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Role to view SQL server job log

We have a monitoring tool that can check if Microsoft SQL Server jobs have run successfully. What I want to do is create a user that has as little permission as possible but it must be able to watch ...
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Understanding the usage of version store in tempdb

We are trying to analyze the growth of tempdb on one of our SQL server 2005 Ent SP4. I know tempdb would need the space depending upon the transactions, and how queries are designed to use it. We ...
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Import .bak into SQL Server 2008 Management Studio

I have a custom program that uses a database. I have little knowledge of servers but the way it works is by using a "local" server in the same computer as the one where the program is installed. I am ...
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Why does SQL Server 2005 only use an IS lock in this scenario?

I am attempting to examine the locking behind different queries but with the same output to avoid deadlocking situations. I have the following code: SELECT MIN(ID), TextData FROM PKKEYTESTER ...
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Optimization issue with user defined function

I have a problem understanding why SQL server decides to call user defined function for every value in the table even though only one row should be fetched. The actual SQL is a lot more complex, but I ...
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How to select first row from a join that returns multple rows on the primary key

This is related to this question: Joining multiple tables results in duplicate rows I have two tables that I am joining. They share a key. The person table has one name per primary key but the ...
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Restoring database without worring about partitions

On our our production database there is a partitioned table called FullLog. This is updated via triggers so we know who changed the database and when. Which is a problem for me when I restore the ...
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Duplicate records referenced across different databases

I have a table holding 'People' data (about 70K records) that coexists with an 'Address' table so there's one AddressID per every person in the 'People' table. The idea was to centralize the data in ...
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Online index rebuild snapshot location and impact of filling index drive

My understanding of a rebuild index online operation is that the index will have a snapshot taken and the rebuild is started on the snapshot index. My question is where does the snapshot index ...
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Unable to start SQL Server Agent

We are unable to start SQL server Agent and it fails with below error: SQLServerAgent could not be started (reason: SQLServerAgent must be able to connect to SQLServer as SysAdmin, but '(Unknown)...
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How to check what type of lock an UPDATE statement uses?

How can I determine if an update statement puts a table lock, page lock, or row lock on a table?
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Joining multiple tables results in duplicate rows

I am running SQL 2005. I am getting more rows then I expect returned by my query. I believe it has something to do with my join statements. Here is my query: There are multiple tables that have ...
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NUMA Nodes - MAXDOP - PLE

We have a server with 8 CPUS across 2 NUMAs with hyperthreading enabled. Currently Maxdop is set to 8, but actually should be set to 4 as per the Maxdop section of this article: https://support....
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Unable to delete Log Shipping configuration

I need some help with my SQL 2005 server. I am trying to setup log shipping, I've successfully done so for all user-databases, except one. From the looks of it, it once had log shipping configured ...
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How to create a VIEW in SQL Server [closed]

I have a user table and I need to create a VIEW so a user can only see their own data/row. How could I achieve this? I have been searching online but I can't find anything useful User with user_id, ...
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LSCopy job fails on SQL Server 2005 - Insufficient space

I'm having some trouble getting my LSCopy job of Log-Shipping on my SQL Server 2005 server, to work. The LSBackup job is configured so the backup is made locally (D: drive) The LSCopy job is ...
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How to confirm if the backups are going to tape in SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2

We have many of our SQL Servers where we take the backup locally on the server as well as over the network to other server in case of disaster. Also, we have a process set that server support team ...
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Cannot select features to install from SQL Server 2005 SP4 installation process [closed]

The issue: I cannot select MSSQLSERVER from the feature list I want to update as part of the SQL Server 2005 x64 Service Pack 4 installation process. Please note exe file is being raised from C:\ ...
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SQL Server 2005 Cluster Service pack 4 upgrade failure at remote user account

I built SQL Server 2005 ENT Cluster on Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to upgrade it to SQL Server 2005 SP4. However, I get this error at the Remote User Account screen Enter the remote user ...
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Unable to open SQL Server database file (.mdf) [closed]

I have a SQL Server 2005 .mdf file that I am trying to open in SQL Server Management Studio so I can add a field to a table, but I am unable to open the file. I can't say that I really understand how ...
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Shall i upgrade Database server from 2005 to 2012 without upgrading SSRS or web Application

Shall i upgrade Database server from 2005 to 2012 without upgrading SSRS or web Application relying upon the database? Will the SSRS reports and Web application continue to work? Would be appreciated ...
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mdf files too big in SQL Server 2005 [closed]

I hope someone can advise me on what to do here. I am running my database on SQL Server 2005. I had created a backup maintenance job myself using the SQL Server Management Studio, when using a ...
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SQL Server 2005 Datawarehouse DB - Integrity failure caused by NonClustered indexes

Last year I've been working with a data warehouse database (SQL Server 2005) loaded on a daily basis during the nights. Overall database performance is acceptable. However, there is a "known error" ...
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Replication slowness: massive MSrepl_commands table?

Background: I have a SQL Server 2005 transactional replication setup that pushes normal traffic fine, but occasional larger processing batches have been a problem. Obviously the changes take longer ...
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SQL Server 2005 query with multiple conditions, some indexed, some not

I have a table with 50 million rows. It is indexed on zip. A query Select * from table where zip = '12345' returns 20,000 rows in about 2 seconds When I add an additional condition it jumps to ...
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Restricting multiple records to one by preference?

