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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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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 [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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Secondary File Group is not online in SQL Server

In my database there are two file groups PRIMARY and SECONDARY. The .ndf file is in SECONDARY file group. I just wanted to backup only the secondary file group. So ran following T-SQL... BACKUP ...
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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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SQL command to copy over 8,000 table entries [closed]

I have an SQL Server 2008 database, I want to copy the items from one table (about 8000 entries) to a new table, an this be done with the parent ID to link it to the correct record. I'm using a ...
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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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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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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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Machine account causing a Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error

As the error suggests the SQL log is filling with the error: Login failed for user 'xxx\xxx$'. Reason: Token-based server access validation failed with an infrastructure error. Check for previous ...
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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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I want to reduce SQL Server Transaction log file size [duplicate]

I have 7 TB of db and this db having 3 data files and 5 log files. In this 5th log file having 1.2 TB space. And this db is in bulk-logged recovery model. Now what are the steps needs to do for reduce ...
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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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Why is Excel File Opened Exclusively By Another?

I'm creating an SSIS package to loop through a series of Excel files (.xls). I create my while loop container and then create my data flow, which includes an Excel source. When I edit my Excel ...
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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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SQL Server mirrored database is stuck in recovery mode

I have a database that is stuck in recovery mode for few days already. There are multiple threads about this, but the solutions there don't work for me. Here is what I tried already: RESTORE ...
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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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Copy+Pasting currency value from SSMS 2012 to excel does not complete or calculate new value

So I'm trying to copy and paste some query results into Excel, and for some reason it seems to be not properly completing the first value. Let me explain what I mean by this. In Excel the cells I am ...
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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 ...
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Does full text search works with characters?

I have successfully created an FTS index on a column where we have stored the name of medicines e.g: Amoxicillin 250mg capsules 21 capsule Verapamil 160mg tablets 100 tablet When I search with the ...
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Defragmentation of Indexes - Higher value after defragmentaion

I am trying to defragment indexes on SQL Server 2008 using ALTER INDEX--REBUILD. After defragmentation some indexes have fragmentation percentage value greater than its before defragmentation value. ...
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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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SQL Script to Drop old AD logins, Inactive SQL Logins and all related Users

Related Question: SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory Whilst the above question points out the rather handy sp_validatelogins procedure, i'd like to extend this ...
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OS Paging too high in sql server

For one of my servers with below configuration: Total RAM: 32 GB CPU: 8 Max Server Mem: 22.5 GB Min Server:: 4 GB Edition: Enterprise Edition with 2k8R2 installed on SP3 ...
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Setting for default column type

Is there a setting in SQLServer 2008 and newer for default data type of date-time columns, i.e. datetime or datetime2? Actually more like something that would tell SQLServer to use datetime2 instead ...