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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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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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Is it OK to create hundreds of databases in SQL Azure versus one big one and run the risk of deadlocking

I need to create highly scalable solution - where field devices in thousands of sites are delivering data in real time to a back end system, and SQL Azure seems to fit the bill nicely in terms of ...
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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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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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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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Best patterns for encrypting database columns/tables in SQL Azure

Azure SQL doesn't support many of the encryption features found in SQL Server (Table and Column encryption). What is the best practice for doing application level encryption into a database that ...
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Bi-directional synchronization between local SQL Server 2005 and a SQL Azure 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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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 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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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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Connecting to sql azure from ssms throw exception 'sys.configurations'

Connecting to Sql Server Azure from MSSQL Server MGMT Studio, following exception occures : Cannot connect to xxxxxxxxx.database.windows.net An exception occured while executing a Transact-SQL ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Creating SQL Azure login for single database

I want to create separate logins for each database we create on a SQL Azure database server which only have read / edit permissions for a single database and do not have drop permissions, and to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...