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What is the best way to reduce the size of ibdata in mysql?

I have some Production servers whose ibdata files increases in size day by day. It has already consumed 290GB of space. The tables in the servers are mostly InnoDB and there are high read and write ...
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Why is Database Administration so hard?

I know a lot of Database Administrators and they are all over 28-29 years old. Is all database administration like that? I mean, is this about getting experience more than at least 7-8 years? Or is ...
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Where to start with Oracle?

This question only needs one answer: a list of great resources for getting started with Oracle, including Database Administration, PL/SQL and SQL. You may find your question has been closed as a ...
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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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What is the Best Way to create MySQL Master-Slave Replication Setup and Troubleshoot it?

I am very new to Database Administration. I face a lot of problems while setting up mysql master-slave replication. I also face regular mysql replication troubleshooting issues. Can anybody helps ...
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Handling growing number of Tenants in Multi-tenant Database Architecture

Handling a modest number of customers (tenants) in a common server with separate databases for each tenant's instance of the application is relatively straightforward and is normally the correct way ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 “Ghost Memory”?

We have a dedicated SQL Server 2008 R2 machine that is experiencing some strange memory issues.. The machine itself has plenty of resources including two quad-core processors, 16gb of RAM and 64bit ...
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How could DBAs be more 'programmer friendly'?

The answers and comments on the dba.se version and programmers.se version of the question "What are the arguments against or for putting application logic in the database layer?" are very revealing ...
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How can I tell if a SQL Server database is still being used?

We're looking to decommission a SQL Server instance which has a couple databases still remaining on it. How can I tell if they are still being used by users or a web application? I found a forum ...
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Is there a progress indicator for OPTIMIZE TABLE progress?

MySQL 5.1.4x (Windows) | Innodb I recently purged data from a mySQL DB (a few hundred thousand rows) and I'm planning to use OPTIMIZE TABLE LOGTABLEFOO1,LOGTABLEFOO2,LOGTABLEFOO3; to reduce the ...
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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 ? I ...
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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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How to make a transition from SQL Server DBA to Oracle?

As an interest, if I would to transition from a SQL Server DBA to Oracle what will be the major learning or unlearning that I would have to do? I would assume the concepts are the same and the ...
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How do you identify InnoDB table corruption?

I have some tables that are partitioned and have several indexes on a replicated slave. After copying the snap shot (verified safe) to a new slave and upgrading mysqld from 5.1.42 to 5.5.15 and ...
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Capabilities of InnoDB INSERT Performance

Hi I am running the most recent version of Percona Server. Server version: 5.5.24-55 Percona Server (GPL), Release 26.0 I have a 10 cpu box of these characteristics. processor : 0 vendor_id ...
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Reset IDENTITY value

I have a table with an IDENTITY column. While developing I delete the rows from time to time and add them again. But the IDENTITY values always kept increasing and didn't start from 1 when I added ...
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Automation of backups of Large Number of Database

In a multi-tenant web application where a database is set up for each tenant, the database can be backed up and restored manually through a fairly conventional approach. I am considering this type of ...
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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 ...
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I Want to Become a Database Administrator - How Can I Start? [closed]

I just took a database course in my college and found it fascinating. I want to learn more in this field, but I feel a bit lost with how to start. How do I become a database administrator? What are ...
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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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Recovering logical space from a tablespace

I have a tablespace called DATA, and it is setup with auto-extend as false. This tablespace has two datafiles and is set up so it takes up 350 GB of physical space. A week ago I queried ...
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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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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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Two corrupted indexes found by DBCC CheckTable

I'm wondering if this problem is solvable by dropping/recreating the two indexes. Both are rarely used, nonclustered, non PK, non FK indexes. Here is the dbcc output: Table error: table 'Items'...
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Unable to start Oracle database

We have a oracle database, one data file(users table space) of the instance got corrupt and another data file(containing application data) was deleted due to some issue. The database is in ARCHIVELOG ...
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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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Database running out of space

My database has 16MB of space left. I used to just truncate as I was taught but I found these links that advise against truncating: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/why-you-should-not-shrink-your-...
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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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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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many Servers of SQL server 2012 needs mirroring

I have two SQL server 2012 instances and I want to configure mirroring between the 2 servers with database. My questions are: How can it automatically change host of one if the other one was dropped ...
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Why does second instance of database not open?

SQL> startup ORACLE instance started. Total System Global Area 3841982464 bytes Fixed Size 2025392 bytes Variable Size 788531280 bytes Database Buffers ...
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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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What does a DBA have to know about SSAS?

I've seen a lot of material covering the business aspect of SSAS, but not really much about the important aspects of administration and management. From the point of view of administering an instance ...
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How do I shrink all files quickly for all databases?

In SQL Server (2008 in this case) how can I quickly shrink all the files, both log and data, for all databases on an instance? I could go through SSMS and right click each and choose Tasks -> Shrink, ...
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Why using innodb_file_per_table?

There are many articles exaggerating (IMHO of course) the need for innodb_file_per_table. I understand that with innodb_file_per_table, there should be a better control over the individual tables; ...
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Moving postgresql data to different drive

I am using AWS as my cloud environment. I installed PostgreSQL on the same drive as my root instance volume. I have attached and mounted the second drive to my instance. Now I want to move all my ...
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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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Which areas of a DBA's knowledge should a developer delve into? [closed]

I must admit the question is quite broad, so I'll try narrowing it down a bit. In our company we are 3-4 developers and have some SQL Server based installations running at our customer's sites (...
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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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What are the concepts that need to be gone through for MySQL DBA?

I am a MySQL Developer, besides I am handling some DBA activities like backup, restore, mysql installation, etc at a top level. Now I wanted to shift to DBA, So I wanted to know in depth, like which ...
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Why doesn't DELETE + REORG free diskspace (DB2)?

In DB2 I have a table containing large binary data. Now i purged the whole table and ran runstats, reorg, runstats, but the amount of disk space taken does not change. What could be wrong here? The ...
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Are there any good and free tools for managing a PostgreSQL database? [closed]

Before, I have used phpmyadmin to manage an MySQL database, but now I would like to manage a PostgreSQL database. The PostgreSQL database is on a server, but not a webserver, so I don't use PHP. Are ...
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Software Engineers and DBAs [closed]

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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MongoDB vs RDBMS DBA duties

What are the differences between the daily tasks/duties of a Mongo DBA compared to a RDBMS DBA? For example, some sites claim that a MongoDB DBA would not require to do data modelling or designing ...
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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 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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SQL query failing because of commented part of T-SQL query

I am executing below query but I am facing issue. Note :SQL 2008 R2 and SQL 2014 running with two diff serv accounts on Win 2008 R2 and Win 2012 R2. TCP Ports, Firewall ports are all enabled along ...
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Problem with Czech collation Czech_CI_AI in MS SQL Server 2008 R2

I have the following issue with accent insensitive search in Czech language. My database is set to Czech_CI_AI collation. For some diacritics system works correctly (ie. I), but for some does not (ie. ...
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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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Re-designing a Database cost and advice [closed]

The web application I am working with has a huge Database that is a real mess, no foreign keys, no constraints, no indexes, no optimization, no normalization, nothing. Until now, the logic has been: ...