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Failed copy job deletes all users

Since the progression of this was apparently somewhat difficult to follow the first time around: I attempted a completely boring, been-done-a-thousand-times-before copy of a database using the copy ...
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Is there any way to connect to one server and utilize a linked server using Windows authentication and NTLM?

I currently have SQL Server 2005 (Server A) that has a SSAS 2005 linked server (Server B). The powers that be do not want to enable Kerberos authentication, so I'm stuck with NTLM. The problem is ...
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All users missing after a detach/reattach [closed]

After detaching and reattaching a database to do a copy operation, all of the user objects are now missing from the database (I should add that the copy failed; according to the logs, there was an ...
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When should I use the shrink option

I have seen a lot of blogs stating that shrinking is not a good habit as it will reduce the performance of the system. I agree with all those things it will lead to side effects like fragmentation, ...
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Why do linked servers have a limitation of 10 branches in a CASE expression?

Why does this CASE expression: SELECT CASE column WHEN 'a' THEN '1' WHEN 'b' THEN '2' ... c -> i WHEN 'j' THEN '10' WHEN 'k' THEN '11' END [col] ...
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ODBC - how to set up ODBC driver for 2 languages (for different code page)

How to set up an ODBC driver to operate the Polish code page (1250) and Lithuania (1257) at the same time? Although the code page Lithuanian is wider than the Polish code page, the driver incorrectly ...
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Index Seek vs Index Scan

Looking at an execution plan of a slow running query and I noticed that some of the nodes are index seek and some of them are index scan. What is the difference between and index seek and an index ...
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Help with best practice of merging databases

Bad news, our website server (Windows 2003) crashed because of dead RAID controller. Luckily few hours later our backup server was up and website was live again. Hopefully tomorrow our original ...
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Run two SQL Agent Jobs Simultaneously (not sequentially) as the next step

At the completion of Step 1, the job currently goes to step 2 - an osql command to start a Sql Agent job on another server. However at the completion of step 1, I would also like to start a ...
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How to check if I am hitting the Express Edition size limit?

I am confused. AFAIK SQL Server 2005 Express has a limit of 4GB database data size. However I have the following results from sp_spaceused: How can I check if my DB is hitting the size limit? Is ...
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File locations for Full Text Catalogs using SQL Server 2005 on VMware

I have an issue with one of our development SQL Server Servers. We have databases that use full text search catalogs. Just some background info, our servers are configured to use separate drives for ...
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How to find all positions of a string within another string

How can I find all the positions with patindex in a table or variable? declare @name nvarchar(max) set @name ='ali reza dar yek shabe barani ba yek ' + 'dokhtare khoshkel be disco raft va ali ...
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If I fail over one database, do the others that share the same mirror endpoint fail over as well?

We have two databases setup for mirroring on a single SQL Server instance: a test database and a production database. Both get mirrored to another server using the exact same endpoints. If I go into ...
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DELETE failed because the following SET options have incorrect settings: 'ANSI_NULLS'

I have inherited a few scripts that are pumped through a c#.NET custom app to update a SQL2005 SP3 database. One of these scripts does a deletion on a user table called msw_timer_task, based on a ...
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How can I search the full text of a stored procedure for a value?

I use the following script to search the text of all stored procedures when I want to find specific values. SELECT ROUTINE_NAME, ROUTINE_TYPE FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.ROUTINES WHERE ROUTINE_DEFINITION ...
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How to backup databases to ensure data recovery

I have 15 customer databases that have minimum replication at different sites. I currently do nightly back-ups and transfer the database back-up nightly to our main server via 7zip. We recently had ...
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How can I query data from a linked server, and pass it parameters to filter by?

I have a really big query that needs to be run on multiple databases, and the results appended to a temp table and returned. The basic syntax looks something like this: INSERT INTO #tmpTable (Id, ...
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Restoring differential backup from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012

We are migrating a client to a new server. Their old server has SQL Server 2005. I have attempted to perform a differential backup however I received an error about the LSN chain being broken. Please ...
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Is there a better way than the ones listed within to join data in an excel spreadsheet to a table in a SQL Server database?

Let's say I'm given a list of names and email addresses in an excel spreadsheet. I am asked to find all customers in the database who's name, and email are in that list. I currently know of two ways ...
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How can service pack rollback file end up on non-system volume?

I'm attempting to upgrade a SQL 2005 SP3 clustered instance to SP4. During installation, a rollback event took place with the error indicating there was insufficient space on the the disk. The system ...
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When converting a table valued function to inline, why do I get a lazy spool?

I have a table valued function that I want to convert to inline to improve performance. It sets the value of variables to the value four bit columns in one row of a table (looking up the row using a ...
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Can I copy the table structure of a #temp table to a new physical table?

I have a #tempTable that was created using SELECT * INTO #tempTable FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Ace.OLEDB.12.0', 'Excel 8.0;Database=MyFileName.xls', 'SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$]') Is there an easy way ...
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Should database files be on different disk(s) than OS?

My very short overview SQL Server databases are installed as virtual machines on VMWare, there are plugged a few disk areas with the same (or very similair) parameters versions are SQL Server ...
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How do I shrink the physical Transaction Log file when it's the principal in a mirror?

