SQL Server 2005 (major build version 9.00.xxxx). Please also tag sql-server.

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Clustered Index improvemens for particular queries

I found a table that looks like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].Table1 ( id INT primary key IDENTITY (1, 1), [idUser] INT NOT NULL , [Amount] INT NOT NULL , [Attempts] INT NOT NULL , ...
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Procedure to wholly migrate SQL Server 2005 to a new server

I'm tasked with 'rebuilding' a database server, because the old one is dying. To reduce potential for the new server f**king up, we had decided to rebuild the server as similar as possible to the old ...
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Linked Server Has Run Out Of Memory

So I have a stored procedure that calls an AS400 Linked server. Now, the stored procedure will execute successfully. However, it is used in a SQL Agent Job and each time the job runs, it gives the ...
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Cannot shrink transaction log [duplicate]

Bit of a headscratcher here. I have a db that has less than 1GB of data, but a 40GB log file. Transaction logs are backed up daily, and there is not a lot of activity on this database; approximately ...
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How to avoid locks by large transactions?

We have a large application running, that requires cleanup for performance reasons. This was however not forseen when designing the application. Basically, the delete is executed from a stored ...
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Defrag or Backup+Restore

I have an MDF file that was autogrown from 1MB to 40GB in 10% increment. The file is heavily fragmented now, and I want to defrag it with minimum downtime. I have a plan that I am not sure will work: ...
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Follow up to certificate sharing question

Follow up to the post Sharing certificates encryped by password between DBs and instances I created a certificate with a password CREATE CERTIFICATE testcert ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = 'test123' ...
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Hard Drive Configuration for my setup

I have a fairly large transactional database (100GB) with a lot of users. The database access is solely via stored procs that make heavy use of temp tables, table variables, cursors and other fun ...
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Restore System Databases from MDF/LOG files

We recently experienced a hardware failure that caused our SQL 2005 server to take it in the dump. The good news is that we have the MDF and LOG files for all the databases, the bad news is that we ...
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Cartesian Product SQL / Inserts with multiple Values Clauses

I want to create cartesian product sql query.But,I'm getting the error.Where I wrong? alter table #Personel ( Ad varchar(100) ) alter table #Masa ( MasaAdi varchar(100) ) insert into #Personel ...
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Cannot recover the master database. SQL Server is unable to run

Right, I powered off development server because it was hanged, when restarted directory services database was corrupted, so fixed it, then figured out that IIS Manager's metadata.xml is messed up, so ...
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Access to tables in SQL Server

I would like to know if there is a table where accesses to tables are saved, per user or per system. I'm using both SQL Server 2005 and 2008.
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How can I install a provider for linked server?

I have a provider for a linked server called PervasiveOLEDB.11.0 installed on a sql server 2005 machine. It always me to have a connection to a pervasive sql database. I would like to use this same ...