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How to identify whether a log backup or job executing a SP is causing High Page Reads/sec

For one of my servers( SQL server 2008R2) we can continuously witness High Page Reads/sec during business hours say: from 7 AM to 9 PM EST. I kept the counter settings to monitor the same and found ...
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How to auto assign ordinal ranking in mysql with as minimal queries for new rows?

+----+---------+---------+-----------------+ | id | view_id | user_id | ordinal_ranking | +----+---------+---------+-----------------+ | 1 | 10 | 1 | 1 | | 2 | 10 | ...
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Does SQL Server redistribute data after adding an additional data file?

Imagine a database about 30GB in size using 3 data files on the same disk. Someone told me to have one data file per processor implemented to get full performance on all cpus. So if I now add three ...
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Table with clustered Index consuming max memory causing low PLE alerts

For one of my server with below configuration i am continuously receiving alerts for low PLE which ranges between 20- 400 and an average of 90-100 in a day: Server: SQL server 2008R2 Databases : ...
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What is exactly a uniform server in a galera cluster setup?

In many manuals about performance tuning and avoid Galera's MySQL cluster limitations they write the below suggestion. It is possible for a slow/overloaded master node to affect performance of ...
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SQL aggregate function performance in a table with many records that is well-indexed

My question is about 3 tables that stores data of a single entity, and there is a report generation feature that refers these tables and calculate COUNT and AVG information. There are three tables: ...
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use an Index correctly to optimize queries

I have an SQL database with millions of records and when I'm querying the data like select * from ActCosts where ScenarioID= 456 The tables has 1,323,718 rows and it gives me like 50,000+ rows ...
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Query plan reads vs statistics io reads

I have a very strange problem. When I run a query with SET STATISTICS IO ON, it shows that I had a total of 183 reads. But when I look at the query plan dmv it shows I did 555,132 reads. I cleared the ...
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Best ratio for files and file groups for a highly partitioned table

I have a number of tables with exactly 1000 partitions. Each table can be up to 200G with 100M rows and cannot be compressed. Data in partitions distributed quite equally. The SQL Server has 8 ...
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Optimizing intersect query in MySQL

I'm facing a performances problem in our MariaDB server. We have a table linking users to pages, a user belongs to 1+ pages. I have a page that have users and I want to get the 10 best pages based ...
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Is my SQL Job causing the High Disk usage?

I have a concern regarding High Average disk queue length for one of my server with below configuration: Version: SQL 2005 with SP3, standard edition. windows: version 2003 r2 SP2 No Processors= 4 ...
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Using Database Engine Tuning Advisor in production

I have a SQL Server 2008R2 OLTP database which is experiencing performance issues during work hours. I would like to run Database Engine Tuning Advisor on this instance but I don't know how it will ...
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Why does retrieving fewer rows take longer? [duplicate]

I have a view that (left outer) joins multiple recursive CTEs. There are about 10k rows. The results of running SELECT * FROM MyView ORDER BY MyPrimaryKey, with statistics time and io on: SQL Server ...
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reporting space consumption to files in filegroup - how to reverse-engineer the algorithm spreading data across files

I would like to know how to calculate the distribution of data consumed per file in a filegroup, back to the index (HEAP, CLUSTERED, NONCLUSTERED) storing it. My intention is to define which I/O goes ...
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OS Paging too high in sql server

For one of my servers with below configuration: Total RAM: 32 GB CPU: 8 Max Server Mem: 22.5 GB Min Server:: 4 GB Edition: Enterprise Edition with 2k8R2 installed on SP3 ...
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Select two aggregate functions on the same column using different criteria - performance

Dear stack exchange users, first question here. The database in question is a service database where a user hires a service. Now I would like to show the person that was hired an overview of how many ...
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Do I need to reindex mysql table after bulk delete?

I have a table in MySQL with a lot of INSERT and SELECT at every second. And there is a bulk delete of some older data once in a day. Do I need to reindex the table after delete? I want to increase ...
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Do I need to reindex my table in mysql after delete?

I have a table in mysql with a lot of INSERT and SELECT at every second. And there is a bulk delete of some older data once in a day. Do I need to reindex the table after delete? I want to increase ...
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Query optimization for multiple joins postgres

ER Diagram Brief description The database to be used is postgres. The database might contain upto 2 million AccountHolder records. Since the AccountHolder table is accessed and updated frequently ...
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PostgreSQL buffer page size limitations - rebuild with larger size?

We just ran into a limit on indexing due to the 'index size cannot be more than 1/3 of page size (2712)' error. This indicates the buffer page size is 8192 (8k). This seems awfully small during the ...
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Hyperthreading & MySQL InnoDB Thread Concurrency Performance

I have a dedicated DB Server with the following specs" Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5670 @ 2.93GHz 12 Cores MySQL 5.5.29 64 GB RAM RAID10 We are currently doing Hyperthreading ...
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SQL SERVER – Find Most Expensive Queries

I am running the following script to find most expensive queries. However I want to narrow it down to only queries ran on Saturday 18th October 2014 Is there any way to do this? SELECT TOP 50 ...
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What do these pstart and pstop values mean?

I'm attempting to tune a query and I want to be able to tell if partition pruning is happening. On one part of the query, the I'm getting a Pstart and Pstop value = "KEY": | Id | Operation ...
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Window function sorting performance

For background, I am on an instance of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition. I have three tables that join on the same set of three keys - all of them are INT. All tables have their keys clustered in ...
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Very high load avg for MySQL database [closed]

I have a backend server which response to my clients app, it has more than 20k~25k hit per second and this make my server load average very high, I believe that my MySQL config is not appropriate. In ...
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MySQL: What do we mean by 0 value in in_use column of show open tables statement?

