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SSRS ReportServer_XXX.log is giving incorrect CPU count

I am currently investigating an issue wherein sometimes the SSRS just suddenly stops accepting requests until we do an IISRESET command. This happens after we added an additional processor on the ...
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what if all the non clustered indexes on my table were filtered indexes?

I have a table that is highly hit on my database. this table has 370,370 records. when I run the following select: select [ImageSize] , the_num = count(*) from [dbo].[ProductImages] group by [...
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Reset / force SQL Agent Next run date

I need to test SQL Agent over a period of time, so need to change the system clock into the future quite often (and back)... don't worry it's only my local machine not a server :-) The trouble is ...
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pros and cons of partition or not-partition this sql server table that is highly hit?

I have a table that is highly hit on my database. this table has 370,370 records. when I run the following select: select [ImageSize] , the_num = count(*) from [dbo].[ProductImages] group by [...
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Help with Transferring Linked Server to another server?

Please advice me as I'm trying to move the linked server (Providers with the tables in Catalogs) from SQL server 2005 to another upgraded sqlserver 2008, I scripted out everything from there, but not ...
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SQL Server 2005 Replication

I am in the process of creating Replication between 2 Remote Servers, server 1 is the Distributor and Publisher and server 2 is the Subscription. server 1 windows 2003 server 192.168.10.1 connected ...
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Shrinking Database

We have two databases in SQL Server 2005 with installed navision database in both database. Due to disk space I want to shrink old database which is not in use and having 40% free space in .mdf and 20%...
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Database Restore Not Working

I am trying to restore an empty MS SQL database 'Rental' to a new updated version of it. The backup of the database (named Rental_2) was taken from the 2012 version of SQL Server and I am trying to ...
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High I/O for part of query

I have a large query that I'm trying to tune. I write lots of queries but haven't done a lot of tuning. I've included a screenshot from SQL Sentry Plan Explorer Free (SSPEF): In the above part of ...
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Under which conditions would selecting a small column off a primary key be slow?

Usually querying the table is in the millisecond range at most. But sometimes it takes 30 seconds and then times out. What could cause SELECT smallColumn FROM SomeTable WHERE pkID=@pkID to be slow? ...
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Optimizing sql server MIN in the select blah where blah IN (SELECT MIN(blah)

is there any effective way to tune the query below? I have a filtered index on OrganisationID <> 0 Primary key is on another field, not relevant for this query ItemCode varchar(20). I have tagged ...
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Difference between EXEC() and sp_executesql with no parameters?

I just learned about the new sp_executesql stored procedure. I like the fact that there's a way to execute parameterized code from within SQL Server. But, I'm wondering what the difference is ...
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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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Move a database (from decomisioned server) to an existing server with heavy ongoing loads

We have a situation where one of our database approx. 60 GB in size with transactions running every 2-3 mins 24*7 has to be moved, since the server it is on is going to be decommissioned. Now, we ...
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Cannot create a row of size XXXX which is greater than the allowable maximum row size of 8060

I have a scenario where some inserts/updates are failing due to maximum row size of 8060 limitation. This is happening for a table having lots of varchar 250 to 500, numerics and datetime columns. I ...
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In SQL Server, is there a way to determine the values of the parameters passed to an executing stored procedure

One way to determine the executing stored procedure is to use "dynamic management" methods, like so: SELECT sqlText.Text, req.* FROM sys.dm_exec_requests req OUTER APPLY sys....
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PAGELOCK Conversion Deadlock From Update to Intent Exclusive

A customer of ours is experiencing frequent deadlocks. The deadlocks are mostly on the same UPDATE statement. The deadlocks follow a pattern in which both SPIDs have acquired an update (U) lock on a ...
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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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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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How can I flatten value fields from a mapping table into a single column on an output report? [duplicate]

I have a mapping table structured similarly to the following: ID EntityID EntityName EntityCategory ValueID ----------------------------------------------------- 1 1 ...
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I created an index approx 5gb in size but the file system doesn't show any difference in free space

On a table with many millions of rows and two existing indexes (one clustered and one non-clustered primary key index) I created a third non-clustered non-unique index. Before creating this index, ...
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Save multiple SQL jobs in single files

I'm using SQL Server 2005 and I need to save every SQL agent job in single 'create in' *.sql files. The problem is that I got about 20 SQL Server with 15 (up to 51) SQL jobs. How can I export these ...
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SQL Server 2005 still running after in place upgrade to sql 2012

We upgraded a default instance from SQL Server 2005 to 2012 today. But Components of SQL Server 2005 are still on the server. These includes the MSQL1. folder (it has all the data and log files), Mgmt ...
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“Upsert” trigger writing mass duplicates from SSIS

I have a problem with an "upsert" trigger, being triggered by a SSIS package with fastload. (FIRE_TRIGGERS is enabled) CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[MP_VOL_UPSERT] ON [dbo].[vwMP_VOL] INSTEAD OF ...
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Insert custom header row in BCP output

Long story short we have a database here that manages some employee data such as email, first name, last name, etc. Our company bought into this SAP Based expense report system :| that needs an ...
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Problem installing SQL Server Standard Edition (9.0.1399.06) on Windows 8.1

I need to install SQL Server 2005 Standard on Windows 8.1 for specific software, I have installed SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP4 (9.0.5000) in the same O.S. without problems and running fine, but ...
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What risks are there if we enable read committed snapshot in sql-server?

