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SQL Server 2008 Database Restore Error - Cannot open backup device 15105

I am trying to restore from a backup and getting the following error Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Cannot open backup device 'Z:\FULL_BACKUP.bak'. Operating system error 3(failed to ...
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Bypass or Override SQL Server DB related error during WSUS Setup Installation?

When trying to install the latest WSUS release from here: Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 We tried it once with the DB and then someone suggested detaching the DB and moving to another drive ...
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Two columns with and without index in where clause - How index works

I am executing a query on SQL Server 2008: SELECT col1 FROM table1 WHERE col2=val2 AND col3=val3 Here col2 has a non-clustered index, col1 is the PRIMARY KEY, and col3 does not have any index. ...
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Why are schema changes I've made reverting?

I have been experiencing issues when making schema changes/stored proc definition changes. The changes that I make are not always persistent. I can make a change today then a day or two later I'll ...
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SQL Server accepting Access queries?

I am currently working on migrating a legacy codebase from VB6 and Access to VB.NET and SQL Server. I have run the Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant successfully and populated a SQL server ...
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How to check if range between two numbers is available in table of ranges

I have following table of number ranges Create table Ranges { Id int identity(1,1) primary key, RangeFrom int not null, RangeTo int not null } Insert into Ranges(RangeFrom, RangeTo) VALUES (1,...
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Query distinct emails not logged in within a period of time

I need help in writing a query to return distinct emails that have not logged into ABC database in the past 5 months. The exact task I have been asked is as following: Create a table in ABC ...
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Calculate time difference between a datetime and the current date & time

I would like to calculate the difference between a past datetime and the current datetime with the result in [hh]:mm format.
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Standard data types for email address, telephone number , first name, rixh text editor, etc

I want to build a database for our system using Sql Server 2008 R2. but i need to know what are the best data types for storing these info:- Email address Telephone number with extension, such as +...
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Group daily schedule into [Start date; End date] intervals with the list of week days

I need to convert data between two systems. First system stores schedules as a plain list of dates. Each date that is included in the schedule is one row. There can be various gaps in the sequence ...
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Can the OUTPUT clause create a table?

I'm doing an update like this: UPDATE dbo.Table1 SET BirthDate = b.BirthDate FROM Table1 a JOIN Table2 b ON a.ID = b.ID And I want to use the OUTPUT clause to back up my changes. UPDATE dbo....
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Slow-running query returns incomplete resultset

So I'm trying to get some data from an SQL Server 2008 instance, the query is quite simple in structure but it has an extremely poor performance, it takes just under a minute to retrieve a bit over 1,...
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Should we still be using QUOTENAME to protect from injection attacks?

I was looking at an old stored procedure today and noticed it was using quotename on the input parameters. After doing some digging to figure out what that does exactly I came across this site. I now ...
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Why database snapshot creation is faster than normal database backups?

Could you tell me any reason why creation of database snapshot is faster than database normal database backups in MS SQL server
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sql getting sum of calculated columns

How can I get the sum of TotalAmount as single value for example Product Name UnitPrice Quantity Discount% Amount SharingCost% ShippingCost CustomsCost TotalAmount pro1 250....
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Get all records from inner joined tables if second table does not have data

I follow below syntax by which I achieve the result. but it takes time IF NOT EXISTS(select * from #tblxyz) BEGIN INSERT INTO #tblxyz select NULL END Select a.* FROM tblabc a ...
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When executing a command via xp_cmdshell what user issues the command to the system?

I'm executing the following command to stop a service on a remote server from within a stored procedure in SQL Server. ---------------- -- Stop Service ---------------- SET @Command = 'sc \\' + @...
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Anybody using HierarchyId in production? Is it reliable?

Is anybody using HierarchyId in real production with tables of reasonable size, more than a few thousand rows? Is it reliable/performant? So far I have not found anyone not affiliated with the vendor ...
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msdb.dbo.sysjobs and last run date and time

I know that the last_run_date and last_run_time are stored as Int, but when coverted over to datetime (of which I have examples of), is the time GMT, or what? When converted it doesn't match the same ...
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Would snapshot replication avoid the “repl table shuffle” when making schema changes?

I support an application that sits upon a SQL 2008 database and has an admin tool that allows app admins to do some field customization. This issues an ALTER TABLE command when saved, and since the ...
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SQL Query Declaration problem

I have a view as shown below.The View is good running.When I attempt to run view,I got the following the error.What might the problem? Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'Declare' SQL Query: create ...
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The index columns in sys.index_columns different from what are in the index

When I run the following I get 3 indexed columns: SELECT b.name, c.name FROM sys.index_columns a INNER JOIN sys.indexes b ON a.object_id = b.object_id AND a.index_id = b.index_id INNER JOIN ...
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Most efficient way of finding rows in a table that don't exist in another — SQL Server

What is the best method of finding rows in table A that don't exist in table B based on unique key of the tables, when both tables are huge (A over 300 million rows, B over 500 million rows) and the ...
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Connect MSSQL DB with SSAS

I am trying to build a BI system using SQL Server 2008. I have installed and created the database. I have also installed SSAS but I can't seam to find a way to connect my database as a Data Source ...
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Problem inserting into table from trace file consumes all space in tempdb

I'm working with SQL Server 2008 SP3 Enterprise Edition (64-bit) I'm trying to import a trace file of about 3.5 MB (4667 rows) into a table as following: INSERT INTO DBTRACE with (rowlock) SELECT * ...
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OFFSET FETCH in SQL Server 2008

I have this query to paginate the results and it was working fine on SQL Server 2012. However i had to move my database to SQL Server 2008 and now my store procedure is not working. I did some ...
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CMDEXEC The process could not be created for step… (reason: Access is denied). The step failed

I have created a job to test executing a CmdExec step. The job step is simply executing a batch file with dir as the command. The job is executing as the SQL Server service account. This account ...
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What could cause the wrong ID to be inserted?

