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Applying Quotes Across Multiple Lines

In SQL Server Management Studio you can use the shortcut CTRL + K > C or CTRL + K > U to comment/uncomment lines in bulk. Is there a similar keyboard function that applies single quotes across ...
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What is the actual behavior of compatibility level 80?

Could somebody provide me with a better insight about the compatibility mode feature? It is behaving different than I expected. As far as I understand compatibility modes, it is about the ...
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Script to drop all databases except one not working

I'm trying to drop all databases but one on my test server. For this, I'm using the below script but it gives error: EXEC sp_MSforeachdb ' USE [?] IF (DB_ID(''?'') > 4 AND DB_NAME()!=''ABC'') ...
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Database Mirroring and Replication in SQL Server 2008 R2

I have configured the mirroring and replication between 4 servers (A,B,C,D).i.e, Mirroring between A to B and C to D, Replication between A and C. The configuration was a success and I am able test ...
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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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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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SQLOS Resource Monitor and QueryMemoryResourceNotification Win API

Here's some info about SQLOS and the Resource Monitor I found from Jonathan Kehayias: As a general rule, SQL Server will use as much memory as you can give it, and it will not release the memory ...
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Slow Full Text When using multiple full text searches

Thank you in advance for your help. I have been going bonkers. We recently made a change to our code by adding an additional contains to the below query. This has had a real negative impact on ...
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SQL agent job, why is the job history showing that a step is still running even though the job has completed

I have a sql agent job that runs Powershell as its first step (there are 3 steps in total). I have set this step to have 2 retries, with a 3 minute retry interval. When I look into the job history, ...
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RAID10 vs. RAID5 for data files

We are trying to evaluate the potential performance improvements that could be gained by switching an existing applications .mdf files to a RAID10 LUN vs. the existing RAID5 LUN they are living on ...
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Best practice to recover an CRUD statement to a linked server if connection is lost

I am looking for the best practice for the following scenario. We have a CRM in our company. When an employee updates the record of a company, there is trigger that fires a stored procedure which has ...
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connect to server with IP address running sql-express instance through sql-management studio

I have my VPS server in a remote location with ip address 172.16.11.2 (for example) having two instances of sql-server express running. one instance is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP2) where I ...
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Clustering a heap by date in stead of unique composite key

I've been working on improving the performance of a large reporting database. This database is 2TB in size, and one of the larger tables is a heap with three non-clustered indexes on it. The ...
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How many cores does my SQL Server need? [on hold]

I have a SQL Server 2008r2 ("SQL1") running very well on a virtual machine with 8 cores. I have a license for 8 cores, that I could use for any version of SQL Server. Now, I want to setup a new server ...
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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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Load data into central database

We have 150 databases at different locations. These databases need to be move into central database. currently, i am using transactional replication, but facing lot of issues. are there any other ...
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Recommended number of index for a table

I've a table with many columns (~70) which contains computer's configuration. It contains approximately 50 000 rows. This table is very requested and all these column too. I use to run the following ...
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Differentiate SQL Server Express from SQL Server installed in a server

I own a VPS server and I was told SQL Server 2008 R2 Express edition was installed on Windows OS 2008R2. When I opened the SQL Server configuration manager I saw this: I thought I should see only ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Cluster Service pack 3 fail to failover node

I have a SQL Server R2 cluster on Windows 2008 R2 boxes, and today i was to install SP3. I installed it without any errors and rebooted the passive node. When i then try to failover to the passive ...
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Best Possible Solution for Reporting Mirroring or Replication?

Hi I have SQL SERVER 2008R2 Data Centre Edition and I use SSRS and a Vendor application for reporting. I have a Reporting Server where we backup and restore everyday from Live Server to have Data ...
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Monitor Database Memory usage SQL Server

In our PROD environment, there are two servers on which we have system critical database. The management requirement is to monitor these databases for high memory usage or access or long running ...
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Regarding Reindexing [on hold]

Can we find the performance stats pre and post reindexing, if yes, how? And does reindexing affect database size? If so how and why? We're using SQL Server 2008 R2.
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Disk space requirements for SSAS database backup

Can anyone advise how I can gauge the disk space required to backup a SSAS database? I have a database that is as per SSMS estimate 146GB in size. The contents of the data folder amount to 143GB and ...
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Oracle Linked Server on SQL partial insert

I am using OpenQuery to insert into OracleLinkedServer, inside a while loop from while ( @id <= @cnt) Begin INSERT INTO OPENQUERY ( MY_LINKED_SERVER,'SELECT COL1, ...
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Steps after restoring to a different server

We have a 30 GB Database on SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. Yesterday we backed up the database and restored it to a different Virtual Machine which has exactly the same specs as the previous ...
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Problems with clustered DTC server 2008 R2 when failed over or restarted

