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“Database is in transition” Error

Today I was trying to restore a database over an already existing database, I simply right clicked the database in SSMS --> Tasks --> Take Offline so I could restore the database. A small pop up ...
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Searching all Stored Procedures for an update of a specific column

I'm looking at an audit table created by a trigger, and we were smart enough to save the SUSER_NAME(); we have a column called LastUpdateRef, but not all old code has been updated to use it (it's a ...
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Database Design guidance required

I have scenario where there is Table T with columns PK,A, B, C,D TABLE t ( PK, A, B, C, D ) i have to insert data from different sources ie columns A,B,C,D are calculated separately.. and they same ...
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Error Logs various questions

I'm slowly collecting and trying to analyze lot of information on all of our instances (2008R2 SP1). I'm now going through the Error Logs and I've couple of question. There is a lot about error log ...
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Why does SQL Server run a subquery for each row of the table it's qualifying?

This query runs in ~21 seconds (execution plan): select a.month , count(*) from SubqueryTest a where a.year = (select max(b.year) from SubqueryTest b) group by a.month When the subquery ...
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Easily give role in one database access to tables in another database on the same server

I have a database server (Sql Server 2008 R2 Enterprise) supporting two separate but related vendor products, each with it's own database (call them X and Y) In database X I a have a lot of users ...
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Autoclose property resets to true after attaching db even if model is set to false

I am using SQL Server Express 2008 R2. The auto close property of a newly created database will be set to value same as model db. In my case I have set autoclose to false for model so that when I ...
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Autogrowth, shrink and database performance

I have already asked some questions about Autogrowth and shrink. But I have some doubts related to it. 1)I have a database which grows about 300 MB every month. So is it best to set Autogrowth of 300 ...
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Multi-Statement Template Plan Guide

A piece of, um, software seems to be issuing ~20k queries of this form every few seconds: DELETE FROM macVendor WHERE companyId=N' 08-00-'; INSERT INTO macVendor (companyId,organization) VALUES (N' ...
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Error using triggers with SQL Server Profiler Tables

After noticing 100's of sort_warning errors in a recent analysis of the default trace output, I am trying get the text of the queries causing those warnings. SQL Server Profiler has an event ...
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Changing Quoted_Identifier on existing Constraints / Rules / Procedures

I am currently working with an old-ish database on a 2008-r2 Server which uses a lot of objects that were created with Quoted Identifier set to off. I am mainly looking at these types: ...
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Need some new solution to shrink my SQL Server database log file [duplicate]

I am new bee for SQL Server dba. I need some suggestion to shrink the database log file. I have tried and found some solution to shrink the file. But i think this is not opted solution for this. ...
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One of the Database Ownerhas been Removed and corresponding property changes in sql server

A database has been created on SQL 2008 by a user named user1 ,on dec 2013.Today ,we are going to remove that user(/owner) from the server.What will be the owner property of the database show then?
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Capture Complex Actual Execution Plans

I have a stored procedure that among other things builds and executes a large number of Dynamic SQL statements. (Don't hate me, I didn't write it.) I would like to retrieve the actual execution plan ...
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T-SQL - Enforce Atomic Operations x Locks

I have a database model that works similar to a banking account (one table for operations, and a trigger to update the balance). I'm currently using SQL Server 2008 R2. Table OPERATIONS: VL_CREDIT ...
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Raise error from Stored PROC in SQL Server PDW

I need to do some validation inside a stored procedure before I continue processing but SQL Server PDW (SQL Server 2008 R2) does not support RAISEERROR inside stored procedures. Is there any other ...
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Is there a way to find out who changed the password for a login?

I am trying to find out who changed the password for a login in SQL Server 2008 R2. I have already checked default trace - and it does not log that event. The default trace will include these ...
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Shrink the database only up to its initial size which is set after creating database

In SQL server every database has a property Initial Size (MB) which can be seen in properties of database in SSMS. By default it will be 3 MB for mdf and 1 MB for ldf file. So now if create a new ...
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Is there a quick way to find all columns in SQL Server 2008 R2 that are encrypted/have encrypted data?

Is there a quick way to find all columns in SQL Server 2008 R2 that are encrypted/have encrypted data? I need to nullify the data in all encrypted columns in a development server (according to our ...
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Converting Tables to Ansi Padding On

I am currently working with a SQL Server 2008 R2 Server and a database which uses a lot of tables that are a mixed bag of ANSI_PADDED Settings. 90% of the tables have Columns with Ansi Padding on AND ...
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Disabling SET Statements / Forcing SET Options in SQL Server 2008R2/2012

I am currently working with a MSSQL 2008R2 Database which uses the following SET-Commands frequently: SET ANSI_NULLS { ON | OFF } SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER { ON | OFF } SET ANSI_PADDING { ON | OFF } ...
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Disabling SET Statements / Forcing SET Options in SQL Server 2008R2/2012 [duplicate]

I am currently working with a SQL Server 2008 R2 database which uses the following SET commands frequently: SET ANSI_NULLS { ON | OFF } SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER { ON | OFF } SET ANSI_PADDING { ON | OFF }...
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MS SQL Server using SSL Connection over the Web?

