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

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Fail to connect to server

I am getting this error when attempting to connect to a SQL Server 2008 R2 machine: Cannot connect to JUPITER. A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a ...
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SQL Server User mapping vanished

SQL Server 2008 web edition x64 I'm opening: (connection)/Security/Logins/John. Select "User Mapping'. On right pane is marked checkbox at DB1 line. I turn on checkbox at DB2 line, correct username ...
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Access Linked Server error “The provider did not give any information about the error.”

A little information. I'm running SQL SERVER 2008 R2 64bit. I have Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider installed. On my production server I've setup a linked server to the access db using the provider ...
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Where is the information about what files each database stored for SQL Server 2008 R2

I need to find where SQL Server 2008 R2 stores what files back each database. The kicker is that the server has completely crashed (hardware failure). I've managed to recover all the .mdf/.ldf files. ...
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Password mismatch while logging to sql server

Alright, I have a classic asp application and I have a connection string to try to connect to db. MY connection string looks as follows: Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=MYPC\MSSQLSERVER;Initial ...
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INSERT INTO remote table on different server with OUTPUT clause gives error

I have a procedure which makes one or two inserts into a remote table. To accomplish the second insert, I need to know the recently inserted Id of the first insert. To make this work my insert clause ...
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How often do you back up the distribution database for transactional replication when sync with backup is set to true for the distribution database?

I'm trying to figure out how often to back up the distribution database when "sync with backup" is set to true. If I understand this correctly, sync with backup ensures the distribution database can ...
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Read-only copy of SQL Server database

We have main database, through out day we insert/update this DB through main application(windows). We have another web application which is suppose to just display content from main DB but instead we ...
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The broker in the sender's database is in single user mode

Could you please help with why am I getting this sys.transmission_queue.transmission_status message after restoring from a snapshot? The broker in the sender's database is in single user mode. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 “Ghost Memory”?

We have a dedicated SQL Server 2008 R2 machine that is experiencing some strange memory issues.. The machine itself has plenty of resources including two quad-core processors, 16gb of RAM and 64bit ...
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how do i bulk copy a huge amount of data and keep the same table updated through stored procedure in SQL SERVER [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move data from big table In my project i need to fetch datas from different tables in a data base and create a new table with the same colmn names for all those ...
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Meeting with DBAs regarding server upgrade project - Common concerns

I'm more of a network/windows admin and I've been tasked with overseeing a SQL server upgrade project. I need to meet with the DBAs and discuss their needs / wants regarding the upgrade. I don't want ...
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Why does “SELECT POWER(10.0, 38.0);” throw an arithmetic overflow error?

I'm updating my IDENTITY overflow check script to account for DECIMAL and NUMERIC IDENTITY columns. As part of the check I compute the size of the data type's range for every IDENTITY column; I use ...
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SQL aliasing to redirect traffic between databases on the same server

In order to upgrade a database with no client disconnects, I clone an existing database and put it in a readonly mode. Now, I want all user traffic to be redirected from the original database to the ...
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Performance implications of using OPENQUERY in a view

Please see this question on stackoverflow : I am using an EasySoft ODBC driver to link a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express instance to Interbase and I am having some difficulty with getting metadata ...
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Best way to design this mileage table?

I will be populating a Miles Per Gallon (MPG) table. It's coming from an odometer source. It's currently set up as so: id (primary_key) , truck_num , start_date , end_date , ...
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SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 linked server issue

Here's my scenario: I've got a linked server going from a SQL Server 2000 machine to a SQL Server 2008 machine. To aid in moving databases with a minimum of config changes, most of our connections ...
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Does shrinking a SQL Server transaction log remove transactions from the log?

I know shrinking the log is counter-indicated and has been covered many times, but I just encountered the following, baffling scenario: We had a run-away query attempt to delete so many records that ...
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How to Setup SQL Server 2008 R2 Mirror

I am trying to set up SQL Server 2008 R2 mirroring but I am getting stuck with this error: An error occurred while starting mirroring. Additional Information: Alter failed for Database ...
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How to validate and upgrade my knowledge of SQL Server with MCSA

My story is that I am working now almost 10 years as an administrator, I deal with SQL Server and other IT stuff, most of my knowledge is self taught by reading books, dealings with problems and ...
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Copy database schema from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downgrading from SQL Server 2008 to 2005 Is it possible to copy the database schema from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005, I don't need data from the tables, just ...
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How are my SQL Server constraints being bypassed?

We have found a handful of rows in our DB that violate an active constraint. How is this possible? The constraint is active, as we can't just manually add a row that bypasses this constraint. ...
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Is there an easy way to trigger automatic failover of a single mirrored database?

I have 3 mirrored databases on a single instance of sqlserver2008-R2 in a high safety with automatic failover config. Is there a way to trigger automatic failover of just 1 database? I want to ...
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What units is this metric in?

Im currently using the following query to get the Page Life expectancy from sql server: declare @PLE int select @PLE=cntr_value from psql1.master.sys.dm_os_performance_counters where ...
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How do I record SQL transactions with SQL Server Express

With a test migration from 2000 to 2008R2 Express, one function from the client application fails silently. I'd like to find out what SQL is running and why it fails. I think I would have attacked ...
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SQL Server 2008 Replication - Fixed Overhead of Replication?