I had a working clustred DTC, but due to a disk migration, I had to delete the service and recreate it. Thats how the problem started. When I recreate the service, it comes online perfectly. But when ...
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Dynamic update procedere passing table name as parameter [closed]

how to make dynamic update stored procedures passing table name as parameter. If any one knows please help me out for that in sqlserver 2012.
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Diagram Error Code

I have sysadmin privileges on a SQL Server 2008 R2 server. I'm working with the development database and want to save a database diagram I created. When I try to save I get the following error ...
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Add linked server from SQL Server 11.0.5058 to SQL Server 10.50.4000 [closed]

I tried to add a linked server running on SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.4000) from SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058). I keep getting this error: The linked server has been created but failed a connection ...
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BCP Errors: String data, right truncation; Unexpected EOF

OK... I give up. I have been struggling with trying to import a semicolon-separated file (field1;field2) with BCP for the past two days, but I only have been getting these errors: Starting copy... ...
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Document database structure for auditors

I am DBA for a Microsoft SQL Server 2008r2. Due to an audition, I need to provide data structure of my database, to people without an explicit IT background. I guess they would like the traditional ...
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I can backup my SQL Server 2008 R2 but can't restore from the very same folder

I ran a backup into a folder. The Network Service has full control access to this folder. The backup process didn't work until I granted that account full control. I try to restore that same file but ...
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Why does this plan cost even though there are no rows?

I execute a Batch-Operation. The whole execution needs about 60s. The following statement needs 75.6% of the whole Batch-Operation: update WW_Pos set LieferantID=null where LieferantID in (select ...
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Merge-Replication: New column doesn't get replicated down by update command

I do this frequently but all clients have this fault: I added a new column to a table using a SQL statement, which causes the column to be created and added to every publication that uses this table. ...
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How To Migrate From MSDE 2000 to SQL Server 2008R2 Express

We need to migrate a MSDE 2000 database running on a Windows Server 2003 Standard to a Windows Server 2008 R2 running SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (fresh install). The database is small, about 300MB. ...
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Joining two inline functions, slows considerably when filtering on second function

ok, So I have two inline functions that run quickly enough alone. When I left join them like this select * from Function1(-1) F1 left join Function2(-1) F2 on F1.key = F2.key When I run this I ...
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Log shipping and SIMPLE recovery mode

We have the need of implement the log shipping in our production environment, and we'll do this on the next weeks. In the other hand, we do monthly a "cleanup" of the database: we set the database in ...
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Why are foreign keys ignored on subscribers?

We have a merge replication set up on Sql Server 2008 R2. There are many tables with foreign keys providing a logical dependence on each other. For this question, let's say there are the "User" and ...
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Sudden increase in Page Writes/s after patching / rebooting

I was given a SQL Server 2008R2 to run, but my DBA skills are rusty after some years away from the day-to-day ops, so please bear with my (somewhat) silly questions. This SQL Server is running in ...
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Enforce a column as unique based on another column value

I want to make a column unique, but only if a different column is a specific value. Consider the following table: CREATE TABLE [SampleTable] ( [Id] INTEGER NOT NULL IDENTITY(1,1) ...
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Rerunning query in the same connection takes significantly longer

I am having a weird issue when a running a query that joins some semi-large tables (one table is about 2 million rows and the other about 21 million) together. What happens is the query does not run ...
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Upgrading to SQL Server 2012 from SQL Server 2008

I have upgraded my SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition to SQL Server 2012. Even after upgrade I can see & use SQL Server 2008 R2 instance without any issue. Did my upgrade went fine? I can ...
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Can SQL Server be configured to backup to a network share through a separate NIC?

We're in the process having our SQL Server instances backup to a network share, but our network admins want to try and divert the bandwidth from the backups through a different network segment. I was ...
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How can I compare the schema of two databases?

Is there a way to find the differences in two SQL Server databases (schema only). One is local and the second is at a customers site. We are experiencing problems with crystal reports running some ...
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Merge Replication identity field issues

One of our clients is using our software with merge replication of a database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 machine. There are two production environments in separate geographical locations only one of ...
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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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Breaking changes between 2008R2 RTM going to 2008R2 SP3?

I have a few A/P FCIs running 2008R2 RTM, and I'd like to upgrade the passive node to SP3, fail over, and then upgrade the formerly passive node. Has anyone else attempted this? Are there breaking ...
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Efficently Remove 90% of a table's data

I am working on a process to remove 90% of a table's data because only 10% is needed for testing. The best way I have found includes storing 10% of the table's rows into a temporary table. Current ...
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SQL Server 2005 Tools makes SQL Server 2008 Express install fail

When I tried installing SQL Server 2008 Express, the install failed due to this line. How can I circumvent this, or fix the issue?