I have read here that some extra data will be stored per row so we might see a performance degradation but what other risks are there? eg. Will this affect recovery of the database? Is there anything ...
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Deadlocking on two update statements

Server Info: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.5057.00 (X64) Standard Edition (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) I have a table called LAB it has about 38 million rows in it. The primary key is a single ...
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Remove the log shipping configuration on the secondary server, when the primary is no longer available

My primary server with SQL Server 2005 broke down, so I've started up the log-shipped database on the secondary server. The database is live on the secondary server, and I just need to remove the log ...
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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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When creating asymetric key from assembly does assembly need to stay on the file system

I am deploying a SQL Server CLR project to my database and am usure of something. To give the function in the project external access I am creating an asymetric key from the projects assembly, ...
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What's better for large changes to a table: DELETE and INSERT every time or UPDATE existing?

I am making a project where I need to change around 36K records in one table daily. I'm wondering what will perform better: delete rows and insert new ones, or update already existing rows For me ...
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are overlapping multi column statistics redundant?

I have run a database engine tuning advisor session, DTA, to optimize my database. The DTA has produced some statistics recommendations, however, I noticed some are contained in others for example ...
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Different results rebuilding an index online and offline

I have a non-clustered, non-unique index on a foreign key column of type bigint. When I rebuild the index online, the average fragmentation drops to 3%, with 2 fragments, and 30 pages. When I run ...
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How do I copy a table with SELECT INTO but ignore the IDENTITY property?

I have a table with identity column say: create table with_id ( id int identity(1,1), val varchar(30) ); It's well known, that this select * into copy_from_with_id_1 from with_id; results in ...
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Troubleshooting memory pressure - how to avoid paging out SQL Server?

I have received the email below that states that an alert has been fired and a significant part of SQL Server process memory has been paged out should I raise the Minimum server memory to 1740 ...
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Verify the importance of statistics? Database with auto-create stats works?

Working on SQL Server 2005, I want to use the database engine tuning advisor to help me tune my webserver. First thing I do is to create a server side profile trace and run it for about an hour. ...
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Using the database engine tuning advisor - how do I generate the scripts for the recommendations?

I have run a server-side profile trace for over an hour to produce a .trc file with all activities in one of my databases. I have then passed this .trc trace file as a parameter to the database ...
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sp_procoption seems to be failing on SQL 2005 instance

We have a SQL script that creates a Stored Procedure which is responsible for creating a SQL trace. On SQL Server 2008, the script runs fine, the SP gets created and the SP is configured to ...
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Rebuilding the transaction log

We have a very large database (~6TB), whose transaction log file was deleted (while SQL Server was shut down. We have tried: Detaching and reattaching the database; and Undeleting the transaction ...
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Actual Number of rows is too high even with new tables

I have a query based on two newly created tables in SQL Server 2005. I have index created on these tables. But when I write a query with JOIN condition, the number of actual rows returned is too high ...
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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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Which is better: identity columns or generated unique id values?

I am in middle of a debate about whether it is better to use identity columns as a primary key on a DB table or have a generated value manually created. I am arguing for the sql managed identity ...
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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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Performance difference between Clustered and Non Clustered Index

I was reading Clustered and Non Clustered Indexes. Clustered Index - It contains Data Pages. That means the complete row information will be present in the Clustered Index Column. Non Clustered ...
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TSQL for “Ignore databases were the state is not online”

I have a few custom jobs on a mirrored SQL Server 2005 and they fail from time to time because of automatic failover. Is there some T-SQL code that I can write into my automated jobs or do I just ...
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Why does a query run slower in a Stored Procedure than in the Query window?

I have a complex query which runs in 2 seconds in the query window, but about 5 minutes as a Stored Procedure. Why is it taking so much longer to run as a stored procedure? Here's what my query looks ...
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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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Deleting multiple rows based on the first instance of the value

I have a table with the below structure. I would like to delete all of the records that records that match ColA for any of the ColB's that have a ColC that has an even-numbered value. But only for the ...
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Server error in reports application

I have a server with SQL Server 2005 installed with the latest service packs. SQL Server 2012 express was been installed on same machine and seems to have broken the Reporting services service. When I ...