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Best approach to have a Live copy of a table in the same database

I have a table where 15,000 to 20,000 rows are being inserted every hour. Table Schema is something like ColumnName DataType ID BIGINT IDENTITY(1,1) Column1 INT Column2 INT ...
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Parallel Plan Selection

I have a weird query plan problem. I have two databases (Let's call them DB1 and DB2) where both are sitting in the same SQL-Server instance and have identical schema. In there, we have a couple ...
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How to join by most recent preceding date?

Imagine I have a database with historic price data and a second table with dates Item | Price | Date Customer | Item | date ------------------------- --------------------------- ...
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The replication Merge Agent failed to propagate a Publisher schema change to the Subscriber

We are running 2 Microsoft SQL Servers - publisher (2008R2) / subscriber (2008 Express) with merge replication. I tried to make some schema changes via Transact-SQL and partly failed. So tried to ...
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If you schedule a TSQL Job in SQL Server 2008 R2 and additionally need to copy files with it, is it better just to use a script?

I noticed that alot of backup jobs are scheduled using SQL Server 2008 R2, but we have a system here at work that also requires the backup of a directory in addition to the database contents. I've ...
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Restored Database is different from the original

I have recently performed a restore of our data-warehouse staging database onto a separate instance in our dev environment. After the restore I did a comparison and it looks like the database sizes ...
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how to select top ID from join operation and staging tables

I have this inner join from staging and operations table jobsCode I want to select the top surrogate key ID and get the Start_Date from this join my problem is my Query rerunning 2 records original ...
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Why different users from same login group can not access the database objects?

I have SQL login group as "SC_NT\xxxx" in server. There are multiple users using this login group to access database objects. User "A" can able to access db objects from .net application. But when ...
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Importing OLE Object from Access to SQL Server

I am trying to import a table from MS Access to MS SQL Server which contains a BLOB field which contains a .zip file. The zip file has two images. This field is null sometimes. I am using the Import ...
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Altering the size of user defined datatype in SQL Server

I had created the user defined datatype varchar(5)..But now i have to change the size as varchar(10)..the thing is the udd is used in many tables.. can anyone help me to change the size without using ...
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Indexing a view with xQuery in it

I'm not sure if this can be done at all but if it can it would be a huge help. I have a system where I am not allowed to make changes to the database structures. I have yet to have code changes put ...
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Is there a more efficient way to apply a new schema to an existing collection when there's existing data?

I'm needing to add a new schema to the schema collection on an existing table. Right now, I simply unbind the old schema collection from the table column, drop it, create the new schema, and rebind it ...
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BACKUP failed to complete the command BACKUP DATABASE

Not sure if this is a false-positive issue or not, but I need quell my curiosity about it. I get the following error message: Error: 3041, Severity: 16, State: 1. BACKUP failed to complete the ...
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How to ensure a field is populated before use in a trigger

When I assign a new bed number in a hospital, the number must be prefixed by the ward number the bed is in. How do I know my user is going to populate Ward_Id before Bed_Id? What does one do in a case ...
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Package performs differently on two different instances on the same server

I'm investigating some performance issues for our BI team. They have a package which runs extremely slow and will sometimes run indefinitely on one instance but finishes normally on another instance. ...
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Compress files and directories into zip file and put it into blob field

What is the best way to do the following using SQL Server? Compress all the files, folders and subfolders from a specific location (specified in a parameter in a stored procedure) - the server side ...
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How can I get all orphan records in a single query?

I just noticed few tables that has orphan records (foreign keys) that no longer point to any primary key. How can I query the tables to get a list of all such rows? When these parent records got ...
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How do I know if a AWS Server instance has license SQL Server Standard or SQL Server Web?

I'm looking my AWS billing and this doubt has come up. How do I know if a specific instance is running SQL Server 2008-R2 Standard or SQL Server Web? (using the AWS Console or SQL Server Management ...
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sql server minus one day

I have a server with SQL Server 2008 R2 installed in it. This server is used as a D -1 Database, in other words, the database it is one day behind from production server. The problem is that my ...
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READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT locking on Non-Clustered Index

I'm in big trouble with one database instance of SQL Server 2008 R2. I have this structure that I've created it to simulate my real problem: USE [sor] GO ALTER DATABASE [sor] SET ...
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How can I log the way in which a job was started?

Using SQL Server Agent, I've created a Job that runs some SQL. This SQL does some work on one database, then adds a row to a logging table on a separate database. The Job is run on a couple of ...
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Unable to view SQL Server services

Whenever I enter SQL Server Configuration Manager and choose SQL Server Services I would always get the following error message: "The remote Procedure call failed. [0x800706be]" everything else works ...
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SQL Server TempDB Growth issue

We have an OLTP database (running SQL Server 2008 R2) that has 6 tempdb files. All of them have an Autogrowth by 10%, restricted growth to 10000mb. At one point, someone changed one of the growths to ...
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why I can't delete old transaction log backup files with an existing scheduled job?

I have a job scheduled in my SQL Server Agent 2008 R2 that runs every 30 minutes, Its part of a maintenance plan that runs: A daily full database backups, differential every hour, and transaction log ...
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Odd Execution Plan

I have a table in SQL Server that is performing very slowly and I have been trying different indexing options to try to speed it up to no avail. I suspect all of the varchar(max) fields may be a ...
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What permissions should the account for MS SQL Server Agent have?

