubuntu 12.04. I had installed the depot package. I have added a new partition to my system, and I would like to create a postgresql database on this partition ( which will be ...
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Recover database until cancel without prompt?

The statement: RECOVER DATABASE UNTIL CANCEL prompts once to select the archive log file. Is there a way to pre specify the value so as to be able to use it in a script without prompt? I have ...
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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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Cannot login to Oracle11g with System username

I just installed Oracle 11g into my machine. I was about to shut down a database instance, and Oracle asked me for username and password, I provided the credentials I used to login into the web ...
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How to compare performances of two databases

There are two database servers and I want to compare their performances. Both have Windows operating system and and Oracle (10.2.0.4 and 11.0.2) database. Both are OLAP databases with 15-20 users ...
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Forums about getting SQL Server 2000 Administration help?

What I'm trying to accomplish is that I need to migrate the SQL Server 2000 installation into a SQL Server 2008 installation, and I would like to say that I am afraid that after this operation I will ...
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should we keep the log file or the data file on the fastest drive?

SSD = solid state drive We have a specific question about tempDB performance on server CRM01 (Marketing CRM server - running large queries): On CRM01, tempDB data and log files reside on the solid ...
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`chown -R` equivalent for PostgreSQL

We occasionally have the problem that, when upgrading some software and database, inexperienced (or overworked, not excluding myself) sysadmins (we don’t have separate DBAs except for Oracle) run the ...
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Create failed for Availability Group 'AGN'

I tried creating availability group (AOH) many times but no luck , It got failed every time. Please help me on this case. I configured Windows cluster (Name as 'WINCLUSTER') with two nodes. They are ...
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Autogrowth, shrink and database performance

I have already asked some questions about Autogrowth and shrink. But I have some doubts related to it. 1)I have a database which grows about 300 MB every month. So is it best to set Autogrowth of 300 ...
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VS2012 setup spoils SQL Server 2012 Data Tools for everybody or just me?

On Windows 7 Prof I have installed SQL Server 2012 R2 with, as I am pretty well remember, client tools. Then, I tried to install Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate but failed. Then I've installed VS2012 ...
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How to give the least permissions for CRUD-managing and running SQLServerAgent jobs as well as Maintenance Plans?

Follow up to my question "What's the owner of SqlServerAgent job for?" Basically, I am trying to understand how to create a user-login with least privileges for CRUD-maintaining SQLServerAgent jobs ...
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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 restore IBM DB2 database from AIX to Windows?

I had made backup from remote IBM DB2 server in AIX using this command: ./db2 backup database DBEMP to /home/dbemp/backup Then I grab the backup file using FTP Client from my Windows. I run this ...
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How to run DB Admin Tool (GUI) in IBM DB2 Express-C?

I had installed IBM DB2 Express-C in Windows but I can't find any shortcut to launch the Administration Tools (GUI). When installing, I had selected "Administration Tool" option (I had checked twice ...
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Database Is In InRecovery Mode.

I have a database that has entered "Recovery Mode". It was working fine, but ended up in this status a few days ago. I have been told that a cause can be the partition holding the datafiles running ...
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How to schedule a weekly backup of a database only if it has been changed since last backup

I´m new to SQL Server administration. I´d like to create automatically backup database every Sunday night, but only if there was any change in previous week (if not, backup is unnecessary). Is there ...
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Active Directory domain being shutdown— Do I have to update my DBO accounts?

I manage a SQL Server machine (with SQL Server 2000 and 2005 installed) that was first created on an Active Directory domain that we are transitioning away from and are about to shut down. All of my ...
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MySQL - Master/Slave Replication with different server specs

I have a Master/Slave replication (using MySql 5.1 / InnoDB). Currently both my master & slave are running on the same type of server (32 GB RAM, 2 x Intel Xeon 5520 Quad Core 2.26 GHz (8 cores)) ...
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Data Backup and Restoring the same if requried in SQL SERVER 2008

In Multi-tenancy , Shared Database Shared Schema. How to take Tenant level backup and restored the tenant data when required? Can any one guide me or point me to the right direction. Thanks!!! NB: ...
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getting error installing oracle 11gR2: cannot access node

I'm installing Oracle 11.2 on dedicated hosted server (centOS 5.5). I've gone through the Oracle Quick Installation guide diligently. I believe I've set everything up correctly, although I'm not a DBA ...
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Database - Resource usage statistics

I would like to find (using SQL DMVs) whether a database is actually in use and if so then how much of that servers resources it is taking. I need some ideas on how we can properly collect usage ...
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Stored procedure takes 18 seconds on first load, 0 seconds on subsequent loads, waiting several minutes makes it slow again

I have a stored procedure that returns a lot of data for a business dashboard. On first load it takes 18 seconds, after that it takes 0 seconds, even if I change the input parameters at random it ...
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TSQL- Column DataType Length

Can anyone please explain me the below one. I used the below query in getting the table columns info, but the max length seems to be x*2 of the actual col length. I mean if I have a col with datatype ...
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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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Recovering a partial PostgreSQL archive

I have $PGDATA/base but nothing else. It was taken from an installation after the postgreSQL service was shutdown, so is clean. Is there any way to recreate the other elements in $PGDATA that allow ...
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Cannot start psql with user postgres “Could not change directory to /home/user ”

I did a silly mistake. I wanted to set postgres permissions to a folder for exporting data from my database. So I set something like sudo chmod 777 -u postgres /home/user and then my home partition ...
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Which user does Windows Authentication of a maintenance plan authenticate? before whom, why and for what?

I am having a maintenance plan configured with Windows Authentication being run by an SQL Server Agent job with owner sa Whom does Windows Authentication of a maintenance plan authenticate, ...
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How to delete the remote files older than N days on schedule from SQL Server 2012 (with SqlServerAgent job)?

Struggling to execute PowerShell commands in SqlServer Agent job of MS SQL Server 2012 R2 (Windows Server 2008R2, Windows 7 Prof) I need to delete (.bak files older, than, say, 7 days in remote ...
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Database Design Relationship for Patient Visit in MS Access

I am designing a database to store records for research purposes, and I am having trouble picturing how I can create a relational database based on the information I have. There are a total of 6 ...
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Create Oracle ASM Disks Without Installing Oracle

I have been asked to setup workstations (VMs) for an instructor's Oracle 11g R2 Workshop. I am finding the documentation that was downloaded from the Oracle Academy site extremely underwhelming. I am ...