Data that describes other data or data structures.

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Upgrade MongoDB meta-data after binary upgrade

I upgraded our MongoDB binaries from 2.2.5 to 2.4.9. I did not follow one of the considerations prior to upgrading: To upgrade to 2.4, sharded clusters must upgrade following the meta-data upgrade ...
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ObjID in Page Header

I am reading this article: Inside the Storage Engine: Anatomy of a page. I have a database MyDB, and there is a table MyTable in the database. I have the following questions: If I do as follows: (...
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Possible SQLite bug?

I am running into an issue with SQLite that I think might be a bug. When I run the PRAGMA table_info command on a view that uses an aggregate function, the data type always comes up empty. To ...
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Persisting typed variables

Is it possible to associate typed variables with an object, such as a database, table, or row? Suppose I want to store the schema version as a NUMERIC.
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How to do automated archiving for a SQL Server database based on interpretation of database metadata?

I am looking for a solution giving me automated archiving of SQL Server databases based on a smart interpretation of table relationships that is able to archive records from related tables minimizing (...
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Table metadata auto_increment value for table modification

if table X is modified(DELETE, INSERT, UPDATE) then table X's metadata value should get incremented. I can write trigger for the same. But inbuilt solution will be better. This way I can stop ...
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What are all the catalogs that RDBMS have to implement to be ANSI compliant?

My goal is to be able to go into any environment, and immediately get a general idea of what is going on in a database server. I know most RDBMS implement INFORMATION_SCHEMA, which has a lot of useful ...
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Modeling question - Meta and instance

In a relational DB I'd like to model this: every customer_type has one module_set (1:1) a module_set has several modules (1:n) every module is different, and the user can activate them & reorder ...
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Specify what columns to display in a SHOW COLUMNS statement

Does MySQL offer any way to specify which columns to display in a SHOW COLUMNS FROM my_table statement? From this : Field Type Null Key Default Extra ------ ...
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Is there, currently a practice, science, discipline that approaches the analysis of the meta-data of an organization?

I am trying to catalog the data in our organization. I just realized that once that data is cataloged -- essentially meta-data -- we can run analytics on the data itself. What I have in mind Let us ...
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Cleaning up orphaned metadata in information_schema

OK - so the server (Percona 5.6 in this case) 'went away' in the middle of declaring a constraint like so: alter table mytable add constraint fk_mytable_myothertable foreign key (myothertable_id) ...
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Metadata database on top of flat files

I have a bunch (millions) of flat files. I do sort them into subdirectories, but that doesn't really help searches. Is there some database software that could be fed metadata information and would ...
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Getting Waiting for table metadata lock for select statements

I am using MySQL server 5.6.23 on CentOS and server configuration is like RAM - 32 GB Cores - 6 cores Innodb buffer pool size = 8 GB Key cache size = 2 GB We are using only select queries. But all ...