I'm in a situation where I need to change the account for the Server Agent of SQL Server from NETWORK SERVICE to an AD domain account. All I'm doing is making the domain account sysadmin in the ...
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Understanding “Date Last Modified” for “System Stored Procedures”

Whilst reviewing code on a SQL 2008R2 Instance I inspected the Date Last Modified of the System Stored Procedures of the databases. The ones in the DBO schema had a datetime that predates the ...
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Perfmon and SQL Server Clustering

I'll be going onsite to run some performance tests for a client. They have a Windows Failover Cluster, which has a clustered instance of SQL Server. Let's assume for this post that my client's ...
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SQL Server trace based on client TCP port

I have a Windows terminal server with many different users logging in via RDP to run an application. The application makes one or more connections per user to a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. All users ...
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SQL User with only access to maintain indexes and statistics

I need to have an AD user account with access to all databases on a specific instance of SQL Server 2008 R2, and the only thing that user will be doing is; Reorganize indexes Database integrity ...
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Reviewing all code on a SQL Server Instance

Shortly our development team will be moving an existing SQL Server 2008R2 instance into our Production environment. Ahead of this I have been asked to review all the code on it for anything malacious ...
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SQL Server not starting at Windows startup but starts manually

My SQL Server instance's (SQL Server 2008 R2 Express) service has Startup Type = Automatic. The past couple of times I've restarted my computer the service has failed to start on its own, but it ...
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Disabling certain steps in a job

I have a project coming this weekend where all the jobs has to be stopped but only 1 step in a particular job has to be run. for eg: i have a a 2 step job and the second step must run and the first ...
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SQL Server, firewall and linked servers

I have: SQL Server 2008R2 database server in my LAN and under my control (call it LOCALSQL) remote SQL Server, on which I have much less control (call it REMOTESQL), for which I only have IP, ...
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Separating system databases from MDW SQL Server 2008 R2

We have the Management Datawarehouse feature configure on two of our SQL Servers. Both point to the same central database and upload their results to it. Everything works fine with the built in ...
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update new ID_MergeTo from operation table ID if MergeFlag is true and MergeTo defined?

I have problem I don't know how to solve it. I have two tables Staging and Operation.I create Data Flow Task using SSIS to move data columns from ...
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Missing Database Mail Configuration Wizard in SQL Server 2008 R2

I was able to verify that Database Mail is installed and running but when I expand the management folder there is no Database Mail Configuration Wizard.
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How to delay replication start

I'm creating a new publication for replication using the @allow_initialize_from_backup option to avoid the snapshot immediate creation and therefore locking all objects replicated on articles. The ...
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Total Fragments 99% and I cant get it to stay down [closed]

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database it is of size 13000.31 MB and my largest table has around half a million records. It is a database that I have bought. It already has indexes but when I run the ...
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How to make sqlcmd return an ERRORLEVEL other than 0 when the .sql script fails?

I'm running sqlcmd from a batch file and I was wondering how to make it return an ERRORLEVEL other than 0 when something goes wrong with the backup.
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SQL Server: compare names ignoring non-alpha

I have a database table with a text column "title". New rows are inserted all the time, and every time I would like to check for potential duplicates on this column. I define duplicate by "having the ...
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Dynamic Number of Columns in Pivot Table

I have a table to store StudentID, SubjectID, ObtainedMarks. Now I have to create a pivot table to show studentID and obtainedMarks in different subject. Number of subject may differ. I could generate ...
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SQL Server cluster resource won't come online unless its on port 1433

The 2-node SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster works fine until one of the resources got removed. I successfully added it back. However, the cluster is not able to online the SQL Service unless it is on 1433 ...
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Find reason long running stored proc SQL Server

I have a stored proc which is called every 2.5 seconds by a program, 24-7. This proc normally runs under the 10 milliseconds. A few times a day (3 -5 times) it takes around 42953 milliseconds to run ...
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Unable to Update on SQL Server 2008 R2

This is a bit strange so bear with me please. After installing a new SQL Server 2008 R2 on a new server (Windows 2012 Standard) just like the production one, I tried to connect my web aplication ...
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Why dropping all foreign keys from a script is not working? [closed]

I have sysadmin rights on a SQL Server 2008 R2 box. I found a script that can drop all foreign keys and re-add them for us when we need to after a testing import. So I execute the below code with no ...
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Why does a simple select query produce a deadlock? [closed]

I am trying to analyze randomly occurring deadlock problems on an SQL Server 2008 R2 database. The deadlocks occur in very rare cases when SSRS tries to access one of 5 different stored procedures. ...
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Single Virtual Drive Vs Multiple Virtual Drives for SQL Server files

Hi guys I have question about how two different Hard disk setups can possibly affect performance of my database. I have two Options. Option 1: One Physical Harddisk and then Multiple Virtual hard ...
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Removing secondary data files. DBCC SHRINKFILE: Page could not be moved because it is a work table page

I have too many secondary data files (.ndf) created for tempdb. To remove the excess files, I need to empty the file (content will be moved to other files): DBCC SHRINKFILE('tempdbfile8', EMPTYFILE); ...
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Run a script before UnitTesting

The Test Initialize script in the SQL Server Unit Tests runs before each test methods and Test Clean up runs after each test methods. So for example I have this structure UnitTests -- Main ...