If I run show open tables command, system return 73 records. But, in_use column value for every record is 0. What does this mean? Are these tables available in cache but not used by any thread?
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How to handle too many instances of multiple tables?

If there is a table accessed by multiple DB threads ( for example 100) at a time then how many instances of that table will be opened? If I run show open tables and see that in_use column value of a ...
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Do threads in cache still use memory?

I was studying about how and how much memory allocated to each connection thread and found below MySQL tutorial: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/memory-use.html There is a point mentioned as ...
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Identifying cause of high I/O

I'm trying to diagnose the bottleneck for high-write I/O activity on a percona master (with replication to a slave). The pattern of behaviour is roughly cyclic and regular: 60 mins of 75-90% ...
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DB Design: Looking for Performance improvement with a Column used in all SQL Queries

I recently got added to a new ASP .NET Project(A web application) .There were recent performance issues with the application, and I am in a team with their current task to Optimize some slow running ...
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Very Slow MySql Stored Procedure

I'm working with a web app running on MySQL. It uses stored procedures for all database-related tasks. The original web app and the database were designed by another developer; I'm only maintaining it ...
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Tuning MySQL On Azure Windows Server Setup

I have a MySQL 5.5 running on Azure VM Windows Server 2012. Once per second the log db gets about 2K inserts through LOAD DATA INFILE... once a day I need to run stats and when the stats are crunching ...
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Lower performance on newest servers

We have several db servers on production, 4 of them with very similar hardware configuration. Dell PowerEdge R620, only difference is that 2 newest ones (bought and configured 3 months ago) have RAID ...
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Searching a big table for a few results without scanning the whole table

I need to search a very big PostgreSQL table (500+M rows), I want to limit the returned search results, but using the "limit" keyword cant prevent the search over the whole set of data(is it correct?) ...
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Tuning Mysql and Monitoring

I would like to know if anybody can point me towards a tool/way for MySQL database tuning. Actually the tuning of my.cnf is like below: My database engine is MyISAM | Mysql 5.1.73 key_buffer = ...
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MongoDB read performance

I have an ingestion process which loads data into a specific collection at a very high rate. Some of these documents have to be loaded into another system in batches of 100K . Means as soon as I find ...
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MySQL: How turning off the logging affect the performance?

OS: RHEL5 DB: MySQL 5.1.73 community edition DB size: ~1GB I have setup a testing environment and turned off all logging - general logs, binary logs, slow query logs etc. I am using Oracle ...
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same query different servers,different execution plan and time

I have this query and it runs less than 2 minutes on Test but on Prod it takes 10 minutes. Both are the same version,CPU,RAM,OS the same. I have four tempdb files on Prod but one one Test. I ...
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Collecting Wait Stats

We currently use a monitoring tool which shows us our top wait stats either by number of waiting tasks or total wait time. Below are the wait stats by number of tasks waiting and also wait time per ...
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Oracle average active sessions high threshold

I am trying make sense of the DB load from the AWR report for a period handed over to me by DBA. Researching a bit, I see the "Average active sessions" is a metric widely used to measure DB load. It ...
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Optimization Tips For MYSQL Tuner/Primer

So I have a site that has a crap ton of traffic. I see a decent amount of latency when the site has over 1,000 active visitors on it. I have new relic installed and it seems Im only using 10% of the ...
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What to do with unused RAM on a MySQL database server?

For years I have been running dedicated servers with more or less limited ressources, resulting in unsatisfying performance of the web application (Drupal). Tools like Matthew Montgomery's MySQL ...
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Need DDL for an Oracle Table that would be 1 row = 1 8K Block

For performance testing in our performance environment we want a means to turn over SGA the way production does. Our performance environment is a fraction of production and production's very nature ...
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Optimize MySQL query_cache_min_res_unit

My query cache settings are the following: mysql> SHOW GLOBAL STATUS LIKE 'Q%'; +-------------------------+----------+ | Variable_name | Value | +-------------------------+----------+ ...
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Understanding pagefile.sys % Usage performance monitor (perfmon) counter correctly

Lately we run into performance inssues and I started tracking some recommended sql, memory, disk and cpu counters. I informed myself about the recommended values and numbers to look at. One of the ...
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Cannot tune database any further; what next?

We have a vendor-supplied application. It is under support and we are talking to their developers (we have their largest database size by an order of magnitude), but in the meantime, we have the ...
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Sort Warnings, finding out the query behind them

I'm troubleshooting a SQL Server 2012 that has started timing out as of a few weeks ago. The server is filled with thousands of sort warnings, at a rate of about 15 warnings per minute. To get the ...
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High I/O for part of query

I have a large query that I'm trying to tune. I write lots of queries but haven't done a lot of tuning. I've included a screenshot from SQL Sentry Plan Explorer Free (SSPEF): In the above part of ...
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poor and/or unreliable InnoDB performance

I recognize that there are a ton of posts like this, but after reading up on InnoDB performance problems, nothing I tried has helped. I have a database containing four InnoDB tables. The largest ...
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Need help performance tuning a query

Basically, here is the design of the table (the part that is necessary): id | dt -------- 1 | 2014-05-13 2 | 1900-01-01 3 | 1900-01-01 4 | 2014-05-12 5 | 1900-01-01 So what I am trying to do ...