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Is it possible to trace queries that never complete with SQL Server 2008 R2?

Running SQL Server 2008 R2. We have some queries that typically take less than one second to complete, but, occasionally, they are taking longer than 30 seconds which causes a client timeout. ...
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Merge-Replication: New column doesn't get replicated down by update command

I do this frequently but all clients have this fault: I added a new column to a table using a SQL statement, which causes the column to be created and added to every publication that uses this table. ...
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Why are foreign keys ignored on subscribers?

We are using merge replication on SQL Server 2008 R2. There are many tables with foreign keys providing a logical dependence on each other. For this question, let's say there are User and File tables, ...
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Why would a default constraint be missing an index?

I have a query that looks at the sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats system view to determine what missing indexes there are for maintenance purposes. If I remove the filter from the query that ...
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How to identify whether a log backup or job executing a SP is causing High Page Reads/sec

For one of my servers( SQL server 2008R2) we can continuously witness High Page Reads/sec during business hours say: from 7 AM to 9 PM EST. I kept the counter settings to monitor the same and found ...
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SQL Server changes in tables reverted after two three days in two different DBs

I'm having a strange issue in one SQL Server 2008 R2 I admin. Three days ago, a major renaming on the columns of a table was made due to a development. After the columns where renamed, the change was ...
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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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work/cache table issues, heavy inserts with heavy reads

we have a work table that stores availability of products. This table is updated with millions of inserts every night and medium amounts of inserts throughout the day. during the updates, we delete ...
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Avoiding Functions() in the Where clause

Okay, while analyzing queries against a SQL Server 2008 R2 database, I happened upon the following query: (@p__linq__0 nvarchar(4000)) SELECT TOP (1) [Extent1].[OrderSOId] AS [OrderSOId], [Extent1] ...
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SSIS Bulk Insert Task Operating system error code 1311

I have been running SSIS 2008 R2 Packages for a long time and when ever my Packages trough SQL Server Job accesses FTP Server which is on the same domain it uses correct credentials ,e.g. domain\...
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Getting “Read Timed Out” exception frequently for last few days on my already running SQL Server 2008 R2

Our client has a setup of 2 VMs . One of them has SQLServer 2008 R2 and other has a Java utility which I am using to update the Database.. It was working some time back, but recently it started ...
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Phantom Transactions using Version Store in tempDB

We are seeing version store space increasing on one of our servers, and there are ~20 sessions that are showing as actively accessing version store rows for over 24 hours. The problem is, when I try ...
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send custom email when SQL Server job fails

I have setup a profile and account for sending mail using DatabaseMail. I have a SQL JOB. If the job fails, I receive an Email Till this point, everything works fine. This is what the email looks ...
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Multi-Statement Template Plan Guide

A piece of, um, software seems to be issuing ~20k queries of this form every few seconds: DELETE FROM macVendor WHERE companyId=N' 08-00-'; INSERT INTO macVendor (companyId,organization) VALUES (N' ...
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database mirror problem with Network Service account

I have two SQL Server 2008 R2 instances installed on same Server and the engine log on as Network Service account which is set by installation. there is a database TestDB on both instances. I try to ...
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Find Most active databases that can be offloaded from a busy server

I am in the process of identifying the most active databases on the server and will be moving the databases off the current server to alleviate the load. The reason to do it is that our servers are ...
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How to enable SQL Server Log Truncation Counter

I have a database in Full Recovery mode. Full backup is executed every day, transaction log backup every hour. However, SELECT* FROM sys.dm_os_performance_counters where counter_name = 'Log ...
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Using Mirroring to upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012

I am attempting to mirror a SQL Server 2008 R2 database currently in a fail over with the purpose of doing an in place upgrade. I have installed SQL Server 2012 on another machine to serve as my ...
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Read-Commited Snaphsot isolation causing deadlocks?

Our DBA has some type of process setup to monitor deadlocks and sends out an emails when a deadlocks occurs. We have been testing read committed snapshot isolation on our application for a couple ...
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Auditing access to a linked server

I have a linked server with SQL Server configured with the security option "For a login not defined in the above list, connections will: Be made using the login's current security context". What I ...
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os_buffer_descriptors blocking problem SQL Server 2008 R2

The following query : select (buffer_descriptors.datacache) as 'Data Cache (MB)', case when buffer_descriptors.datacache > 4096 then (((buffer_descriptors.datacache)/4096)*300) else '...
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Troubleshooting Database Mail issues and Service Account permissions in SQL Server

I am having difficulties troubleshooting a Database Mail issue. When I try to stop and start the service using sysmail_start_sp and sysmail_stop_sp, I see a critical error in the Administrative Logs ...
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Is it possible to have a valid backupset with null position?

In database restore process I need to rely on position column exists in backupset record to restore the latest backupset. Restore the latest backup on the database I noticed sometimes position is ...
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Simple Select * on SQL Server 2008 R2 table of 1812 rows is taking 3 minutes to load

A query on a table of 1812 rows is taking over 3 minutes to execute. Is there a reason this should be happening? If I execute a SELECT * statement on any other table the results pop back ...
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Fastest way to determine size of groups of FILESTREAM objects

We have a sql FILESTREAM enabled table, and are wondering what the fastest way is to determine the size grouped by a common criteria, as well as the sum of all objects. To date, we have been using ...
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SQL Server and updating windows firewall rules

Any ideas how should I proceed if I would like to update the firewall rules (essentially add ip-s to existing firewall rule). The step of exporting ip-s to text file and then using command line to ...
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What is causing all of the msrepl_tran_version columns to become out-of-sync between locations in transactional replication setup?

