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SSIS - the 1st item in the data flow package view always imports way slower than the others

In the SSIS data flow task, I've been importing CSV files to my SQL Server via Flat File Source -> OLE DB Destination. When I'm setting things up in the package design preview, if I have just one ...
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Why is one of these queries orders of magnitude slower than the other?

Sorry for the vague headline question. Essentially, and I know this is generally terrible practice, but I have query with nested subqueries as follows: SELECT * FROM ibt1 WHERE basetype = 60 ...
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Possible schema corruption. Run DBCC CHECKCATALOG

Good Evening to all. I was working with sql server 2008. Thing i did: Actually i was noticed that the free space available in C drive reaches below 1 GB .So i thought to Club the D drive with C ...
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How to copy a subset of SQL objects across databases within a transaction?

We already have a .dtsx package to copy a subset of tables (about 20) from one database to another (at least once in every month). It is using "Transfer SQL Server Objects Task". However this does not ...
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Multiple login mappings for linked server

Can we assign two logins for two different databases on target server. For example, I would like to create a Linked Server between ServerA and ServerB. ServerB has two databases on it and both using ...
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SQL command in stored procedure continue on error

To perform Checkdb on all database of server i am using a stored procedure which loops over a view which contains list of databases in server and the stored procedure performs checkdb on all databases ...
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Do link servers cache remote database connections?

I have set up a link server from a database server (SQL2008) to my local SQLEXPRESS db, using the actual database as its Failover Partner. I then stopped the SQLEXPRESS service and I could still ...
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SQL Server Full-Text Index with Stoplist

I've searched this site and the internet in general and can't find any information which answers my question, so I thought I'd post it here. I have Full Text search operating on a database in SQL ...
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Query optimization, SQL Server cache query, SQL Server execution query

I have 2 queries, the results of their execution is the same, but I don't know which of these is the best in terms of performance and why. Query #1: SELECT CASE WHEN ( EXISTS (SELECT 1 AS [C1] ...
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Restore of SQL service master key not required to decrypt data after migration?

This is a bit of the opposite of how this question is usually asked-- I used the following to create a database master key, a certificate, and a symmetric key: Here's how I created the certs/keys ...
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Restoring a database to a point in time: Database I want not showing up in dropdown list

I want to restore to a point in time from a database that is already attached. When I try to do this using SMSS I cannot find the database I want in the dropdown list, but oddly it has a couple ...
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Rows do not match Subscriber and Publisher

I have an transactional replication setup with updateable subscription that is utilized by an Application. When I insert a project into the application, the msrepl_tran_version is different on the ...
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Troubleshooting a SQL Server instance that won't start

I've had a problem with one instance of SQL Server 2008 (the free version) not starting automatically. I always have to right click on the icon in the task bar and start it manually. It is set to ...
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Search for multiple keywords related to separate columns on a single table

Imagine I have a table with the schema shown. Each of the columns represent a searchable collection that I would like to be picked up in the search. I am looking for a method that would derive the ...
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Is there a way to generate an execution plan for a stored procedure before executing it?

We have a very large (many millions of rows) table that contains some (few million) rows with invalid values in particular columns. A stored procedure exists to correct the invalid records but it ...
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EXECUTE AS over Linked Servers

I have a front end that logs into the DB as "logInA", and only has permission to "schemaA" stored procs, which use EXECUTE AS "logInB", (I have also tried EXECUTE AS 'DBO'), to handle all the business ...
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SSIS Merge Join Trouble: 3 tables into 1

So I am having trouble merging three tables into one. All sources are DB, and I am using the MERGE JOIN function. When I join my first two tables, using standard left inner join, it returns the exact ...
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Login failed for user sa ssis 2008

I have a problem with ssis2008 I built a package that have a connection with SQL Server authentication (username : sa). When I use BI, it works fine but when I build a job that used this package it ...
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SQL Server TDE Stuck at Encryption_State 2 and 0% on a Tiny DB

I'm having a heck of a time with this issue and can't figure out what is wrong. I'm not sure how long this tiny DB has been in 'encryption_state = 2' from query: SELECT * FROM ...
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SQL server Load Balancing

SQL server user access cut down from 8pm - 9am. During this period our SSIS scripts would run to load data(from Oracle/mainframe/Access) to sql, large database(s) & too much data - mortgage ...
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Silently corrupted table after power-related shutdowns, records missing, *scrambled*?

Have a ssvr 2008 db, about 10gb. About 50 tables, 5 or so are frequent read/write, the rest are weekly write (append only), occasional read. The server came up and down a couple times over the past ...
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Telnet failed from App server to sql server DB server intermittently

Recently I noticed one interesting issue in our production server. We have an app server (IIS and asp .net framework) and a DB server (SQL Server 2008) installed. During peak time when I try to ...
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What permissions are required to view the contents of a catalog on a remote server?

I defined a linked server from a SQL Server box to a MySQL box. I went through a very detailed set of instructions and steps, everything works like a charm when I am logged in. The linked server ...
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Dropping One Computed Column Causes All Computed Columns To No Longer Replicate

We recently dropped a computed column from a table that was participating in merge replication. After issuing the statement the other two computed columns remained in the table but stopped ...
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Connect only once for all queries in SSMS?

