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SQL Server 2008 R2 backup fails to restore on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

My DR SQL Server got automatically updated by Windows update from 2008 R2 to 2008 R2 SP2 and since then I can't restore backups from my production machine which is still on 2008 R2. 10 percent ...
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Join tables in two databases make query slow? is better to partition db?

I have a table1 in db1 and table2 in db2 on SQL Server 2008 R2. If I make a select query joining both tables, it's really slow to get the results. A simple query like SELECT * FROM db1.dbo.table1 ...
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Reducing database size to restore to SQL Server Express

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database, about 15 GB. I want to copy it for a partner, who is using SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. I deleted many tables and rows, and now I am sure that the data is ...
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table check constraint, greater than > not accepting

CONSTRAINT CK_BABY_YOUTH_CHILD CHECK (case when Passenger_Type='Baby' then Reference_ID >=0) This is my table check constraint, i have no idea why sql server is not accepting ">". Please ...
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1answer
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How to find number of days since beginning of fiscal month?

This relates to my question How to find XXth day of previous month in SQL server? The fiscal month starts on 26th of each month. I need to find out from any date: The date of the start of the ...
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3answers
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Using expressions in the SELECT list to thin down a CASE statement

I have a query I'm working through rewriting - it has a huge bunch of case statements in the select list that all basically look like this: select Column1 = case when (Something = 2) and ...
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Installer Error while Installing SQL Server Reporting Services

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server 64bit, I have already installed SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 64bit Enterprise Edition, Which is working fine, without any issues. Now when I am trying to install Reporting ...
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Lost DMK encryption password for master database

Back story: My company has TDE encryption enabled for some of our databases. The password that the master key was encrypted by for one of our servers is lost. We do have the backup .key file, however, ...
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How to identify unused tables

We are planning to merge 2 or 3 region databases who are using almost the same version of SQL Server 2008 R2, have exact tables and most stored procedures for our end users reports.. in the process, ...
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Is there a more efficient way to run this query for first/max transaction?

For each account, I need the first transaction date, the largest transaction amount, and the time taken to get from first to largest. Data is truncated and reloaded frequently, and I have read-only ...
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Stored Procedure's Commented line causing issues [closed]

We have a stored procedure which works as the sample mentioned below: CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sdp_Test_Update] ( @ID int OUTPUT, @File_ID int, ...
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Does changing the collation of a column change TIMESTAMP (rowversion) values?

I need to run ALTER TABLE ... ALTER COLUMN ... COLLATE Czech_CI_AS ... for multiple columns in a database. All those tables have TIMESTAMP column which is used for database synchronization. Will ...
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Reduce space used on C drive

I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on my laptop, under 32-bit Windows 7. The SQL Server installation is using approximately 30GB of space on my C: drive. Why is it using so much space, and how can I ...
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1answer
79 views

Finding rows with duplicate values

I have a one to many relationship between the Account table and a ScheduledPayment table. One account can have many payments but there should be a maximum of one payment per day. Although unlikely, ...
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Trying to filter msdb..sysjobs by job_id

I'm attempting to determine the name of the SQL Server Agent Job that is currently running by comparing the output of master.sys.dm_exec_sessions.program_name to msdb..sysjobs.job_id I'm using the ...
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1answer
43 views

Cursors and concurrent users

I typically avoid cursor operations like the plaque, however, I have come across my first problem where using a cursor outperforms a query. So I am forced to use it. I have created an elaborate ...
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Change Data Capture missing changes for a specific record

I have enabled CDC in SQL Server and it generally works well but sometimes the changes are not recorded for some reason. And only for a couple of records. But then if I issue an UPDATE from SSMS, the ...
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1answer
59 views

Scripting a maintenance plan

I created a maintenance plan for my SQL Server 2008 R2 using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). However, I am unable to export/convert it to a script, in case I need to redo it on another server. ...
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1answer
44 views

Restoring a database, changing recovery model

I regularly make a backup of my production database, then restore the same onto a test database, so developers can always have recent data for testing. The production database uses full recovery ...
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1answer
102 views

Why straight SQL query run faster than stored procedure?

I am facing-out a very surprising problem in SQL Server. The problem is when the query run in SSMS window it will return result in ~1 sec and when the query run through a stored procedure it will ...
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1answer
43 views

Maintenance plan backup and reload the same database

I want in my maintenance plan every night to copy the production database to a backup, and reload the newly-created backup into a test database. By reading here: Restore database - maintenance plan ...
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1answer
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SSIS unpivot returns different results when run via a SQL agent job

I hope someone can help me. I have an SSIS package which grabs data from an excel (.xls) file, unpivots it from a rubbish format into a 'proper' format, transfers it to a SQL server 2008 R2 db, and ...
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1answer
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SQL Server Multiple JOINS with Table Value Function - query never ends

I have a query with 4 joins using a table value function to get the data and when I execute it the query never ends. Issue Details Table valued function: CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[GetIndicator] ( ...
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Why does transaction log continue to grow in Simple recovery mode with nightly backups

Before immediately marking as duplicate, I have read Mike Walsh's Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space?, but I don't think it gave an answer to my situation. I looked through ...
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2answers
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Database events that will cause deletion of index

In SQL server if we try to change a data type of a column having index ,then it deletes the indexes associated with that column and changes the data type . I was not aware of it and was faced problem ...
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A query that does a lot of reads, but plan is OK [migrated]

I´m experiencing a strange behaviour in a specific query in the SQL Server 2008 R2. I´ve got a query that does 19 million reads and is very time-consuming and when I try to check its cached plan, the ...
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2answers
159 views

Alert when Job isn't triggered

I have a Sql Job on my server that is triggered nightly from a remote server (once it has completed its backups). I have successfully configured the job to notify me when it fails, but I would like ...
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1answer
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Backup Certificate SQL Server and return bytes with a Select Statement

I have a certificate in a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. I want to get a copy of the certificate so I can burn it onto a USB device and put it in a safe. I don't want to have to go onto the ...
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2answers
108 views

Is Information in sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats reliable

I'm archiving data from an old system that has no documentation. Lucky me... I'd like to find out when the tables were created, last accessed etc. Can I trust that this query will give me the correct ...
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Can I update every datetime in bulk?

