for SQL Server 2012, major build version 11.00.xxxx. Released April 1, 2012 with a projected end-of-life date of 7/12/2022.

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Page compression not working?

I have created a table where I have around 100 partitions (per month), all of them are configured to use page compression. After that I'm inserting data to this table month by month. I now would ...
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Performance impact of Extended Events filter [like_i_sql_unicode_string]

I have created an extended events session in which I wanted to see all queries using nolock hint. I have decided to use it instead of sql trace in order to minimaze possible performance impact. ...
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Should I shrink my database?

I have a 1.2Tb SQL Server 2008 R2 database which is more than 50% empty, because I migrated a lot of functionality to PostgreSql. The database is still in use, and still somewhat growing, but I do not ...
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Error in 'Master Database Restore' in SQL Server 2012 (Because of difference in SQL Server Build)

I have a backup of a master database that was taken from SQL Server 2012 11.00.2218 build. Now I have a new SQL Server installation with build 11.00.2100. I tried restoring the master database after ...
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Workload Groups in SQL Server 2012

I have been looking for an answer about "Workload Groups" in SQL Server? What exactly it is Workload Groups? Could you explicit a real world situation when this term is used? Thanks in advance ...
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SQL Server slows down on one expensive query

I have a Sql Server 2012 with lot of CPU and memory. When I run a query with a bad plan the server slow down and all other query, even of other databases, become very slow. When I run the query: - ...
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How to figure out Disk I/O by table

Is it possible to figure out which tables contribute the most to read / writes operations if all of them in same file? I been looking at the following DMV SELECT * FROM sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats ...
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SQL Server AlwaysOn log_send_rate

On all our AlwaysOn setups, running Windows 2012 and SQL Server 2012 in virtual machines and on bare-metal, I find that the log_send_rate in sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states is consistently ...
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How do dirty reads at both the transaction and table level provide increased performance?

I ran the following code past our architect as I thought there may have been a tautology between the isolation level and table hint: SET NOCOUNT ON SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED ...
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What should I consider before I upgrade my SQL Server memory? [on hold]

I want to upgrade the memory in my SQL Server. What should I check first? Version: SQL Server 2012 64-bit Standard edition
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Collecting Wait Stats

We currently use a monitoring tool which shows us our top wait stats either by number of waiting tasks or total wait time. Below are the wait stats by number of tasks waiting and also wait time per ...
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Arrange Rows Data into columns [closed]

I am facing one issue of arranging data from rows to columns, i have to remove rows depending on LeaseType (i.e:- Plate Glass or Business Interupption and show it in columns, how to achieve this ? ...
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SQL Server Management Studio does not load [on hold]

I am working on SQL Server 2012 for the past 15 days it was working perfectly but now I am having an issue: Cannot find one or more components. Please reinstall the application
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Database mail “Mailbox unavailable. The server response was: 5.7.1 Unable to relay for…”

I am getting this error on a named instance. I set up the account and profile. It is pointing to our internal anonymous smtp server. The IP address has been allowed to relay on the SMTP server. ...
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SQL Server 2012 Vs PDW [closed]

We are migrating to SQL server 2012 to PDW. Any SQL script for Comparing the data between SQL server 2012 and Parallel dataware house or any tools to compare.
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SQL Server 2012: NUMA node shown as offline without special affinity settings

My main production server has four NUMA nodes with two SQL Server 2012 instances on it. One of the instances has the CPU affinity set to use only one NUMA node, and sys.dm_os_nodes reflects that ...
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How Do I Gain SysAdmin Access Without Having a SysAdmin Account? [duplicate]

Situation: We recently had a consultant company build new Lync 2013 Servers in a mirror setup. There are two security principles set, SA (disabled), and a AD group that is only associated with the ...
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Stored Procedure slow after weekend

When I come to work on monday some stored procedures take several minutes to execute and STATISTICS IO shows a lot of PHYSICAL READS and READ AHEADS going on. However, after running the procedures ...
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Troubleshooting vanishing fulltext index in SQL Server 2012

I am trying to get to the bottom of some weirdness. Yesterday I enabled a fulltext index on a table in SQL Server 2012 running on one of our LAN servers. I used the Wizard and set the index to update ...
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Is there any way to avoid SSMS 2012 allocating extra 1.5 GB RAM for non-standard color scheme?

SSMS 2012 allocates 1.7+ GB of RAM if the colors for Text Editor are different from default. Every few keystrokes GUI freezes for 5-10 seconds, which does not occur with standard color scheme. When ...
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Simple full text search on 5000 rows is very slow

I am running this full text search on an indexed view and it is taking 20 seconds to query across 5000 rows and return 0 rows. I believe it has something to with the forward slashes because all other ...
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Copy DB from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012

I have several databases on SQL Server 2008 that I wish to transfer to SQL Server 2012. The two servers are on the same network but separate domains. I am attempting a DB Copy from the one server to ...
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Can I replicate a database from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 (with 2014 distributor)?

I am planning to have database replication running from SQL Server 2012 (publisher) to SQL Server 2014 (both distributor and subscriber) -- pull replication. Has anyone done this type of ...
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Can I Inner Join 2 tables based on multiple values for a column

This is what I want, TableA Inner Join TableB on TableA.ColumnA = TableB.ColumnA OR TableB.ColumnA = NULL I tried it and it returns empty ds? Edit Why I cannot use Right Outer Join and Left Outer ...
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Using UNION (ALL) in a WHILE loop with SELECTto merge the result set for each iteration

When I am looping with WHILE in SQL Server 2012, if I use a SELECT statement it prints the column name for each iteration. Can I UNION all? Here is my sample query: CREATE PROC spGetChar @start ...
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How to do unattended install of SQL Server 2012 Express from the Enterprise media?

