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Maintenance Plan fails but the query it generates Runs

I have an SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition whose Maintenance plan fails constantly with the error: backup MYSERVER (MYSERVER) Backup Database on MYSERVER Databases that have a compatibility level ...
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Exporting from SQL Server 2005 for import into ER Studio 9.0

I am new to ER Studio and need to create an ERD for a remote system. That system can only be accessed by LogMeIn remote control and by FTP. The remote system is running SQL Server 2005. The local ...
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How to avoid index scans in SQL Server 2005?

I have a table named Cell which has columns like Cell_ID, CellValue and CellRow. Cellrow can have values maximum 1 to 5. There is a clustered index on Cell_ID field. This table contains 100000 rows. ...
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Schannell: Certificate received from the remote server was issued by an untrusted certificate authority

i'm not sure whether to ask this on ServerFault or here. Periodically following error is logged in Windows Server 2008 Administrative events: The certificate received from the remote server was ...
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Which options to enable to guarantee full recovery in SQL Server Express 2005?

I am using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. I noticed that Recovery Model is set to Simple, by default. I changed this option to Full but want to know which other options to enable to guarantee full-...
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Auto-Commit in SQL Server and Oracle

When I worked on Oracle 8 many years before, I used to execute COMMIT command manually after each bulk INSERT. In SQL Server, Auto-Commit is ON by default which has advantages as well as hazards. I ...
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Recover accidentally deleted rows from a table

My client has accidentally deleted all the records of a table from a test database. This test database is in SQL Server 2005 Express and we don't have a backup. Is it possible to restore the deleted ...
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How often do you back up the distribution database for transactional replication when sync with backup is set to true for the distribution database?

I'm trying to figure out how often to back up the distribution database when "sync with backup" is set to true. If I understand this correctly, sync with backup ensures the distribution database can ...
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“SELECT TOP N” returns the wrong results

Supposing I have a table foo similar to: ident int, primaryKey, auto_increment someNumber int statusId int ... where the someNumber column is, except for a few special cases, equal to ident. (in ...
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SQL Server 2005 collation issue during installation

Every time I try to install SQL Server 2005 on to a Windows 7 machine it installs properly but the collation installed is sql_latin1_general_as instead of sql_latin1_general_cp1_ci_as. I have read ...
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How to troubleshoot SQL “The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.”

I'm trying to troubleshoot a timeout issue that occurs on one of our SQL 2005 servers. The database responds normally for about a day until we start to see sql timeout errors. After that all ...
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Can the service-broker cause SQL Server to crash when using SQLDependency

I have C# application that uses SQLDependency to get updates from a message table. I have tested it quite extensively and worked great in the development environment but when I ran it on the ...
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Enable SSMS in SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition

We just had an upgrade of all our computers here, and on one of them we loaded our licensed copy of Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Developer edition. I then loaded the service packs (4 for SS)...
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SQL Server 2005 datacube processing in high transaction system

We currently have a highly transactional SQL 2005 database which is growning by around 1.2 million rows weekly. On top of this we have a SSAS datacube which is set to process every two hours for ...
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How to make a unique column with default value of UUID

I have a key column for internal use which is just a increasing integer, but I would like to have a second unique column which is a UUID, but I don't know how to have a function called for the default ...
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Can foreign keys cause deadlocks and hinder READ COMMITTED SNAPSHOT?

This is a followup question from: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7684477/is-it-possible-to-set-transaction-isolation-level-snapshot-automatically I'm still having deadlock/timeout situations in ...
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Why is query using Clustered Index when it shouldn't?

Let us presume I have a table named Category in a SQL Server 2005 database. Category has category_id (bigint, identity) as its primary key and name (nvarchar(50)). There is obviously a clustered ...
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Copy database schema from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downgrading from SQL Server 2008 to 2005 Is it possible to copy the database schema from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005, I don't need data from the tables, just the ...
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How do I change the text in the export format dropdown on SQL Reporting server

I am looking for a way to change the text in the export format dropdown of a report on the SQL Reporting server (2005). For example, currently, one of the dropdown items is named: Web archive. I would ...
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How can I design a table for quick versioning of textual data?

Version i am talking about here is not of version control systems. Like in SO i got some textual data(compare them to questions) that could be versioned(in the sense edited, saved, rollback). Content ...
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SQL Server schema intact but every record from every table is gone

We recently set up a new virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 and slapped a copy of SQL server 2005 on it. The server had running and in use without a hitch for about two weeks. The only real ...
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Small Squares or Blocks after string in table field

My problem. I'm running SQL Server 2005 in a Development (Dev) and Production (Prod) environment. I created a view that extracts data from a Navision database to SQL using a pass-through query ...
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Identical(?) SQL Server 2005 machines; query takes 2sec on one, 15min on the other

The Environment: We have two 32-bit Windows Server 2003 R2 machines running SQL Server 2005. The hardware configurations are identical servers with Xeon 5160 CPU, 4GB RAM, and 13GB RAID0. AWE and /...
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Error in in sysft_Name while restoring database

I have a .bak file which gives the following error while restoring: System.data.sqlclient.sqlerror:The path 'E:' has invalid attributes. It needs to be a directory. It must not be hidden, read-...
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SQL Server 2005 database engine login failed error?