I have been having a recurring issue with transactional replication setups at the firm I work for. We use SQL 2008 R2. Seemingly without warning or any replication errors, all of the ...
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Deleted sql server windows authentication user

I had deleted a system user "sysuser" from the server. I had previously used this user to login to the SQL server through "windows authentication" mode.Now, I tried to create a new user with the same ...
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Report Builder does not connect for a remote reporting Server

Current Environment I am in a bit of trouble here, I have a Reporting Services installed on one server and SQL Server database engine installed on another server. The users are connecting to ...
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Query to find plan details for a specific stored procedure, searching by name

I'm trying to write a query to find information about query stats and the query plan for a specific stored procedure, but I can't manage to find the right DMV or query to look for a specific stored ...
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ms/write on tempdb data files are dead slow

I don't know why writes on my tempdb data files are extremely slow. ms/write on each of the tempdb data files reaches to more than 800 ms!!! that's even after I moved the 8 equally sized (7GB) tempdb ...
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Backup command wait long for completion of CHECKPOINT

I executed simple query to backup my 189GB database on a server with 32GB RAM. BACKUP DATABASE DB_NAME TO DISK='D:\BACKUP\FILE1.BAK', DISK='D:\BACKUP\FILE2.BAK', DISK='D:\BACKUP\FILE3.BAK', DISK='D:\...
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McAfee antivirus and File stream SQL Server 2008 R2 Issue

I am facing file stream issues in SQL Server 2008 R2 and I am not able to correlate things and how to fix them. Below are the event logs. Please let me know if they both the errors (One is Mccafee ...
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Transactional replication unspecified error SQL Server 2008 R2

I have a set up of Transaction Replication with the Publisher being the distributor. It works on Push mode. While replicating, more frequently for the past few weeks, the data is not being pushed to ...
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SQL Agent job step fails after upgrading to Powershell 5

I've not seen this issue discussed on the web, and have searched far and wide. I have a brand new HP DL380 running SQL Server 2008R2 standard. It's not yet in production, and I'm testing SQL Agent ...
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Synonims in SQL Server 2008 R2 FTS

The Search feature on my website is based on SQL Server's Full Text Search (I insert everything relevant to a single table and this table is in the FTS Catalog). We don't have money to buy a ...
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Accessing Encrypted SQL Server database through a web-based application

I have secured a database within SQL Server Instance on my local machine using Netlib Encryptionizer. I can access the database by securing my SQL Server instance using the same password as encrypted ...
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SQL server 2008 querying very large large tables

I've recently started a new job, the table row counts are huge compared to where I was before (11 billion rows in one of our main tables). I've been told there isn't time to update the statistics on ...
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msdb.dbo.backupset.compressed_backup_size is inaccurate?

I thought the value in msdb.dbo.backupset.compressed_backup_size represented the size, in bytes, of the full, differential, or log backup file (that is, the BAK, DIFF, or TRN file). However, although ...
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Autocomplete in SQL Server Management Studio showing too much

I'm new to using SQL Server 2008 Management Studio as I just started working with it last week. Yesterday when I was working in one of our databases I remember that I used the auto complete ...
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Connection to database causes SSPI context error

I have migrated a SQL server from another server box that was decommissioned. They have the same name and also same IP address. However, when I connect to the server from an application using trusted ...
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Compare Strings After Character

I need to check email addresses against an internal known bad domain database. My internal database has domains in the form of myfreepaysite.com just no @ sign. I have been using this syntax to ...
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Why is SQL Profiler showing empty for database name and database id?

I have some code that uses Entity Framework to call a stored procedure in SQL Server. If I run SQL Profiler and filter by the database it is calling, I can see that the profiler correctly shows the ...
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“The schema script could not be propagated to the subscriber” error has SQL code instead of file name

This type of error is unfortunately not uncommon. One report of many is this one on Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11360331/sql-server-merge-replication-error-the-schema-script-xxx-...
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Include failed step's error details in database mail for failed agent jobs

I receive database notification mail whenever a job fails. Error message of the failed job (Step Id=0 in the Job History) is included in the mail; MESSAGES: The job failed. The Job was invoked by ...
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Hundreds of TCP connections opened by sqlservr.exe

We have Tomcat on one machine and SQL Server on another. Our SQL Server machine is Windows 2008 R2 64bit machine with 32GB usable RAM 4 processors, 16 cpus. We use database pooling to keep db ...
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Why does the first query scan and the second seek?

Please could somebody explain why the first query below scans on every JOIN to the REFERENCE_VALUES table but the second query seeks on the same JOINs. The first query does have other JOINs but I ...
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Query with join to a table on a different database need an index

I'm creating a query that one of its joins is made to a table from a different database. The query analyzer is suggesting the creation of an index, however I don't have permission to add objects to ...
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Performance measuring on complex query

Now that I have overworked a very very complex sql statement by going over all those little parts and investigating on their missing indexes, index design, queries column order, join vs. exists... I ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack steps …on cluster

I have a sp3 to apply on SQL Server 2008 R2 on windows 2008 R2 cluster with four nodes and 6 instances. Node 4 do not have any resources but is possible owner for all the instances. Steps I am ...