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

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Why database replication fails when database mirroring is broken?

I'm trying to understand what effect database mirroring can have on replication in SQL Server 2008. Here is current environment: (don't ask me why it was done this way or to change it) Server A: SQL ...
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What is the cause of this problem with CONVERT()?

Consider the following two statements: PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100000001, 0); PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100010001, 0); Both statements return -1; isn't that incorrect since the ...
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SQL Query in suspended state causing high CPU usage

Environment detail: SQL Server 2008 R2. I have applications running on JBoss that access the DB using JDBC driver. Issue: My online DB server was experiencing high CPU usage. Using the following ...
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Keeping iterator in consistent state

I was reading this post to understand how things are done in Sql Server: http://rusanu.com/2013/08/01/understanding-how-sql-server-executes-a-query/ If I understand it correctly, data is being sent ...
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Identify unattached File Size in SQL Server

From a similar post on this forum, I have modified the below code as per comments and able to get the orphaned files in the drives. The code is : EXEC sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1; ...
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can we transfer sql database backup from one server to another server directly?

I want to transfer sql database from one server to another server directly, instead taking back up of that database and copy that back up in another server and then restore it. Please tell me, Is ...
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How can i know the relationship in the database in sql server 2008? [closed]

I want to know how can I determine relationships between data which is not determined by the primary key in the design. For example, I have three tables in the database like this :- table 1: fields ...
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Run CDC Cleanup job at specified time

I have enabled cdc and using it , it works fine now the problem is that we have many tables in a database and also we have many databases so how to configure cdc cleanup job to run again and again ...
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The value could not be converted because of a potential loss of data [closed]

Let me start out by clarifying that this is not a duplicate question, nor a potential duplicate for that matter. I have tried implementing every answer to every single variant that already exists of ...
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How to find the SQL statements that caused tempdb growth?

The tempdb of a server (SQL Server 2008) increases to 500GB+ several times every month. Is it possible to find out which SQL statements caused this problem? The problem is usually not caused by create ...
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Removing some English token words (such as “are” or “or” etc.) from the system stoplist of full text search?

One of our table has full text catalog on it. It contains some data in a language other than English which makes some words such as "are", "or" useful. There is no stop list defined but these words ...
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SQL Profiler - Scripting a trace with HostName filter

I have a stock of scripted trace definitions that I use for different levels of diagnostics, none of which filter by HostName. I needed to filter traffic by host today so: Fired up Profiler Created ...
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How to prevent daily index fragmentation of 99%

I have a highscore table for 100.000 players that is being inserted into 2 times a day with one record per player. At the end of the day the index fragmentation for the indexes in that table is 99%. ...
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Simple DELETE, but complicated execution plan

When I run this delete: DELETE FROM ETLHeaders WHERE ETLHeaderID < 32465870 ...it deletes 39,157 rows. It should be simple because it is deleting on ETLHeaderID which is the clustered index and ...
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Copy related records from 3 tables to another 3 tables and maintain the relationship between them

I have 3 tables that sore orders, order items and order item comments . I need to copy the data for one order to 3 new tables that have the same structure and maintain the relationship. the order will ...
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attach/detach v.s. backup/restore

I am using SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. I need to transfer the database (as a whole) to another server (to make a duplicate database to setup another test environment). I have two choices, (1) making ...
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Using IF in T-SQL weakens or breaks execution plan caching?

It has been suggested to me that the use of IF statements in t-SQL batches is detrimental to performance. I'm trying to find some confirmation or validate this assertion. I'm using SQL Server 2005 ...
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What are the main causes of deadlocks and can they be prevented?

Recently one of our ASP.NET applications displayed a database deadlock error and I was requested to check and fix the error. I managed to find the cause of the deadlock was a stored procedure that was ...
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Where to put a database in case of IP failover?

I understand that to achieve some level of availability of an online application it is possible to organize an environment with a redundancy using an IP failover mechanism and switching between ...
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Illegal XML character out of the extended event

I'm capturing extended events in SQL server. Trying to analyse the trace - converting the event data to xml an error comes up: Msg 9420, Level 16, State 1, Line 28 XML parsing: line 1, character ...
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trying to turn XML into heirarchical SQL tables, can anyone provide a good explanation of two parts of this code example?

I am trying to learn how to turn XML into heirarchical SQL tables. I have found an old code snippet from a Microsoft forum which is basically what I am trying to do, but I was wondering if someone ...
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How do I determine the spid of the session that is making a query on a linked server?

I have a session running on a SQL Server instance that is blocking other sessions (holding on to a lock without releasing it). Querying sys.sysprocesses yielded the hostname of a different SQL Server ...
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Microsoft recommends using Rowversion over timestamp , but i can not find “rowversion” data type inside my sql server 2008 R2 [closed]

MS on this link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms182776.aspx mentioned that we should use rowversion data type over Timestamps. Now inside my sql server 2008 R2 I want to create a column with ...
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Cannot add “rowversion” data type in sql server 2008 r2 management studio, or even to modify existing column data type [duplicate]

I want to create a column with Rowversion data type, but inside my SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio, I cannot find such a data type: Also when I tried altering existing column named timestamp ...
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Can I convert SQL Server 2008 full db to SQL Server 2005?

