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SQL agent job, why is the job history showing that a step is still running even though the job has completed

I have a sql agent job that runs Powershell as its first step (there are 3 steps in total). I have set this step to have 2 retries, with a 3 minute retry interval. When I look into the job history, ...
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Transactional Replication

SQL server 2008 R2. I have set up transactional replication on 40 tables in a database (other tables don't replicate). There was an issue in the morning and it is fixed now. I resynchronised the ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Error while Installing

I had Sql Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Installed on my machine, Two Named instances, Default Instance was Sql Server Express. and there was another named Instance Evaluation Enterprise Edition. ...
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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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Determining the tables and impact of a large number of SPs

I'm trying to track down what is causing some response times to increase when data is compressed by page compression, when the system is not CPU bound and 95% of responses see a decrease in response ...
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How to find out the content differences between 2 SQL tables and produce sync SQL

How do I find out the differences in data between the two tables that have exact schema, and how to produce synchronisation SQL to get the union results (without duplicates) ? These are the 2 ...
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CREATE DATABASE permission denied for sysadmin

I'm attempting to create a stored procedure that can be used as a proxy for creating databases where users do not have rights for creating databases. See Restricting Database Access/Functions to User ...
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What are some important security-related error codes / events to monitor?

I am setting up alerts in SQL Server and am interested in what events I should be raising alerts for. In particular, I am looking for any events related to security. I am already monitoring error ...
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Trigger to update a date field on one table when another table is updated

I want to be able to update a date filed in one table when another table is updated. I have the following two tables: Transdetails, Customers. In the Customers table I have a field called ...
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Rerunning query in the same connection takes significantly longer

I am having a weird issue when a running a query that joins some semi-large tables (one table is about 2 million rows and the other about 21 million) together. What happens is the query does not run ...
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Is it possible to speed up this PARTITION BY query?

I've got a timeserie table. Each datapoint has also a statut field which indicates its providing source. I'd like to request last available datapoint as of date T but there could be several results, ...
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Table Valued Parameter not pulling the correct data for my sp?

http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/b2643/5/1 http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/b2643/5/0 This link above has the sample database tables I created on SQLfiddle. I have 3 main tables in my stored procedure: ...
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Does Index Intersection work with Included Columns?

I've been asked by a report designer whether it is acceptable to add a new index to a table to speed up a particular report. The index would be on a single column, CreatedDate, but would have ...
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How to determine consumption of data for archiving in sql server?

I was told that it could be possible to analyze the consumption of a given row. I already know I can use sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats to see the reads / writes on a given index (thus the table) but I ...
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Help understanding SQL Server Developer License when users test via webserver [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand how many licenses I may need if we decide to pursue a SQL Server Developer license for our Testing environment. We would have 5 actual developer and DBA's physically ...
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Performance Metrics for TempDB [duplicate]

I've been tasked with gathering performance metrics on a few database servers that have one TempDB data file. It seems prevailing wisdom is to have one TempDB data file per core up to a certain point....
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Move log file without taking database offline

I need to move a database log file to a new partition without taking the database offline. The normal way of doing this would be to detach the DB, move the log file then reattach the db. Is it ...
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How to speed up looped INSERT INTO statements?

I currently use the following statement, for 10,000 rows it takes about 150 seconds. I tried removing the index on the target table, but this didn't help. Running the loop without the INSERT INTO ...
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Exporting SSRS report to Excel

We have a number of SSRS reports and want to show the report in Excel format to the users. SSRS has provided an option to save the report in Excel format (.xls), however when the report is saved as ...
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Is there a way to check when a user was mapped as DB Owner?

I have a user that was mapped to a database as DB Owner. Is there a way to see when this mapping was granted?
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Cannot login using SA with SQL Authentication

I can not log in to SQL Server 2008 in sa mode. I can only log in using Windows Authentication Mode. I chose only defaults while installing SQL Server 2008 R2.
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Impact of Log backups restore process after file\file group restore on a database

When we restore file\file group(backup1) backup on a database is it necessary to restore all log backups that were taken after backup1 to get database in consistent state?? and also what will be the ...
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A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server

In our Vb.net application(userd within a local network connection inside a office), which is used from long time now some of the users get the errors only sometimes a day A transport-level error ...
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SQL Log Messages - FILESTREAM and xp_cmdshell

I was perusing the SQL logs today and found the following: FILESTREAM: effective level = 0, configured level = 0, file system access share name = 'MSSQLSERVER'. Configuration option '...
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DDL statements being commited within transaction

I am working on a script that involves a lot of structural changes, and like to return to a "base" condition while I work on what all needs to be changed, so I have my changes wrapped in a begin/...
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Restoring database from a server that uses data compression

