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Total Memory used by SQL Server (64 bit)

My knowledge on the subject suggests that perf counter SQL Server:Memory Manager: Total Server Memory only gives you buffer pool memory. There is a column called physical_memory_in_use in a DMV named ...
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Maximum memory setting in SQL Server

I'm running SQL Server 2008 and a web based application, on a single dedicated server, with only 2Gb of memory available. As is noted elsewhere, SQL Server regularly takes up to 98% of physical ...
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Working Linked Server Query fails in sp_send_dbmail

Take the following example: EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail @recipients = 'me@whatever.co.uk' , @query = 'SELECT TOP 10 * FROM LINKEDSERVERA.DATABASE.dbo.TABLE' , @attach_query_result_as_file = N'True' ...
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Real-time merge of two databases on different servers

One of the requirements our customer has given is to merge two databases running on two different machines in real time. This means that we have to build some sync policy (or use SQL Server tools to ...
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Trying to write a function that doesn't require dbo. prefix

I am trying to write a simple system function so that the dbo. prefix is NOT required to access the function. I have found an example of this for SQL Server 2000 but when I run EXEC SP_CONFIGURE ...
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Force sql server to run query conditions as written?

Im using Sql server 2008 R2 And I have this pseudo query (SP) : select ... from ... WHERE @LinkMode IS NULL AND (myColumn IN (...very long time exeted query...)) ... ... The ...
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Is there a behavior change between SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2008 R2 OPTION (FAST 1)?

This is question 2 of 2 related to the FAST query hint. Background Information (as an aside, I'm not trying to garner more rep, I'm trying to be true to only asking one question per question). Our ...
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How does OPTION (FAST 1) actually interact with a client?

This is question 1 of 2 related to OPTION (FAST 1); We've just upgraded our ERP database from SQL 2000 EE to 2008 R2 EE and we've been noticing increased blocking in the database. I've narrowed it ...
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Publishing stored proc execution in transactional replication

In SQL 2008 R2, I am going to update a table which will affect 25 million rows, table is currently replicated (transactional replication). To minimize the impact on replication can I create a stored ...
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Indexes file damaged, was on ramdisk

I have put some of my indexes into a filegroup that contains one file, that file is on the ramdisk, the performance is great, but the problem is that the file was deleted incorrectly (the file ...
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How to find which tables and views a user has access to?

We have a SQL Server 2008 database and have restricted all tables and views away from a specific user ID. Over the years we have granted back tables and views one at a time based on user need. We ...
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Upgrade SQL Server 2005 Enterprise to SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard

I understand that this is not a supported path, but does anyone have any insight about how to accomplish this? I can't seem to find any documents on the subject. I need my QA (2005) to match my ...
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Transactional replication creating a fixup index that's sleeping, but blocking other processes

I've just migrated my ERP database server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2 (both Enterprise Edition) and that migration went fairly smoothly. However, now that I'm trying to recreate ...
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Unable to connect to SQL server 2008 R2 via Instance name?

I don't understand : I've installed sql server 2008 R2. the installation process asked me for the desired instance name , so I wrote: MSSQLSERVER. after the installation , running Setup Discovery ...
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Speed up large clustered index creation?

I have a large table, the row count of the table is more than 3 billion, the data space for this table is about 120 GB. And Intel Xeon CPU E5645 @2.4GHz(2 processors), 24 CPUs, 64G memory, 64bit ...
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limit the number of rows returned when a condition is met?

Is it possible to limit the number of rows returned when a condition is met? I am working on a query to check if a student is ready to graduate, and they need to meet a certain number of credits per ...
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Fulltext stoplist replication

In MS SQL Server 2008 R2 there is replication of table with fulltext index on it. But stoplist that is associated with replicated fulltext index doesn't replicate. Is there any possibility to ...
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Logging queries and other T-SQL

I would like to know if SQL Server 2008 R2 has a default logging scheme for SELECT statements (or any other T-SQL for that matter). If yes, where can I see it? If not, how could I set it up?
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INSERT INTO #temp taking 1000 times longer than SELECT INTO #temp

I am shredding an xml blob that is being passed to me and loading a temp table for further processing. One of the things I noticed while working through the process is that performing an INSERT INTO ...
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Can view adapt to implicitly reference user's default schema?

A bit of background. I have a base application and most clients use it as standard. However some clients have small code and database customisations. Each of these clients has their own branch and ...
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How to store a sequence of events related to a transaction

I am using Sql Server 2008 R2. I have two tables that describe import processes and export processes. Import table has these columns with others that just have details about each type of import ...
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Tips for catching changes in table data over time interval for export to Data Warehouse

I've recently been tasked with exporting data from one of our databases to a central Data Warehouse. The export is supposed to be incremental since a full load every 24 hours would be a massive waste ...
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Slow Response: Initially it's slow and on subsequent restart of the host it works normally

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 32 bit installed on the following hardware: CPU: Intel Xeon E5310 @ 1.60 GHz RAM: 4 GB HDD: Raid Server: HP Proliant 120 OS: Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard ...
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Rebuilding, truncating etc SQL Server 2008 maintenance

About a month or so ago I inherited this somewhat-new database. I was lead to believe that everything was set up and all maintenance tasks were running without a hitch. SQL Server 2008 R2 I was ...
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Can I drop and recreate a system extended stored procedure?

