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Multi Server Query generating Login failures

My problem is that when using multi server queries using SSMS from SQL Server 2008 R2 against SQL Server 2008 R2, 2005 and 2000 I occasionally get error messages such as: SQL Server 2008R2 Login ...
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SQL server taking too much time in opening properties in SSMS

I am using sql server express 2008 r2 SP2 from about 2 years. Now a days when i try to check properties of database using sql server management studio it takes too much time(25 to 30 seconds) to open ...
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Aggregating data - Getting data inserted after last time query was run

On a SQL Server 2008 R2 DB, I'm running an aggregation query every hour or so, on data that's being constantly inserted into a table, and what I'd like to do is pull all the "new" records that were ...
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Extremely Slow StatMan query issue with #SP2010 farm

The issue I’m experiencing is explained in a blog-post I created for this, (easy to refer to and to manage the responses / solutions in 1 location) which can be found here: ...
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SQL Server Transactional Replication over Internet

I have 2 instances with SQL Server 2008R2 and i would like to build Transactional replication between those server, one is in the Local Network (Local_Instance) and the second server is over Internet ...
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How to minimize the need for recalculating index on SQL Server?

We have rather big tables (500 mils rows) where we expect frequent inserts. The tables have approx. 2 indexes each. The problem is that we are afraid that, when the index is recalculating the whole ...
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Curious About SQL Server Registry Entries

I'm working on building some documentation across my systems and planned on simply using Powershell to script out the legwork of what I wanted to do. While that's going all well and good, I ran into ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Drops Connections when Anti-Virus Scan is running

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (SP2) cluster (2 nodes Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, NetApp Shared storage). There are 5 instances all running on this cluster in an active passive configuration ...
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Seeing recompiles when changed AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS to OFF

The reasons why proc cache is flushed are listed here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb522682.aspx, and AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS is not this list. So I changed this option to OFF on production ...
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Oracle GoldenGate add trandata errors

I am trying to add trandata to GoldenGate from SQL Server 2008 r2. I am getting an error stating . ODBC error: SQLSTATE 01000 native database error 16954. [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client ...
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SQL Server Data Transactional Replication of huge data, locking down table

We have setup data transactional replication from Server-A(SQL Server 2008 R2) to Server-B(SQL Server 2008 R2). We have a SQL Job scheduled to run everyday on Server-A, which executes single UPDATE ...
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Slow SQL Server Database (approx 2TB) - high CPU due to index fragmentation?

I've posted this over at ServerFault but didn't have much luck getting a response. I have a fairly large SQL Server database (~2TB). Most of the data is in one table (~6 billion rows). Two weeks ago ...
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Rebuilding index

I have a transaction database and one of nightly job is to rebuild indexes that followed by a log backup and then shrink the log. Is this safe to do so ? Thanks Antony
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Initializing Transactional Replication From two Different Database Backup

I have two different large Database (200GB for each) which I want to replicate their data to a central database (3rd DB). I followed this link and it was very useful for a single database. But my ...
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Geography union via cursor returning null

I need to combine multiple geography records into a single entity to store in a spatial data table, but I've learned that the only available function in MSSQL2008R2 that accomplishes this task is ...
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Sql Execution Plan - Hash Match

I'm currently working on a Sql Query that's having performance issues. I ran the execution plan and saw the Hash Match has 50% cost and also, doing a index scan. I'm starting to learning about the ...
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Query with PIVOT fails with second LEFT OUTER JOIN to same table

I have a big query that contains a PIVOT and several LEFT OUTER JOINS. I need to add a second LEFT OUTER JOIN to a table that is already joined in the query. When I do this the query errors and I'm ...
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Why is there a difference between these transaction DMVs in SQL Server 2008 R2?

When I execute the two queries below, SELECT session_id, transaction_id FROM sys.dm_tran_session_transactions; AND SELECT session_id, request_id, at.transaction_id FROM ...
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Restrict range of dynamic ports available to SQL Server

Is there a way to limit the range of dynamic ports available to SQL Server from the database side, or database server side? Our SOP is to use static ports across the network firewall and a vendor is ...
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If a transaction is “committed” , is it then saved for sure?

If a transaction is committed successfully, can I then be 100% sure that it has been written to the database AND to the log files? Can I be sure that the data is SAVED ? Today our log files had ...
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select row data as column list

In my database I have a set of custom field values that can be setup by the customer. They can create labels for these fields and then assign values which are linked back to particular tables in the ...
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Cannot use SQLCMD

I have started SQL Server in single user mode like this: c:\....\sqlservr -m When I try to connect to it with SQLCMD -E, I get the following error: Msg 18461, Level 14, State 1, Server SERVERNAME, ...
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Getting Request Timeout from Store Procedure?

Only sometimes, I get Request Time-out(means my SP is not responding within a specfied time-period which is 90 seconds). Here is my SP. ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[Insertorupdatedevicecatalog] ...
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Unattended SQL install on a remote machine

My product installation does an unattended install of SQL Server (SQL Server Express by default). I use command line arguments rather than a configuration file, so I'm quite familiar with this ...
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MS Sql Server Management Studio gives error on start

When i try to connect my sa account on sql server management studio it gives me this error: *ps: the error message is turkish but you will see english version in 3rd image Then i clicked on "Get ...
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Error on changing ownership of database from Files Page in database properties dialog box

I've restored a database and created a new user(same user from which I've logged in) as db_owner. Now when I wanted to see database diagram got an error Database Diagram support objects cannot be ...
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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 ...