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

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Merge reports 'You must rerun snapshot because current snapshot files are obsolete', gets caught in Death Loop

We have a very large Merge publication for a data warehouse with some large (.bcp files on the order of 20GB) fact tables that is causing us tremendous trouble. Specifically, we created a publication ...
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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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2 databases in sql server 2005 “Production Server”

Can 2 databases decrease the performance in a SQL Server 2005 production server? Server specs: Dell Power edge 2950, 2 Quad core Xeon, 16 GB of RAM, 3x73 GB SATA hard drive hot plug, Windows Server ...
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SQL Server Backup Process Tuning

I am working for a small company that has 20 full time web sites. And another 20-30 micro sites. We are having issues with the sites freezing every day after the SQL Server Agent backup is running. ...
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SQL Server Memory Paging Issue

We have a dedicated SQL server running Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 SP2 and SQL Server 2005 (64-bit) Standard Edition with 16GB RAM. Every night we're experiencing severe performance issues ...
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SQL Server edition support [closed]

Does anyone know whether Microsoft supports SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition SP2 anymore? The following is from reported from @@version Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.5000.00 (X64) Dec 10 2010 ...
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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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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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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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Need to divide single column into multiple columns

My table has data with a single column: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 And I want output like this: 1 2 3 4 5-first row 6 7 8 9 10 - second row Another has two columns like this: Column 1 ...
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SQL Server Concise List Of Trace Flags

I did my 5 minute research and have not come up with a concise list, or even a list really except for Trace Flags (2012) which is a bit lacking. Looking at this query which uses 8691, I was wondering ...
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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 ...
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How to the get current date without the time part

In SQL Server 2005 how do I get the current date without the time part? I have been using GETDATE() but would like it to have a time of 00:00:00.0
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PowerShell to get database schemas

I am able to connect to a remote SQL Server with the instance name using PowerShell. I am using an XML file (something like a configuration file) which includes all my database details. PowerShell ...
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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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Cannot access Properties page of a database

I'm in the process of decommissioning a database server and migrating the databases from one server to another. I was attempting to get the the properties of the database and received a SQL Error ...
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Is there a reliable way to determine when you should run DBCC CLEANTABLE to reclaim space?

Lately, instead of just growing files when they near 80% file utilization, I've been more proactive at reclaiming space via the usual tricks like defragmenting heaps, adding & dropping clustered ...
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SQL Server and Perfmon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SQL 2008 Server agent cant see perfmon counters I'm trying to setup SQL Server Perfmon counters on a Windows Server 2003 with SQL Server 2005 SP3. I'd like to run ...
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Hard and Fast rule for include columns in index

Is there any hard and fast rule to decide what columns and in which order it should be put in Included in non clustered index. I was just reading this post Why use the INCLUDE clause when creating an ...
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How do I fix a login timout in SQL Server 2005 when using a linked server and a stored procedure called from a SQL Agent Job?

I have a sql agent job running on ServerA. This job executes a stored procedure ServerA.DatabaseA.dbo.SPROC_A, inside this SPROC there is a query that selects data from ...
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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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Trigger copies history table: Will removing index lock options speed up the process?

I have a trigger applied to a table to write inserts and updates to a history table. That history table can grow pretty fast, and we want to see, if we can speed up insert operation a bit. The values ...
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Logging query text without Profiler

I'm in the process of porting an old, semi-broken ASP.NET/SQL Server application to PHP/PostgreSQL. Among the torments^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hchallenges I'm faced with is that the reporting is done by a ...
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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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SQL Server replication subscriptions marked as inactive

Is there any way to force SQL Server NOT to mark subscriptions as inactive, ever? It happens sporadically when there are connection issues and I don't want to have to reinitialize the subscription ...
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System table missing in SQL Server 2012

I restored a SQL Server 2000 database to 2005 then to 2012. I am not able to see system tables that existed in SQL Server 2000 now. Why?
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can exec work with while loop of cursor? [duplicate]

Declare @var varchar(200) set @var='select max(val) from floattable' declare c1 cursor for select id from floattable declare @val int Fetch next from c1 into @val open c1 while @@Fetch_Status=0 ...
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SQL SERVER 2005 slow Performance on Windows Server 2008

Recently I have upgraded my server to new one. But because of compatibility issues with my old Windows Server 2003 R2 32 bit, I have also upgraded it to Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit. (I have ...
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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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App domain is marked for unload due to memory pressure

In my sql server log (2005 SP4) I have this message every couple of seconds : "AppDomain XXX [DataBase.dbo[runtime], YYY] is marked for unload due to memory pressure" Our server : Windows Server ...
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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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Powershell SQL Script Execution in Selected Schemas Only

I have many schemas in one database. In that database I have some SQL scripts to be executed. I want to execute those SQL scripts in only selected schemas. Suppose I have 10 schemas in total (A to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I inspect the security settings of a SQL Server Endpoint?

I am in the process of creating a TEST environment for our SQL Server development staff. In production we have 3 SQL Servers, SQL01 contains several databases that are mirrored to SQL02. SQL03 ...
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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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Quick look at how much RAM is allocated to SQL Server?

With SQL Server 2005, you could look at the Task Manager and, at least, get a cursory look at how much memory is allocated to SQL Server. With SQL Server 2008, the Working Set or Commit Size never ...
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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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What characters are word breakers in English for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2?

I can find what DLL supports English word breakers by using sp_help_fulltext_system_components but I have not been able to find an actual list of the word breaking characters for English (like blank, ...
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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 ...