Linked server allows operation to multiple server as one query.

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SQL Server 2008 Linked Servers Consistently Dropping Connections

I have set up a Linked Server between 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases (both 10.50.1600). The linked server worked normally for several weeks until I received reports that users were not able to hit ...
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Run a PowerShell script on a different server - from inside a SQL Server job

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases. That is working as a charm. Now my server is filling up with SSAS backups and I would like to delete the backup files that are older than 2 days. to ...
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DELETE from OPENQUERY alias not working

I'm trying to use the following code to execute a DELETE statement on a linked server. I'm trying to delete all records from the remote server where there is a match on a certain ID field in both the ...
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Possible to use a Trigger as failsafe for insert in two databases?

(This is for a project on MSSQL 2008R2 Server) I have been tasked with splitting a table into an internal (same db as before) and an external one (different server). Currently the idea is to read ...
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Creating a Linked Server that Points to Itself

I am attempting to create a linked server on SQL Server 2014 instance servername\instancename using the following call: EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver @server = N'servername\instancename', ...
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Linked server in SQL Server 2005 using NT authentication impersonation

I am trying to Link a server using an NT authentication as the impersonated connection, but this connection will be static to a specific user instead of passing the currently logged-in user's ...
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Query on a SQL Server view with openquery to Hive returning wrong answer

I have a view in a SQL Server instance which is running an OPENQUERY to Hive through MS OLE DB Provider. The view is getting all the records from the Hive table without any WHERE clause. Now, I ...
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Linked Server Between SQL Server and iSeries is rounding decimals

We just set up a new SQL Server 2008 database, and I got the link set up between our server and an iSeries As400 server that we get some of our data from. The problem I'm having is that it is ...
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Linked Server from SQL Server to SSAS not working - what is missing?

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard edition sp1 that has ssas also installed. From this server I create a linked server to a ssas server called BIREPLON1, but when I try to access it, I get the error ...
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routine to backup ssas databases fails with: The XML for Analysis request timed out before it was completed

I have developed my own stored procedure, that through a LINKED SERVER, backups the SSAS databases according to a table value parameter. the code for the stored procedure is below. the problem: it ...
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sp_testlinkedserver output verbose

I've built a script/Agent job that goes and polls our linked servers every 10 minutes to make sure they are online. Now, when one goes offline, It generates an email and notifies me. See below: ...
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Linked server error not caught by TRY-CATCH

I am setting up a job to loop through a list of linked servers and execute a specific query against each one. I am trying to execute the query inside a TRY-CATCH block so if there's a problem with one ...
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SQL Server: efficient query with (double) linked servers

I am DBA of server A (SQL Server 2008R2), linked to server B (SQL Server 2012SP1), linked to server C (not sure which version). I have no control on server C, and I cannot contact its DBA. On server ...
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Problem with EXEC MyLinkedServer…sp_executesql within transaction

I rather clueless about this so any help is appreciated. We have got a stored procedure that is running within a transaction. The stored procedure is called from a .NET program (via normal ADO.NET). ...
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Linked Server from SQL Server 2008 to Oracle not working

I have tried to make a linked server from SQL server 2008 to Oracle Server. I have successfully made a Linked Server from another machine to that oracle server but the one I'm making on my machine ...
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Querying system tables from Linked Server

I am trying to query the syspublications table on Linked Server A from Server B. Both servers are running SQL Server 2012. Using this simple query on Server B: SELECT a.dest_table FROM ...
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Best way to transfer a few tables from reserve server to production

We have two MS SQL Servers (2012 Standard Edition on Windows 2012 Server) which are located in the same subnet. One is production server. Another is reserve server. Currently there is a ...
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SQL Server 2012 linked server to SQL Server 2000

I am trying to select through an linked server from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2000. The linked server has been setup and I can browser the target database through the linked server which ...
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Migration query taking time

I'm doing a migration from Oracle to SQL Server and, for one of the tables where we have 3 million records, it is taking a lot of time to complete. When I check the activity monitor, I can see the a ...
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How to query from a linked server via a linked server in sql server?

I have the following set-up: SQL-Server 1 --linked--> SQL-Server 2 --linked-> SQL-Server 3 The question is can I query SQL Server 3 from SQL Server 1 via SQL Server 2? I have ...
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Remote linked servers

I have a SQL Server 2008R2, and I want to connect remotely to a SQL Server 2012SP1, for which I am given: IP: 12.34.56.78 Login: john Password: pw1 Database: TESTDB Table: test_table The remote ...
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Intermittent errors when calling stored procedures with linked server references from SQL Agent jobs

Environment: Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V Service Pack 2 - 64 bit SQL Server Enterprise 2008 R2 SP2 - 10.50.4000.0 - 64 bit Problem: I am receiving intermittent failures from ...
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SQL Server, firewall and linked servers

I have: SQL Server 2008R2 database server in my LAN and under my control (call it LOCALSQL) remote SQL Server, on which I have much less control (call it REMOTESQL), for which I only have IP, ...
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How to add a linked server to a sql server management studio?

