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Mysql database in a symlink-ed directory gives ERROR 1005 (errorno: 13)

I've the need to put my database outside the default datadir of mysql. To achieve that I followed the symlink guidance in the mysql documentation. However when I use the db if I try to create a ...
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Informix error 674: Routine (gc_init) can not be resolved.

I have created function in Informix like this. Now I want to drop that function. I have successfully dropped auxiliary functions e.g. DROP FUNCTION gc_init(VARCHAR(255)) When I try to drop ...
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Permissions to see and script objects, but not alter them?

I am a software developer. I have a production database that I need full ddl read access to, but not any ddl write or execute access. Is there a script I can send my DBA that will grant me full ddl ...
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Wildcard for table permissions

I want to grant a user permission to select,insert,update,delete on a few tables in the prod database. However, I find it time consuming to write each grant statement out per table. Is it possible to ...
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GRANT CONTROL SERVER when user may be an entity owner

I have a login called user1. He only has the role of public. I want to grant CONTROL SERVER to him. So from sa I run this query USE [master] GRANT CONTROL SERVER TO [user1] Which gives me this ...
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Giving server-role to login breaks stored procedures

I have a login called user1. user1 can execute storedprocedure [Test].[SP1] EXEC [Test].[TestSortation] EXEC [TestSortation] Both of the above commands work. Now if I give the user1 the server ...
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Restricting Database Access/Functions to User Groups?

We've been having issues with Databases being DROPed or RESTOREd WITH REPLACE with the incorrect backup etc... I'm developing a plan right now on how to restrict access and I have some questions. ...
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Difference of write authorization on file system with mySQL

On my local mySQL (on CentOS 6 VM) database I wanted to export some data from the DB to a file like this: SELECT html FROM mytable WHERE lang = 'en' and id='KEY01' INTO OUTFILE 'key01_en.html' By ...
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Adding group rights in db2 for a stored procedure

I have a list of user accounts on AIX server, where the db2 database resides in. The user accounts all belong to a specific group which I can confirm from aix shell. User accounts work in DB2. ...
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Hidden user rights

I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. I have a SQL Server user, that the application uses to connect to my database. I've removed the user from all roles except public and the login from all database ...
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SysAdmin server role and Active Directory Groups

I've been struggling to find best practices information or any advice regarding Active Directory Groups that provide group members with the SysAdmin server role. I'm at a new job where I'm the only ...
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MySQL - How to grant read access to all tables, write access to a few, to one user for multiple databases?

Ubuntu Server 11.04 - a testing server with at least 10 copies of the production code. Each copy has its own database. And there are two sets of database prefixes in operation. There is an add-on ...
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Drop permission from a dbowner

How can we remove the drop permission from a user or a role like dbowner? Want to restrict the dbowner from dropping the database.
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SQL Server Agent - Running SSIS Package with Proxy

I have followed the below article to create credentials/proxy to run a SSIS job from SQL Server Agent. ...
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SQL Server Permissions

I have create a user and grant many permissions and roles to it including SQLAgentUserRole and SQLAgentReaderRole. My application check the status of agent if it is running or not and whenever I am ...
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Create USER and LOGIN permissions

What permission should I give to a user or role so that it can Create Login or Create User in database.
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Permissions required for running extended events

I've found this link: Changes to Extended Events Permission Requirements in SQL Server 2012 that mentions the need of CONTROL SERVER permission for using extended events on SQL Server 2008. I want to ...
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SQL Server database change in to single user type and We cannot access the tables

Our team is working on a database and before some time it change to single user type and we cannot access any tables. Any idea what happened?
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How to deny database acess to windows autentication users

We have a Database that is attached on the client server, but we don´t want to let anyone besides our user to acess that database, is there a way to do this? I´m using the current script to create our ...
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How to create a read-only server role on SQL Server 2012?

I am granting the "View any database" permission when creating a new server role, but realized this permission only allows the user to view the system databases. I am trying to create a server role ...
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What permissions does the service account need to use database mail?

I have an SQL Server 2012 instance running under a managed service account. I've configured database mail with one account and am trying to send a test email, but I'm getting some errors in the ...
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How to Revoke and Re-grant Permissions for an in-use MySQL User

We have a user which (wrongly) has global privileges (i.e. *.* rather then database specific). We would like to restrict this user to one database, so my approach would normally be to REVOKE ALL and ...
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Does the Sql Server Agent account need sysadmin permission?

I ran Brent Ozar's sp_blitz script, and one of the things it's complaining about is that my SQL Server Agent account has sysadmin permission. I removed the sysadmin permission, but then the agent ...
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With SQL transactional replication, does changing user permissions to a table trigger a new snapshot?

