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How much do foreign keys affect performance?

I'm reviewing an SQL Server 2008R2 installation having large performance problems. Currently I'm looking into its indexes and foreign keys and have found out that none of the tables have any foreign ...
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Calling a SQL Server job within another job

Is it possible to call a SQL Server job to run within another job? I know we can add all steps of Job 1 to Job 2, but I prefer not to do that. First the Job 2 is already quite big and second I ...
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Restore a Database to a New database (T-SQL)

I have a database backup from a database, say SourceData which needs to be restored on another database, same schema, but different name (SourceData_1) using T-SQL. I don't know why I gets the ...
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I lost my database in SQL server 2008 R2

My database suddenly stopped working and from checking the error logs it says that the master database was corrupted. So I tried rebuilding the system database with the command: setup ...
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New login is created but 'sa' cant assign grant/deny permissions to user in SQL Server 2008 R2?

I created users with login option in security tab in SQL Server 2008 R2 running on windows 7 successfully and grant permissions to : Use dummydb Grant REFERENCES ON OBJECT::vuUser TO nvp GO Use ...
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jTDS + stored procedures + prepareSQL = nesting level error?

Situation A (Tomcat) Java web application using jTDS to connect to a MSSQL 2008 database. This Java application for 99% executes MSSQL stored procedures using user input. Problem The jTDS driver ...
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LOCK error after creating a clustered index

I just created a clustered index on a 1MM row table (page and row locking turned on). I now try to run queries and I get this error: "The instance of the SQL Server Database Engine cannot obtain a ...
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Inline table-valued function vs inline sql

I'm seeing some odd behavior in trying to tune an inline table-valued function. Specifically, if I take the guts of the function and it with the same parameters as I'd have called the function with, I ...
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Practical application of EXISTS vs. LEFT JOIN to find addresses for delivery

Our end users have many ways of shipping product to our customers. They can use the customer address in one table ([customer]), a specific delivery address in another ([dropship]), or yet another ...
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Distribution Agent running but subscription does not exist?

I have an issue where in my replication topology, the distribution agent is running, and says there are no commands to distribute. However, checking the undistributed commands, it shows there are a ...
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Cannot generate reports from SQL Management Data Warehouse

I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 and have installed the MDW on one server and have a Data Collector collecting and uploading the server activity, query results, and Disk activity data to the MDW. When I ...
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query optimization: time intervals

In the main, I've got two kinds of time intervals: presence time and absence time absence time can be of different types (eg breaks, absences, special day and so on) and time intervals may overlap ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 database is suspect, tried it all. Final destination?

This night my hosting provider made a "hard reset" on my VPS hosted in their farm. And one of most important databases (SQL Server 2008R2 database) is now in Suspect mode. My provider has backups ...
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Bulk Data Loading and Transaction Log

im currently working on a project which bulk import data from flat files(csv) about 18 differents files each linking to a specific table through some store procedure. I followed the steps as advised ...
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SQL Server BCP imports, but table still has 0 records

I ran the following command from the command line on SQLServer 2008 R2 BCP C4L.dbo.districts in C:\TEMP\districts.sdf -f C:\TEMP\districts_import.fmt -T' No errors were reported and it ran as ...
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Error in restore database

I use this query in SQL Server 2008 R2 to restore DB1 database: RESTORE DATABASE [DB1] FROM DISK = N'D:\new.bak' WITH RESTRICTED_USER, FILE = 1, NOUNLOAD, REPLACE, STATS = 10; The following error ...
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Improve performance of query using IN()

I have the following SQL query: SELECT Event.ID, Event.IATA, Device.Name, EventType.Description, Event.Data1, Event.Data2 Event.PLCTimeStamp, Event.EventTypeID FROM Event INNER JOIN ...
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How to prevent SQL Log from being too full

I have a database that generate a huge amount of transaction per seconds, something like 50-100 transactions/second. Because of this, the log files grows very quickly. The thing is though, that even ...
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Procedure cache (plan cache) size

I'm developing an application with many, dinamycally-assembled, complicated SQL queries. I'd like to keep the query plans in the procedure cache for as long as it is possible. To prevent discarding ...
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grant permission [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: grant permission this one is copied from stackoverflow ( original post ), because of advice from Josien i've got a database-role, -login and user CREATE LOGIN ...
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Performance tuning a cascading delete with many foreign keys

I have a delete query that is taking a long time. Looking at the execution plan, I see that most of the estimated cost in the delete query is in a section of the data model that had a lot of data ...
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Connect to SQL Server using OLEDB or ODBC?

We have a desktop application written in Visual Basic .NET. One our clients needs to use ODBC instead of OLEDB to connect to the SQL Server 2008 R2 Database. The company has several databases ...
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Map records to a time interval

I have two tables: SamplesTbl contains samples every 5 seconds of a bike ride RxTbl contains the prescribed stages and other values of a bike ride SamplesTbl SamplesID int SessionNum int StageNum ...
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Downgrading SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard to Web Edition

I have to downgrade a SQL Server running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition SP1 to 2008 R2 Web Edition SP1. I discovered this question on Server Fault: Can I downgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 ...
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separating tlog and db file when using fusionio

We have a FusionIO card that we use in our production database. We have both the transaction log as well as the database files on that same drive. I know the recommendation is to place the tlog files ...
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What is shared between two instances on the same server?

