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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How database buffer pool work?

For example we have 2 scenarios: Scenario 1:- We have very small buffer pool size of 100MB. My query data is 500MB. Does the system keep 500MB query data in RAM such that a new ...
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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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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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Allowing users to compile / run PLSQL and SQL

As a DBA - assuming my users are knowledgeable with PLSQL and SQL - why would I not grant my users privileges to compile and run their own PLSQL code. We have an MI database environment where the data ...
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MySQL Performances Issues

I'm in debate with my database admin. He claims that my queries I'm sending through PHP are the problem and he is stating several things I believe are completely false. To begin I have a site ...
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Database Design for Paper Submission System

I am learner of Database design, I want to design a database for a journal paper submission system in which one paper can be submitted by one or more author. I have initially two tables Author and ...
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Data distribution in mongos with shards or replica sets

I am a newbie to mongodb.I have set an mongodb architecture with a single mongo shard(mongos) connected to three shards(replica sets) with three config servers. The architecture looks as below: Now ...
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How to enable implicit casts in PostgreSQL >=9.2?

Coming from this topic on SO a user suggest me to enable implicit casts in my PostgreSQL and I don't know how to do that. I also don't know if this is a good practice or if it's the solution to the ...
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Where to put standby control file in Physical standby database?

I am creating a physical standby database for which I am creating a standby control file using command = ALTER DATABASE CREATE STANDBY CONTROLFILE AS '/oracle/dbs/stbycf.ctl'; but It creates only one ...
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How can I quantify the business value of normalization?

My company is developing an internal application with a SQL server database which was started earlier by another developer. Now I am Looking at the model,the developer has stopped at 1NF. I proposed ...
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Indicators for right balance of the number of DB2 instances per AIX LPAR

I have a question that has been bugging me, but I just don't know how to validate it. We run DB2 LUW on AIX in our shop. Our AIX is currently at 7.1. Our DB2 is at 9.7 FP 4 for most installations and ...
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Exadata RMAN vs. Non-Exadata RMAN - any differences?

Can you please let me know the differences, if any, in the architecture of the non-Exadata RMAN vs. that of the Exadata-RMAN from an SBT plugin perspective? Have you observed from your vast ...
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Restore Database with Multiple Restore commands

For automation, I have to dynamically construct the restore commands and thus I have created a script. A .bak file is created on a remote server and I receive it daily. The script builds the restore ...
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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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Is there data visualisation tool for postgresql which is capable of displaying inter schema relations as well?

Operating system used is linux. I have tried Navicat and SQL Power Architect. They did display relations between tables in the same schema. I have some foreign key constraints which reference tables ...
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opening_database

When I try to create user in the sqlplus, it raises an error at line 1 ORA-01219: database not open: queries allowed on fixed tables/views only. How to correct this error? Please help me out.
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mirroring on sql server 2012 on different windows server 2012

I have 2 servers *.203 and *.205 I have sql server 2012 on each of them I tried to make mirroring between them every thing goes successfuly but when I tried to start mirroring it gives me ...
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Differing AUTO_INCREMENT values between 5.1 vs 5.6 slaves

I have a MySQL 5.6.21 slave and a MySQL 5.1.73 slave that are both replicating from the same MySQL 5.1.73 master. I noticed that for several of the tables ( I said several because when I try to rerun ...
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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 ...