I was hoping to get some help with a SQL Server 2012 transactional replication scenario - or maybe just my understanding of where permissions are stored in SQL server. If I change a users permissions ...
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Mapping of multiple server logins to one database user

This seems to be a stupid question but despite some research I was unable to find any information regarding this only (possibly due to using the wrong terminology). Is it possible to log multiple ...
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revoking mysql table level privileges

I have a mysql user account who has following Global privileges GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, CREATE, DROP, PROCESS, REFERENCES, INDEX, ALTER, SHOW DATABASES, CREATE TEMPORARY TABLES, LOCK ...
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Two “Connect SQL” permissions in SQL Server 2012

What is the difference between these two "Connect SQL" permissions in SQL Server 2012?
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Disabling SET Statements / Forcing SET Options in SQL Server 2008R2/2012

I am currently working with a MSSQL 2008R2 Database which uses the following SET-Commands frequently: SET ANSI_NULLS { ON | OFF } SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER { ON | OFF } SET ANSI_PADDING { ON | OFF } ...
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PostgreSQL user permissions

I have a PostgreSQL 9.3 database with the PostGIS extension backing a web application and GeoServer. I have created three users. A read only user for accessing the data in the reference data schema. ...
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Grant access on a database to all users

I have a global database, as I all users should have access to it. Is it possible to grant permission on a database to all users? something like GRANT ALL ON my_database.* TO *@localhost; Even (for ...
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Mysqld can`t start after I changed the socket path

here is the log 131229 14:55:27 [ERROR] Can't start server : Bind on unix socket: Permission denied 131229 14:55:27 [ERROR] Do you already have another mysqld server running on socket: ...
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Permission error replica set

I'm having some trouble with intentionally removing a secondary from a replica set. I'm trying to simulate unexpected shutdown. My replica set consists of one primary and 2 secondaries. When I shut ...
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How to protect MySQL database from widespread data theft and modification if SQL injection is successful?

I am looking into a practical defense in depth strategy which helps to limit the damage if, for some reasons, an attacker succeeds in performing an SQL injection. Supposing the website contains ...
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How to modify `proxies_priv` in MySQL

I recently received a warning from MySQL that stated: [Warning] 'proxies_priv' entry '@ root@serverdomain' ignored in --skip-name-resolve mode. I looked in mysql.proxies_priv and there is ...
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SQL-Server - Grant user DBO permission on database

I have a reporting database that I restore every night from a backup of the production database. When I restore, I need to add a user to the DBO role for that database. I thought this would work: ...
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Cannot start psql with user postgres “Could not change directory to /home/user ”

I did a silly mistake. I wanted to set postgres permissions to a folder for exporting data from my database. So I set something like sudo chmod 777 -u postgres /home/user and then my home partition ...
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How to debug problems with SQL Server multiserver (Master and Target server) administration?

I've tried to set Mater and Target Servers on various cobinations of SQL Servers 2012 R2 on Window Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 machines but always getting one or 2 of the following errors during ...
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Which user does Windows Authentication of a maintenance plan authenticate? before whom, why and for what?

I am having a maintenance plan configured with Windows Authentication being run by an SQL Server Agent job with owner sa Whom does Windows Authentication of a maintenance plan authenticate, ...
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What's the owner of SqlServerAgent job for?

What is the possible use of owner of an SQL Server Agent job, I wonder? Removed, and left it blank and the job still succeeds
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Find which permissions are being used for a given user on a object

Is there any way in which I can see what permissions are being used to determine a users access to a given object? I'm able to see which permissions have been granted to various roles and users within ...
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Cannot grant execute to stored procedure

When I try to GRANT EXECUTE ON SP_NAME TO [DOMAIN\USER_NAME] on my database, I'm getting the error message below: Msg 8115, Level 16, State 1, Procedure grant_safety, Line 5 Arithmetic overflow error ...
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What permissions are necessary for truncating a table?

I have a sql account with the following permissions on a database: The db_executor role you see this account being a member of was created by this script: CREATE ROLE [db_executor] AUTHORIZATION ...
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Is the [NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT] a supported type for SQL Server Agent service?

Reading and re-reading MSDN "Select an Account for the SQL Server Agent Service". NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT is not listed in the "Supported Service Account Types" section. And, if not, what is it ...
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Once more about SQL Server virtual accounts

Let me reboot my question on SQL Server virtual accounts permissions The (same) MSDN article on the same version 2012 of SQL Server "Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions" states: ...
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Is it viable to attribute permissions to SQL Server virtual accounts (NT Service\SQLSERVERAgent, etc)?

Using MS SQL Server 2012 in Microsoft Windows Server 2008. I am somewhat confused by the New Account Types Available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual Windows accounts [NT ...
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How to copy backup files to remote share in SQL Server Agent job without AD/domain accounts involvement?

MS SQL Server 2012... with nightly databases backups to the same/local as SQL Server machine... I am trying to add another SQL Server Agent Job to copy the .bak files to remote (non-windows, i.e. ...
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Using AD groups vs roles in SQL Server

What is best practice for sql server security? Using AD groups that are given rights on schema objects or should I add the AD groups to a database role which is given rights on schema objects ? If the ...
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Oracle's UTL_FILE when connected locally or through listener has different behaviour

We have a procedure which creates a CSV file with UTL_FILE. (env is Oracle 11.2.0.1 and RHEL 6.4) Until now, we were storing that CSV file into system oracle (the oracle owner) user home ...
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how to grant select access my sql server

when I exec the syntax to gain the access I get an error that I cant grant permissions to my self. any Ideas please!
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Database Tuning Advisor user permissions

I was asked to create an account to use Database Tuning Advisor. I red on technet but I don't understand which permission do I have to give. I tried to login with this new user, but trying to list ...