We want to install multiple instances of SQL Server on a single Windows server. We cannot use VMs because the server is bare metal Windows 2008 R2. For security purposes we need to ensure that the ...
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Get the windows account which runs the query?

I'm using sql server 2008 r2. I logged in to ssms which in turn connects to a remote sql server machine. im writing a query which writes a file. I need to know - which windows permissions I should ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 DMV Question

I have a query to retrieve the Top 10 queries based on total logical reads from the dm_exec_query_stats DMV. SELECT TOP 10 SUBSTRING(qt.TEXT, (qs.statement_start_offset/2)+1, ((CASE ...
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Login failure when running a SSIS package from a SQL Server job

I have a SSIS package that migrates data from a Sybase database to SQL Server. The connection to the source database has been made through an ODBC connection. If I run the package directly on my ...
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SQL Server Installation choices

I'm installing SQL Server 2008 R2 which would be helpful in A. querying database. B. Analysis Services C. Reporting services and BIDS (SSRS) D. Powerpivot in Sharepoint During installation I get ...
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How Can the Same Query in Two Nearly Identical Instances Generate Two Different Execution Plans?

Server A and Server B have identical hardware and instance configurations (A is Production, B is QA). B's DBs were restored from A's backups from one week ago. I was provided this query by the ...
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MS DTC errors on SQL Server 2008 R2 but not SQL Server 2000 running on difference instance

I am receiving errors when I try to run a distributed query against different SQL Server 2008 R2. At first I thought this might be cause the servers have been set up on a VM using a clone but after I ...
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SQL Server - Varbinary Column - Extremely Slow Statistics Update

I have a table in my database that we use as a filestore, the file itself is stored in a varbinary column, which all seemed to work well until recently, we noticed one of our instances of this table ...
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What are SQL Server Securables?

I migrated two applications to the new server. One of the them works without any issues but the other ran into back end sql permission problems like The EXECUTE permission was denied on the ...
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error in Execute SQL Task with parameter

I have an Execute SQL Task object in the Error handlers section of a SSIS package. What it does is inserting a record to a table using OLE DB connection. There is a value in the insert statement that ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 - How to prevent a role from creating or altering views within a database?

I have a situation on SQL Server 2008 R2 where I am trying to prevent users of an AD group from being able to create new views, or alter any existing views, within a particular database. This AD group ...
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Shrink a large log file for a “Throw Away” database

I have a copy of my prod database on a development server. I am using it to test a deployment script. But when I run it, it says that the log file is full. I checked and it is at 10 GB (Almost the ...
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SQL Server Maintenance Plan multiple database backups in a single folder

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2. I am trying to create a maintenance plan which backs up multiple databases into one single folder for a day. For ex. I need to backup db1, db2, db3 and dump all these 3 ...
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SQL Server Full-Text Index rebuild causing latency on other indexes

I am rebuilding a full-text index on a table with a large number of rows. The rebuild seems to be using all of the resources of the FT GATHERER threads, causing all of the other full-text indexes on ...
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User already exists error

I've created a stored procedure that creates a database, creates a set of tables, copies all of the data from a linked access database into those tables then creates a user and assigns that user to ...
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Microsoft Synchronizer Framework

I'm planning to synchronize a pc that has SQL Server 2008 running on it, and the server has a SQL Server 2008 R2 running on it. Are there going to be any problems with data loss or compatibility?
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Transactional Replication not sending all commands

I have a transactional replication topology as follows: NY Publication Database same server holds distributor NY - Subscriber LON - Subscriber HK - Subscriber We are using bog standard, one-way ...
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Rollback group of DDL statements

Working in SQL Server 2008 R2, I am trying to rollback a set of DDL statements as a group (think of an upgrade script for a database), but am running into trouble. Take the following code: begin try ...
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Getting notification when log truncation is delayed

Is there any way to notify DBA proactively when transaction log truncation has been queued multiple times however for some reason (it could be an open transaction, replication, currently running full ...
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Why does ALTER COLUMN to NOT NULL cause massive log file growth?

I have a table with 64m rows taking 4.3 GB on disk for its data. Each row is about 30 bytes of integer columns, plus a variable NVARCHAR(255) column for text. I added a a NULLABLE column with ...
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What permissions are needed to view dependencies?

My company is moving to a much more restrictive security model in the near future. As part of that we are changing specific servers to the new model and testing all our existing processes. One of ...
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SQL Server Dynamic Memory management

I am reading a book on SQL 2008 internals and troubleshooting by Christian Bolton, Brent Ozar and a old book written by late Ken Henderson and I am getting confused and curious about SQL server's ...
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Is a clustered index locked while a (clustered index) scan is in progress?

The question is pretty simple, as the title says. However, I cannot find any references to confirm or contradict this. The problem leading me to this question is that I have a view joining several ...
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How to force the use of row locks?

I am trying to get my table to use row locks. I have already disabled lock escalation. The isolation level is READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT alter table <TABLE_NAME> SET (LOCK_ESCALATION=DISABLE) go ...
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Besides attaching the debugger, is there any other differences between “(local)\Instance” and “MyLocalName\Instance”?

When using SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2008 R2 connecting to a local SQL Server 2008 R2 instance (version 10.50.2500), I know that if I am using the instance name (local)\sql2008 it ...