I have an MSSQL database on a remote server. SSMS 2012 asks me to connect every time I double click a query in "Solution Explorer" in my project despite all of them having the same connection. Also, ...
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Log Shipping Monitor Stored Procedure returning Null

I have log shipping setup. When I EXEC sp_log_shipping _monitor it returns all null values even though log shipping appears to be working fine. last_restored_file NULL last_copied_file NULL
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How can we uninstall multiple instances of SQL Server 2008 without restarting the O/S?

How can we uninstall multiple instances of SQL Server 2008 without restarting the O/S? SQL Server installer is failing with error: Server needs to restart after one instance uninstalled. It is ...
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What overhead is there if I MERGE row by row?

I have a target table of about 2000 rows and I want to be able to MERGE (with HOLDLOCK) about 5-10 rows at a time into the target table. The target table doesn't get used heavily, with only 1-2 users ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 DeadLock on query Notification

for the first time, I'm running into a deadlock on ...The deadlock graph doesn't help me much except the fact the query notification system seems to responsible. <resource-list> ...
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Installing over a SQL Server 2008 Express default instance named “SQLEXPRESS”

We have a system in which there a SQL Server Express 2008 default instance called "SQLExpress". Normally the SQL Server Express default instance is called "MSSQLSERVER". Now we have an application ...
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Cannot Check if the Access Database Engine is Installed and Configured

All, I want to check if the Access Database Engine is installed and linked to SQL Server. On my development machine (x64-bit) the following queries both show the Access Engine to be available as a ...
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Problems with cross forest authentication in SQL Reporting

We're currently running an SQL 2008 R2 Cluster with Reporting Services running, all for use with System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 (RU3). Our users are on a different domains to the SCOM and ...
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Count of application time outs in sql server

Can we get like below in sql server:
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Cannot See Stored Procedure on Linked Server

Cannot see Stored Procedure on Linked Server. I have connected two server using linked server, I can see only tables and views. I'm not able to see stored procedures. I have set RPC to true.
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Query Freezes and SSMS Crashes

I feel like I have the syntax set on my query, but anytime I try to run this SSMS freezes and I have to reboot and once I get my PC back up and running no records have been updated. The table only ...
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Replication jobs using proxy

I wanted to use a proxy account for replication agent checkup job on SQL Server 2012. This proxy works for other jobs. I got the following error: Executed as user: SQLUserID. Only members of the ...
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Broken partition function/schemes

The dilemma SQL Server 2008 Enterprise 2 partition schemes using the same partition function partition function splits on date column, monthly basis maintenance script to split partition function ...
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Do both the sessions need to have UPDLOCK to avoid deadlocks

The benifit of UPDLOCK is that it avoids deadlock in case both sessions run the below query at the same time - The table has clustered index on ID column ----session 1 -------- begin transaction ...
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SQL Server: Update linked table times out

I have 4 linked SQL Server 2008 R2 servers in the same network, and distributed selection queries works fine. However when I try to run something like that: UPDATE [LINKED SERVER NAME].[DB ...
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Issue with multiple execution of sys.sp_addextendedproperty

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2. I need to store a text as a description of each table of my DB. But I don't want to do this with wizard. I handled to build some code for this purpose. Here's a part of ...
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Help diagnosing a single-table, single row deadlock

We're currently using an ORM-controlled, table-based, identity generation scheme to generate the IDs for our entities. The table is as follows: create table id_seq ( tbl varchar(255) not null, id ...
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Service Broker -

SQL 2008 R2, clustered and mirrored. We recently switched data centers, and Service Broker is now failing to receive messages sent from another instance on the same cluster. This was working for the ...
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Slow query performance - aritmethic operators, not exists, subselects

In our application we have this query that takes A LOT of time to execute, considering that is frequently used (> 20 seconds). We use Hibernate as our ORM. All the tables have a clustered primary ...
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ORM and performance for SQL Servers

In a past SQLBits, one of the speakers went into some detail about ORM software's effect on SQL Server performance. The example the speaker was referring to was one in which the application was ...
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FreeTds with 2 sql server instances

I have python scripts on a Linux machine that connect to Microsoft sql server to get data. The server was initially 2008 version. Now it has both 2008 and 2012. How can I point the tds to connect ...
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ERROR: Failed to convert parameter value from a String to a DateTime

I have faced this error: Failed to convert parameter value from a String to a DateTime when trying to pass multiple selected dates from checkboxlist to my parameter to be used in sql. I have tried ...
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Stored procedure deadlock on another process

Is it possible to reproduce a deadlock situation on a stored procedure (which executes about 10 other stored procedures) when you don't know the exact process it's being deadlocked on? When this is ...
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Intermittent SQL Server 2008 backup failures

We have been getting occasional backup failures when backing up a database to a network share. The error is: Write on "\..." failed: 1398(There is a time and/or date difference between the ...
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How to free up disk space on a drive which has BiztalkMsgBoxDB_log file in it

I have been asked to analyze a issue regarding one of the biztalk servers. I was asked to free up space on a particular drive, where I found the only file BiztalkMsgBoxDB_log.bak is taking up close ...
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SQL TDE Key Format

I'm trying to find the Key Format that SQL TDE uses. Is it PKCS? If so, what #? I haven't been able to identify this based on research done on MS website. And, there is no mention of key format during ...