We setup database mirroring over the weekend, and forgot to re-enable the job that backs up the transaction logs. When I came in this morning, the transaction log had ballooned to 58GB, and was taking ...
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IIS takes longer to run queries than SMSS

I'm completely stumped on this one. We're running a pretty usual intranet app here, classic ASP frontend and SQL Server 2005 backend. Occasionally, once/twice a week, a certain stored proc takes ~50x ...
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Limiting user access to tables based on a ROLE

I have a SQL Server 2005 database to which I would like to LIMIT access. I have done the following: Created a database role called NO_HR Added the tables to this role under Securables that should be ...
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SQL Server Transaction logs [closed]

Could someone tell me the role of transaction logs in SQL Server ? I have a transaction log file, after making a lot of transactions for testing purpose I take the backup of it via command. Sometimes ...
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Migrating from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008 R2 on a different box

We currently have a SQL Server 2005 instance hosting a lot of application specific databases (ArchiveManager, SolarWinds, Kaspersky etc). We are planning to deploy a new SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on ...
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How to take SQL Server database under this scenario?

I have a database of size 290 GB running on SQL Server 2005 (compression is not available) and disk space is z: drive 250 GB and Y: drive is 80 GB. How can I take a full backup in this scenario? How ...
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Validate Primary Key and Index Selection

I have a table that will store transaction data from store sales registers, I have read quite a bit on index and key choice and below is what I have concluded is the best option but I am new to this ...
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Does WITH SCHEMABINDING on a multi-statement TVF improve cardinality estimates?

Based on http://blogs.msdn.com/b/psssql/archive/2010/10/28/query-performance-and-multi-statement-table-valued-functions.aspx and other articles, SQL Server assumes that a multi-line table valued ...
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Which system databases should I checkdb and defrag indices?

I have SQL Server Agent (2005) jobs that periodically perform CHECKDB and a defrag (ALTER INDEX REORGANIZE/REBUILD) of any index that is highly fragmented. These are typical maintenance best ...
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Lock escalation problem on a trigger

I've inherited a SQL Server 2005 database that is getting 2-3 deadlocks a day. I've tracked it down to a scheduled job that runs during the day and inserts into a table with a trigger. The trigger ...
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Understanding Deadlock graph on one table

I do not understand this deadlock graph that we are experiencing on this table (I have had to redact the exact column names) I have not had much exposure to deadlocks outside of reading material and ...
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Objects in Tempdb that are not associated with a session

I have a SQL Server 2005 instance where my tempdb i apparently holding on to objects that are not in use anymore. The database has 24gb total and is apparently unable to go below 8gb in use. For ...
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sql server 2005 deadlock error 3930

I am trying to simulate a solution for a deadlock issue happened on our production server. Run this to create a table to be used in 2 and 3. IF (SELECT OBJECT_ID('dbo.MyProduct') ) IS NOT NULL ...
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Main Considerations When Moving From MS Access Programming to SQL Server

I am a 100% self taught MS Access programmer (main part of my job is programming), I am now building larger databases; still using MS Access as the UI but SQL Server to store all data and do more of ...
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Restoring a database back to a point in time before full backup was made

A problem with one of our database tables arose at the end of last week and I wanted to restore that database to a server in order to retrieve the table. We only have the last backup, and a full set ...
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SQL Server taking a lot of memory

I have SQL Server Express on my VPS(2GB RAM) with a database size of 1.5 GB that I expect will increase to 15 GB. I have noticed that SQL Server is using 1.5 GB RAM even when only small queries has ...
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SQL Server 2005 error while starting service

I am getting error while starting the service & errorlog is: 2013-04-04 14:50:49.14 Server Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.1399.06 (Intel X86) Oct 14 2005 00:33:37 Copyright (c) ...
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Unexpected Table Scan with Parameterized LIKE

I'm experiencing an unexpected table scan on SQL Server 2005 against a heap table when parameterizing a LIKE statement... but when the same value as the variable is hard-coded, the expected Index Seek ...
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Backups script completes, but doesn't back up all dbs

I'm running sql server 2005 and I've made a simple backup script that backs up all the databases on one server. The script always succeeds, but when I go to check the log or the files, I see it has ...
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Process attempted to unlock a resource it does not own

SQL Server 2005 SP4 32-Bit I have a DBCC CHECKDB job running nightly. Last night, soon after the job started, I got the errors below. The database is NOT in suspect mode, and CHECKDB comes back clean ...
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SQL Server 2005 Unexpected Disk Usage during Backups [closed]

On our SQL Server 2005 SP4 server we have a maintenance plan in place which performs a full backup of selected databases on a nightly basis. The databases are configured in Simple recovery mode and ...
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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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Missing data after attaching .mdf file

Recently, one of my customers had a server crash. Unfortunately, the 3th party who was responsible for the backup was 'forgotten' to schedule a backup of the DB (I know, I should have notice that). ...
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Long time, sporadic 'String or Binary data would be truncated.' Wisdom would be appreciated

TL;DR How can I diagnose the source of a very inconsistent, un-reproducable 'String or Binary data would be truncated.' error, when I am quite positive the problem isn't related to user data being to ...
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FOR XML is generating a empty first line

I'm parsing with flash a XML file generated by this code: :XML ON USE MyDatabaseName GO SET NOCOUNT ON SELECT * FROM ProgramacionDia as programa order by hora FOR XML AUTO, ROOT ('toflash'), ...
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Identifying which values do NOT match a table row

I would like to be able to easily check which unique identifiers do not exist in a table, of those supplied in a query. To better explain, here's what I would do now, to check which IDs of the list ...
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Run Multiple Remote Jobs

I need to manually run a job on more than 150 sql server instances (sql server 2000, remote) from a sql server 2005 instance (the local server). The job is the same on all these instances. The job ...