I have a requirement to install SQL Server 2012 Express on some machines, and SQL Server Enterprise on some others, and I'm attempting to avoid using separate packages to do so. It's pretty simple to ...
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SQL Server 2012 Slow Remote Connection and SSRS Manager

I am running SQL Server 2012. Everything was running fine until a couple days ago. The SSRS Web Manager Interface is extremely slow even after initial load, even just navigating folders can take ...
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SSIS Package Validation Error when Executed From Windows Task Scheduler

I have deployed my SSIS package using the project deployment model to the SSIS catalog and experience a strange validation error when I try to execute the package. I believe this is due to a ...
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MS SQL Server 2012: once a day full replication (automatic backup/restore) for reporting

Our company is w/o a DBA, and it has fallen on me (a complete DB noob) to handle some critical database tasks. I'm looking for the best solution for us to be able to "copy" a full database to another ...
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Full Outer Join on 3 conditions

I am in a situation where I need to Full Outer Join two table based on three conditions but I am not sure how to, SELECT DISTINCT TableA.* FROM TableB INNER JOIN TableC ON TableC.IDB = TableB.IDB ...
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CDC auditing - Unanswered questions

EDIT: Added some comments from the stuff I was able to find out, in case future onlookers are interested. I'm completely new to CDC, and am in the process of implementing it to a large DB for the ...
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Use NOLOCK hint when calling table valued function

Suppose the following function: CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[ufnTest]() RETURNS TABLE AS RETURN SELECT 1 AS Nr My actual function will select actual data from many different tables. I (mostly) understand ...
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Cannot start SQL Server replication as already running

I'm trying to configure a sql replication on the sql server 2012 . I am logged in as "sa", when I attempt to start replication i get the following error : How can I stop this job and restart the ...
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Where can I get the master.dacpac file for SQL Server 2012?

I am using Visual Studio 2012 Professional with SQL Server Data Tools with a SQL Server 2012 standard edition database instance. I have been unable to locate a master.dacpac file on either my ...
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Looking for a utility to move data between databases (prod to dev) SQL Server 2012

I am looking for an easy way to copy table data from a production SQL Server 2012 machine to a development machine (same version, level). We currently just do an export from within SSMS, but we have a ...
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Slow query execution using ODBC 32

When executing a simple select query on a SQL Server 2012 system, the execution time is very different if I use OLE or ODBC 32bit. Unfortunately I am forced to use ODBC 32bit. The Query: SELECT ...
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Error 9002 state 3 after RESTORE DATABASE

I'm trying to restore a database from a validated backup (through RESTORE VERIFYONLY). The command I've used : RESTORE DATABASE [RESTORE] FILE = ...
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Sending one email when all jobs completes successfully

I need to create backup jobs over several instances, I wonder if there is any way to send a single notification via mail only when jobs from all instances completed successfully.
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Insert data into a column where other columns have constraints

I want to insert data into the zipcode column of the employee3 table. SQL says write - INSERT INTO Employee3 (ZipCode) VALUES (28279);, however I keep getting this error message: Msg 515, Level 16, ...
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How do I resume log shipping?

I was log shipping. I disabled the jobs, and restored the database on the secondary machine and used them for a bit. Now I want to undo this. I don't care about history or syncing, I simply want to ...
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Dealing with large transaction logs in a cluster

Disclaimer: I'm a dev, not a DBA. I've gleaned what I can from MSDN, but could do with some expert guidance! I'm working with a SharePoint 2013 installation on a SQL Server 2012 cluster of two DB ...
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How do I set a database back to 'Restoring…'?

Sorry if this is a noob question. I have transaction log shipping set up for a failover scenario. All the databases are in 'Restoring...' state until I do restore database x with recovery. At this ...
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All queries on the server have slowed down, cpu is normal, plenty of free memory but SQL is using very little

The other day I logged onto our server to see SQL was using 100% cpu and the server was slowed to a crawl. I decided to stop SQL and restart it. However, it refused to stop properly and stopped ...
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tsql to find out sql server alias

Using TSQL, is there any way to find out SQL server alias configured at configuration manager? Such as follows? Thanks!
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TSQL- Column DataType Length

Can anyone please explain me the below one. I used the below query in getting the table columns info, but the max length seems to be x*2 of the actual col length. I mean if I have a col with datatype ...
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How to remove a table partition

I would like to remove a partition from a table in a SQL Server 2012 database. The table has a primary key but the partition column is not a primary key. I would also like to keep the data structure ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 install still not 11.1

I run the SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 install and it succeeds. After I have rebooted my computer, I do a select @@version But still I only have version 11.0.21600.64. I have tried this on two ...
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What are the “additional actions” available for “Recovery Pending” databases?

I've used powershell to run a sql script on several databases on a test server. Disk space was low, so the script failed on 34 out of 75 databases. All fair enough. In any case, afterwards 10 of my ...
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Transaction log back up

Another accidental DBA question. We have a DB instance that host 10 databases. This DB server doesn't have any maintenance plan set up. I want to set up a decent maintenance plan that will do a full ...
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Scheduling a task to run after a SQL SERVER 2012 executes a different set of scripts?

Im working on a project for a job I am interning for. I've had a few months of database design. I am still learning all the techniques. I am currently trying to schedule a console app to run every ...