This tag is for SQL Server 2012, major build version 11.00.xxxx.

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Fencing a failed application node to isolate it from SQL Server

I have a multi-node server application that is backed by SQL Server 2012, often in a clustered or AlwaysOn AG/FCI HA configuration. My application monitors the health of the application nodes (not the ...
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SQL Server 2012: query to see queries that are consuming more resources [duplicate]

I'm trying to find/build a query to show me those queries that are consuming more resources in SQL Server so that I can optimize them or at least have a statistical idea of what is really happening. ...
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Incorrect unit allocation size. error comes when Tuning the Database

Here I am Using the SQL IDERA tool for checking the Index and performance of the Database, then i found below error, can any one tell what is it talking about. Incorrect unit allocation size. ...
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SQL Server 2012 stored procedure runs very slow sometimes

I have a stored procedure with a single large query which takes an ID as a parameter and returns some counts. It has quite a few inner joins and left outer joins but they are all on indexes. The ...
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finding out the Backup set physical name

I created a maintenance plan to back up two user databases and system databases over a month ago. I queried the msdb database to view the size of the backups using the following query. SELECT ...
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Syncing Uncontained Objects with AlwaysOn Availability Groups

In setting up our HA environment (AlwaysOn AG), I came across the add-in ssms_2012_ag_addin_setup.exe that I got from SQLSkills. ...
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can exec permissions be granted to a role in SQL Server 2008 / 2012

Can exec permissions (e.g. on a SP) be granted to a role in SQL Server 2008, so that all role members then have the permission; and if the 2008 database were backed up and restored into SQL Server ...
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Updating large table (~6.5 million rows) & indexes

I'm trying to update a table with about 6.5 million rows in a reasonable amount of time, but I'm having some issues. We're adding a new column to an existing table and then setting a value for all ...
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What does Page Life Expectancy say about the instance?

I have installed monitoring software on a few SQL Server instances in the environment. I am trying to find bottlenecks and fix some performance issues. I want to find out if some servers need more ...
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Is inserting multiple queries takes same time as that of single query?

I have a requirement where I have to insert a lots of rows.For inserting we use like this insert into emp(name,age) values('abc',12); This will insert only one row.For inserting multiple rows we ...
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Debugging Remote Connection Failure of SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I am running SQL server 2012 web edition on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have followed all these steps http://blog.citrix24.com/configure-sql-express-to-accept-remote-connections/. But still unable to ...
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SSMS (2012) limit # of characters on editor window line

Is there a way to enforce a hard limit on the number of characters allowed on a line in the SSMS editor window? I have searched, but am unable to find an option to set this. I'd like to force the ...
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Are some these indexes redundant?

Let's say I have a table of 4 columns: A, B, C, D. A primary key is on A, B, C. Index1: is A, D, B, C in that order Index2: A, B, C, D in that order and the primary key index: A, B, C There are ...
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Server 2012 Linked Server From An Instance

I have 3 SQL Server 2012 Instances, 2 on SiteA on the same server SiteAServer. I have 1 on SiteB on server SiteBServer. SiteADefaultInstance, SiteASecondInstance SiteBDefaultInstance ...
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SSMS login fail to Linked Server

i have one server with SQL server 2012 standard on cloud environment and one linked server with sql express on remote location connected with VPN , im using transactional replication every time when ...
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Update SQL Server .net version

I have used this article to detect the latest install .net version and here is the result: Its .net 4.0 and I want to know if the SQL Server is using the latest installed version? I want to ...
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Linked Servers security context and transaction logging

I have many large logging tables that are populating with data constantly. The information is rarely or never read and I want to move them out of the database. So, the idea is to: create linked ...
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How to configure an instance to listen on port 1433 to allow remote connection

Trying to connect using SQL Server Management Studio 2012 on a Windows 8.1 Client computer from outside the cluster's domain. Cluster is a two node Virtual Cluster made from Windows Server 2012 R2. ...
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io_stall question

I just installed SQL Server on new hardware and ran a test script to show io_stall information by file. Nothing else has been loaded yet, just a fresh install of SQL Server 2012. Why are the ...
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Performing a huge amount of individual INSERTs occasionally causes a lag that triggers the timeout

I have some code that is using entity framework to perform a large number of INSERTs in succession. SQL profiler shows a SELECT, then another SELECT, then an INSERT for each one due to it having to ...
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How to identify where a package execution has spent most of the time?

Team BI has a package deployed as a project on SQL Server 2012. How can I find how long a package takes to run on a daily basis, and where it has spent most of the time? I know that the ...
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How to properly increment an int identity in SQL Server if the Identity Increment isn't set?