Below is a query I'm using to extract the best Price1 amongst several distributor's pricing tables. SELECT products.UPC, T2.Price1, vProducts_PriceQty_Union.Price2, ...
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Get specific result without using loop

I've a table in which data is like this for single user ID - Number - SubNumber - Name 1 101 201101 Jack 2 101 201102 Jack 3 101 201103 Jack 4 101 ...
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Unable to start SQL Server Browser service in Sql server 2005 [closed]

we are unable to start the SQL browser service on one of our machine with below error: I believe this to be the reason, why we could not connect to the instance with below error: I tried ...
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Data mismatch on Subscriber Database in SQL server transactional replication

We have Transactional replication set up between an OLTP Database server 'A' and reporting DB server 'B', where the Data from OLTP DB(Size 400 GB) "AR" is getting replicated on the server B as ...
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DatabaseMail didn't start when an email is queued

This is about SQL Server 2005. I have configured SQL agent jobs to send an email when it failed. So far I have received email reliably. However, I have an weird problem where an email would get ...
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What's the difference between xp_fixeddrives and this query [duplicate]

when i run xp_fixeddrives command to the drive that contains my tempdb, I obtain 10mb of free space, but the following query return other thing (45000 mb free). other query : USE tempdb; GO SELECT ...
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SQL Server Full txt Search - Thesaurus Entries

I'm thinking of adding a full text search to our product (currently using SQL 2005 Enterprise), so just doing some preliminary research. I read that you can add thesaurus entries, so "Internet ...
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Linking SQL Server tables to a PostgreSQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance and also a PostgreSQL 9.3 running on the same network, I would like to know if its possible to somehow create or have 'views' on a database within the PostgreSQL ...
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How to resolve RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE and RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE_QUERY_COMPILE wait types

We are trying to figure out root cause of slow running sql server queries hitting/fetching data from one of the database , size 300 GB, hosted on server with below configuration: Windows server ...
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Upgrading a database from SQL Server 2005 to 2012 uncovered a syntax error

I recently upgraded from SQL Server 2005 to 2012. During validation however, a bug was discovered. A certain trigger was coded as follows: CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[trigger] on [dbo].[foo] FOR UPDATE, ...
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Getting Machine name from where stored procedure was last executed

Is there any way to find out machine IP or machine name from where a particular stored procedure is executed in SQL Server 2005? We have a client server architecture with .NET as a front end and SQL ...
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SQL server not using the memory allocated

We have noticed that for one of our SQL server with below configuration ,memory is not getting availed as allocated. SQL server 2005 SP4, 32 bit Windows server 2003 R2 SP2, 32 bit with 16 GB ...
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How do I ensure that bulk inserts must fire my DML trigger?

I have a table using a DML trigger to ensure data integrity. Although authors of SSIS packages, BULK INSERT queries, and bcp executions can enable DML trigger execution, which is disabled by default, ...
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Error 29527: While upgrading from SP1 to SP4 in SQL Server 2005

We are trying to upgrade from SP1 to SP2 in SQL Server 2005 test box for a named instance. Initially we got the error MSP Error: 1260 Windows cannot open this program because it has been ...
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Risk in evicting node from SQL Server cluster without prior uninstalling of SQL Server binaries

I have to perform upgrade of a SQL Server failover cluster with several SQL Server 2005 instances running on two Windows Server 2003. Since the plan is to have servers running Windows Server 2008 and ...
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SQL query running slow compared to its earlier execution time

One of our application using an SQL query is reported running slow. Current execution time:- 15 minutes and so Earlier execution time:- 30 seconds. SQL-Sentry Plan for the slow query I've ...
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Restore databases from prod to test server with data over X days

We've got a list from app owners to restore say 20 databases from a total of 100 available production server databases onto a test server on weekly basis. Moreover, they require it in a way that ...
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Can I enforce one field being dependent on another?

I would like to know if it's possible to have two fields (in this case bits) in the same table where one is dependent on another. For example Check2 may only be true if Check1 is true. Note: I'm ...
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A transition table, is it a good idea?

I'm writing an application that stores a project's C++ API representation. For example, I have tables like Class, Function, FunctionParameter, DerivedClass, BaseClass, and so on. Every once in a ...
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Receiving Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 16 when trying to deploy SSRS Report

Our SSRS reports have stopped working. I tried re-deploying it but got a message stating that Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 16 an internal error occurred on the report server If checked ...
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What is this upside-down silver key icon

I inherited a SQL Server 2005 3rd party server and database to look into to be able to generate reports and dashboards on. On one table, I found a new icon: a blue-silver upside-down key, alongside ...
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SSMS 2014 working with SQL Server 2005 instances

Is there any major complication that one could run into while using the latest (developer) version of SSMS with older SQL Server 2005 instances? Any way one could affect the data by using this ...
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Trying to attach a .mdf with missing .ldf [closed]

I am trying to attach a .mdf database file to a SQL Servre 2005 however we do NOT have the .ldf and have been unsuccessful in all our attempts to date. I should also mention there is no back-up to ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Dropping Snapshots takes hours

We recently did a SQL Server upgrade from 2005 to 2012. We have a nightly job that drops a snapshot of an active database. The snapshots gets created again later in the day. Before upgrading, in SQL ...
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SQL Server : how to disable connections to a linked server?

SQL Server Linked Server to default instance - service is disabled but connection is still possible I have a server called SWLON1 that has SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 r2 installed. The SQL ...