The discipline of Operational and Architectural Management of Database Systems.

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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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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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DataBase Back Up - with a Not Null Column [on hold]

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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When was a Database taken Offline

I am trying to find a way to figure out when was couple of my sql databases were taken offline. I checked the the logs but could not find any such info and moreover there is no default trace enabled. ...
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Not receiving archivelogs from production to remote side

I have a scenario in which we have Designed data guard. Where we have 2 standby sides. One standby is located locally and 2nd standby is located on remote side. The distance between local and remote ...
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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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Transpose MySQL rows as column names - DYNAMIC

My goal is to be able to calculate the time difference between the ticket timestamp being created and closed and if reopened Add time from being reopened to closed again etc.. I have an existing mySQL ...
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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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MySQL Table not repairing

Table info: Database name: user_motiva Table name: wp_options.frm wp_options.MYD wp_options.MYI wp_options.TMD when I do a mysqlcheck -r --all-databases it gets hung on that table even if you ...
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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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DB2 db2fm proccess

Server is been up for 365 days, however i got some weird repeated procceses. Are these normal? ps -fea | grep db2fm db2inst1 643284 229516 29 May 25 - 212564:06 ...
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MySql InnoDB tables are missing after restarting

I had a MySql database with a few InnoDB tables. After restarting the server, and starting MySql Server again, I connected to the MySql Server using MySql Workbench, and couldn't see the database at ...
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Need Help maintaining multiple databases for a multi-tenant application?

i need some information about multiple databases for a multi-tenant application ? I am working on a project in which we are maintaining separate database for every company? The Companies Database ...
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Limiting read access in postgres to few rows

We have a requirement where we want to limit the maximum no. of rows that a select query can return when its done using a particular login. So basically we would like to append a limit clause to any ...
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Error Code: 1133. Can't find any matching row in the user table

Im reading O'Relly "Learning MySQL" and it says that you can create a user in MySQL by doing just this: mysql> GRANT ALL ON *.* TO 'jill'@'%.invyhome.com' IDENTIFIED BY 'the_password'; Query OK, 0 ...
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Is there any other way that we can take auto backup in oracle 11g apart from RMAN?

I have tried with RMAN. But is there any other possible way that we can backup database and tables. backup using queries or stored procedures is possible?
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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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RapidMiner Not Connecting To SQL Server Database Connection

I recently installed RapidMiner and tried connecting the application to my MS SQL database connection via the Manage Database Connections feature. I have followed video tutorials on integrating SQL ...
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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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Is this a good case for multiple SQL Server instances on a VM?

We have a suite of applications utilizing SQL Server have the following characteristics: Users create/destroy DBs via a UI, so DBs appear/disappear without DBA assistance. DBs of the same name can ...
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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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Update table from calculated temporary table

I have two tables, one containing a set of user ID's, vote direction (-1 or 1) and ID of the object they voted on (casted votes table). In the other table, the object id, upvotes, downvotes and ...
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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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Mysql 5.5.25 must be restarted to connect

We have MySQL v5.5.25 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Occasionally people are unable to connect, and the only way we have found to fix this is to restart the mysql service. This happens every 2-3 ...
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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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Oracle Enterprise Manager - Where do I find the error logs?

I'm not familiar with oracle management. The problem is when I try to connect to the enterprise manager through the Web browser I get this error: In english: "Internal Error has occurred. Check ...
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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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InnoDB Failure of some kind

I have MySQL 5.5 installed. I tried to install Joolma but it failed. I went into their sql and replace EGNINE=InnoDB with MyISAM and the install worked. InnoDB is listed under SHOW ENGINES; Any idea ...
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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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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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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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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 ...