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DBCC sqlperf(waitstats) contains signal wait time longer than last time waitstats was cleared

I'm trying to troubleshoot some performance problems on our SQL2000 production server. I ran DBCC SQLPERF(waitstats) and noticed the stats hasn't been cleared in a long time. So I cleared them and ...
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Backup Database (SQL 2000 Compatibility) on SQL Server 2005 with CHECKSUM, but Page Verification TORN_PAGES Detection

I am trying to backup a 250GB database on SQL Server 2005 running in SQL 2000 compatibility mode. The page verification is set to TORN_PAGES detection. So, far the backup has been corrupted when we ...
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Number of times a table is read, written to and updated

Is there a way I can find out the number of times a table is read, updated, added to or has had rows deleted during a trace? I am creating the trace in SQL using sp_trace_setstatus, not using the Sql ...
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How to delete and create user remotely on SQL Server 2000

My boss wants to make sure that no one runs a job accidentally so we are setting up lots of safeguards to ensure that no one sleepwalks, log into the system and run a job. We are updating the ...
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SQL Server 2000 performance

I have a SQL server with about 150 tables and the 5 tables that are used the most consist of over 10 million rows each. I'm trying to see why the performance of the server has been diminishing day by ...
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Monitor Sql Server 2000

I was wondering if there is a free tool to monitor state of SQL Server 2000. I would prefer a web tool. I would like to see if some database is accessible, or are there any problems on server, etc. ...
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Explicitly update a table after sp_tableoption “text in row” advices wanted

I have an extremely slow sql server 2000 DB with 8GB, and the cause of this is the 3 ntext columns which are in the more queried table. Table has indexes set and also the full-text ssearch index set ...
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Heterogeneous queries error using stored procedure

Stored procedure ALTER PROCEDURE Proc_DayShift AS insert into #Punching_History SELECT * FROM SERVER2.MARS.DBO.TABLE1 GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF GO SET ANSI_NULLS OFF GO SET ANSI_WARNINGS OFF ...
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Consistency errors in SQL Server 2000

I have SQL Server 2000 and ever since upgrading from SP2 to SP4 random errors began happening. Mostly overflow errors, sometimes in SqlDateTime and sometimes in data type numeric. For example, ...
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DBCC CHECKDB errors migrating from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008R2

I'm getting integrity issues after I migrate a DB from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2. I ran a DBCC CHECKDB on the old db, and it returned no issues. Then I FTP-ed the backup file to the new ...
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SQL 2000: change collation of model database only- not master

One of our production SQL 2000 server has windows collation for master and msdb but SQl collation for model and tempdb. We are trying to have the same setup on a test environment which at the moment ...
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“Request to run job dbxxxxx refused” error in merge replication

I'm doing merge replication whole of my database but when I create the subscription I encounter this error: SQLServerAgent Error: Request to run job DBXX-XX--bazresiostani2-2 (from User sa) refused ...
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ActiveX script throwing runtime error inside DTS package

I am a DBA. We have migrated SQL 2000 databases + DTS packages to SQL 2008. One of the DTS packages runs an ActiveX script to open an Excel file (which has runs macros when you open it). Coding ...
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full-text search 7608 (0x80004005) error message debug

Someone tries to run the following line : exec sp_fulltext_column 'tbElementFullTextMvCustomProperty5', 'EMVCP_E_NAME', 'add', 0, NULL and then receives the following error : (1 row(s) affected) ...
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How to find the number of transactions per day or per hour in a SQL 2000 database

I am trying to find a query that I can run in order to find the number of transactions per day or per hour in a SQL 2000 database. The purpose is to get the number of hits on the database. I have ...
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Sql agent job step to Rename a file in SQL Server 2000 fails with error “ file being used by another process”

We have a SQL agent job configured on Sql Server 2000, which has an initial step of renaming a backupfile coming from a another server (SQl Server 2000) Say coming from \A\B\X.dat to X_back.dat. till ...
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Alter column text to varchar SQL Server 2000

How can I alter a column of type text in a SQL Server 2000 table, and change it to varchar? I tried with ALTER TABLE myTable ALTER COLUMN myColumn varchar(8000) NULL GO and the error is No se ...
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No longer able to expand jobs in SQL Server Agent

In SSMS on a Windows 7 machine, while connecting to a server running SQL Server 2000, I am no longer able to click on the Jobs to see the Object Explorer Details. Previously, this was not an issue, ...
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Unable to insert into or update table

A have the following table in a SQL Server 2000 database (service pack 2), with about 600,000 rows: Id [int, primary key] Form [int] Element [int] Data [char(8000)] MoreData [varchar(8000)] ...
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SQL pre-login handshake connection failure

I'm having an intermittent problem with one of my old SQL 2000 servers. Every once in a while it stops accepting logins. I fix the problem by bouncing sqlservr.exe and then it starts working properly ...
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Can't do any changes to a job in SQL 2000

I have a job in my SQL 2000 server, this job is used to execute a DTS, i want to change the schedule of this job. but every time i try to change of delete or stop this job i get the error message ...
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Can't find location of undo *.tuf file

I run SQL Server 2000. Database is in standby mode. I have multiple files with MyDb.tuf name on a different drives. How may I know which one is in use?
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DBCC CheckDB Consistency error on an empty table [duplicate]

I restored a DB from SQL Server 2000. I ran DBCC CHECKDB on SQL Server 2000, and it did not report any errors. What could be the reason behind a DBCC CHECKDB reporting a consistency error on a empty ...
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Installing SQL Server 2000 32-bit on Windows Server 2008 x64?