The current database assumes all times are local to the user. Now we're changing this so the database stores everything in UTC and our application converts the UTC time in the database to the correct ...
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1answer
62 views

Full Text Search Term Casing Affects Results

I have been experiencing a full text problem when searching using CONTAINS. I have the full text catalog accent sensitive setting set to false. The table contains following rows: Microsoft C# ...
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1answer
29 views

How to find when change tracking was enabled?

How can I determine when change tracking was enabled on a table in a SQL database? Assume that this table has a regular cleanup routine, which means that looking at the oldest record in the change ...
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Migrating SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2014. What are the importing replication changes?

We currently have SQL Server 2008 R2 on our server. I now have the opportunity to migrate to SQL Server 2014. The database we use isn't large. Migration of data is not a issue. The question I have ...
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1answer
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Reporting services scheduled reports are clogging up sql job history log

This is a bit of a cross-disciplinary question - Hopefully I’ve posted in the right place. SQL server 2008 R2 Question: How can I limit the number of rows in [sysjobhistory] for specific jobs, ...
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How to write a query which finds all circular references when a table references itself? (II)

I have the following schema (names changed), which I cannot change: CREATE TABLE MyTable ( Id INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ParentId INT NOT NULL ); ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD FOREIGN KEY ...
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1answer
60 views

How to deploy SSIS package with XML config, using SQL agent

I wonder if anyone can help me with a question. Context I've created a database which needs a front end in MS Excel. When the user presses upload button I want it to start an SSIS package which moves ...
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How to avoid copy of audit trace files

My database is copying all of SQL-Server trace data file everyday. The result is I have to delete them manually everyday because hard disk gets filled. How can I stop this?
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Fixing an error 9004 without taking the database offline

My database (SQL Server 2008 r2) is running fine but I’m getting the following error in my event log. Error: 9004, Severity: 23, State: 6. An error occurred while processing the log for database ...
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How do I place leading zeros for numbers less than 10 without affecting those 10+?

Probably a newb question, but... I have a table with a VARCHAR field containing numbers 1 through 300. I need to place a leading zero in front of any numbers less than 10 while retaining the original ...
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How to display posted on date and time like1 hr ago or 30 min ago

i want to show the posted date like 1 hr ago.. or 30 min ago.. declare @date datetime ='2014-07-24 11:50:22.033'; SELECT CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@date)=DATEPART(DD,GETDATE()) THEN CASE WHEN ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory issue

I have read many posts regarding the memory but still its not clear. I have dedicated server SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows 2008 R2, 32 GB RAM, 2 6 core processor and a database of around 60 GB on ...
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How to provision the SQL Server Agent service after SQL Server Edition upgrade

I have upgraded SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server Standard Edition. After I have upgraded it, the SQL Server Agent was stopped. I have tried to start but it fails. Only when I have changed ...
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Upgraded from SQL Server Express to standard but CPU usage is maximum 50% on dual core [closed]

I have upgraded SQL Server Express 2008 r2 to SQL Standard Edition on amazon EC2 with a Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 (Ivy Bridge) Processors with 2 vCPU. I have verified the edition by running this: SELECT ...
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2answers
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Table with 4 million records - different size and performance in development and production

At my company we use SQL Express 2008 R2, which supports databases up to 10GB. We have 2 databases with almost the same number of rows in all tables. But, one of them is 4.5 GB in size (which is in ...
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2answers
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Query Optimization required - Subquery using Inner Join

Could anybody advise how can I optimize this query below please? SELECT IT.[iInternalTransactionID] , IT.[iInternalAccountID] , C.[iContractID] , IT.[dtTransactionDate] AS TransactionDate , ...
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SQL Server 2000 Named Instance cannot connect remotely

To facilitate a migration I installed SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition and Service Pack 4 as a named instance on server with an existing instance of SQL Server 2008R2 RTM. The issue I have is ...
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Sql Server sys.Traces log

Working with traces on production server I found some mysterious entries to me in sys.Traces, When I run below query it shows me status of all traces as ‘Paused’ along with entries in ...
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Enforce referential integrity between two groups of data

I have two sets of records: A collection of rules. A collection of actions to perform based on those rules. What I'm trying to model is something like this: Multiple rules can be grouped ...
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1answer
79 views

SQL Server 2008R2 Migration to new Platform - What Steps Required?

We are migrating our SQL Server 2008R2 instance from one Windows Server platform to another. SQL Server will remain as 2008R2. The new plaform will have more disk space, memory and CPU. I am doing up ...
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Two SQL Server databases setup with same .mdf and .ldf files

In a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance two databases (the second one being a restore/copy of the first one) have been setup against the same .mdf and .ldf files. How would I go about either deleting the ...