SQL Server 2008 R2 (major build version 10.50.xxxx). Please also tag with sql-server.

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Schedule data from instance to instance have I maxed out tableDiff

We have a process which uses tableDiff. From one SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to another identical instance. It has worked very well for a long time! I have a situation where one table now has ...
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Linker Server data import

I have three servers, A, B, and C. Each with a individual database. A and B are linked B and C are linked All queries most be run on server B for security reasons. I have data on server C which I ...
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Quorum disk conundrum

I'm working on a problem for one of my company's clients where they are having a problem with their 2-node active-active cluster and which has been failing over lately but not bringing resources back ...
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Data compression within Internal Tables in SQL server 2008R2

We are doing downgrade from enterprise to standard for couple of servers which are not using any enterprise features: For one of our TFS(Team foundation server) database TFS_resx, when we ran ...
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SQLServerAgent Error: 32

A job that "will Recycle SQL Server Agent Error Logs once every week on Sunday at 12:00:00 AM." has been failing this weekend on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Enterprise. This job executes a system stored ...
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How to speed up for huge tables in SQL select query?

I have the following huge tables. Table_1 with 500000 (0.5m) rows Table_8 with 20000000 (20m) rows Table_13 with 4000000 (4m) rows Table_6 with 500000 (0.5m) rows Table_15 with 200000 (0.2m) rows ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Install

I'm trying to upgrade one of my SQL servers from 2008R2 to 2012 and I'm getting an error popup within a couple of seconds from starting the setup The Error is TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. ...
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SQL 2008 R2 Agent stopping sp_who2 running and can't view database or Agent properties

We're experiencing an unusual issue with SQL 2008 R2 SP2 (10.50.4297) where the SQL Agent had stopped but would not restart (this has been fine for months). After investigating the issue we had to ...
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Database Engine Services status failed

Overall summary: Final result: SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL ...
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source control for SQL Agent Jobs

Our SQL Agent jobs execute different DTSX packages at various steps. e.g \DEVLserver\DTSX\package1.dtsx I want to keep the agent job script in TFS but when I promote it is there any way to change or ...
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Restricting SQL Server access for Azure

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a dedicated server together with a web site hosted on that same server. We now wish to access the SQL Server databases from an Azure Web API, however for security ...
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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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tempdb contention issue and excessive pagewrites/s

Still removing the rust from my SQL Server skills, so please bear with some stupid questions here and there... Customer has a SQL Server 2008 R2 running in an Azure VM with 8 cores and 14GB RAM. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster Service pack 3 fail to failover node

I have a SQL Server R2 cluster on Windows 2008 R2 boxes, and today i was to install SP3. I installed it without any errors and rebooted the passive node. When i then try to failover to the passive ...
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Trying to add a NULLable column to a table with over 90 million rows takes a very long time

I have been trying to add a NULLable column to a table with over 90 million rows. ALTER TABLE <TableName> ADD <FieldName> INT NULL; It is taking a very long time (been running for over ...
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ComputerNamePhysicalNetBIOS and “Current Host Server” shows different machines

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance on a two node (say names X and Y) windows server cluster (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise). Server Manager on both nodes shows 'X' as the 'Current Host ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Capture or be notified when an sql handle is ran

I'd like to monitor a particular SQL handle and find out who (process id) is running the SQL. Is there a way to retrieve either a list of proc ids who executed the SQL handle in last N minutes or be ...
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Does XP_API deprecation announcement mean that sp_executesql will not be supported in the future?

I have setup an Extended Events session in SQL 2008 R2 to track the deprecation_final_support and deprecation_announcement events. I noticed some "deprecation_announcement" events in my log with ...
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Removing Orphan Pull merge replication subscriptions

I have a merge replication set where I have removed one of the pulled subscriptions. On the subscriber the subscription shows up after deletion. It will not go away. I tried the methods provided on ...
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Using the partition function in the Where clause

I've been asked to test out performance of a database (a test system) after implementing horizontal partitioning. The database is on SQL Server 2008 r2. I'm inheriting this from someone else and ...
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Renaming databases vs backing up and restoring

I am creating a copy of Database A, restoring as database b, executing a job on database b. Upon successful execution, I would like to delete the database A and rename the database B to what the ...
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Average Waiter Count increasing

I am in a nightmare. We have deployed an application to a UAT environment, which has only 7 users. Since then, we have noticed in the logs, a lot of deadlocks, and processes being victims and things. ...
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Setting up a new db-server with same name and ip. Backup/restore or detach/attach

I'm planning to set up a new Win 2012 server, with SQL server 2014 standard. This server is going to replace our current server, Win 2008R2, with SQL server 2008R2. The name and ip is going to be the ...
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Find queries performing full scans

I have a monitoring system that is telling me that the Full Scans /sec on one of my servers is rather high. I am trying to determine which queries may be causing the issue. Is there a simple/easy ...
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Script Rename of SQL Server Database and Database Files

As part of our development lifecycle, we would like to do regular comparisons of versions of our database between two different versions of source control. I expect that there are many automated ...
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SQL Server transaction replication agent error

