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PostgreSQL 9.3 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 v.s. MS SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 Ultima

I have searched many articles in Google about the performance of PostgreSQL vs MS SQL 2008 R2 and found that many of those articles say the performance of PostgreSQL is better than that of MSSQL 2008 ...
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SQL Server Replication do not replicate DELETE statement

We have two servers A and B. Both of them have SQL Server 2005 on them. A is for data collection, just a "lightweight server". B is for archiving, data manipulation etc. From A to B we have ...
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How to automatically grant permissions to application created databases in SQL Server 2008 R2?

So I have an application that automatically creates a new database after the database it is currently in reaches a fixed number of rows. I need to be able to automatically assign a user within the ...
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1answer
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SQL Server is started but didn't listen on any port

I newly installed SQL Server 2012. No database created yet. And I can open the Management Studio with sa/password. The Binn\sqlservr.exe is started as a service and I can see it started in the service ...
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422 views

How to auto start instance of sql server 2012 localdb on startup?

How do you auto start instance of sql server 2012 localdb on startup?
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Need to understand output of sqlcmd.exe

I was advised to make another question, from here - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19674045/need-help-to-make-sqlcmd-run-as-per-requirements My sqlcmd.exe is invoked with a command of the form - ...
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Is it viable to attribute permissions to SQL Server virtual accounts (NT Service\SQLSERVERAgent, etc)?

Using MS SQL Server 2012 in Microsoft Windows Server 2008. I am somewhat confused by the New Account Types Available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual Windows accounts [NT ...
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Restrict range of dynamic ports available to SQL Server

Is there a way to limit the range of dynamic ports available to SQL Server from the database side, or database server side? Our SOP is to use static ports across the network firewall and a vendor is ...
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Wrong Last Modified Date of .ndf file on SQL Server [closed]

I have SQL Server Database and we have many tables. To improve performance, I have created different filegroups with files on different disks just for indexes. I have created new index today in a ...
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1answer
871 views

On which machine should TCP Chimney Offload be disabled?

I am advising someone on how to disable TCP Chimney Offload, which is enabled by default by Windows Server 2003 SP2. We are working in an environment with multiple server machines, namely the ...
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1answer
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“Access is denied” when connecting SSMS to Integration Services

I receive the following error when attempting to connect SSMS to Integration Services using a particular SQL Server cluster's network name: Connecting to Integration Services service on the ...
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1answer
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If the users need INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE permissions, is Windows auth still more secure than SQL Server auth?

Some background first: The problem described below wouldn't exist at all if the database in question would have been built with a DBA's mindset: Data access only through views and stored procs --> ...
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Performance Counters for SQL Server Related to iSCSI Disk Access

I am planning to my SQL server databases (plus TLogs and TempDB) to a new LUN on our iSCSI SAN. The current LUN's used by these of these files are on their own two disk RAID 1 disk group and I'm ...
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1answer
648 views

Connect to SQL Server using OLEDB or ODBC?

We have a desktop application written in Visual Basic .NET. One our clients needs to use ODBC instead of OLEDB to connect to the SQL Server 2008 R2 Database. The company has several databases ...
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What is shared between two instances on the same server?

We want to install multiple instances of SQL Server on a single Windows server. We cannot use VMs because the server is bare metal Windows 2008 R2. For security purposes we need to ensure that the ...
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2answers
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“In Use” memory on a SQL Server box

I have a SQL Server 2012 database server with 64GB of RAM. A process called DataPumpService runs on the same box and loads around 400 million records from 2700 flat files. I want to understand what ...
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1answer
232 views

Correct Selection of SQL server instance db owner login name

I am attempting to connect RSA Archer (5.2) to an instance of SQL server 2008 r2 on WS 2008 R2. When Archer attempts it's initial connection I get - The ConnectString property has not been ...
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2answers
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Display all tables and their columns

Is there a way to display the layouts for all the tables to see their columns? I am trying to find tables with a certain column names. I am using the web app Web Data Administrator Example: table1 ...
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SQL Server connection with multiSubnetFailover fails, claims mirroring is enabled

I have two SQL Server instances in an availability group. They are not mirrored. I'm trying to connect to the AG using the MS JDBC drivers (4.0) with a connection string including ...
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2answers
705 views

Cannot start SQL SERVER SERVICE in Windows Server 2000

This morning this problem occurs when my co-worker says they cannot connect to database. I've checked the server and found that the SQL SERVER SERVICE is currently stopped. The problem is I cannot ...
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1answer
416 views

Can I install sql server on Win XP machine with user profile on D drive?

