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Will cleaning data cache help to resolve compiler memory pressure?

I currently experience RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE_QUERY_COMPILE waits causing CPU spike 100% that lasts 10-20 mins and disappears only by completely stopping traffic. I figured it could be a memory pressure ...
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Production (20GB+) Database running slowly and timing out

I know the title thread is a bit ambiguous (and my first post here!) but I am having a very severe production database problem. I am not a DBA, though I know how to work with queries and SQL Manager. ...
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Deny access to one database, allow all the rest

How can I deny access to specific databases from a login? I know that I can walk through and make the login a db_owner on all the ones I want the login to have access to, but how do I do the ...
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Updating an indexed column performance impact in SQL server

I am trying to understand is there any performance impact if I am trying to update a column which is the key column of a non-clustered index in SQL server 2008? For e,g I have a column IsActive in ...
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SQL Server backup fails on disk space error

SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM running on Windows 2008 64bit. Having problems backing up a single database with the following command backup database [somedatabase] to disk = ...
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Stored Procedure which accept xml file as input

<?xml version="1.0"?> <catalog> <book id="bk101"> <author>Gambardella, Matthew</author> <title>XML Developer's Guide</title> ...
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dcexec login failure

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance that I have been trying to get Data Collection setup on. I get everything setup, but there is no data that gets uploaded. I've traced the root of the problem to be ...
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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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Options for Data Encryption in SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition?

I'm helping a friend with setting up encryption of data on SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition. Upon original research I thought I could use TDE but did not realize that it was only available for ...
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Easy replication for SQL Server: Can it be set up like mongodb or Oracle?

This might look like a noob question... but it isn't. (I have 18 years of SQL Server experience, and three years of MongoDB experience.) The basic scenario is: -- Data Center has big, primary SQL ...
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Upgrade SQL Server 2000 database to 2008 R2 and enable new features

I have recently upgraded SQL Server 2000 database to 2008 R2. What I did was: Shutdown SQL Server 2000 (express) service on old machine, Move datafiles (mydatabase.mdf and mydatabase.ldf) to new ...
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Custom Auto-Generated Sequences with SQL Server [closed]

I have Employee table with Empolyee ID column EmpID (nvarchar(5)) , and I want to make EmpID's value to 00001 00002 00003 00004 .... .... How can I make Custom Auto-Generated ...
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Help with Cybernetics SAN Configuration

There are tons of articles out there recommending RAID/ LUN/ drive configurations for SQL Servers, but most leave me still questioning as they usually state "it depends" and for this reason I'd like ...
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Should snapshot agent continue to run in transactional replication?

We have transactional replication running for a large number of publications on sql server 2008 R2 2 node active/active cluster. I have noticed that the snapshot agent job runs hourly and it looks ...
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Database Tuning Advisor Index Recommendations

How does DTA make an index recommendation? What is the technology behind that? If we can use same on our side then we can shorten the whole process of Tuning recommendation: creating trace file ...
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How to automatically execute a stored procedure every day at a particular time?

Can you please help me how to execute a stored procedure automatically in SQL database without any transaction in SQL? I want to execute on particular fix time.
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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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How does one query a SQL Server Linked Server when SQL Server Authentication is specified?

I have established a linked server and am attempting to query a database to which I have a SQL Server username and password, however I can't find the syntax for specifying the userid/pw in the query ...
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linked server to specific access table

I have built a linked server which links my SQL Server database to an Access DB. Using this object someone is able to see all tables in Access. What I would like to do is to isolate it just to 1 ...
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How can I monitor a production database to see if there are table scans happening?

How can I monitor a production database to see if there are table scans happening? And what indexes might fix them... I'm told that we have adequate indexes but I can't see every code path, and we ...
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Clustered index compression vs table compression - are they the same thing?

If I set compression (either page or row) on the clustered index of a table, is that the same as setting compression on the table? SQL Server provides options for doing both, which suggests that they ...
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View all 32 possible Binary combinations for 5 digits

I have 5 digits A,B,C,D,E Is it possible in SQL to view all the possible Binary combinations for them? (Not the list of 120 possible permutations, just the 32 possible combinations in SQL ...
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Improve speed of index rebuild on SQL server

I'm importing a large amount of data into an empty database, and before I start I disabled all non-unique non-clustered indexes to see if I could improve the performance of the import. Now I want to ...
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Counting the number of calls of a stored procedure

I have a CLR sp in SQL Server 2008 R2, and I want to count how often it is called, in order to create a statistic on data quality. (The sp allows manual correction of data). How can I let a counter ...
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Create Login command error [closed]

What is wrong here in following screen shot? I am trying solutions posted here and here to add a login
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How to improve performance if index is not Most SELECTIVE?

