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Scenario of huge SQL Server Database backup

I use SQL Server and have a huge database with large compressed backup size (about 250 GB). The backup scenario of this database is: Create full backup at the first day of each month. Create ...
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Should Service Broker use SQL or Windows Authentication?

I was curious what the best practice would be, for properly setting up Service Broker in SQL Server 2008. Should I use a SQL authenticated user, or should I use a Windows NT Authenticated user based ...
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SQL Server: update trigger fires before insert trigger

I have an application with a SQL Server-hosted database. I do not have access to the application code, but I do have full access to the database. I have added my own custom auditing to a table to ...
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Updateable Subscriptions: Rows do not match between Publisher and Subscriber

I have transactional replication with updatable subscribers set up in SQL Server 2008. It has 3 subscribers and 1 publisher. I had to setup replication again due to some errors related to the database ...
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Cannot Delete FileStream Group from Sql Server 2008

We have migrated all our varbinary(max) column data to Azure Blob Storage and so we want to remove the old filestream columns that remain in our Sql 2008 database and the filestream filegroup but when ...
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Receiving error Error: 18059, Severity: 20, State: 1 in the SQL Logs

I'm using SQL Server 2008 Sp3 Lately I'm having errors in the SQL Logs: Error: 18059, Severity: 20, State: 1. The connection has been dropped because the principal that opened it ...
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Delete User View named the same as system view

I am exporting a database to Azure and have found a user view created in a previous version of MSSQL (Currently running 2008) that is name INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLE_CONSTRAINTS which obviously should ...
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Determine Which Parameters Passed Into Stored Procedure

Is there a way to determine (from within a stored procedure) which parameters were passed into a stored procedure (vs. those which just took the default value)?
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SQL - Best way to limit access to small number of tables

I have a login I've created on SQL Server 2008, it's a SQL Server login not using AD. I want to give them access to every table in two databases except the tables that I store login information in for ...
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supplementary characters in FreeTDS

I have a C++ application that connects to SQL Server 2008 through FreeTDS unixODBC on an RHEL box. However, i am unable to insert supplementary characters to the database through FreeTDS unixODBC. ...
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Are there undocumented Linked Server limitations?

I'm working on a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 with a Sage product registered as a linked server. There are a few stored procedures that execute a pass-through against the linked server. Once in a while, a ...
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CPU Time Slower in SQL Server 2014 than in SQL Server 2008

We’re upgrading a virtualized database server from an old SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard (vmware) to a new shiny SQL Server 2014 Standard server (hyper-v). We were doing some performance testing and to ...
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Replace/upgrade mirrored server hardware

We are deploying new VMs for a mirrored database that is in high safety mode with automatic failover and also going from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008R2. Most of the documentation I've come ...
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How to do housekeep the database in sql server 2008 by specific date range?

I have database with around 160 GB size. The database contains the data is from 2013 to until today, there are 180 tables, I want to remove the records in specific date range like 2013 to 2014 in all ...
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reading content of master database at a different server

I have a query for example select * from sys.databases select * from sys.configurations I believe this information is stored at master database. I would like to have a look at configuration ...
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How to Create Aggregate function in SQL Server 2008

My requirement is to create concatenate function so I am trying to create Aggregate function as shown CREATE AGGREGATE [dbo].[Concatenate] (@value [NVARCHAR](MAX)) RETURNS[NVARCHAR](MAX) EXTERNAL ...
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How to include concatenated values in a dynamic pivot column value?

I am extending a dynamic pivot query. The original query works fine. In the second query, instead of displaying the date as a value for the pivot column, I would like to display a concatenated column. ...
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Update existing (old) rows vs delete and insert when needed

I'm building a database system that needs to store login tokens for a system that validates if a users login token is valid or outdated. The table is pretty simple UserID int Primary Key LoginToken ...
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Will SQL Server 2014 not cause problems with a SQL Server 2008 DB?

I will be doing development work on a SQL Server 2008 database. I am planning on buying a copy of SQL Server for this project. I am wanting to verify that the latest SQL Server version, 2014, won't ...
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SQL Server 2008 ENT + add SSL to Named Instance (not default)

Need to know if anyone has seen or knows how to load an SSL Cert for a named instance in SQL Server 2008 or above? I have loaded many on the default instance but not on a Named Instance. Go through ...
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Subscription fails with Incorrect syntax near '9'

In my Distributor To Subscriber History I get the following error: Command attempted: 9 (Transaction sequence number: 0x0018E94F0000207A006200000000, Command ID: 59) Error messages: ...
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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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The fulltext catalog upgrade failed because of an inconsistency in metadata between sys.master_files and sys.fulltext_catalogs

I am using sql server 2008 and when trying to restore .bak file I'm getting this error: The fulltext catalog upgrade failed because of an inconsistency in metadata between sys.master_files and ...
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Track record deltas/changes on SQL Server 2008

