This tag is for SQL Server 2008, major build version 10.00.xxxx.

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How can I hunt down what is trying to use SA?

I'm not sure of the change that caused this (the logs don't show anything specific) but ever since Monday afternoon I've seen the following error repeated: Login failed for user 'sa'. Reason: An ...
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TempDB will not shrink. No Open Transactions

I have a TempDB on SQL 2008 that has gotten very large (>40gb) and I want to shrink it down. I have used the dbcc shrinkdatabase, dbcc shrinkfile and the shrink command through Management Studio. I ...
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Move SQL Server 2008 database from machine A to B with no downtime

I got a bit of a problem. I have a SQL Server database in box A which has approximately 60gb of data. I need to move this to a new machine but I cannot have downtime at all. Every second that goes by ...
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Adding non-nullable NEWSEQUENTIALID() column to existing table

In SQL Server 2008, I am adding a non-nullable column to an existing table, and want to make the default NEWSEQUENTIALID(). ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD MyColumn UNIQUEIDENTIFIER NULL CONSTRAINT ...
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Could not find the Server Agent in SSMS

I am following the guide - http://www.sqlchicken.com/2009/07/how-to-create-a-server-side-trace-with-sql-profiler/ which is working until I reach Step 8 8. Now to schedule your newly created script. ...
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How to run mssql server dependent application to mysql workbench [closed]

I am very new in mysql workbench. I have created an application in c# which uses sql server 2008 r2 database. Now i have migrated my database on mysql workbench. i want to run my application now. My ...
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Mirroring problems after removing domain

I successfully created a mirror with certificates between two servers. One of those servers was a domain controller. After removing the domain the mirror was interrupted. After hours of searching I ...
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In which form Microsoft SQL password should be given when creating a user?

I am creating a Microsoft SQL server user with the guidance of this MSDN article and giving the system the following commands: CREATE LOGIN MyName WITH PASSWORD = 'MyPass'; USE My$DatabaseName; ...
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Why did my UPDATE statement not complete?

Running SQL Server 2008; Mgmt Studio 2008. I am working with a MS SQL job that we have created for our MS CRM 4.0 implementation. For anyone familiar with CRM, this job purges the aSyncOperationBase ...
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Make SqlClient default to ARITHABORT ON

First things first: I'm using MS SQL Server 2008 with a database at compatibility level 80, and connecting to it with .Net's System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection. For performance reasons I've created ...
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SQL Server build

We are building a new server at work and I'm hoping to get ideas of how we should build it out for optimum performance and back-up capability. We have 6 drives and we need to have an OS (Windows ...
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Connect to a Windows Authentication SQL server in SQL Server Authentication mode?

Is it possible to connect to a SQL server in SQL Server Authentication if the server has been installed with Windows Authentication?
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Database created in sqlcmd but missing in SQL Server Management Studio [closed]

I created a database named testbase in sqlcmd in SERVER\MSSQLSERVER. However, I cannot access SERVER\MSSQLSERVER. I also could not find testbase inside the server connection using Microsoft SQL ...
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Many to many unique combination

So I originally thought I was going to have a one to many relationship in a database with the following tables ENTITY_JSON_MAP ATTRIBUTE_JSON_MAP Originally I was going to have an FK in ...
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SQL Server drop and create all users in every DB

I would like to drop and recreate every user in a database without having to manually do this for 500 users. I have this so far: USE [Maintenance] GO IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM ...
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How to create via sql and detect via ERRORLOG SQL Server 2008 Deadlocks

I am designing a monitoring program using HP Sitescope SIS. The goal is detect deadlocks. In doing so, I created a deadlock on an existing but nearly unused SQL Server 2008. I used the following ...
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Side effects of using updlock lock hint?

I was just exploring UPDLOCK hint in SQL-Server 2008 and I found it is very useful in avoiding certain deadlock scenarios. There are always some side effects when using these types of lock hints but I ...
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MongoDB Master and Slave Replication - Windows or Linux

I have recently moved my MS SQL Server Database to MongoDB (2.0) on Windows Server 2008. Its containing 2 databases with following stats. (both databases get around 100 reads/writes per second). These ...
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Centralized master data shared among other several DBs

I'm researching and investigating about all possible ways to create a master data database for my portfolio of applications. To give you a quick overview, an example will come in handy: I want to ...
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how service sid operate under the covers?

This question is out of curiosity and it left me in confusion whether service account as any role to play in sql server startup and shutdown? Can anybody explain how sql server 2008 Service Sids work ...
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How to separate Stored Procedures (i.e. all the business logic) from Client Database so that it only contains client data?

Scenario: Our Application Database (in SQL Server 2012) contains entire business logic in the Stored Procedures (SPs). Everytime we have to publish the DB to the client, it unnecessarily results in ...
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Casting fails on subquery result [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a pickle, I have to perform a query on a database with rather poor data quality. I am trying to evaluate a field which contains a date, but which was defined as a nvarchar. I thought I ...
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Sql Server Agent Job

In my Local SQL Server 2008 I created a scheduled job (like daily email will send to particular user from the database based on condition). Now I decided to host my schedules in hosting server so can ...
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Good pattern to run SQL Server 2008 CDC changes

I have CDC working on my server and it works well. I have followed various tutorials etc... I'm looking for the best way to write a SQL stored procedure that will continuously give me the latest ...
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Cross Server and Instance Login SSIS SID or ID Issues

