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Are there any professional fulltime PostgreSQL DBA's?

For my job I work on a JavaEE application with PostgreSQL as the database. Although we have a sysadmin for our productions servers, who also manages our database servers, we have no full-time DBA ...
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BI and DBA dev , where to start [closed]

I've read a lot about business intelligence development and database development, too. I have tried to work my way around a couple of courses on SQL Server 2008 however I feel kind of lost and I have ...
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Do roles have an owner in oracle?

Suppose that I have logged in to oracle database using user X, then user X creates some roles using create role command. I want to know that is user X the owner of the roles? Can I select all roles ...
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SQL Server Restore from one database to another

One of our devs backed up a dev database, and then restored it in production. It's a new database for a new app that was deployed last night intentionally to prod. Now in the backupset table ...
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The future of DBAs with ORM [closed]

I am an aspiring DBA (I'd say in ~3 years I would be ready to apply for a job) and I currently am a programmer. I relayed my future goals to a friend of mine who is part of an Agile SCRUM team in a ...
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Managing Access for DBA and IT Support

We are currently in the process of moving our development, test and live databases on to separate servers and instances and I am looking at how best to manage access for DBA tasks and also IT Support ...
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Who is using a SQL Server database user credential?

I have a database user -- let's say "x" -- and I want to know how many Windows (desktop) users are using this database user (who2 or who is only give the current result, I want to know the entire ...
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SQL Agent Jobs Automatically Disabled After Modifying Maintenance Plan

Hoping someone can shed some light. I modified a maintenance plan yesterday, to find out this morning (by using the last modified date from sysjobs) that all jobs related to the maintenance plan are ...
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Transaction log back up

Another accidental DBA question. We have a DB instance that host 10 databases. This DB server doesn't have any maintenance plan set up. I want to set up a decent maintenance plan that will do a full ...
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What is the recommended method to move databases?

I want to know the recommended method to move a database and data from dev to pre-prod to production in SQL Server. The databases are originally created in MS Access so some upsizing to SQL Server ...
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Multiple Instance with different service packs in SQL Server

I would like to install a Default instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM and I want to install another named instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. Is this possible?
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Migrate / Copy Huge data from Oracle to SQL Server

I have huge tables in oracle database, appx 1 crore+ (10 million+) rows and want to migrate / copy those table and data in sql server. Currently I am using Import functionality of SQL Server for this ...
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Junior DBA hopes for advice [closed]

This is the 7th month of my DBA career, and I just graduated as a master, no experience before. My daily work for now is pretty much about backup/restoring databases in different environments ...
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What are the necessary course requirements to become a DBA? [closed]

Before some of you say it is related to other posts, let me tell you that I am more interested about schooling and getting my Master's degree not necessary learn SQL and such. I just graduated with a ...
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Ways to Reduce Database Size and possibly improve performace. Untouched enviroment.

I am new to an environment. The Databases are virtually untouched by a seasoned DBA. I am looking for ways to reduce DB size and possibly improve performance. Unfortunately, I only have WEb edition ...
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SQL Server Online Training [closed]

I recently took an intro class for MySQL from www.oreillyschool.com and it was very helpful. The next class they offer is administering MySQL but I currently work with SQL Server. The first class was ...
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Restore a newer filegroup backup

So this is my set up. In our data warehouse we have mostly tables that are filled with data from a ETL-process. We do not take backup of these tables since we have an option to do a full reset using ...
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Why do we have negative length for character maximum length for geography and varchar(max) data types?

Why do we have negative length for character maximum length for geography and varchar(max) data types? Character_Maximum_length = - 1
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Copy Database from Production to Development

I need to copy database from production to development instance in SQL Server 2012 as I don't want to mess up the production server database. Can someone suggest how I can do this ?
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Oracle delete technique for table's segment size (data compactness)

I would like to ask if there is any effect on the following deletion technique of a database to the tablespace size. The existing code for clearing the data has the following style of code before: ...
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Dealing with Difficult DBAs [closed]

At one point, test database deployments within my department were handled directly by the database developers. The typical process was that the developer would unit test their changes in the ...
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Can SQL Server Transactional Replication do this?

We have a production server and a reporting server, with transactional replication in place to move all inserts/updates/deletes from production to reporting. We're using SQL Server 2008 R2. We have ...
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Delete back ups more than 2 weeks in sql server

I am not a DBA, I need to delete the USER_DATABASE backups older than 2 weeks. Is this below stmt work for this scenario? EXECUTE dbo.DatabaseBackup @Databases = 'USER_DATABASE', @Directory = ...
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Free up disk space on sql server

Assuming I have a sql database server with disk space as follows: D Drive: 10GB (For the MDF file) E Drive: 10GB (For the LDF file) And I have only one database on the server with the following ...
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To what extent can we monitor jobs/suspended queries as DBO

Short Background: I work for company A, at company A we have a DBA that should not be. When we are tasked with items for troubleshooting which require quick turn around, it generally takes quite a ...
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Incorrect unit allocation size. error comes when Tuning the Database

