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Azure SQL Administrator Can't Access Master Database

I created an SQL server and database. I can log in to the database manage page with my administrator account, and manage the database I created, but when I try to look at the master database, it says: ...
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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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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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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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Access 2003 (SQL Server 2000) migration to SQL Azure

As my old Windows 2003 RAID controller started throwing errors, I am seriously thinking about switching current Access 2003 (adp/ADO) clients to use a Windows SQL Azure solution, in place of current ...
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Bidireccional synchronization between a local Sql Server 2005 database and a SQL Azure database using Sql Data Sync

I need to synchronize an Sql Server 2005 database in an SQL Azure database. In other posts I've read that I can do this using Sql Data Sync but I don't know if SQL Data Sync can make the ...
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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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EF Code First uses nvarchar(max) for all strings. Will this hurt query performance?

I have some databases created using Entity Framework Code First; the apps are working and in general I'm pretty happy with what Code First lets me do. I am a programmer first, and a DBA second, by ...
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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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BULK INSERT not supported

I have a text file, which I want to insert into a table in my database. My query looks like this: BULK INSERT myDepartment FROM 'C:\myDepartment-c-t.txt' WITH ( DATAFILETYPE = 'char', ...
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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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SQL Azure: Drop Constraint and Index

This may be a stupid question, but I'm not a DBA and just wanna make sure of what I'm doing before I make a mistake. Here is my question: When dropping Constraints, are their indexes dropped as well? ...
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SQL-08S01 error in FreeTDS/Azure when executing stored proc for a few minutes from Linux (but not from Windows)

I get this error on Linux (Ubuntu and CentOS) when executing a stored proc from Perl/DBI/ODBC/FreeTDS to SQL Azure: [unixODBC][FreeTDS][SQL Server]Read from the server failed (SQL-08S01) I don't ...
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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 can I profile SQL Azure?

I am writing a web site that uses SQL Azure heavily. However, it is painfully slow. Is there an easy way to profile the live SQL Azure instance?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Deploy Database to SQL Azure” Task missing

I recently installed SQL Server 2014 Express on a workstation I have and am trying to deploy to SQL Azure. I've done this before on a previous workstation using SQL Server 2012 Express by doing the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 dm_exec_query_stats clearing?

I'm doing a lot of work with SQL Azure at the moment, trying to improve performance of a web app. I am using the dm_exec_query_stats view to look for poor performing queries. Does anyone know a way ...
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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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Unknown _TransactionIndex table in Azure SQL Database

Just noticed today that there is a random table in my Azure SQL Database that is named "_TransactionIndex_{guid}" It has 1 column, Id, that contains 8 GUIDs. Couldn't find any information about this ...
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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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SQL Server data files in Windows Azure: filegroups and partitioning still applicable?

I just created a database using the new functionality "SQL Server 2014 data files on Windows Azure" and this works quite well. However, I have a table with a billion records and in our local ...
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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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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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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> ...
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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 do I set up Azure Sql Server to have multiple instances?

We are setting up a new SAAS application on Azure and while we have used Azure before, not at this level of multiple apps, etc. We plan to have both a web app and a cloud app in both a US and EU ...
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Is there a way to get an event when there's a change in a table?

Using Azure Sql Server, and in C# if that's relevant, is there a way to get an event when data in specific table changes? In one table we need an event if any column changes in a row. In a 2nd table ...
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Deploy Database to Windows Azure SQL Database show error in exporting database

When i try to deploy database to azure or export data tire application its successfully creating schema but it show error in exporting database
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Undo SQL UPDATE Azure DB

I have accidentally updated over 3,000 records in one of my tables hosted on Azure. This was not a transaction and I did not have any back ups for this table. I've read around and found ApexSQL Log ...
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Why does my query end up with two seeks instead of one and how do I fix that?

I have these two tables: CREATE TABLE [TaskItems] ( [ItemId] UNIQUEIDENTIFIER NOT NULL UNIQUE PRIMARY KEY, [LastOperationTime] DATETIME NULL DEFAULT GETUTCDATE(), [OwnerId] ...
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Should I use SQL Azure to store product descriptions and links to images in Azure Blob

For an html/Css/JQuery public Azure website to be coded using Zurb Foundation html5 responsive framework, I'd like to use SQL Azure (web edition) to store product descriptions and links to images that ...
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How to cope with SQL Server 2012 vs SQL (Azure) Database sql files

I'm trying to port my system to SQL Database (Azure instance) from SQL Server 2012. I'm using Visual Studio 2013 and I have my .sqlproj with all the definition of my database inside. Given that a ...
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Creating bacpac failed (DoAllowRowLocks / DoAllowPageLocks)

I'm creating a bacpac file from a local database for import to Azure SQL Server, but I keep getting an error which I cannot seem to resolve. Error SQL71564: Element Primary Key has an unsupported ...
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Use GUID as primary key in Azure?

I want to use GUIDs since they are portable and makes it easier to use several database. But since there are performance issues it might not be a good idea? Although I've found a MS blog entry which ...