I am having a problem with one of my servers where I cannot execute xp_cmdshell under certain conditions. The full problem can be found here problem running xp_cmdshell when Application Name set in ...
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Updating a table with more than 850 million rows of data

I have been tasked with writing an update query to update a table with more than 850 million rows of data. Here are the table structures: Source Tables : CREATE TABLE [dbo].[SourceTable1]( ...
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How do I specify a linked server to a remote database over tcp/ip?

I have a remote database running on an IAAS provider and I need to be able to execute joined queries from my local workstation. I am having trouble because when I attempt to create the link it is ...
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Accidentally Deleted SQL Server Log Reader Service Account [closed]

Uh, I accidentally deleted the Security Login in my SQL server that allows for the reading of log files. Now, I can no longer see any of the log files in my SQL Server Logs node of SMSS:( What ...
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Clustered vs Nonclustered Index

My database currently has a primary Key/Clustered index on the ID column for each table. However, the application that connects to the database is always looking at views defined as: SELECT * FROM ...
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How Should I Configure Memory for Multiple Instances of SQL Server?

We have a set of SQL Server instances (2008 R2) that run on the same virtual server. Each instance represents a stage in our development cycle (Dev/Test/Stage/etc.). The instances all need to be ...
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Server side trace to database

How can I set up a server side trace that dumps to a database instead of a trace file? I set-up and tested a trace configuration I want with Sql Server Profiler that dumps only needed info straight ...
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Proper way to export database to other servers

I am using SSMS (I am a software developer, not a DBA) and in each application release I need to release the database with its tables (some with data some with scheme only). I tried doing 3 things ...
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Moving one TempdB on 3 instance server

I have a large virtual SQL Server (Full 2008R2). I run 3 SQL Server instances and would like to relocate the TempdB database file to another location, splitting off from the TempdB log file. The ...
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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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Can I rely on the order of colums on an index generated by Database tuning advisor

I got the following recommendation on a table: CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX ...
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viewing the population? (sql server full text search)

I'm thinking that when we are working on full text search, we might want to view how sql server FT engine breaks the data and indexes it. For my case the column being indexed are simple nvarchar ...
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Moving DBs (including System DBs) to new LUNs on a single node cluster

We have a single node cluster (SQL2K8 R2) currently utilizing storage on our old SAN. We'd like to migrate to storage on the new SAN without rebuilding or moving the user DB. The infrastructure ...
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BUILTIN\Administrators allowing access via linked server but not locally

We have two servers: LYNDB01 & LYNDB02 On LYNDB01 we have a database called db_ExampleDatabase We have created a Linked Server on LYNDB02 to LYNDB01 using no mappings and the "Be made using the ...
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Reducing high VLF count

I have been using Brent Ozar's sp_blitz script to review our database setup and have found that the VLF count is high (13562!) on the primary DB since changing to Full recovery model. I ran a full ...
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How to Return XML Node Ordinal, or delete node based on element value?

I have an XML document similar to this: <Root> <Sub> <Record> <Guid>aslkjflaksjflkasjfkljsd</Guid> </Record> <Record> ...
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Updating column in underlying table causes massive transaction log growth

I have an underlying table ~14k records and an indexed view that contains ~11 million records. When updating a column in the small underlying table this seems to cause a massive transaction log entry ...
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Object name 'Clean Up History' in use when trying to complete the maintenance plan wizard in SQL Server 2008 R2

I am trying to create a maintenance plan on a instance running SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 (no CU's installed). When completing the wizard I get the following error: The object name cannot be changed ...
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What is the best permissions to set for only creating and managing own databases?

I want to create a login for a new user who could only create and manage their own databases. Other databases on the server should be read-only to that user. What would be a good set of ...
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dead lock when updating [closed]

Update Operation.TrTable Set RecordId = RecordTABLE.newRecordId From Operation.TrTable tr Inner Join ( SELECT r.Id AS newRecordId, r.KeyM AS MappingKey From ...
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Database locked

I canceled a query which took too long time. After that, the SQL-Server database was locked. After I restarted SQL Server, the mode of my database was "in recovery". Now I can't access my database ...
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connect sql server using windows authentication in another pc

I am having sql server 2008 r2 express installed in a PC. I have some other PC which are connected to this pc in a local network.Now those PC connect to my pc's sql server using sql authentication. ...
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Moving model database

I have moved the model database by using following method For each file to be moved, run the following statement. ALTER DATABASE model MODIFY FILE ( NAME = modeldev , FILENAME = ...
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sql server full text search - fuzzy searching?

Is there a way to configure fuzzy searches in sql server full text search. Meaning if I search for a term called POWDER, I must get matches (i.e. strings) which contain any variations of it within an ...
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How to deny access to see the logins in a database

I create a login in SQL Server 2008 R2, and when that user connects to a database, it can see all the logins in the security logins. Can I deny access to watch the logins of the database?
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While restoring copy of SQL Server 2008 backup file in SQL Server 2008 R2 degraded performance

I am trying to upgrade our SQL Server version from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008 R2. But when I restored a SQL Server 2008 backup file in SQL Server 2008 R2, it's significantly degraded the ...