We are using SQL 2008 Transactional replication to replicate data from our production database to our reporting database. We recently created a new 'Global' database that we would like to have ...
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Flat file manager TextQualifier not working

I've a CSV text file which contains col1,col2,col3 "abc,cdef",a,b When I use the Flat File Source and preview the a bc,cdef appears on first column. But when i run and view the result in ...
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Query optimization: Which is better in my case - CURSORs or a Set-based approach?

First of all, I can describe the schema of the table, but my table itself is around 80GB so I am hoping some expert eyes can look at any obvious optimizations that can be performed. I am carrying out ...
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SQL large table design

I have a general question about SQL Server 2008 table(s) design. We currently have a table that is over 600GB and grows at about 3GB a day. This table has the appropriate indecies but is becoming a ...
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Restore Database from Network Drive

I not able to restore DB from maped Network Drive, Only from HDD initialized in Native OS, my enviroment is MsSql2008 on Win2008R2 Standard (as virtual in VMware ESX4.1), Win2008R2 Standard ...
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remote database connection issue

is it possible to connect ASP website which is on web server to connect to SQL server 2008 database which is on another database machine? In my case the database machine has windows XP SP1 installed ...
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Database after restore process still display Restoring

I restored Database from Backup File (in Management Studio) and after restore, Database showed Restoring, then I deleted files from disk (engine's stopped), then I tried Restore again with success, on ...
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SQL Server 2008: How do I change the default schema of the dbo?

When I attempt to change the default schema of the dbo in SQL Server Management Studio, the ALTER fails and states that the dbo account's schema cannot be changed. Are there any tricks that can make ...
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Database locking issues?

I have run into a transaction related issue on a SQL Server 2008 production database. A brief overview is that we have a website that has numerous concurrent users around the state, who do GUI type ...
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SQL Server 2008 collation arabic

We are currently having a problem loading arabic into a SQL Server 2008 database. We want to load بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ but in the database it changes to بِسْمِ اللَّهِ ...
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Any way around unique index 16 column max

According to the CREATE INDEX documentation: Up to 16 columns can be combined into a single composite index key. We've got a table with ~18 columns that need to form a unique combination. This ...
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Mirroring the Distributor

Has anyone had success with mirroring the distribution database? We have a dedicated server as a Distributor. It handles all our push replication from prod to reporting. We'd like to build an ...
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How to know dependency on a table

I have a Database Called Total and I have about 40 tables in it.I am trying to move the tables in the database into a different server So I have prepared all the create table scripts but the problem ...
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An alternative for sp_unbinddefault

I have a column with default value bound to UW_ZeroDefault and I am trying get rid of it. As I understand it, this default has been created by using CREATE DEFAULT then the column has been bound to ...
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Scheduled backup task doesn't always backup all databases despite always saying job successful

I have a job in SQL 2008 that runs a stored proc to backup all databases. This runs daily via sql server agent job. It quits with success every day but some days it quits with success only after ...
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CXPACKET Waits performance tune for SQL Server 2008

I have a SQL Server 2008 query that is working on millions of records. The query is w/in a proc that is run nightly by a job. The query can take a full day to run when I first put it on the server, ...
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SQL Server Backups - A couple of questions

We run our weekly backup job at 9pm on Fridays and we are experiencing a couple of issues with regard to disk space (which gets perilously low at times) and performance. We're looking at ...
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Running a sql server Trace of 1 GB using sqlcmd

I am load testing two sql server instances. I have a trace file from sql server 2000 database with a file size of little less than 1 GB. I am running this using the sqlcmd utility and it is been ...
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File MDF growth SQL Server 2008

I have SQL Server 2008, I have 20 GB free on HD when I try to insert row in any table my HD was full before finished. I try to insert about 200,000 rows each row with around 100 columns. The ...
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How do I clear a table from SQL Server's cache?

I have a few tables in my database that should not be cached. How do I tell SQL Server not to cache a table's pages or how do I flush a single table from the cache? Flushing all the cache is not an ...
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How to get table columns with datatypes (and lengths) using PowerShell?

I'm trying to get column names with data types (and lengths) for SQL Server instance using PowerShell. I got this far: #Load PSSnapin Add-PSSnapin *SQL* #Get column names $colNames = dir ...
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SQL Server transactional replication - behaviour of a MERGE command on the subscriber(s) vs. publisher

Background I have two instances of SQL server running on two different machines: One is a publisher, the other is a subscriber for a single (large) database. The replication type is transactional. ...
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SQL Server 2008 Maintenance Plan Failure

Instead of using my old school index rebuild script I had decided to use 2008's built-in Maintenance Plan to do a simple Rebuild Index task. The details are: Connection = Local server connection ...
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Is there a way to force sp_send_dbmail to use ANSI, or to not include the Unicode prefix?

This is pretty trivial, but if someone has the answer handy, I'd appreciate it. I use the msdb..sp_send_dbmail sproc as a lightweight way to distribute simple reports. This often entails producing a ...
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How does using separate schemas affect SQL Server 2008 performance?

I want to use separate schemas for objects with different purposes in our SQL Server 2008 database. Right now we use a fairly mind-numbing naming convention to indicate the purpose of a table or ...