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

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The smallest backup possible … with SQL Server

Daily we ship our SQL Server backups across the WAN. We need to minimize the size of these backups so it does not take forever. We don't mind if our backup process takes a bit longer; as it stands ...
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How to set the Tablix Outer border width weight?

In SSRS 2008 R2, a Tablix has got a property as 'Border Width Weight'. I assumed by assigning a vale to this property (e.g.3 pt) , we can define the outer border's width weight. But it does nothing. ...
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SQL Server error importing an Excel sheet

I am facing a problem while loading & importing an Excel sheet into a SQL Server database. The error is The OLE DB provider "Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0" for linked server "(null)" reported an ...
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Multiple Transaction Log files and performance impact

So I've gotten into an argument with several people regarding the number of transaction log files a give databases should have. I've seen several post saying you should only have 1 transaction log ...
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I can't connect to my servers SQL database via an IP Address

I have setup a server that runs Windows Server 2008, and has SQL Server 2008 Express installed. I can connect to the machine's SQL Server Express database via the MACHINENAME/SQLEXPRESS. However ...
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Free space of mdf and ldf does not match with database free space

In SSMS I saw file size related properties and found below details for one database. Here values does not match with other properties. Here size of the mdf, ldf and total size matches with other ...
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Using EncryptByPassPhrase in where condition

I am using EncryptByPassPhrase of sql server. But i am not able to use where condition properly. DECLARE @login_details TABLE(uid integer,username varchar(10),password varbinary(100)) insert into ...
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Transaction Time out error C#

Database Type : SQL server 2008 R2 Issue description: There are two machines. One is server machine(OS- Windows server Enterprise) another one is client machine(OS- Windows 7 professional). In Both ...
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Protect SQL Server from hackers

Today, my SQL Server 2008 is attacked by hacker from IP address in China [4300 Login failure in last 7 hours]. I contacted GoDaddy support and below is what they told me. EXEC sp_readerrorlog 0, 1, ...
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SQL Server query result: missing zero before decimal point for -1 < float < 1

I have SQL Server 2008 Express with linked Oracle db. When querying Oracle from SQL Server, I receive for example ,96 instead of 0,96 for float type columns. Any idea how to configure this on ...
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SQL Server 2008 datetime index performance bug

We are using SQL Server 2008 R2, and have a very large (100M+ rows) table with a primary id index, and a datetime column with a nonclustered index. We are seeing some highly unusual client/server ...
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using *tables* as Table-Valued Parameters (TVP)

MS SQL 2008 supports TVP: a useful feature for bulk uploading data to a stored proceedure for processing. Rather than create a user-defined type, is it possible to leverage an existing table ...
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How to find out if anything is running as or relies upon a user account in anyway before removing it?

Running SQL Server 2008. So I need to get around to removing an old users account, but I'm worried that just disabling or deleting it right away might cause some things to stop working properly if ...
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SQL Server Management Studio Change User Server Roles to sysadmin?

in my local machine I have SSMS (SQL Server 2008 R2). For user xxxx Server Roles are as public. when i try to change it to sysadmin it through error User does not have permission to perform this ...
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Are there any risks to granting users SQL Server SHOWPLAN permission?

I'm doing some performance tuning on a large SQL server 2008 database, and the IT group is unwilling to give SHOWPLAN permission. In the past, "Show Execution Plan" has been the most effective way to ...
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SELECT permission on view querying table from another database

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 My company uses the Great Plains (GP) financial system with several customizations. Our Value-Added-Reseller (VAR) for GP has setup most of these customizations in a separate ...
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SQL server 2008 Express x64 in windows 8.1 fail [duplicate]

I've been download sql server express x64 version in this I just install new windows 8.1 x64 vl version and install trial KIS for anti-virus. After i install sql server but it's not working and ...
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dbcc shrinkfile not reducing size of log file in sql server 2008

I am shrinking log file of SQL Server 2008 R2 database, but it is not working. I was using this code: ALTER DATABASE [database] SET RECOVERY SIMPLE DBCC SHRINKFILE(DATABASE_LOG, 20) ALTER DATABASE ...
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Cross-talk with temp tables with SSRS over a shared data source?

I have a data source that is setup to store credentials on the report server and to use them when running reports. Given the following factors, I'm concerned about reports that use temporary tables in ...
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SQL Server - In Recovery

Was uploading a few hundred thousand rows in my SQL 2008 R1 database and have come in this morning to an "In Recovery" message next to the database name in SQL Management Studio. I've tried a DBCC ...
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Take database backup of a SQL server 2012 from local SQL Server 2008 R2

I have a SQL Server 2012 installation that has some issues with SQL Server Agent because of which I cannot schedule a job or a maintenance plan to take backup. What I am trying to do is to create a ...
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Create USER and LOGIN permissions

What permission should I give to a user or role so that it can Create Login or Create User in database.
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Is this a race condition or bug in sql server using serializable TIL with updlock? [closed]

I've been staring at this problem for almost a week now. I'm getting a deadlock in some query, and I've reduced the problem to these reproducible steps: Create a database with: create table offering ...
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Why shouldn't a pre-hashed password be used with CREATE LOGIN all the time?