Here I am Using the SQL IDERA tool for checking the Index and performance of the Database, then i found below error, can any one tell what is it talking about. Incorrect unit allocation size. ...
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I need advice on these queries

could you help me optimize these queries? here are queries, please note that you see something like OR 1=1 OR those are values I pass via php and may change. query#1: SELECT posts.status, ...
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InnoDB, What would cause: “db1/tableABC contains 6 indexes inside InnoDB, which is different from the number of indexes 5 defined in MySQL”

MySQL 5.5.24 . We have InnoDB tables that grew almost by double (from 50GB to 100GB - file-per-table enabled) in a few weeks due to a project we are working on. The tables were freshly dumped and ...
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MYSQL find if a default value has been set for a table (DateTime Specifically)

I am trying to internationalize a database, but there are places where the timestamp that gets set is using NOW() instead of UTC_TIMESTAMP(), and it's using Amazon's RDS with multiple MySQL servers. ...
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How to restrict access to SQL Server user in some period of time

I have two SQL Server users 'A' and 'B'. I use user 'A' for ETL and 'B' for reporting. My requirements is to restrict user 'B' access while user 'A' performing ETL (Extraction, Transforming and ...
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Ticket booking engine

I am going to build and flight ticket booking system. My client has own planes. Under is basic concept of engine. Admin will add flights. Passengers,agents,franchises or admin will book the tickets. ...
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SQL Server : CRUD Editor that will track data changes [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that allows CRUD changes to SQL Server data. Our company currently utilizes a product from Pro Data called DBU (database utility) to make IBM DB2 / AS400 changes. This tool ...
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PLSQL Compilation error for other users/

I created a plsql procedure that queries the database and dumps the result onto a CSV file. I am an application developer and I have dba rights to my oracle database. I'm able to compile and run the ...
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How many Maximum Number of database can be created in single instance of PostgreSQL? [closed]

How many Maximum Number of database can be created in single instance of PostgreSQL 9.x?
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How to become a sql dba [closed]

I'm working as a software consultant with about 3+ years of experience in Microsoft .NET with SQL Server 2008 and 2012. I'm having interest in SQL Server and possess basic knowledge of SQL that i can ...
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Difference between sql agent account logged in as NTLM and UPN?

Can someone please tell the difference between a sql agent account logged in as NTLM and UPN? What is the difference if the sql agent account is logged in as: domain\username and username@domain.com? ...
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cons of linked server providers not running in “allow in process” [closed]

what are the cons of having linked server providers not running in "allow in process"? SQL box crashed due to oracle provider crashing and it provider was running in "Allow in process", now have been ...
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Integration Service cannot be upgraded/removed

I have Sql Server 2005 Integration Services installed in our server whose version is 5292. It needs to be upgraded to version 5324. After running the patch the summary report says it is upgraded ...
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index rebuild/reorganize frequency

I am a dba by accident. I am doing index rebuild/reorganize. I would love to use some scripts once I become comfortable doing these tasks. I did go through some of the forum pages regarding this ...
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Reclaiming data file free space after deleting a large amount of data

I am an accidental DBA. We have a sql cluster that hosts 10 databases. Suddenly the size of one of the database increased drastically from 100GB to 250GB. When we checked the datafile, the size had ...
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How to Create users in sql server for accessing only one database using Management Studio [closed]

How to Create users in sql server 2008 R2 for accessing only one database using Management Studio. regards, salman
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is it a good practice to ip block dev/test app servers from production database server? [closed]

I would like to do this as somewhat of a last line of defense as we will be replicating production to test regularly. Is this good practice?
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How to manage constants within an Oracle Database

This question touches on a few different parts of Oracle that I'm not particularly familiar with so bear with me: I am trying to redesign some of the procedures and functions within the database I ...
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Can PostgreSQL results include the query?

I run the following command to run 2 queries in a sql file. Could be 1, could be 50 queries. Depends on the deployment. psql -U <username> -h <servername> -d <databasename> -f ...
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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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Index file - size changed

I realised today that my index file(which is about 250GB) is smaller than yesterday for about 7GB. Everything, I done in the meantime, was index rebuild. Is it possible that index rebuild is the ...
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Maintenance plans

I am an accidental dba..I did post a message a while ago about Index fragmentation and some of you suggested maintenance plan and others suggested custom Olla's scripts. I have downloaded his scripts ...
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Restoring Oracle DB using RMAN

I am a application developer doing DBA work. I have to restore an oracle database on our test server. The databases are backed up using RMAN and the last db restore that was done on this server was in ...
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Restart the active node services without failover [closed]

On a 2 node cluster configuration, How to restart the SQL services on the Active node without failing over on to another node?
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What is the risk of doing a rebuild to my indexes in sql server 2012?

What is the risk of doing a rebuild to my indexes in SQL Server 2012? I have to do a REBUILD, but I don't know what are the risks . The server is running and a lot of information is going in and out. ...