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How to set the timeoffset in a Datetimeoffset column without changing the date part

Is there any way to set the timeoffset of a datetimeoffset column directly without having to use SWITCHOFFSET which changes the date as well? In the post below, we can see the SWITCHOFFSET will ...
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Log all errors in queries

I have a database Microsoft SQL Server 2008r2 I have some applications in different programming languages. Some of them are legacy and I would not like to modify. Is there a way to log at server level ...
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Reindexing plan [closed]

I have a reindexing plan failing with error message: Refresh failed for PhysicalPartition '1' (Details: SQL Server Enterprise edition running in cluster.) Searching through BOL and other ...
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Stored Procedure as Create Table proxy?

With SQL Server it was my understanding, I thought, that you could elevate a users permissions with specific constraints. For example, you need a user to create a specific table object in a specific ...
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How to remove symbol from file

I am using ssis to generate some .dat files which are then sent to linux server for automated load. It looks as windows add some symbol character in file which is not easily identifiable first but if ...
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SQL Server replication for off site copy

We have our Primary SQL Servers in-house (15 primary servers at the moment (500 databases approx overall), most of the servers have hex core processors). These are mirrored to other backup servers in ...
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SQL Server connection failed for domain user from Mac OS machine

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1. I am using connection string to connect to SQL Server. In connection string I am passing the driver path, server name, TCP port number, user name with which I want to ...
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Is it possible to have a valid backupset with null position?

In database restore process I need to rely on position column exists in backupset record to restore the latest backupset. Restore the latest backup on the database I noticed sometimes position is ...
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Using SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence Features Only, No Database Engine

I would like to implement SQL Server 2012 purely for the Business Intelligence Features: SSIS, SSAS and SSRS on its own server. I current have SQL Server 2008R2 Database Engine installed on another ...
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Can we minimise the risk of using xp_cmdshell?

Using xp_cmdshell can be quite helpful and sometimes possibly the only answer to some scenarios. I've read some posts on the internet that enabling xp_cmdshell might jeopardize the security of the ...
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SQL Server merge replication across domains

I'm getting the following message when trying to set up merge replication on SQL Server 2008 R2: The Merge Agent failed to locate the partitioned snapshot for this subscription in the expected ...
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Identify NON-ANSI joins in SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Database that's in 2000 (80) compatibility mode

We have a very old database running on SQL Server 2008 R2. The database is running in 2000 (80) compatibility mode and has oodles of NON-ANSI joins in stored procedures, views and functions. We need ...
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Database not naturally shrinking log file [duplicate]

I have a database that is set to Simple recovery mode. There is 99% free space in the log file and I can manually truncate the log file right down to 500 MB. The next day, after a daily import ...
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Restore the latest backup on the database

We have a stored proc which takes the backup from a database to the specified location. Sometimes the backup process runs more than once. It causes having more than one backup set on the same file ...
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SQL Server Express in a shared hosting environment

I have created an ASP.NET project in Visual Studio. The database is a SQL Server Express database TestDB.mdf. I uploaded this with .ldf file to the standard App_Data directory but the connection ...
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Fulltext indexes and issuers with server startup

I have a windows server for host about 4500 data bases for same application. And this application have 34 fulltext catalogs on it, and the CHANGE_TRACKING for this fulltext index are AUTO. And the ...
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Is it possible to drop data from OLAP database (and to keep definitions)?

[SQL Server Analysis Services from MS SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard] Our OLAP DB takes data from OLTP DB. We want to make some changes to its structure and to do this - it would be helpful if we could ...
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Any issue in referencing a unique index from a foreign key table?

Is there any concern in referencing a unique index from a foreign key table? Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Please advise thanks
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Quick way to validate two tables against each other

We're doing an ETL process. When all is said and done there are a bunch of tables that should be identical. What is the quickest way to verify that those tables (on two different servers) are in ...
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SSDT 2010 and SQL70590 errors

I have Visual Studio 2010 SP1 with SSDT (with Dec 2012 update). I have created a new SQL Server project and imported objects from a database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance. The database has a ...
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identify blocking and send alert

I need to create an alert that will notify me when any query has been blocked for more than 60 seconds. For example if someone has a transaction open on a table and forgets to run a commit or a ...
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What am I doing wrong with the Database Tuning Advisor?

My background: I'm a dev/architect, not a DBA. Sorry! So we have a ~400 table 75GB database. I ran Profiler for ~24 hours ("Tuning" template minus LoginName) and have ~7GB of usage recorded in a ...
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Deploying to an existing database from VS 2010 on TFS

I am trying to find a way in VS2010 to add a few objects to an existing database without scripting out all of the existing objects. This is a maintenance project that is adding a table, altering an ...
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Getting Identity values to use as FK in an INSTEAD OF trigger

I have a series of updateable views we are exposing to end users as the interface for a back end process. One of these views references two tables and requires an INSTEAD OF trigger for UPDATE and ...
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Server default collation change or not change

The default collation of our new server is SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS. However the collation of the other databases which are used as the source to migrate data into the target databases on this ...
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Should I be alarmed by this NO JOIN PREDICATE warning?