We are running transaction replication on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3. Distribution agents are reporting : "Agent is retrying after an error. 3 retries attempted" every 10 minutes. Tried changing ...
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Replication / Bulk Update between Servers

I'm looking to update several tables between two servers daily to have a replica of the data available. My question is, what is the least resource heavy and most effective method to implement this? ...
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SQL Server 2008 Linked Servers Consistently Dropping Connections

I have set up a Linked Server between 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases (both 10.50.1600). The linked server worked normally for several weeks until I received reports that users were not able to hit ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Execution Plan not getting missing index suggestions

I have several SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 that have server collation Latin1_General_BIN. These instances will not give me the missing index suggestion with performing an execution plan. I have other ...
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Database backup hangs both in SSMS and XMLA

I am using SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2 Service Pack 3. My database was recently upgraded from Analysis Services 2005 and since that time I have been unable to do a backup either from SSMS or ...
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File group space problem

I'm having some problems with my database usage space. I have a database with autogrowth off and limited size to 150GB. When users try to import files, large databases or other massive transaction ...
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CHKDB is marked RESTORING

I am seeing this in my Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) database log: The database 'CHKDB_dbname' is marked RESTORING and is in a state that does not allow recovery to be run. This occurred ...
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Application running slow when querying against SQL Server 2008R2

I'm having an application that is starting to run really slow when inserting and querying data from a SQL Server. The database is on a dedicated virtual box with 10 GB ram, AMD Operon 6134 processor ...
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SQL Server spending a lot of time creating sp_dbmmonitorupdate

I have an SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard with around 80 databases, 18 of which are a synchronous mirror primary. I'm having a lot of complaints about database speed lately, so I've started digging with ...
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Can High CPU be triggered by Login Failures?

On our SQL Server (used for TFS) we have recently had the CPU pegged at 100% (with a few occasional dips) for nearly a day and a half. Looking at the SQL Logs, there appears to be a correlation in ...
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The replication Merge Agent failed to propagate a Publisher schema change to the Subscriber

We are running 2 Microsoft SQL Servers - publisher (2008R2) / subscriber (2008 Express) with merge replication. I tried to make some schema changes via Transact-SQL and partly failed. So tried to ...
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Odd Execution Plan

I have a table in SQL Server that is performing very slowly and I have been trying different indexing options to try to speed it up to no avail. I suspect all of the varchar(max) fields may be a ...
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MYOB ODBC crashes SQL Server

A sister company of ours uses MYOB AccountRight Enterprise and has the read-only ODBC license available. The thing that is annoying them the most is what apparently annoys many a MYOB user: its ...
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Low batch Batchrequests/sec

I am running this query to do massive deletion in my database. I am looking at Batchrequests/sec and it is quite low (like 15% of what my server can handle) Is there any way to rewrite this query to ...
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Run SSIS task regardless of checkpoint

Is it possible to make a task always run, regardless of whether the package starts from scratch or from a checkpoint restart?
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Unable to locate database - Login failed

I am having trouble locating the database and when I go to SQL it wont even allow me to refresh nor back it up. Below is the error that I get. Unable to open database "XimbaTC". Reason: Cannot open ...
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Backup failed due to lack of hard drive space…how?

I had a maintenance plan fail last night (runs daily) for the first time in ages. The following is the specific error I received, minus the actual database name: Extend Disk Backup: failure on ...
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Backup Restore Procedure error SQL Server 2008 R2

We use a stored procedure to do a backup and restore of databases as a copy function. This allows our front end users to spin up sites from pre created template databases. Lately we've been getting ...
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GRANT CONTROL SERVER when user may be an entity owner

I have a login called user1. He only has the role of public. I want to grant CONTROL SERVER to him. So from sa I run this query USE [master] GRANT CONTROL SERVER TO [user1] Which gives me this ...
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Management Studio Generate Script Errors

I am trying to generate a script (right click database, tasks, generate scripts, tables) from SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express and I keep getting an error. I read somewhere that it could ...
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Link up an ms access database to SQL Server 2008 R2?

I've installed the OLE DB Provider for JET by downloading this and installing it. I closed and reopened Microsoft SQL Studio, and connected to my SQL Server Instance. In <instance-name> ...
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ODBC Connection Not Refreshing

I am trying to connect FedEx Shipping Manager Integration Assistant to a SQL 2008 R2 database. I have a view created that has all the necessary fields to populate in the Integration Assistant. The ...
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Timeout while using table valued parameter

I'm trying to find the cause for this error while calling a stored proc with a table valued parameter: Error: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target ...
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Differential backup job is working but not the Full daily backup

I have a full backup job for my database that runs once daily, I see it posted daily in the folder that it should go to, but when I check the "View History" for this job in SQL Server Agent, there are ...
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SSRS 2008 report fast in test, slow in production: parameter sniffing problem?

We recently had an issue with reports running in an integrated SharePoint environment where the report runs fine in development, test and staging, but very slow (times out) in production. Running ...