An occurrence of a database component. This can mean very different things depending on the platform.

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For Oracle, we mount the instance to the database or mount the database to the instance?

The following text is extract from oracle documentation. Start the instance, and mount and open the database. This can be done in unrestricted mode, allowing access to all users, or in ...
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How to make inter-database queries with dynamic SQL Server database name?

We have two database servers with SQL Server 2005, with two databases each. The secondary server have two SQL Server instances: one for development and other for reporting. Both instances on secondary ...
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What's the most effective way to duplicate an instance on SQL 2008?

We've got a simple database instance with just enough data in the databases to keep it useful, and we can use it for demonstration purposes, and I want to put a copy of it on my laptop so I can use it ...
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How do I change the instance name in MS SQL 2005 without installing a new instance?

I have an instance that really has nothing on it, it's merely been installed (it was intended for one project, but that never actually got done on this server, the project was done in duplicate on ...