(For the purpose of this question, assume that I only need to support SQL Server 2008 and higher. Or to future-proof this question, let's say recent, current, and near-future versions.) The ...
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What is the easiest way to use a SQL Server backup to retrieve just a few rows?

I need to manually retrieve a few rows from a SQL Server 2008 database backup. Normally I create a new database, restore the database backup to the new database, and run my queries. The database is ...
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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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Can't update trigger because of activity

Trying to add a line to a trigger that is attached to a table that is constantly in use ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[name_of_trigger] ON [dbo].[name_of_table] AFTER UPDATE BEGIN IF ORIGINAL_LOGIN() in ...
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Databases entering “In recovery” mode on restore

I am facing an issue while restoring the database. I have many dump files in a folder and I try to restore them one by one to a database xyz, perform some update operation and continue my restore ...
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Poor performance on inner join using dates and between

I am having trouble optimizing a query that does an inner join using a date range. The purposes of the query is take daily data and summarize by week. Select pcw.EndDate WeekEndDate, h.Store, ...
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What SQL Server Edition to use [closed]

I am a programmer and I have been asked to identify a Sql Server Edition suitable for our intranet web site. There will be 15 users connecting to web site. But we use one windows account to connect ...
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Connect a linked server to MS Reporting Service?

I've got a MYSQL server setup as a linked server in MS SQL server 2008. Can someone tell me if it is possible to generate reports from this server? How do I connect it to Reporting Services?
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Rebuild Index in system database

I use SQL Server and have multiple indexes in system database whit index fragmentation 30% or more. I don't know that SQL server manage system database index automatically or I want to manage them. ...
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Sql Azure: The session limit for the database is 8000 and has been reached

I am getting following exception in SQL Azure, my SQL Server database is a web version, and I am getting this error in SQL Server Management Studio (when connecting). Also this is happening when ...
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cannot see logins subfolder [closed]

Forgive me for my lack of dba experience but I can't find the answer anywhere. I'm working remotely on a third party to a client that asked for a login, I created the login but there's problems with ...
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Update Statement takes forever to complete [closed]

I have table around 1250000 records, and 80 columns Table Structure CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Table] ( [Column1] [int] IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT FOR REPLICATION NOT NULL, [Column2] [int] NULL, [Column3] [int] ...
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Are there advantages to using temporary tables over derived tables in SQL Server?

I read the derived tables have better performance than temporary tables, but anyway many SQL Server developers prefer the second ones. Why? I must do queries with large data (millions records) and I ...
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How to know my workload type

Is there any tsql-query/DMV through which I can tell my workload type on database, whether mostly Reads or mostly writes happening? Thanks in Advance.
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How to fix SQL Server instances with different builds on same server?

I have a Windows 2008 box and there are 5 instances of SQL Server 2008 Standard installed. After that, SQL Server service pack patched. Weird thing is: the builds for those instance are different. ...
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Generate create script for all indexes

I am working on documenting my databases, and I would like to create a list of all of the indexes in my database. The reason I want to do this is so that I can track changes to my indexes overtime. ...
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Reading SQL Server 2008 transaction logs

I have a requirement for tracking some usage on a table that will be getting retired in the next year and feel that I could get the pertinent data (stored procedures and in-line sql being used against ...
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DMV queries for capturing most frequently used queries and worst performing queries [closed]

Can anyone provide dmv query to achieve the following Query to capture frequently used stored procedure Query to capture frequently used ad-hoc queries Query to capture worst performing stored ...
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How to capture workload from production and replay on test env

I want to perform performance testing on my test server? How to capture workload from production and replay on test server? Basically looking for detailed steps so that I can repro the same workload ...
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Import remote SQL Server 2008 Express database to local SQL Server 2008 Standard database

I would like to create a SQL Server agent job that would run every 10 minutes. The job would check for new records in a table on a remote database (linked server already created), if exist the job ...
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Remote scan in OpenXMl

I'm looking for some advice on OPENXML. Specifically, the performance. I am seeing very slow performance on a very small piece of XML. Something about this is causing a Remote Scan. Any ideas on how ...
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The memory usage of SQL Server keeps growing

We have a production SQL Server 2008r2 x64. 16GB RAM and this server is used by the application (hosted) and SQL Server. The max memory setting = 6GB The min memory setting = 128MB. There are ~25k ...
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Managing SQL Server 2008 R2 transaction logs when using principal/mirror databases [duplicate]

My system has the main database as a principal (reads/writes only to that database) and then a mirror database on a different site that receives all database updates from the principal database. This ...
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send custom email when SQL Server job fails

I have setup a profile and account for sending mail using DatabaseMail. I have a SQL JOB. If the job fails, I receive an Email Till this point, everything works fine. This is what the email looks ...
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When a previously-fast SQL query starts running slow, where do I look to find the source of the issue?

Background I have a query running against SQL Server 2008 R2 that joins and/or left-joins about 12 different "tables". The database is fairly large with many tables over 50 million rows and about 300 ...
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logical reads vs. scan count

I'm joining a small table (1,000 rows) against a large table (8M rows) in SQL Server 2008. The join uses a nonclustered covering index on the large table, and the join can produce three possible query ...
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How to view an encrypted view or stored procedure

I am working on a third party database. When I try to view the definition of a view by right clicking, CREATE TO and then to NEW QUERY EDIT WINDOW, I am getting an error: This property may not ...