In our environment our production server is using MS SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition. We have a development and test server that runs MS SQL Server Standard Edition and the table structure between ...
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Stack overflow when parsing a lengthy query

I have a lengthy T-SQL Script. When SQL Server attempts to parse the script, it raises this error: Msg 565, Level 18, State 1, Line 106620 A stack overflow occurred in the server while compiling the ...
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Any instance where DMV can cause blocking? [duplicate]

So we had some slow performance with timeouts this morning. When looking for the cause, our blocking query (uses DMVs) showed up as the blocking query. I think this was just a fluke but the job we ...
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Optimize where clause using dates

I'm trying to optimize several queries that all use a similar pattern on one of the WHERE clauses: AND (DATEADD(DAY , ISNULL(a.[due_days], 30) + 30 , [dbo].[CalcDate]([type], ...
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Is there a way to shrink a Log File in SQL Server without affecting Point in Time Recovery? [duplicate]

My friend (who doesn't use stackoverflow) asked me a peculiar and interesting question just now. Is there a way to "disconnect a Log file, or shrink a log file without affecting Point in Time ...
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Sql Server Backup Job failed

I have a sql agent job setup for taking full backup every night. Last night the job failed with the following error message. Sql Server Error Log Message BackupIoRequest::ReportIoError: write ...
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Declaring a scalar variable that its a table valued parameter?

I get error 137 that I must declare a scalar variable (@facilities), although I'm declaring it in the Create stored procedure as a readonly variable, so I wasn't sure what I'm missing here. any advice ...
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Which parameters was a stored procedure or command executed with?

We are using nHibernate which generates queries from .NET code. Occasionally, some queries get stuck in the sp_whoisactive list and we cannot find out why. I have a feeling that it has to do with a ...
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How to disable or delete an index

I created a non-clustered index on a live server (SQL Server 2008 R2) and it turned out not to give the performance benefits that I was hoping for. So I want to delete the index again. Unfortunately ...
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List of Expired Merge Subscribers

I have a setup of merge replication. Sometimes, subscribers will not be able to sync within the retention period set in the publication. How can I get a list of expired subscribers to a merge ...
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SQL Server SSL connection

Is it possible if I wanted to set up SQL Server 2008 R2 instance so that it only accepts SSL Connection? I am getting different answers and based on my testing, it will accept non-SSL connection even ...
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Hidden user rights

I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. I have a SQL Server user, that the application uses to connect to my database. I've removed the user from all roles except public and the login from all database ...
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Help with out-of-range value

I have this query that is giving me an error The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value. Query: select COUNT(*) from dbo.patient ...
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Why do connections to my database fail, but only sometimes?

I am having some trouble diagnosing the cause of a problem I am having with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. There is an application written in C#.net that connects to the database. Occasionally the ...
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How to Move All tables from one Database into Different Database?

I am using Oracle SQL Developer and I have ten tables. Now I want to move all 10 tables from Oracle into a SQL Server 2008 R2 database. Is there any easy solution for this task?
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SQL Server 2008 R2 installation device error

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2 to use along with Visual Studio for a website I am creating. However when I am installing SQL Server I am constantly getting the following error: The ...
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SysAdmin server role and Active Directory Groups

I've been struggling to find best practices information or any advice regarding Active Directory Groups that provide group members with the SysAdmin server role. I'm at a new job where I'm the only ...
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Fixing a corrupt Log File in small downtime window

I am working with a client who has been receiving the following error from their Log backups of one of their SharePoint databases: Backup detected log corruption in database FOOPORTAL_SP2010_Config. ...
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SQL Server - Data and Log Separation

We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 which has, among others, a 12K RPM HDD and a 7.2K RPM HDD. The original intention was to store the data files on the 12K drive and the log files on the 7.2K drive, as is ...
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Track changes in database structure

There has been a change in our DB and one of the SPs has been deleted. We have no idea who did it or when. Is there any way to find it out? Or enabling an option to be able to track this in future?
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How do I transfer logins from 2008R2 to 2014 with passwords?

I've tried Tasks>Generate Scripts... and set 'Script Logins' in the Advanced Scripting Options, but I get this in the output: /* For security reasons the login is created disabled and with a random ...
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Possibly tempdb out of space or a system table is inconsistent

While running DBCC CHECKDB I got this error Msg 8921, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Check terminated. A failure was detected while collecting facts. Possibly tempdb out of space or a system ...
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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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What is the best way to get all data for a date range, plus the last event just before the range?

For this question assume the following: There is a table of events [Event] There is a table of employees [Employee] There is a table that relates the two [EventEmployee] (EventID + EmployeeID) Each ...
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Oprhaned entries in msdb..sysjobactivity

In this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18445825/how-to-know-status-of-currently-running-jobs This answer was proposed: SELECT sj.name , sja.* FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity AS sja ...