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Domain Alias for Azure Databases

I have 3 databases on Azure's cloud, all with domains names such as xxxxxxxx.database.windows.net. Would it be a bad idea to create domain name aliases for all 3, things such as: database.domain.com ...
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Add MS SQL Server to virtual machine in Azure

I'm trying to get TDE in Azure. I read that it's possible only on a virtual machine. I built the virtual box, but didn't add SQL Server when it was created. Can I just install SQL or will I have to ...
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Azure Database Sync with warning on row update

To create a real time backup DB in Azure, I have used the Azure sync group. What I have noticed is that if I edited one of the rows in any table (let's say, the customer's name) , I receive the ...
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What happens to the database structure when i add a nonclustered index

Our team is working for a while now with Azure SQL. After a lot of trying , we managed to add a sync group between the main DB and the backup one. Of course, this means that for every change in the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Compress Backups on Azure VM takes time to restore than backup from Normal SQL Server compress backup [on hold]

I have two backup files one from Normal SQL Server and one from SQL Server from Azure VM. The restore of these backup files is totally different from each other. Though the database backups are ...
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What is limiting the batch requests per sec

We have a newly created azure sql server 2014 instance. The specs for the server are as follows Pretty bare bones I know. Since this is just a testing server, we have opted to set up the data files ...
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Measure SQL Azure Transaction Rate

We are on SQL Azure v12 Standard/S2 Service Tier and are not satisfied with the performance so I am trying to measure where the bottleneck is. I realize that we could be hitting the limits of the S2 ...
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Entity Framework: Automatic migration failed on huge DB

I am using EF 6.1.1, and DB has three million records and migration has to change the precision of a coulumn of type decimal. And the migration timeout window set to max value, CommandTimeout = ...
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“Manage” option vanished on portal for Azure SQL database

I had a database which I deleted and it used to have a "Manage" option which would open the online sql management portal. I created a new database, not I don't have the "Manage" option anymore. I ...
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TSQL Copy an existing database

I am learning how to administrate MS Sql server 2012, come cross a question and its suggested solution for copying an existing database for different name. Administer a windows azure sql database ...
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Azure SQL Database “Login failed for user” in application, but works fine in SSMS

I wanted to try out the contained database users feature on Azure SQL Database V12, but I'm having a problem authenticating that seems odd to me. I created a database called Classifier. I added my ...
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I keep getting an error 10060 trying to connect object explorer in Visual Studio 2013 to an Azure Database

Using Win 7, Visual Studio 2013, (or Sql management tool 2014) This is for a class and its all software on the trial period. In Visual Studio server explorer - I can connect to the Azure Server I ...
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Improve SQL Performance with LIKE '%ABC%' QUERY

I know that using a LIKE '%ABC%' query will not use indexes and there is little that can be changed to the query to improve this, however what can do to make execution quicker? At this stage we ...
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SQL Server Stored procedures run very slowly after a while

We have an ASP.Net application with a report page that runs several stored procedures. We have a problem with a production system where the report runs so slowly that it times out when the user ...
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is there a way to configure Azure SQL databases for high-insert scenarios?

I'm working on a legacy application that uses SQL Server as a backing store. There's a portion of the app that does a ridiculous amount of inserts to a single table. Re-architecting this portion of ...
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Composite primary key in Multi-tenant sql server database

I'm building a multi-tenant app (Single database, single schema) using Asp Web Api, Entity Framework and Sql Server/Azure database. This app will be used by 1000-5000 customers. All the table will ...
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Which of sys.dm_exec_query_stats columns should I pay most attention?

I'm trying to tune my database and currently staring into sys.dm_exec_query_stats (with actual queries): SELECT SqlText.text, * from sys.dm_exec_query_stats CROSS APPLY ...
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how can I see the arguments passed to a stored proc on Azure?

The query that I'm using: SELECT deqs.execution_count, deqs.last_execution_time, dest.objectid, SUBSTRING(dest.[text], (deqs.statement_start_offset/2)+1, ...
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How can I perform reads and writes in the same transaction?

I'm trying to implement transactions in my application. I'm just trying to implement it like the example shown in the BeginTransaction() documentation. Public Shared Sub Process(wwid As String, ...
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Does SQL Azure Data Sync conflicts get logged?

I have successfully synced my SQL Azure DB with my on-premise DB. The log shows the following: Sync completed successfully in 1884.76 seconds. Upload: 405323 changes applied Download: 0 ...
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Query to match exact column or partial data of the column: SQL Server / Azure

Bit confused on how to get it work better than what has been done now. I am new, apologies if I'm asking for too much. I have trip details which have from and to locations stored in database from ...
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SQL Server credentials - Maximum Password size

What's the maximum password size I can get on SQL Server 2012/2014? I was unable to find this information online. I mean SQL Server credentials itself, not passwords inside tables. Thanks a lot
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Benchmarking Azure SQL database VS. SQL Server database on VM in Azure

We are testing Azure options and would like to compare an Azure database of P1 level to a SQL Server database on VM in Azure. My question would be how big (how many CPUs and memory) should be the ...
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SSMS 2014 “Deploy Database” feature has old SQL Azure settings

I'm attempting to test-deploy an existing SQL Server 2005 database into SQL Azure using the "Deploy Database to Windows Azure SQL Database" task in SQL Server Management Studio 2014. When the ...
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Unable to ping/connect to azure sql server from sql server management studio

I created a database in azure and assigned a new server to it. I entered my ip address in the firewall and tried to connect to the server in Sql Server Management Studio but no success. I tried to ...
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my azure sql database is not connecting with SSMS 2014