I have some challenging login/SID/ID issues with authentication between databases on separate instances and servers. We have a Development, Test, Pre-Production and Production server/instance ...
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Mirroring - Server network address cannot be reached

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Installed. It contains three instances. Default (MSSQLServer) First Instance Second Instance All these are Log On as Network Service.. Default Instance is Principal ...
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SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table

Migrated from http://serverfault.com/questions/615129/sql-2008-server-performance-loss-possibly-connected-with-a-very-large-table We have SQL Server 2008 with 3 active databases running on it. DB1 ...
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Scheduled backup task doesn't always backup all databases despite always saying job successful

I have a job in SQL 2008 that runs a stored proc to backup all databases. This runs daily via sql server agent job. It quits with success every day but some days it quits with success only after ...
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Index seek much slower with OR condition compared with separate SELECTs

Based on these questions and the answers given: SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table Large table with historical data allocates too much of SQL Server 2008 ...
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Large table with historical data allocates too much of SQL Server 2008 Std. memory - performance loss for other databases

Based on this question and the answers given: SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table I have discovered memory allocation problem with SQL Server 2008. ...
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Update primary key column - NULL issue

I want to update a column that is a primary key using this code use BITS_TEE Update DMT_TEE_DTS_Production set ABCIndicatorCode = ( select HIST.ABCIndicatorCode from ...
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Replication saying my snapshot Publication Does Not Exist. But it does exist

enter code hereI used the SQL Server (2008) wizard to create a new snapshot publication on my sever called "BlinkViewsOnly" in the BlinkDataMaster database. Publication was created successfully. I ...
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Create SSIS package to copy data between SQL Server 2008 installs on different machines?

I'm new to the whole SSIS world. I'm trying to create a process to copy data between SQL Server 2008 environments. I want to be able to run a job to export data from my prod database and then use that ...
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Change rowguidcol property to a different column

In my SQL Server 2008 database, I have a table with two uniqueidentifier columns. CREATE TABLE MyTable ( Col1 uniqueidentifier rowguidcol not null, Col2 uniqueidentifier not null, ...
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Reading Data from SQL Server database

I want to read data from each cell of database. If the corresponding value is encountered then I have increment a variable count for that corresponding variable. Consider the following table Ques1 ...
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When should extended events be used instead of SQL Profiler/perfmon?

The extended events seem like a better technology and less stress on the server, but the SQL Profiler/perfmon has better tooling. Also the extended events seem to have a steeper learning curve. In ...
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RaiseError on SQL Server stored procedures

ALTER PROCEDURE sp1 as begin IF (@PersonId=0) RAISERROR(N'Error already raised. See previous errors.', 16, 1); break end I want something like the following. If no value in the variable, ...
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sqlcmd returning NUL instead of NULL for tinyint column

sqlcmd -E -d MyDatabase -Q "sp_helpsubscription" -s "," -o file.csv -W -u Column 23 which is suppose to be a tinyint (subscriber_type) is output as NUL instead of NULL when the value is NULL. I ...
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SQL server replication error - the row was not found at the Subscriber

I am doing transactional replication on specific tables. I am getting an error: The row was not found at the Subscriber when applying the replicated command. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: ...
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High Service Broker queue

My production database suffers from a large Service Broker message queue. It is around 2 million. I would like to decrease it as small as possible. I have tried dbcc ...
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Estimate projected database growth

I recently started working with SQL Server 2008 as a DBA trainee. I need calculate the size of the database but also estimate its growth over recent months and the predicted growth for the next 12 ...
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How to find usage of each object in other objects from a database?

I am with the task of taking an old SQL Server database and identify all of it's objects and their relationships, because the one who made it did not bother to use any foreign key, he just made all ...
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How to display posted on date and time like1 hr ago or 30 min ago

i want to show the posted date like 1 hr ago.. or 30 min ago.. declare @date datetime ='2014-07-24 11:50:22.033'; SELECT CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@date)=DATEPART(DD,GETDATE()) THEN CASE WHEN ...
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Matching two rows in a single table if two specific keys have different values

I have a table called settings in that there are two columns and data like following. settings value ------- ------ depots 12 projectid 156 client ...
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70-432 : SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance

Has anybody taken this certification exam? If so, how many years of experience do you have as a SQL Server DBA and how hard did you find the exam?
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How to calculate exact month (in days) difference b/w two dates

I am trying to get all the rows where the visit date was exact before five months from to date but somehow DateDiff function is including 26th Sept 2013 record which is not right as five month has ...
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Restore Backup Fails - File 'Db' cannot be restored to '{…}.mdf'. Use WITH MOVE to identify a valid location for the file

I am getting the following errors trying to do a restore using the restore command on a backup file I recieved from a customer. RESTORE DATABASE SFDB FROM DISK = N'C:\Backup\Backup.bak' Any ...
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SQL Server - constraint to prevent overlapping dates [duplicate]

I saw this wonderful article called "CHECK Constraint To Avoid Overlapping Data" It basically boils down to this: CREATE TABLE Reservations (ReservationID int NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ...
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Bitmask Flags with Lookup Tables Clarification

I've received a dataset from an outside source which contains several bitmask fields as varchars. They come in length as low as 3 and as long as 21 values long. I need to be able to run SELECT queries ...
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Impact of deleting 100GB table on Mirroring

I'm about to delete a large table which is approximately 100GB in size. I'd like to understand the impact on the mirroring that's in place on this db. Can anyone confirm?