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

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Identity seed increased when using IDENTITY_INSERT

Running this snippet on SQL Server 2008 produces different result than on SQL Server 2014. I need them to produce the same result. My scenario is that I am writing unit tests (using tsqlt) and this ...
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DISTINCT Role in SELECT

EDIT: @Moderators: Please delete this question. I still feel that it is unclear what I am asking. Maybe I could have used some Venn diagrams in order to describe the problem. The COUNTs do not seem to ...
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Sql Server - Best Practices for Growing Database Files

I have been monitoring file growth via the data collector in sql server 2008 r2 for two weeks. The database is growing consistently at around 35(MB)/Day. The DB has not yet hit the initial size of 2 ...
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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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idera - why it restores databases faster

We have a 2gb live database that takes forever restore whenever I need some live data to test something. If I use idera it takes 5 mins at most. When I use the restore database command it can take ...
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On SQL Server Backup: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file

I am trying to back up a pretty big database and I keep getting this error: Msg 3271, Level 16, State 1, Server {Server Name}, Line 1 A nonrecoverable I/O error occurred on file "{Backup File ...
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Implications of using a Unique NonClustered Index with Covering Columns instead of a Primary Key

We have a large table [MyTable] which currently has both a Primary Key, and a Unique Non Clustered Index on the same column ([KeyColumn]). The U NC index also has additional covering columns. Having ...
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Going from separate databases to shared databases and schemas (Multi Tenant Data Architecture)

I am eagerly trying to design the perfect multitenant data architecture for my database. I am getting inspiration from an article posted by Microsoft, based on scenario 3. I have been given all my ...
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SQL Server : parsing with XPath Performance

I have a UI that allows a user to select certain data points they want to filter the results by. There are things such as location, department etc. Once they have selected all of the options, I ...
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Deadlock error isn't returning the deadlock SQL

Transaction (Process ID) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim. Rerun the transaction. I am getting this error randomly when one of my ...
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high PAGEIOLATCH_SH waits on server [closed]

EDIT: I know this question is closed, but I hope it will help someone. The problem is on our disks ( cluster ). Using PerfMon, I could create some counters ( disk reads and writes ) and the reads ...
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Substract dates from previous row

I couldn't see any question matching this one so I made this question. I have this result from my code and the last thing I need is to substract the dates so I get the real dates: | EmployeeId ...
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Error when trying to access linked server from another machine

I have created a linked server from a Excel source and when I query or test the connection from the locally from the server everything is good but if I try the same from another machine with DBMS I ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 error on database engine

Database 'msdb' cannot be opened. It has been marked SUSPECT by recovery. See the SQL Server errorlog for more information. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 926)
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Need advice on abnormal login auditing

Recently i am facing some slow issue for my web application. And i have check my visitor report and it shows normal traffic rate as usual. And then i check my db login auditing and find below login ...
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SQL Server 2014 .bak file error - The media family on device 'D:\..' is incorrectly formed

Worst case scenario - the server crashed and the 2014 SQL Server .bak file had to be recovered from the failed disk. The .bak file I have is over 20gb in size but is unusable when trying to restore ...
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What happens with statistics when reverting to a database snapshot

Lets say I have a database FOO for which I created a snapshot (named FOO_snap). Now I'll run thousands of queries on this DB. After that I will revert DB to FOO_snap. Will I lose all of the statistics ...
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What can I do to speed up this SQL Query?

I've created this SQL query with the help of @Dems :-) Here is some detail, I tried to make a SQLFiddle but I kept getting errors with my variables... This works in Sql Server 2008... My question ...
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SQL Server unpredictable select results (dbms error?)

Below is simple example, which returns strange results, that are unpredictable and we cannot explain it in our team. Are we doing something wrong or is it SQL Server error? After some investigation ...
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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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Analyse and report disk usage growth historically

Is it possible to use historic information to show disk usage growth? I haven't keep much in the way of database setup and disk usage information. So I can't say how much disk growth has occurred in ...
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What means Command column in sp_who2 and text column in sys.dm_exec_sql_text?

I have a script that shows commands being fired in SQL Server 2008 database as follows: --shows who is active and executed commands declare @SPID int=null, @Status varchar(max) = null, @LOGIN ...
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Dynamic Paramterized Replication to a PUSH subscription

I have a publication that I want to filter by suser_sname() filter. This works perfectly fine when I'm using a pull subscription. However, I need to use a push. How do reflect this suser_sname() as ...
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Running a T-SQL job under another user

I cant find my proxy user to "Run as" that user !? I am confused which kind of proxy user is appropriate to run a job with a simple T-SQL command. (I have created a credential and proxy but cant find ...
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Query to get data in one status not in another status

I have a table with status column with different status values like 'A','C','E','I'. My data is like this: ---------------------------------------------- TagNo TruckNo VerifiedDateTime ...
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"Could not find stored procedure' even though the stored procedure have been created in MS SQL Server Management Studio

I have created a table testtable inside the database testbase that have the following structure: product_no (int, not null) product_name (varchar(30), not null) price (money, null) expire_date (date, ...
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SQL Server consuming large amount of RAM [duplicate]

I have Server 2012 with two 2.10 Ghz processors and 64GB of RAM. I have SQL server 2008 installed on this server. but this SQL server is consuming 70-80% of memory. I have limited SQL memory to 24GB ...
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Is it possible to retain access to table that will be dropped and recreated?