The firewall contain my IP in valid list but I am still getting error in connection. I tried the command C:\Users\MianAsbat>SQLCMD -U username -P password -S and got the following response. I ...
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Azure Database - Missing dbmanager role - Database Migration

I am attempting to: To copy your database to a new database on a different logical server as detailed on this page: How to: Use Database Copy (Azure SQL Database) I have made sure I have the ...
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Azure SQL slow to delete 30K records

I have SQL Database (Business Standard, with 10GB plan). from last 10 days we are facing "Timeout" while deleting the records in bulk. We have been delete 50-60K record with easy till end of Jan 2015. ...
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Performance of bitwise operators on byte column vs individual bit columns

I'm designing a database schema at the moment, but have a performance query. Our table needs to have (at least) two flags, or boolean values. We can call these IsComplete and IsExportable. The ...
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Replicating Multiple SQL Servers to Azure and Accessing From Web Apps

I am setting up quite a large system with multiple servers (MS SQL Server), and Office 365 Access DB, and a custom SharePoint web app for reporting purposes. The system should work as follows: Each ...
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Make the SQL Database manage CRUD operations

Is it possible to have a client app send a transaction of INSERTs to a table. Then have the table triggered somehow to run through the inserts and either INSERT the row or UPDATE an existing row? If ...
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How to change name for administrator login on azure sql server

I have myserver.database.windows.net with administrator login John. I'd like to change it to Peter. It is possible, if so, how ? Alter which works with local sql server, doesn't work here ALTER ...
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Determine whether there is any blocking while deleting large number of records [closed]

I would like to know whether there is any way to determine why it is taking too much time say 3 minutes for deleting 50K records from a database hosted in Sql Azure. I have clustered index on primary ...
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Index rebuild log growth

How much log index rebuild will generate.I remebered reading rebuild index should generate same amount of log file as table size.But my tests are showing otherwise.We need this estimate since we are ...
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Will a non-clustered index on a column with covering index on all the columns of table affect the Delete statement Records)?

I am trying to delete thousands of records say 35K from a table which consists like 10 million records. Delete * from Table where ScenarioID=859 I have also tried bulk deletion DECLARE ...
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Powershell Restore Azure SQL Database to local with Restore-Database

I have written a powershell script that uses Start-AzureSqlDatabaseExport & Get-AzureStorageBlob to export my azure DB to a bacpac and download it locally, the next step is to restore the bacpac ...
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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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Create copy of Azure SQL Database using SQL Server Management Studio

When running the following query on an Azure SQL Database "Master" in SQL Server Management Studio: CREATE DATABASE myDbBackup AS COPY OF myDb; The following error is produced: Msg 40818, Level ...
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How can I copy a database from Sql Server to Azure Sql Database?

The local database has settings that Azure will not accept and that we must keep in the local copy. I tried using SSDT and with that I could publish to a new database on my local Sql Server a schema ...
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Installing printer_php.dll onto an azure website

Has anyone been able to get this extension running on a php based azure website? The extension just basically allows you to print stuff with your printer. I've configured my php.ini to find the ...
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What is wrong with this INSERT Statement

I am trying to use this statement to insert new data into my orders table like so: $tsql2 = "INSERT INTO pedidos (numero_local, emailUser,codigopapel,cantidad, color) VALUES ('$local', '$emailOn', ...
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What does it mean when I see a lock in sys.dm_tran_locks and there's no matching row in sys.dm_exec_requests?

I'm running this query select sessions.session_id from sys.dm_tran_locks locks inner join sys.dm_exec_sessions sessions on locks.request_session_id=sessions.session_id and it consistently ...
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SQL Azure Performance of new servers

I have a fairly small database ~200MB which when running in the web edition of SQL azure is lightning fast. I've switched it to the basic edition and all of a sudden a group of queries which took less ...
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Why would I not specify ROWLOCK to get rid of page locks?

I have a query that goes something like this: SELECT TOP (1) * FROM MyTable WITH (UPDLOCK, READPAST) ORDER BY SomeColumn ASC; This answer says that it's hard to say for sure but it will probably ...
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Why is the lease locked for a some full sql backups to Azure Blob using Ola Hallengren backup scripts?

I'm using SQL Server 2012 and working on backing up to Azure Blob using Ola Hallengren backup scripts. Some backups are lease locked (ex. model) while others are not (ex. msdb). It's inconsistent, it ...
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Dramatic decrease in SQL Azure performance after scaling to new edition

Yesterday, we scaled one of our databases in Azure from the old Business edition to the new Standard one (S2). Since then, it has been behaving rather erratically. We have a relatively simple table ...
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What is the best way to create a database diagram for SQL Azure without having to install SQL Server?

I have a database on SQL Azure and want to create a database diagram for that, but don't want to have to install SQL server and copy the database etc. Is there any way that I can do it that anyone ...
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Is there a way to copy/initialize values in a set

What I want to do (I know this does not work) is: update stats set BandwidthLastMonth = BandwidthThisMonth, BandwidthThisMonth=0 where myPk = 3 Is there a way to do this in a select ...
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How can I get all rows of data not included in a TVP

I am trying to do the following: declare @domains DomainNames; declare @CompanyId int declare @CompanyName varchar(255); declare @deletedList DomainNames; set @CompanyId = 239; set @CompanyName = ...
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How can I get a local variable that's a list in a stored procedure?

I have some code in C# I'm trying to move to a stored procedure - Sql Azure does not like multiple calls. So everything needs to get moved to a proc. Here's the C# code: List<string> ...