Recently I converted my SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2008. Now I can't attach that db to SQL Server 2005. I do not have any backup of that db file as well. I have tried to generate scripts ...
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BULK INSERT permission on a single database

I work on a company that has straight IT security manners. I was hired as a Database Analyst in order to optimize some processes in our team. The problem is that I only have read and write permissions ...
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SQL Transaction Logs Overwrite

Server Detail: SQL Server 2008 R2 Production Set Up: In a production environment, I have a DBMR job scheduled to take transaction log backups for all the databases present in a DB server. This job ...
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Convert a date to yyyymmdd format

Which SQL command is recommended to convert a date to yyyymmdd format? convert(varchar(8), getdate(), 112); or convert(varchar, getdate(), 112) I notice that if I use the second one, it will ...
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Improving a search query [closed]

I have a query for search function. Basically search function allowed user to define what they "have" and "want". Then this query will filter out all the possible result which created by other user. ...
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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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Storing more than 8000 bytes in a column [closed]

I have a column in one of the tables in my SQL Server database that can have more than 8000 characters. As the maximum allowed character length for a column in SQL Server is 8000, how can I store the ...
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Restore SQL Server 2012 backup to a SQL Server 2008 database?

Is there a way to restore a SQL Server 2012 database backup to a SQL Server 2008? I tried to attach file, it does not work.
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How to know which columns value is different between two rows

I am trying to compare two addresses from the same ID to see whether they match. For example: Id Adress Code Address 1 1 123 Main 1 2 123 Main 2 1 ...
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Installation failed in installing SQL Server 2008 SP3 on windows 8.1

Overall summary: Final result: SQL Server installation failed. To continue, investigate the reason for the failure, correct the problem, uninstall SQL Server, and then rerun SQL ...
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70-432 : SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance [closed]

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 programmatically remove a push subscription?

I have 4 databases, a publisher and 3 subscribers (transactional replication). In case of an error in the publisher I want to: delete all subscriptions create a new publisher make the two remaining ...
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LCK_M_SCH_M Blocking

I have 2 stored procedures (one vendor, one third party) that are constantly (monthly) stepping on each other. They both (for some reason) acquire a schema lock when all they are doing is updating ...
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Select Query takes more than a minute to retrieve data

I have a table that has 99 columns, all of them are not needed but they were there when we started. There is a Primary Key (Objectuid) which is a GUI and has the Clustered Index on the PK. The Table ...
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Unable to patch,uninstall or repair Reporting Sevices

I appear to have a corrupt installation of Reporting Sevices (2008) that I cannot repair or uninstall. Trying to repair this feature I get an error Message that says "The SQL Server feature ...
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SQL Server 2014 upgrade

I currently have websites running on SQL Server 2008 R2 - this is the version I also have installed on my own machine. I'm looking at moving my websites to a different provider, however they only run ...
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Stop agent job after executing for a certain number of hours

I have a scheduled job which runs nightly. I want it to stop itself at 07:00AM in the morning whether or not it is completed. I have seen some duplicates in the site but they don't exactly address the ...
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Upgrade BI server to 2014 and stay on 2008r2 with the database engine server

We would be happy to upgrade our SQL Server environments to 2014, but we have a tight budget for next year. Our BI server (SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition, that is used only for BI purposes) is ...
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Log Sequence Numbers in Full BackUp and Log Backup

My full back-up starts daily at 02:00 AM. It takes about 3 hours. I also take T-Log back-ups every 15 minutes (at 15,30,45 and 00 hours). I can verify the LSN sequences of T-log backups when I ...
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SQLDriverConnect fails when attempting to connect to Failover_Partner

SQLDriverConnect fails when attempting to connect to Failover_Partner. Connection string being used: Driver={SQL Native Client};Failover_Partner=tcp:dby;Server=tcp:dbx; ...
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How to identify which query is filling up the tempdb transaction log?

I would like to know how to identify the exact query or stored proc which is actually filling up the transactional log of TEMPDB database.
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Convert date and time

I have a column with about 100 records in datetime (for example 2004-08-09 12:20:41:000) and I would like to convert all records or update same time just date only with format mm-dd-yyyy. Thank you. ...
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How to choose suitable naming convention for Dimensional Table Column in a Data Mart?

I have done a lot of reading on naming columns for use in a data mart / data warehouse, as well as for general programming usage. For example, if I had a business branch in a normal application I ...
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SQL Server configuring both UCP and MDW on a single server

I'm trying to configure both UCP and MDW on a sql server. I have already setup UCP and it created [sysutility_mdw] database. Now when i try to setup MDW it is trying to use sysutility_mdw database ...
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How to allow to execute stored procedures but not writes?

I would like to set up a "reading" user on my SQL Server 2012 instance. I would like to allow him the right to execute any stored procedure, or function, or direct SQL statement, which retrieves data ...
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How to merge exported SQL Data into restored DB updating only changed rows?

We've just moved two databases from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 instance to another using BACKUP DATABASE on the original system and then RESTORE DATABASE on the new one. Everything went fine but then I ...