I have a GIS table which is small and is dropped and recreated from MAPINFO. Each time I drop and recreate that table I grant access to roles created. Is it possible to sustain access during drop and ...
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Datawarehouse - Dimension, Fact, or Degenerative dimension

I am building a warehouse for a billing system that bills a number of services/utilities on the same invoice, as such I am having real trouble conforming to a recognised design method for the ...
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Not able to attach database backup file .bak into SQL Server 2008 [closed]

I have a database backup file named iyym.bak. How can I attach the database to my SQL Server 2008? I tried inside SQL Server Management Studio the following: right click on data base folder in ...
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SQL Server : GRANT REFERENCES Fails With Msg 15151 as Windows User with sysadmin role and also as 'sa' [closed]

Okay, what am I missing? Someone please hit me with the proverbial clue-by-four. On SQL Server 2008 R2, I execute this command: GRANT REFERENCES ON ASYMMETRIC KEY ::IRESKey to XYZZYEXT; I get this ...
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Get time elapsed between log entries

At a company, fluids are prepared and held in tanks, following a preparation/recipe. The preparations move from tank to tank depending on needs. The tasks are logged in sequence into a table. What I ...
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Informatica is causing Convert_implicit in SQL Server 2008

In our project a datafile is loaded into SQLServer using Informatica. The source column is defined in Informatica as UniChar.60 The target column in SQL Server is defined as varchar(60) But when the ...
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SET CONTEXT_INFO for tracking specific SQL requests

I've got a problem where I'm seeing some very strange lock waits, with the process at the top of the lock wait tree in the 'sleeping' 'AWAITING COMMAND' state. I can see the machine name and ...
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What's a good tool for visualizing SQL Agent jobs? [closed]

I find the built-in MS SQL Studio tools for managing Agent jobs to be a little frustrating. What tools out there have you found helpful? Offhand, there are three things I'd like to see in such a ...
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DB Permission: User can drop only their created db's?

I want to set permission against a user, which can create database and drop on their created databases neither any database. Any idea/suggestion ?
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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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Mapping a Login to a User

On my production system I login to SQL Server with CPSDOM\mconnors. When I execute SELECT CURRENT_USER; it returns CPSDOM\mconnors. We use Windows authentication on our DBs. On my test system I ...
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SQL Server Deadlock on delete

I have a query like this: with xx as ( SELECT [FilePath], ROW_NUMBER() over (partition by [FilePath] order by [FilePath]) as RowNumber FROM [dbo].[foo] ...
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unable to bring database online from recovery pending

I am trying to bring a SQL Server database online and accessible that is in Recovery Pending state. The SQL Server service uses an Active directory account that is a domain administrator and a ...
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Find tables with modified data after a specified datetime [duplicate]

I am performing few inserts and updates on my database using tool provided by app supplier. I want to compare the updated database and backup after running the tool. But my database size is around ...
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Full text index does not honour deleted words - They are still indexed

I have a full text index defined as 'Automatic' radio button checked on in its Catalog. When I modify a word in the full text indexed column, the new word appears in the sys.dm_fts_index_keywords but ...
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Proper way to store a password within a SQL Server agent job

I know this is a stupid idea, but I'm having a hard time finding a better solution right now. I need to execute several sql stored procedures on a daily basis, then execute a powershell script to ...
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tempdb contention issue and excessive pagewrites/s

Still removing the rust from my SQL Server skills, so please bear with some stupid questions here and there... Customer has a SQL Server 2008 R2 running in an Azure VM with 8 cores and 14GB RAM. ...
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Different table size on sp_spaceused and standard report “Disk Usage by Top Tables”

I ran sp_spaceused and Disk Usage by Top Tables standard report for a table. The results for sp_spaceused are: name rows reserved data index_size unused SomeTable <1301755> ...
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Find unpublished columns via RMO

The stored procedure sp_helpmergearticlecolumn will return all columns for a table and have a bit set if the column is published or not. The MergeArticle RMO object has the function ...
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Converting VARBINARY HEX to VARCHAR

I have a fun problem, I have data stored in SQL Server 2008 VARDATA column as Hex. I need to see what this translated to string is. I have tried CONVERT(VarChar(MAX), VARDATA, 2) and it returns a ...
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Inplace upgrade from SQL Server 2008 Standard to SQL Server 2014 evaluation

I am trying to evaluate SQL Server 2014 by using the 2014 evaluation edition to upgrade an in place SQL Server 2008 Standard sp4 instance. At the end of the process I expect to have a SQL Server ...
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Quick look at how much RAM is allocated to SQL Server?

With SQL Server 2005, you could look at the Task Manager and, at least, get a cursory look at how much memory is allocated to SQL Server. With SQL Server 2008, the Working Set or Commit Size never ...
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SQL problem with checking next and previous rows

I have a list and the returned table looks like this. I took the preview of only one car but there are many more. What I need to do now is check that the current KM value is larger then the ...