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How do I track logins, connections, user accounts, queries, …?

I am a BI person who has been asked to step in and pretend I am a DBA. I am not a novice with databases but AM a novice at the admin type stuff. We have a SQL Server database that is going to be ...
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1answer
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Create failed for Availability Group 'AGN'

I tried creating availability group (AOH) many times but no luck , It got failed every time. Please help me on this case. I configured Windows cluster (Name as 'WINCLUSTER') with two nodes. They are ...
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SA Admin SQL-Server 2012 x64 keeps changing constantly

I know this is a newbie question, but really I can't find some precise info on this issue. I'm trying to figure out how to create a new user with admin server role on SQL Server 2012 x64. I mean, I ...
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How to reclaim the unused Space in a database

The database is almost of size 55GB. This database should have never grown to this size as some of the maintenance jobs were not running. I have deleted almost 30GB of data. Now the database size is ...
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0answers
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Log full and an Active_transaction on database

I have limited access to this server eg I cannot SELECT * FROM sys.dm_tran_session_transactions for example I, perhaps foolishly, ran this query to insert some test data... begin transaction update ...
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3answers
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SQL Server Create Database File Error

I get the below error running a CREATE DATABASE script... CREATE FILE encountered operating system error 5(failed to retrieve text for this error. Reason: 15105) while attempting to open or create ...
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2answers
73 views

Designating databases to certain CPUs

SQL Server 2012. AlwaysOn Cluster with two nodes, each has 4 cores We are consolidating SQL server instances and moving bunch of databases from various locations to a single cluster which has two ...
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Undo Deleted Records [duplicate]

My Database has Full BackUp Plan on Every Morning on 01:00 Am. Today I came to work and Deleted all of the Records in a table by mistake in sql server management Studio by running this command delete ...
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1answer
103 views

Is this a good case for multiple SQL instances on a VM?

We have a suite of applications utilizing SQL Server have the following characteristics: Users create/destroy DBs via a UI, so DBs appear/disappear without DBA assistance. DBs of the same name can ...
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2answers
77 views

Open Transaction that won't go away SPID Ns

There is a transaction that has been open on this instance since it was restarted and is preventing us from clearing the ldf. Here is the transaction information: Transaction information for ...
2
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1answer
160 views

Is DBCC SHOWFILESTATS an accurate way to see unused space?

We have a few tables each with near 100 million rows of data. A co-worker has these tables setup with partitions based on a date field. Our disk space is starting to run low and knowing that ...
7
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2answers
287 views

MS SQL Server Cumulative Updates - Best Practices

I'm trying to get an idea of what recommended best practices are for the SQL Server Cumulative Updates. Currently, we run on the idea of "do nothing unless an issue fixed by the CU is one we ...
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1answer
43 views

Turning off auto growth for particular file

We have a primary file group with several files each on different disks. One of the disks is nearing capacity and as such we have had to switch off the auto growth for that file. Is there anything I ...
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1answer
87 views

Way to run SQLCMD without storing password in text format

Is there a way to run sqlcmd from a batch file where I don't want to store the password in plain text format. I have done some research and found the system variables method(store password in system ...
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1answer
92 views

SQL Server 2012 Unable to Utilize Defined Amount of Locks

So I've been beating my head against the wall for two days about this and I can't find a solution. I'm running a script to stage a large amount of data. This script requires roughly 35 million locks ...
0
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3answers
128 views

SQL Server: unable to copy database

I'm trying to create a dev database so I don't create triggers and such on the production database. I use the right click -> Taks -> Copy, followed the wizard and the process starts. After maybe a ...
5
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2answers
118 views

Is it somehow possible to predict / foresee when SQL Server will trigger auto-growth?

I found numerous questions / answers about SQL-Server auto-growth - almost all indicating that one should try to avoid auto-growth if possible. However auto-growth is available with MS SQL Server and ...
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1answer
156 views

SQL Server agent job scripts

Being a newbie to database migration, can I script all the database jobs one by one and run them against a new server to create these jobs? If not, why do we use these SQL job scripts? Thanks in ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Create replication sql server for DWH [closed]

I have a DWH and I need to make an update once a day from STG Database to DWH I need use replication in SQL SERVER, How I do this?
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1answer
637 views

SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Health Check Script / Stored Proc [closed]

I'm hoping not to re-invent the wheel. I was looking for a routine server side health check script(s) / Stored Proc(s) for SQL Server 2008+ hoping they work on 2012 that provide information in ...
2
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3answers
702 views

What are the risks of copying MDF/LDF files without detaching the DB first?

Where DB backups are not available, our support team has been trained to restore using the following steps: Get a copy of the MDF/LDF from a file system backup. Stop the instance. Overwrite the ...
0
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0answers
880 views

Help with SQL Server Error “ad Hoc access to OLE DB Provider 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0'”

So we have an interesting issue where users are receiving the following error when attempting to query a view in SQL Server 2008 R2: Msg 7415, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Ad hoc access to OLE DB ...
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4answers
141 views

SQL Server 2005 - 2 sets of backups - 2 maintenance plans?