I installed SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition on Windows xp. This account exists in administrators role.But I can't login to SQL Server database engine using Windows authentication method or sql ...
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SQL Server 2005 database engine login failed error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SQL Server 2005 database engine login failed error? I installed SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition on Windows xp. This account exists in administrators role.But I can't ...
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How to know dependency on a table

I have a Database Called Total and I have about 40 tables in it.I am trying to move the tables in the database into a different server So I have prepared all the create table scripts but the problem ...
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Why “Begin Transaction” before “Insert Query” locks the entire table?

I am using SQL Server 2005 Express. In a scenario, I added Begin Transaction command just before an INSERT statement in a stored procedure. When I executed this stored procedure, it locked the entire ...
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Is it possible to restore sql-server bak and shrink the log at the same time?

We have a bak file from a client that we have transferred to our developer offices for problem investigation. The backup is currently 25GB and the restored database is about the same size however it ...
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sqlcmd to run large SQL file causes high CPU usage

I am using sqlcmd.exe to run a large SQL script, and the server CPU usage has been at 100% for the past 5 hours. The SQL script file has a size of 156 MB. I am running the script on SQL Server 2005. ...
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DDL contention on TempDB

I have a SQL Server 2005 Standard x64 that is experiencing issues with TempDB DDL contention for the past few months. The server will experiencing contention on wait resource 2:1:103 (the wait type ...
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Designing a database tables for the following scenario

I just got following entities Employee, Client and Company. Where Employee and Client have one to many relationship with Company ie A single employee may be mapped to attend to many companies and ...
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why does my pivot give me an error?

Msg 207, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Invalid column name 'FullName'. select FullName, ['1-Urgent'], ['2-High'], ['3-Medium (3000)'] from (select FullName,AltBusinessSeverity, total from Mdata) AS ST ...
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Migrating or Synchronizing SSAS Changes

Assume you have 2 SSAS databases, DB1 and DB2, that are identical. Now they branch off. Changes A and B are made to DB1 and changes C and D are made to DB2. Is there an easy method to migrate ...
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Export data into word documents

My boss has a kindle and likes to save a lot of stuff to his clippings. Currently I'm going through and cutting out each clipping and pasting it into a seperate word document with the title of the ...
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sql script repository [closed]

I am a fresh DBA just being promoted, I am looking for few good sites which constains T-sql Scripts for DBA tasks. Is there a common place from where you can get a collection scripts to perform ...
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Unable to BackUp Database on SQL2005

I have a database in MS SQL2005 that I can not backup. Whenever I try to create a backup of the selected database through SQL Mgm studio I get this error: The Backup of full-text catalog in not ...
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SQL Server 2005 Easy way to add all users to a database role

I have three application databases: A, B and C. Users of A and B are all users in C; the users from A are in the public role with only SELECT permission, while the users from B are in a role with more ...
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Using the name of a table contained in a field of another table?

I have a table (MyTable) with varchar columns named SourceID and ReferenceID where SourceID contains a table name and ReferenceID contains a key value for the source table. Is it possible in a query ...
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Which is quicker: Select of existing row vs Update where no row exists?

Which would run the fastest? Select from a table using the primary key (integer, clustered index, 1,000,000+ rows) Attempt an update on a different table, where the row does not exist? (where ...
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How do I load them as varbinary(MAX) format into SQL Database?

There are 1000 picture that are jpeg format.How do I load them as varbinary(MAX) format into SQL Database?But at the same time I want the bulk insert functionality.
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Determining maximum table size, type of engine and type of indexes supported

How many types of indexes are available with SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008? MySQL has a variety of options like: Hashed, BTree, etc. What are the choices in SQL Server? I also want to determine ...
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Why Clustered Index property is enabled on few columns and not on others?

I heard that there can be only one Clustered Index? I may be wrong, but I am sure I read somewhere. In one of my SQL Server 2005 table, I have following columns: SerialNum ------- BigInt -------- ...
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sql 2005 - trace capturing all events

I am trying to capture all statements/SPs and RPCs (either they finish or fail) on a SQL 2005 server using SQL trace. Are the following events enough? Exceptions Stored Procedure RPC:Completed RPC:...
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Backup Compression in SQL Server 2005

I noticed that simply zipping my backup files reduces the space used by 70% My idea was to, initially, backup the databases to a local server; then, using Bacula or Cobian (I don't have a budget), ...
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Changing Domain on SQL Server

I currently have some SQL Servers that sit on a sub-domain. We are eliminating that sub-domain and moving everything to the regular domain. As far as SQL Server configuration goes, is there anything ...
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Unable to kill SPID

I have a SQL Server 2005 Std (x64) with SP4 that has a procedure I cannot seem to kill. If I view sys.dm_exec_requests I see SPID 103 with wait_type of LCK_M_SCH_M, a status of SUSPENDED and command ...
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SQLCMDMODE from SSMS. Can I set -b mode when using :r to include files?

As far as I read msdn there is no variable that corresponds to the -b flag of the command (on error batch abort). I found no to enable this mode inside a script when running in sqlcmd mode. Is there ...
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SQL 2005- stored procedure performance troubleshooting

I am investigating performance issues for a stored procedure on SQL 2005 server. This is how I intend to do it: Analyze the stored procedure for any bad TSQL practices (like count * etc) Run it ...
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Are there significant performance differences when linking to a simple data view, rather than a data table, in a simple data view?

Sorry for the long question, but let me give you my scenario. I have a DB that houses data exported from another DB. The containing tables are copies from the other (non-SQL) database. Each column ...