Trying to build some sort of ETL process that copies rows from SQL Server into Elasticsearch indexing server. My ETL process should be able: Detect new rows inserted to the SQL Server table. Detect ...
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SQL Server : delete user to make it “dbo”

I want to set one of the Active Directory users I have in my database as the owner of the database. But I know this user is used on many scripts and Excel pivot tables. Now if I delete the user from ...
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Transactional Replication

SQL server 2008 R2. I have set up transactional replication on 40 tables in a database (other tables don't replicate). There was an issue in the morning and it is fixed now. I resynchronised the ...
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SQL Server 2008 database is not coming online after restore.. Pleae need help asap

I have restored a 1TB database and now it shows the restore completed 100% but the database is not accessible. sp_who2 has a SPID 50 performing this restore but current command its showing is ...
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Login failed for a user in a Domain Local Group

I have recently been considering moving from using SQL Logins in my applications, to a model using Windows Authentication using Active Directory groups My intention is to allow users access to ...
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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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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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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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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 2008 R2 replication server runs faster than primary

I run a simple query like select * from table and I get the following results: primary database : 90 seconds replication database : 2 seconds The tables are identical and have the same indexes in ...
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SQL Server grouping and merging rows in new columns

I have the following question i would appriciates your kind assistant to get the output mentioned below: I need to get new report that has the following data : Passengers traveling together in the ...
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MSmerge_expand_sp triggers conflict in SQL Server

I am adding new data using SQL Server merge replication over web and getting this type of error. Could not find stored procedure 'dbo.MSmerge_expand_sp_A749C9F4793740CEA94A470F27259788'. Can ...
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Minimizing possible trigger impact

I'm trying to make sure a trigger doesn't cause trouble. (Quixotic, I know!) Is there more I can do to the trigger below to make it bullet-proof? Details: We have a huge table we don't control ...
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CHECK constraint ignored during INSERT SELECT

I have the following 2 tables (simplified): CREATE TABLE dbo.[StagingTable] ( HostName [nvarchar] (max) NULL ,UserName [nvarchar] (max) NULL ,AccountType [nvarchar] (max) NULL ) CREATE TABLE ...
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How can Sql Server have an Index Allocation Map error on object ID 0, index ID -1

EDIT: After much research the page at issue does not track any data pages. I still have a the question, but since I can safely fix the issue with out any data loss it is more of a learning question ...
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Error creating spatial index sqlserver

I am creating spatial index on sqlserver table. CREATE SPATIAL INDEX [SIndex_udt_cell_SP_GEOMETRY] ON [udt_cell] ( [SP_GEOMETRY] )USING GEOMETRY_GRID WITH ( BOUNDING_BOX =(80.0713, 26.389581, ...
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How to transfer logins from sql server 2012 to 2008?

I need to transfer dynamically logins from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2008 and I can't because when I get the hashed password on 2012 does not have a valid format to be used on 2008. I know that ...
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Trouble converting MySql Database to SQL Server

I have an mysql database that contains 38 tables. I used "SQL Server Migration Assistant for Mysql" tool to convert this database to SQL server Database. I successfully converted 37 tables. Only one ...
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Data deleted from replicated table

I have two servers (one publisher and other is subscriber). The replication is succesfully running for a long time. I am using transactional replication with updateable subscription. Couple of days ...
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Restore SQL Server 2008 R2 Express from Description

When backing up SQL Server we have the opportunity to input a description of the backup. Yet non of the Microsoft tools will show that description for restoring. Is there a way for me to review the ...
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Maitenance Plan - job failed

I created simple plan with my access to Ms SQL Server 2008 R2 but job failed with exception Date 31. 3. 2013 4:00:01 Log SQL Server Agent (Current - 17. 3. 2013 5:00:00) ...
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How can a SQL database be migrated to MySQL faster?

I have a SQL Server DB. I want to migrate that DB to MySQL. In my SQL Server DB, some tables has about 50,000 to 1,00,000 records. I am trying to migrate the DB by DB migration tool embedded in MySQL ...
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RAND in T-sql function

Can any one tell why t-sql not allowing using RAND function in side a function SELECT CAST (RAND() * 10000000 as varchar(20)) the error is Invalid use of a side-effecting operator 'rand' ...
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Getting UserInfo data out of Sharepoint via OPENROWSET

The query below returns most of the data from the SharePoint list that my customers want: SELECT * FROM OPENROWSET ('Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0', ...
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Identifying XML Node Position in SQL Server 2008

I am having a problem identifying the node position that contains a particular element in a piece of XML. In the example below I would like to extract the position for each node within the statements ...
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Changing fill factor on msrepl_command db in distribution

I can't think of any reason why you couldn't change the fill factor on the table without any issues, but I've never changed the fill factor on a system table before and would like to know if anyone ...
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Object dependencies of stored procedure in SQL Server 2008

I need to have object dependencies of stored procedure in same sequence that objects are called in the procedure Can we export these dependencies to an Excel file?