I'm looking to have an external SQL Server 2008R2 Express instance and be able to connect to this via SSL using a 'sql.my-domain.com' address. So far, I've looked at a few Microsoft links on the ...
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Allow update access to only 2 tables in a database schema

I would like to have a login which is capable of accessing a specific schema but should be having only update access to 2/3 tables. Is it possible? The Database runs on SQL Server 2008 R2. Kindly ...
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removal of GUIDS used for all PK's, FKs & Clustered indexes

Inherited control over a database that has this nasty config. It also has large sections of code generated by NHibernate, including the gneeration of GUIDs before they get to the db so no chance of ...
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Float datatype with 2 digits after decimal point

In SQL server float datatype does not display trailing zeros after decimal point declare @num as float set @num=5.20 select @num will dispaly only 5.2 But i want it to display as 5.20 After a ...
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General access denied error while using import data in SSMS [closed]

I am using SQL Server Management Studio with the following version information below: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.4000.0 Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) ...
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Slow running query with inner SELECT in where clause

I have a query that looks like the following: USE DATABASE3; GO SELECT t1.COL1 AS COLUMN1, t2.COL2 AS COLUMN2, t1.COL3, t1.COL4 AS COLUMN4, t1.COL5 AS COLUMN5, t1....
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Why am I getting blocked when I call OBJECT_NAME(object_id, database_id) from sys.dm_tran_locks?

I'm working on a query to tell what objects have locks from a given session and I'm running into some blocking issues. Here is my basic query: SELECT request_session_id AS session_id, ...
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Log Shipping in lieu of replication

I have two SQL Server 2008 R2 systems that, due to network restrictions, cannot use SQL Server replication. However, data needs to be shared between these systems. It may be possible to send a file ...
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Should I align my SQL Server file and growth sizes with the block sizes on my SAN?

It was brought to my attention that our (Hitachi) SAN handles data in 42MB blocks. It is tiered storage so each block is evaluated when the director makes decisions as to when it should promote/demote ...
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How can I compare the server impact of transaction replication

We are developing a system that must extract data from an existing SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster. One of our design goals is to limit the performance impact on that cluster as much as is practical. ...
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SQL Server Backup and Restore Incrementally

I am investigating a reporting solution for a production database. We currently have a production db which backs up fully at 01:00 each day. This backup is then copied using a Robocopy job to a ...
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How to set a 'real' field to accept an out-of-scale value?

I have an SQL Server database and one particular field that is a real. The program that feeds it was modified and is now sending a value too small to be considered a real. Is there a setting for ...
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Comparing Environments [closed]

I am a SQL Server dba. I have been asked to compare our production environment to test from a number of different perspectives. These are windows patch level,sql service pack, to database size and ...
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SQL server databases stuck in restoring state

I have a Sharepoint server. I guess our network administrator has miss configured his back up tool (I guess he uses Symantec backup exec) and now some of my databases are stuck in restoring state! ...
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Archival strategy for a table with 25 million records in SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise [duplicate]

I have a table that stores some audit information and currently has 25 million records. There is a process that inserts to this table every 30 minutes. This is historical data and is not used for any ...
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What can cause slow queries with low resource usage?

I am writing an application which builds a database on a SQL server. The application loads data into some staging tables, then executes a series of stored procedures which merge the staging tables ...
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Get the job scripts out of a MSDB Backup [duplicate]

Long Story Short... my Database server died a month ago. I restored everything but the MSDB as the tape backup failed. I reconstructed some jobs but some essential ones are missing. I finally found ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 error: 15023, user, group, or role already exists

I have a test database that I'm having permissions issues with. I can't access the reporting database, and the application's help documentation says to do the following: Resolution: 1. Launch the ...
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Do I need to explicitly grant permissions for a login under the sysadmin role for it to access a custom schema?

So I have a login that has sysadmin rights on the db server. However, it's not able to access database objects under a custom schema that was created (eg. it cannot select from tables with [...
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SQL Server 2008 Script Changes from Database Diagram

I have a database diagram which I have made several changes to using SSMS, however instead of committing the changes I want to generate a SQL script to apply them instead. Is there a simple way to do ...
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Disable the SQL profiler to be executed on particular query running from ASP.NET application

I have set of queries executing from an ASP.NET application and I don't want those SQL queries to be traced by SQL Server Profiler. How can I do it?
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Microsoft SQL Server does not start

I have problem with start SQL Server 2008. I needed copy database from one computer to seced. I copy only catalog DATA from my actually working server and past this catalog to my new fresh installed ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 replication server runs faster than primary

I run a simple query like select * from table and I get the following results: primary database : 90 seconds replication database : 2 seconds The tables are identical and have the same indexes in ...
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Make View Supersede Table in Same Database?

For testing purposes we have a sanitized copy of our production database in our test world. Because of the way it is sanitized, we now have empty fields where encrypted data previously existed. We ...
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Database having only db_datareader shows invalid properties for a index

If a SQL server database user has only public permission in server roles and for a particular database only db_datareader and public permission then while trying script index as CREATE To option in ...
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Sql Server Fix Users

I Create a user in my database with following command : CREATE USER Test WITHOUT LOGIN I created a login with the Test Name. I want to link Test user with Test Login. When I use following command ...
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How to move SQL server transaction replication from one server to another server [closed]

Currently we have SQL Server 2005 as a publisher and SQL 2008 R2 as subscriber for one of our database (about 350 GB in size). I want to move the replication to our different server (Which also has ...
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Can geography datatype Lat/Long properties be returned using a view in SQL Server 2008?

Hopefully the question is fairly self-explanatory. I've been ferreting through the, what appears to be quite minimal/poor microsoft documentation regarding both views and geography datatypes in the ...