I have an account in sql server management studio, which I can login to database B, which is on server X. I also have a crystal report on my local PC. Using the crystal report, I can access a ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Access Failure in a query that uses Linked server

We have 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 machines. A user is running a query on Server A that joins a table in Server B. In the query he is using linked server to point Server B. User has access to Server B ...
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SQL Server: Using 4 part identifiers when database may be on the same server

In my client's setup, the database servers in lower environments are all on one server for cost saving purposes, but in higher environments, these databases are deployed on separate servers, and ...
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Linked Server using ODBC too slow

The scenario is that developers used a linked server object on ServerM to reach ServerST. This linked server was setup as a "SQL Server" type using a domain login that exists as a login on ServerST. ...
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Linked Server and MSDTC on cluster

I'm trying to set up a linked server between two instances we have on our network. I've done this many times before without an issue, but this time I repeatedly get the following error: OLE DB ...
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Migrate Linked Server Connections

I am getting ready to migrate a DB from one server to a new machine...but were wondering if there is an easy way to migrate those connections over as well...we have about 6-7 linked servers set up to ...
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How secure is a linked server in SQL Server

I am in a situation in which I should doubt everyone (even my developer team and database admin) so I want to Log all the logons made to my server. I have two SQL Servers, say A and B. I want to log ...
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Access Sql Server Linked Server during Logon Trigger

I am trying to log users logons to my Sql Server (A) in another Sql Server (B, different location physically), but when I try to log in I get the error Login failed ... due to trigger execution and ...
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SQL SERVER - Linked Server and query performance

I have a performance problem related to SQL Server/linked servers/views. I hope you can help me understand what is the best way to do what I want =). I have a database K with 3 linked servers ...
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Is it dangerous to use Linked Server? (SQL Server 2008)

I wonder what are the security risks in using Linked Server.
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Linked servers: Transaction context in use by another session

I'm using linked servers to perform some queries in a distributed transaction. It doesn't work in a distributed transaction. I get the following error: Transaction context in use by another ...
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Joins between linked servers are dangerous, so can we just load the data into a local table before doing the join?

I was just reading the following article which states that it's a worst practice to do JOINs between two linked servers. The only alternative I can see is to get the necessary data from both linked ...
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Are these linked server queries susceptible to SQL injection?

I'm using a stored procedure to generate a create table script on the fly based on parameters passed into it. I am validating that the server exists, and then validating if the table exists in the ...
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Slow SQL Server query using a DB2 linked server in virtual environment

I have a problem with a slow query which uses a linked server. Let me list out my environment first and I'll get to the issue: Virtual Windows 2003 R2 server (fresh deployments on XenServer 6.1 ...
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How to get output from trigger on linked server

Fair warning, I know this isn't the best way to do this, but I'm trying to extend some existing code without needing to do a rewrite. Anyway, I've got two SQL Server 2012 installs, one local in my ...
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Best Practice For Data Views with Linked Server in SQL Server

In SQL Server, I have to design a View that I can map on a DBML file in order to dynamically retrieve information from the database with multiple conditions to filter. The problem is that I have to ...
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Fix Linked Server Without Restarting SQL Server Instance

Problem: Occasionally a nightly job will fail, and when I look into it, it is the result of a query across a linked server failing. But for some reason that query seems to remain 'open' in some way ...
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Run “USE” with linked server alternatives

I am using SQL server linked servers and find some difficulties while running queries. Below is the actual query. USe testdb SELECT 'Identitiy property OFF' where COLUMNPROPERTY( ...
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Linked Server Performance Issue in SQL Server 2012 SP1

We are having issues with a job that seems to run for a long time and not seem to complete. The job runs a sproc that calls other sprocs and uses a linked server. The server that the job runs on is ...
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“Prelogin failure” when attempting to run stored procedure across linked server

I'm getting the below error when attempting to run a stored proc across a linked server that is going from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP1) - 10.0.2531.0 (X64) to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP2) - ...
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Security implications disabling promotion of distributed transaction for linked server

I've a a linked server and I need to run the following statement: INSERT INTO...EXEC linkedserver.sp @parameter Both servers SQL Server 2008R2 SP1. Once I run it I get this error: Msg 7391, ...
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Execute SQL at different server (with dynamic server name)

I'm using a settings table to configure on which servers a specific kind of data is stored, and I would like to do this as dynamic as possible without having to add the server as a linked server ...
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Using OPENQUERY to execute a script

I have a SQL Server 2008 instance which I want to use to import data from an Oracle server. I have set up a linked server that works correctly when running simple queries like SELECT * FROM table. ...
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How to add linked server SQL Server 2008 R2

I have two SQL Server 2008 located in different cities. I have physical access to one of them and I can exec SQL Server Management Studio there. For second server I have following parameters: ...
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SQL Server Facets: “Linked Server” exist but “Registered Server” doesn't - why?

I'd like to monitor multiple SQL Server instances. Something similar to what is described in "Monitor Your SQL Server Linked Server Configurations with Policy Based Management" but instead of using ...
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Loopback Linked Server

Is there any benefit in use a Loopback Linked Server, maybe in a security or performance level, because I really don't get the idea ? I google it for several minutes and I find nothing about it.
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Inserting a 30 million row table from a linked server

I have a large table that needs to be updated on a nightly basis from a linked server. Initially I had simply truncated the table and inserted all of the records but this was taking too long. I'm ...