Am I correct in assuming there won't be any issues installing SQL Server 2000 32-bit on a Windows Server 2008 x64 system? I understand the memory limitations, etc, but that doesn't matter at this ...
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Querying a date range

i query this SQL query: SELECT * FROM [DB].[dbo].[Table] WHERE [DATE] BETWEEN '01-01-2016' AND '31-03-2016' AND ([TIME] >= '00:00:00' OR [DATE] > '01-01-2016') AND ([TIME] <= '00:00:00' OR ...
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Standard Time to Military Time

I am somewhat new to SQL and I have seemingly simple query but I can't seem to figure out the correct combination of functions. We receive time data from an external source as a five-character string, ...
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Duration Field in Profiler

I would like to monitor the script which takes more than 25 Sec. When i use filter i am not able to see the duration taken by the script. How can we get the time taken to execute the query. My ...
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SSMS Generated Table Scripts

Scenario: In production we have the same functional DB at different physical sites. The column order on a table don't match each other so I am writing a script to amend this (a 3rd party application ...
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Error using sp_trace_create with parameters [duplicate]

I'm running the following SQL on SQL Server 2000: exec sp_trace_create @options = 2, @tracefile = N'h:\\trace.trc', @filecount = 2 and am getting the following error and can't ...
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Is there a system primary key associated with each row?

Does a system primary key or unique identifier for each row in a table exist? Like @@ROWID, @@IDENTIFER, or some other identifier that uniquely identifies each row regardless of how it was created? ...
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Can you create an unrecoverable SQL Agent back log?

I have created and am using an SQL Agent for the first time. I have searched google but either the info isnot there or I am not getting the keywords correct (SQL agent + back log/callstack overflow ...
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How can I generate call stack on error on the fly

I have an issue with an index on a Sql2k server: Event Log shows the following errors happening: Date 2/14/2012 9:54:19 AM Log SQL Server (Current - 2/14/2012 10:26:00 AM) Source ...
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How can I do a SQL Server 2000 bak?

I have 2 databases .mdf SQL Server 2000, and I need to restore them on SQL Server 2014. After some research, I saw that the best approach is making a .bak of this 2 files. Well, I need to install SQL ...
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How vulnerable is SQL Server 2000?

I know there are still some SQL Server 2000 installs that exist out there. With Microsoft no longer supporting these versions, how can I check to see what vulnerabilities remain unpatched? This ...
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Scheduled copy of large table from SQL Server 2000 to 2008

I have a table on SQL Server 2000 with 10 million records and 20 columns. The table is rebuilt once a day and is essentially a reporting table, not a transactional table. Of the 10 million records, ...
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Is there a way to examine SQL Jobs for references to linked servers?

In preparation for migrating a server farm to the cloud, I am attempting to enumerate all the linked servers that have been defined over the years. I also need to find (and correct) the code that ...
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enable agent XPs

I am trying to run the following script on SQL 2000: sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1; GO RECONFIGURE; GO sp_configure 'ave enabled' 1; GO RECONFIGURE; GO sp_configure 'Agent XPs', 1; GO ...
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Set Field To Have Default Value Of Another

I am trying to create a trigger using the below syntax, however SSMS keeps barking at me with the below error. Msg 208, Level 16, State 4, Procedure test1, Line 1 Invalid object name 'data123'. ...
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How to restore a database from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2012

I've got a databe in SQL Server 2000 and older than it! And it's very old version. I can't restore to SQL Server 2012. Is that because of old version? How can I restore it? Is there any script or ...
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Simplifying query by adding Computed Column, performance impact?

The dev team came across the following query (might be incomplete; it's retyped from a screenshot) which had caused slowness: SELECT d.catalogno, d.itemid, SUM(lineamount+taxamount) AS Amount, ...
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SQL Server 2000 Page Splits per second higher han 12 million?

I was reading about index fill factors & performance, and out on a whim I tried the query given by the webpage on the company's production SQL Server 2000 server: SELECT * FROM ...
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SQL Server 2000 : Upgrade from Personal Edition to Enterprise Edition

I've never tried this before but this is what I'm attempting to do : Backup all the databases Copy current master.mdf and master.ldf to another location (for later purpose) Uninstall SQL Server ...
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Upgrade SQL Server 2000 engine

I have SQL Server in which I need to upgrade and restore a .bak file Server 1: Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.194 (Intel X86) And by requirements I need it to match Server 2: Microsoft ...
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databasename_indx.ndf file not referenced but can't delete

I have a SQL Server 2000 Express database for a legacy app I'm ditching soon. Until then, I'm at my 2 GB limit. According to sp_helpfile the database has one .mdf (900 MB) and one log file, but the ...
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Query mail logs for xp_sendmail

Using SQL Server 2008, I can query sysmail_log and other tables to see the results of sql emails. Is anything remotely similar available for querying email logs in SQL Server 2000?
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SQL Server 2000 trace file extension

Are SQL Server 2000 trace files generated in a .tdf format, the same way as SQL Server 2008 R2?
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Who changed the job schedule on a SQL Server Agent Job (SQL 2000)

Someone (or some unknown process) changed the job schedule on a SQL Server Agent Job on a SQL 2000 database. The original start time was 6:00, but was changed to 4:45; that much I can determine. Is ...
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Splitting a large table

My scenario is I look after an old system with a VB6 based front end and a SQL back end (good news, the replacement is being developed but in the meantime I need to keep this up). Now the application ...
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SQL Server improving queries waiting on PAGEIOLATCH_SH / Memory/CPU

As an 'accidental DBA' of my company, one of my tasks is to identify possible performance problems of our ERP system. For complex reasons, the database back-end has to be SQL Server 2000. From ...
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Support to SQL Server 2000 from Visual Studio 2013(SQL Server 2012)?

I can't access to a database created by SQL Server 2000 from Visual Studio 2013, I asked this before in StackOverflow, but I don't get an useful answer: ...