Is it possible to install sql server on a windows xp machine where the user profiles are created on a non system root directory, that is, on D drive rather than C drive? I am trying to install SQL ...
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2answers
267 views

Minimum/Maximum Server Memory in SQL Server 2005 with /3GB and /Userva switches

I have a 32-Bit Windows 2003 machine with 3.75GB RAM running one SQL Server 2005 instance. I am trying to optimize memory. If I use the switches in boot.ini like below, /3GB /Userva=2490 should I ...
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2answers
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Software for backing up SQL Server databases

Since using the new version of Symantec, I've experienced lots of problems doing incremental backups of clients' SQL databases. Is Windows Server backup a good alternative to Symantec Backup Exec ...
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Workarounds for setting default schema for domain group?

I am currently working on a project for a client, they have asked me to change the database from Oracle to SQL Server. So we migrated the database across to SQL Server 2008, when this was migrated ...
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2answers
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New Cluster Testing - Best Practice

We've finished setup of a 4-node SQL Server 2005 cluster. We are using Windows 2008 R2 as the underlying OS. We are looking for suggestions on a set of tests we could perform to test failover of the ...
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1answer
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Should Crystal Report be allowed for certain employees for production database?

I am talking about production database. There are couple of people who use crystal on daily basis for various types of reports. Some use it to just peak at the data, other generate reports of it. ...
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1answer
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Reconciling dm_os_windows_info windows_sku values, gathering same info from pre SQL Server 2008 R2 instances

I'm developing an inventory system for RDBMS deployments. I'm starting with SQL Server, and later will be pulling in info for Oracle & other RDBMS deployments. When you query [dm_os_windows_info] ...
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1answer
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SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 x64 Professional - what are the downsides?

I need to minimize the cost of the platform, that will run SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I have a special licensed version of this SQL server to work with like 20 users (it's an 1C special ...
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1answer
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ProcessID Owner with third party app

I am having problems trying to audit a third party app with a SQLServer backend. The app manages users and user access via a SQL table, using a single SQL login to access the databases. I am trying ...
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Copy database wizard between servers results in Access Denied error. [closed]

I'm trying to copy a database from SQL Server 2008 R2 to another server, using the Copy Database Wizard in SQL Server Management Studio. I get an error telling me to check the error log on the ...
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1answer
85 views

can I copy-paste SQL Server 2005 Express on XP Pro or Vista machine and make it work without installer?

I am having installer problems on several machines trying to install SQL Server Express 2005 Express as well as later versions (but I would be happy with 2005 anyway). However, I do have one machine ...
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1answer
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What does a SQL Server DBA need to know about Windows Server?

Analogous to my previous question What does a DBA have to know about SSAS?, which generated a really wonderful answer (thank you, @ConcernedOfTunbridgeWells!), I now ask a similiar question: What ...
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securely exposing sql server 2008 for windows authentication

My company wants to have approximately 100 of their sales people (distributed around the country) to be able to run stored procedures from excel and return the data onto the spreadsheet. We have sql ...
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3answers
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Does the PCI standard forbid the use of Windows Authentication?

We currently use Mixed Mode for our SQL Server Authentication. I've tried to convince our DBA to allow us to use Windows Authentication so we can use Team Foundation Server, however he absolutely ...
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1answer
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Converting Microsoft SQL Server collation to UTF 8

I've a Rails-Application, which reads data from a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database. All umlauts are represented by a '?', so I checked the encoding of the database. The encoding is 'Latin 1'. ...
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1answer
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Not all members in a Windows group have permissions

I ran into a bit of an odd situation. Let's say I have a domain group [DMN\Group] which has been created as a login on my server and a user in the database. One of the members in that group is not ...
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1answer
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Windows Authentication for a non-local non-domain Login

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. There is no domain in the network. Is there any way for me to add a Windows Login on SQL Server for a non-local and non-domain ...
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1answer
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High PageIOLatch_SH Waits with High Drive Idle times

We are experiencing high volume of PageIOLatch_SH waits on our database (row counts in the Billions). However it seems that our drive Idle time Percentage hovers around 50-60 percent. CPU usage is ...
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1answer
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Internals of Windows-to-Windows SQL Server data transfer

This is a sort of generic question and I don't require a very specific answer, but let me ask it by describing a scenario. You connect to a remote db in SQL Server Studio 08, and run a select * ...
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1answer
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Bad Windows Authentication sign on

I do not have install privileges on my machine. Another user who has admin privileges installed it, but told the system to use Windows Authentication for the sign on. Is there a way they can change ...
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3answers
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Recommended page file size for SQL 2008R2 on Windows 2008R2

This Microsoft article - How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2008 and or Windows 2008 R2 provides guidance for calculating the page file size for 64 ...
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6answers
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SQL Server command line usage? Is it possible?

I've been trying to use the SQL Server Management Studio 2008's built in "Solution Explorer" to manage a project and after 2 weeks of struggling with it, I've decided I don't really care for it. It's ...
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4answers
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On a dedicated database server, how much memory to reserve for the OS?

Assuming you have a dedicated server explicitly for database functions -- how much memory should you reserve for the operating system? I realize this will probably vary somewhat depending on the ...