I'm troubleshooting the bits and pieces of a poorly-performing stored procedure. This section of the procedure is throwing a NO JOIN PREDICATE warning select method = case ...
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Unexpected Unique Constraint Violation

Given the following CREATE TABLE statement: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Unit] ( [id] SMALLINT NOT NULL IDENTITY(1,1), [name] VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT ...
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comma delimited column fix

At my current place of employment someone made a decision to put IDs into a comma delimited column. I'm looking to break these out into a proper many to many relationship. However; it is not in the ...
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How export a sql server 2008 diagram to PDF filetype?

I want to have an export from my database diagram to PDF or image types. How can I do this? I worked with SQL Server 2008 R2.
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Identify applications with locks

In my environment there is a database Sybase ASE 15, that I need to replace with a Microsoft SQL Server 2000-r2. Many users access this database via some applications, that sometimes "forget" to ...
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Error 9001, Severity: 21, State: 1 The log for database 'DB_NAME' is not available [closed]

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2. I got a mail that the backup had failed, I opened the SQL log viewer and started browsing. And i found these two errors a bunch of times. error 1: Date ...
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SQL Server: reset all database tables

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 database with about 60 tables and around 300 columns. I want to reset all the data and auto increments, I found a question somehow similar but the answer there is to ...
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Simple Select * on SQL Server 2008 R2 table of 1812 rows is taking 3 minutes to load

A query on a table of 1812 rows is taking over 3 minutes to execute. Is there a reason this should be happening? If I execute a SELECT * statement on any other table the results pop back ...
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error altering database collation

Due to a database-restore, collation has been changed. If I try to alter database <xyz> collate <xyz> I get an error, that no exclusive lock to database to fulfil this operation can be ...
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Steal ownership on database from user that no longer exists

We have a few SQL Server 2008 R2 databases where its member domain was changed (i.e. it was connected to DOMAINA and is now on DOMAINB). We have three databases where the owner of the database is ...
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SQL Server Alert - Description (None) [closed]

For every system Alert defined to send an email, we receive a 2 alerts with the following bodies. How do I stop the message with the empty (None) description? Empty Alert SQL Server Alert System: ...
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Disadvantages of reorganizing all tables nightly

I consider scheduling a SQL Server job that reorganizes all tables nightly. We don't have enterprise, so we cannot rebuild online (this means we need to reorganize). We also don't want to invest too ...
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SQL update satement taking a very long time / high disk usage for hours

Yes it sounds like a very generic issue, but I have not been able to narrow it down very much yet. So I have an UPDATE statement in a sql batch file: UPDATE A SET A.X = B.X FROM A JOIN B ON A.B_ID = ...
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How can I determine the date of a snapshot in SQL Server 2008r2?

I am working on implementing an ETL process to load data into a warehouse. Part of this process is pulling data from our production server (Server P) to a staging server where the actual load into ...
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Is there an analog of GETDATE() that returns DATETIME2

According to MSDN, Getdate(), GetUtcDate(), and CURRENT_TIMESTAMP all return DATETIME. I ran a short test, which confirms that: CREATE TABLE #t(T DATETIME2(7)); GO DECLARE @i INT ; SET @i=1; WHILE ...
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How to login with Windows Authentication mode after domain name changes in SQL Server?

I am using SQL Servre 2008 R2. I recently changed my domain name and after that when I try to login to SSMS using Windows authentication, I get an error Login Failed For User UserName Microsoft ...
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Why did my transaction log grow so much? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why Does the Transaction Log Keep Growing or Run Out of Space? About a month ago I migrated my SQL Server 2008 R2 database to a new schema. I ran scripts to migrate the ...
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Query Performance Issue

I have this below query which is behaving bit weird . well Weird in the sense that I couldn't find complete explanation for this. Version : Sql Server 2008 R2 Enterprise No fragmentation . ...
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Active/active SQL Server Clustering in Installation Center (setup.exe)

I like to know which option to choose in the setup.exe in SQL Server 2012/2008? What I have here is Windows Active/Active Cluster setup with one quorum and one msdtc configured. I installed my first ...
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invalid object on a table that exists

I am getting an "invalid object" warning error in the Management Studio query. Any query against the table works and it links correctly to another table. I am investigating an error that I'm getting ...
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Increased RAM, Worse Performance

Setup: Windows Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 240GB RAM TempDB is 8x16GB data files w/out auto-grow (128GB total) Physical/Stand-alone Server This server is used for ETL processing. We ...
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Why can't I read my transaction log backup file using fn_dump_dblog?

I'm using this blog on sqlskills.com as a guide to practice finding the relevant LSN in a transaction log backup for point in time recovery. After backing up the transaction log, I attempt to read it ...
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Splitting TempDB into multiples files equal to number of CPUs

The article SQL Server tempdb Best Practices Increase Performance suggests that I should split tempdb into a number of files equal to the number of cores. So for 4 cores you get 4 files. By ...
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Should a SQL Server TempDB space be allowed to be reclaimed?

If I don't have space concerns at the moment, should I size my TempDB as a large space initially and not let it's space be reclaimed? What's the best way determine what the optimal initial size for ...
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How should I configure these disks on a SQL Server for a BI configuration?

Assuming constant memory (32gb) and CPU (4), 2 x disk arrays, I have the following disks 2 x 150 (10k) 6 x 150 (15k) They are all local disks. My requirements My DB is 350gb and set to default ...