I did my best to search for an answer to this question and couldn't find a scenario quite like this. I'm a fairly new DBA in the sense that I haven't had a ton of training, I basically took the job ...
4
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2answers
258 views

Update Statement takes forever to complete [closed]

I have table around 1250000 records, and 80 columns Table Structure CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table] ( [Column1] [int] IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT FOR REPLICATION NOT NULL, [Column2] [int] NULL, [Column3] [int] ...
2
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2answers
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Script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time

how to write script to see running jobs in SQL Server with Job Start Time? SELECT sj.name, sja.run_requested_date, CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), sja.stop_execution_date-sja.start_execution_date, 114) ...
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0answers
55 views

SQL Server A network-related or instance-specific error

I have a windows service that performs a lot of hits to database. Sometimes the database connection is down and I got exception "A network-related or instance-specific error". I got this behavior on ...
3
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2answers
2k views

SQL Server Connectivity Issues

I am getting the below error on occasion. Maybe every 30mins or so. I am not sure how to track what is causing the issue. I think it could be a Network problem as there are disk backups running as ...
1
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1answer
184 views

Autoclose property resets to true after attaching db even if model is set to false

I am using SQL Server Express 2008 R2. The auto close property of a newly created database will be set to value same as model db. In my case I have set autoclose to false for model so that when I ...
2
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2answers
169 views

Autogrowth, shrink and database performance

I have already asked some questions about Autogrowth and shrink. But I have some doubts related to it. 1)I have a database which grows about 300 MB every month. So is it best to set Autogrowth of 300 ...
1
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1answer
128 views

MS Access + SQL Server for 1160 users - Is it worth it? (Please Help!) [closed]

Our school in Delhi (India) wants to develop a professional and robust in-house database (SIS) that should handle vast amount of student information, including admissions, registration, re-enrollment, ...
0
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0answers
21 views

ALTER TABLE Switch Statement Failed due to ANSI_PADDING [duplicate]

I trying to switch table partitions from LEFT to RIGHT. After the required tables have been created, I run the actual switch, but get the following error : ALTER TABLE SWITCH statement failed ...
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2answers
221 views

Automatic Failover in Availability Group

I have 2 nodes in my SQL server fail over cluster. I use SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups for HA purpose. The problem is that when one my server goes down the automatic fail over does not happen! ...
6
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1answer
241 views

Better to use a RANGE RIGHT or RANGE LEFT Partition Scheme

I'd like to know if it is better to use a RANGE RIGHT partition scheme or a RANGE LEFT partition scheme? Is one of these options by default a better choice, or is it heavily dependent on the actual ...
2
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3answers
80 views

MS SQL Server instance name

Quick question guys! Will there be any issues if I use the default instance (MSSQLSERVER) for both test and production environments? They are on separate physical servers. I'm using MS SQL Server ...
1
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1answer
48 views

How to document an archived database? [closed]

You've stored the backup file in a safe place, but what kind of info do you store with it? database type (SQL Server) compatibility level (SQL Server 2008) application name application owner ...
2
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2answers
156 views

How can I prevent users from overwriting databases when restoring?

I don't want users to restore (with overwrite) on some specific databases. How can I inhibit from restoring over these databases?
0
votes
1answer
100 views

Disk I/O High Activity [closed]

What does the green and blue indicate from the below scrteenshots of disk activity on SQL Server database server? Thanks!
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1answer
2k views

How to diagnose what is causing DB timeouts [closed]

I'm a web developer which currently has the joy of managing a client website that is still using Classic ASP that uses SQL Server 2000. The code is quite old and in the process of been updated to a ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

What's the point in mapping users in SQL Server Data Collection?

In SQL Server 2012 R2 Enterprise, whenever I check Management\Data Collection, right-click --> Configure Management Data Warehouse , I see whatever users-accounts-logins except the one I am logged in ...
2
votes
2answers
403 views

How to configure data collection in SQL Server 2012?

In SSMS of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on Windows Server R2 Standard, each time I am trying to set sub-option "On demand" of option "Non-cached - Collect and upload data on the same schedule" of Data ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Unable to access sql database with login and password [closed]

I'm writing Windows Service in C# and inside of it I'm unable to connect to the database. This is the question I've asked recently: SqlException: Cannot open database "path\db.mdf" requested by the ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

Can maintenance plans be used in SQL Server multiserver (Master-Target servers) administration?

Since I failed to configure SQL Server 2012 Multiserver (Master and Target Servers) administration, I am eager to understand whether it (setting Master and Target servers) would permit to send from ...
0
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0answers
496 views

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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votes
1answer
246 views

How can I detect which indexes are being rebuilt offline and how long?

The rebuild of indexes takes appr. the same 55 min. with both "Do not rebuild indexes and "Rebuild indexes offline" "For index types that do not support index rebuilds" with "Keep index online while ...
3
votes
1answer
366 views

Why is the “The package can not be saved to the file system since its protection level is server storage” error?

When I execute dtutil /sourceserver localhost /SQL "\Maintenance Plans\MaintenancePlan_daily" /copy file;.\MaintenancePlan_daily.dtsx from the answer to my question "Any way to ...
0
votes
1answer
272 views

What is blocking 'SELECT… WITH(NOLOCK)'?

While following BrentOzar's "How Much is Offline During an Index Rebuild?" I was curious to run: SELECT Quantity FROM [Production].[TransactionHistory] WITH(NOLOCK) while executing a rebuild ...
1
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2answers
55 views

What does enabling containment on server incur?

Having read in a book of Patrick LeBlank "Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Step by Step": "Benefits and limitations of contained databases As with most features, there are benefits and ...
2
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1answer
1k views

VS2012 setup spoils SQL Server 2012 Data Tools for everybody or just me?

On Windows 7 Prof I have installed SQL Server 2012 R2 with, as I am pretty well remember, client tools. Then, I tried to install Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate but failed. Then I've installed VS2012 ...
0
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2answers
253 views

SQL Server 2012. Update second table based on input from first table

I have two tables in two databases: Table01 in Database01 and Table02 in Database02. Both tables have a column called UserID. The UserID column is created when the user creates a new account on the ...
0
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1answer
912 views

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, ...