As per suggestion index must be most selective to improve the performance. As a general guideline, we should create indexes on tables that are often queried for less than 15% of the table's rows The ...
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Can non-domain-connected users use Report Builder

I'm dealing with a scenario where SSRS is being provided to remote clients on a different domain. We've discovered that they can launch Report Builder (a ClickOnce application) from their Report ...
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How to find column with all same repeating character

I have a char(15) NOT NULL column. I need to see if it is empty or contains all zeros. I can obviously do= '000000000000000' But is there a way using LIKE so its not hard coded to 15? I don't see why ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 Database refresh in isolated environment

I would greatly appreciate your help on my database "refresh" issue. The scenario: I have 12 databases on a QA server that were restored there from a Production server approx. 2 years ago. Now QAs ...
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Row not being deleted from the publication when it's deleted in a subscription

We've merge replication configured in our environment(1 Publisher, 3 Subscribers) and We know by default merge replication is bi-directional. Its working fine in case of inserts i.e, if a row is ...
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How to trace the exact query fired in sql server

I am facing a problem with performance tuning. We are using an application called ARAS (one of the leading PLM software) which is using Sql server as the back end. Every time we find some data using ...
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Is there any time where we should avoid cascading delete?

In SQL Server 2008, there is a Primary table which is linked to three other child tables by 1 to many relationship. So, we are thinking of using Cascading delete in the primary table, so that all the ...
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Configure Email to be sent on restoring a database

Is there a way to configure Email in SQL Server such that an Email is sent when a particular database is restored.
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Best way to migrate a database involved in bidirectional replication

I have two SQL Server 2005 that are to be migrated to SQL Server 2008 R2. The original pair of servers contain a database that are involved in bidirectional transactional replication between them. In ...
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Optimising a query of an SSRS dataset

Consider the query given below: SELECT * FROM ((SELECT c.cust_id , c.username , REPLACE(qs.seg_type_ref_key_02, 'N/A', 'Non Vip') casino_group, ...
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Are there any problems with deploying an SQL Server database to a production server by taking a backup?

This is a slightly loaded question in that I have already assumed that the described scenario is wrong. A DBA is deploying an application I have written that includes an MS SQL Server 2008 database. ...
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Slow query and Insert with trigger

I have vehicle tracking system application based on PHP, SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition with XEON HP Z800 Server. My database is growing day by day in millions and it makes it very slow to ...
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User mapping problem during deployment

I have a development machine with a new database I have designed. The server has a login L1 and the database has a user U1. L1 is mapped to M1 and tables have permissions set up for U1. Authentication ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 : A Possible indexing strategy for the given schema?

We have these four tables: Store ( row bigint, id uniqueidentifier, name varchar ) Products ( row bigint, id uniqueidentifier, storeID uniqueidentifier, productname ...
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How to shut down clustered SQL Server 2008 R2 with NOWAIT?

Is it possible to shutdown with nowait on a clustered instance? I want to delay recovery to when the instance starts, and I want to shut down as quickly as possible without issuing checkpoints to my ...
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Dynamic file name for file import

I'm trying to figure out a way that I can pass a filename into a stored procedure that can import a file. However, after setting up the SQL dynamically, the object can't be found. DECLARE @fileName ...
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Need Help Executing a Remote Task from SQL Server Agent

There is a scheduled task running on a batch server via the Windows Task Scheduler that sometimes overlaps with other scheduled jobs in the SQL Server Agent causing CPU issues. We can solve this if ...
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Optimize Query of Count Less Than

I would like to optimize querying in SQL Server of a table to know whether it has a count of records less than a certain amount. I don't need to know the complete count, just whether it is less than, ...
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Unable to drop non-PK index because it is referenced in a foreign key constraint

I have a table named MyTable. The primary key is an identity int column named MyTableID. There is a unique clustered index on the PK column MyTableID named PK_MyTable. I noticed there is an ...
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Replication is missing a specific set of rows on subscriber

So I've got two servers, we'll call them Server A and Server B. Server A has a table, Table 1, which gets replicated to Server B. Server B has a table, Table 2, which gets replicated to Server A. ...
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Trace flag and which need to be turned off and Why

In SQL server there are so many trace flags. Why some of them need to be turned off. Some where i saw that trace flag 8017 need to be turned off. So i want to know which trace flag need to be tuned ...
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Allow developers to run database maintenance

We use the database solution by Ola Hallengren. We're trying to give our developers a way to run the maintenance stored procedures after they do an ETL. Our developers have locked down permissions. ...
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Data in tables after DROP DATABASE and recreate [duplicate]

Just came into the 'feature' I had no idea will ever happen. We have two servers for development - S1 and S2. We most often use S2 and S1 went out of date. Let's assume that S1's database DB1 stays at ...
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'Cleanse' a SQL Server database file created with Instant File Initialization enabled?

I have Instant File Initialization enabled on our SQL Server, so the 'empty' part of the database file is not zeroed before being allocated. My understanding is that this means that the file could ...
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Does the order of columns in a PK index matter?

I have a few very large tables with the same basic strucure. Each one has a RowNumber (bigint) and DataDate (date) column. Data is loaded using SQLBulkImport every night, and no "new" data is ever ...