I have a SQL Server 2008 server (build 10.0.5500). Earlier this week I ran this on a table that already had data in it: delete from dbo.table go dbcc checkident('dbo.table',reseed,0) When the ...
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Managing Security for a Log Shipped db across two (unconnected) domains

SQL Server 2008 (soon to be 2012). We have a vendor that is providing us with log shipped backups of our production database. We use this log shipped database for BI staging, reporting, etc. I've ...
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SQL Server Clustering - Active/Active or Active/Passive?

What is the logic of the Active/Active cluster vs Active/Passive cluster? I have searched a lot and read lots of documents but have not found the answer. In active active cluster can I have 1 ...
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Execution order of triggers for different tables in SQL Server 2008

There is a lot of material that covers the case where there are multiple triggers for one table but what about the case where there are two related tables, each with a trigger, e.g. an update triggers ...
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Is there anyway to tell when the last query was made against a database? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to tell when the last query was made against a SQL 2008 R2 database without downloading a third-party tool ?
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Difference between Database Securable Scope and Database Securable?

I'm reading the Security best practices document for Server 2008 and I noticed that they list both a database securable scope, and a database securable. How should I differentiate between these? ...
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Performance difference between Clustered and Non Clustered Index

I was reading Clustered and Non Clustered Indexes. Clustered Index - It contains Data Pages. That means the complete row information will be present in the Clustered Index Column. Non Clustered ...
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same query different servers,different execution plan and time

I have this query and it runs less than 2 minutes on Test but on Prod it takes 10 minutes. Both are the same version,CPU,RAM,OS the same. I have four tempdb files on Prod but one one Test. I ...
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SQL Server 2012 indirect checkpoint

I am trying to understand where to draw a fine line for Indirect Checkpoint that was introduced in SQL Server 2012. Based on my understanding SQL Server does checkpoint to flush dirty pages out to ...
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Alter multiple Logins through SQL

I am trying to change the following properties for SQL users to disable password complexity and expiration. Using: ALTER LOGIN xx WITH CHECK_EXPIRATION=OFF, CHECK_POLICY=OFF GO Where 'xx' is an ...
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How do you kick users out of a SQL Server 2008 database?

We need to do a restore, and cannot because other users are connected. We thought we had disconnected every process, but apparently not. How can we, from Management Studio, kick off everyone else so ...
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how to get History of queries executed with username in SQL

I can get executed queries by using: SELECT deqs.last_execution_time AS [Time] ,dest.TEXT AS [Query] FROM sys.dm_exec_query_stats AS deqs CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(deqs.sql_handle) AS dest ...
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nvarchar(max) converting to varchar and table optimization

I am working with a table that has all character types set to nvarchar some of them are nvarchar(max). We are converting all these to varchar and specifying a character width based upon the actual ...
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LDF files vs. TRN files vs. Tempdb.MDF+LDF files.:

We have a dilemma… We have all of our MDF and LDF files in the same…\192.168.6.22\d$\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\DATA\Production...folder. We have all of our TRN and BAK files on the…\192.168.6....
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'CONCAT' is not a recognized built-in function name

A client reported that they were running on SQL Server 2012, and we delivered some test queries for testing prior to a final delivery, however: 'CONCAT' is not a recognized built-in function name. ...
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How to optimize this SQL Server query?

Anyone have any suggestions for how to optimize this query? Running SQL Server 2008.. The object is to look at accounts that were created yesterday, compare their email addresses and phone numbers ...
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How can I detect broken stored procedures after a schema change?

I've modified a central table in my database, and sp_depends literally returns hundreds of results, and I'm concerned some of those stored-procedures might not compile anymore after my change. ...
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Unable to delete SQL Server 2008 R2 login

I had created a SQL Server login some days back. Now I need to delete the same. So I went into SQL Server Management Studio => Security => Logins and selected the login that I want to delete. It ...
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Simple logging of table access

In SQL Server 2008, is there some simple logging of how often a particular table is selected (in an hour, a day, a week, etc.)? I have a large table that is accessed by dozens of applications and ...
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How to get all connected values as a single column

I'm trying to use CTE recursion. This is my scenario SQL Fiddle. It is a simple tree structure: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[AL]( [IdAL] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [ID1] [int] NOT NULL, [ID2] [...
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Milliseconds to datetime

I have this statement EXEC [spProject_Update] @ProjectID = 496 ,@Name = 'Hangman Bollywood iPhone' ,@Description = '' ,@EstimateTime = 2674800000 I will get milliseconds in @EstimateTime. How can I ...
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Can I export a maintenance plan without using Integration Services?

I'm trying to export a simple maintenance plan from an SQL Server instance. I want to check the export into source control, and apply the exported maintenance plan to functionally identical instances....
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Is there a way to have multiple error messages displayed with RAISERROR conditionally?

I am thinking of something like the CASE statement for RAISERROR, but I want the remaining code to be checked too, and not skip anything after encountering the first RAISERROR. Right now I have ...