When I use SQL Server with an int based identity column, I always use the auto increment. But I'm needing to insert into an existing table that doesn't have the property set, and I'm wondering what ...
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migrating legacy databases from SQL Server 2000 via SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2012: users and logins

I have some legacy SQL Server 2000 databases to migrate to SQL Server 2012. In my dry run, I have done this: I created empty databases of the same names in SQL Server 2008. Then I backed up the SQL ...
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Auditing Specifications for SQL Server 2012 [duplicate]

I work for the State of California. I am working on a project setting up a Data Warehouse sharing data between 3 state agencies. The Data Warehouse will be encrypted. I would like to know what are the ...
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SQL Server 2012 memory consumption outside the buffer pool

I've got an instance of SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Edition consuming ~20GB of memory higher than the max. memory limit. The instance is limited to 65GB but the physical memory in use from the ...
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Is It Safe to Remove Local Service Accounts?

I have changed my SQL Server services to use domain service account. The server still has NT Service\MSSQL$INSTANCENAME and NT Service\SQLAgent$INSTANCENAME listed under Security\Logins. They each ...
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Recover data in a SQL Server table without backups [duplicate]

We are having a database without backup to restore. (we didn’t keep backups as client not having enough space in his SQL Server 2012). Unfortunately some data has been lost and we need to recover ...
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Why creating the missing index still shows it in the missing index dmv?

I followed the steps in this blog post to create the missing index and to clear it from the missing index dmv after running a select statement which uses the indicated column in the where clause and ...
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Auditing SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I work for the State of California. I am working on a project setting up a Data Warehouse sharing data between 3 state agencies. The Data Warehouse will be encrypted. I would like to know what are the ...
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How to migrate data of to another sql server

Good day, I have a database running on a virtual machine hosted at our ISP. It is a fairly large database which has about 5GB of data inserted into it every day (network logs). It is partitioned ...
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Will reindexing use the empty space or just grow table?

I have a table which is 170 GB and it has 98 GB of free/empty space. The free space was created by a massive deletion. If I run DBCC REINDEX or ALTER INDEX REBUILD, will the index use that free space ...
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How should I (re) index the table while keeping the transaction log small?

I have a 170 GB table in a database. It has 70% fragmentation on its index (index has multiple columns in it). The last time I tried DBCC REINDEX the transaction log blew up in the hundreds of GBs. ...
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How to order the where clause and join columns in a covering index?

Simple query example: Select t1.A, t1.B, t1.C, t1.CustomerID from table1 t1 join table2 t2 on t1.CustomerID = t2.Id where t1.A = 'x' and t1.B = 'xx' and t1.C = 'xxx' I created a non clustered with ...
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Why does Extended Events server_principal_name return NULL sometimes?

I have an extended event session setup. This is the definition. CREATE EVENT SESSION [Successful-Logins] ON SERVER ADD EVENT sqlserver.connectivity_ring_buffer_recorded ( ACTION ( ...
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Disk Space usage

Is there a way i can get a report or create a custom report in sql server 2012 which can update me with disk space available & actual disk space for listed drives twice or once a day. I need this ...
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If “large value types out of row” table option is enabled, the table size is increased

I have recently learned about sp_tableoption which gives you the ability to store "large value types out of row" for particular table. A colleague of me told me if I enabled it, each field is stored ...
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GZipStream/DeflateStream compressions alternatives

I have created a simple CLR functions for compressing/decompressing NVARCHAR columns: [SqlFunction(DataAccess = DataAccessKind.None, IsDeterministic = true)] public static SqlBinary Compress( string ...
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How to optimize: having COUNT(*)>1

Without considering the indexes, Is there a way to re-write this query and get the same result quicker? select fo.OrderNo, fo.OrderItemSeqNo, COUNT(*) from Facts.FactBackOrder fo group by fo.OrderNo, ...
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Distributor latency - slow sp_MSget_repl_commands performance

One of our publishers is subscribed to by three subscribers, each subscriber is hosted on its own physical server. Two of those subscribers are 2008R2 and the third 2012. The 2012 subscriber is ...
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Does partitioning help if you don't query on the partition value?

Say I have an orders.Order table that is partitioned on CreatedWhen (a datetime column set to GetDate() when the row is created). The table has over 10 million rows and the partition is quarterly ...
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Propper way to handle NULL (empty) values for User Definde Table Types passed as params to sproc

My stored procedures accepts table value parameters for querying data. Usually those are custom User Defined Table Types for where clause. Business logic of stored procedures push me to these @tables ...
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Remove duplicates from different columns

I'm trying to remove duplicates from a set, but the duplicates are in different columns, so for example with this table: ColA, ColB, ColC, ColD ---------- 1, 1, 'ABC', 'DEF' ---------- 1, 1, 'DEF', ...
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Multiple IPs registered for listener when using AlwaysOn AGs w/ multi-subnet clustering

We are testing AlwaysOn Availability Groups on a WSFC multi-subnet cluster and using dynamic DNS registration. Our issue is that sometimes the IP for the Availability Group Listener (AGL) in the ...
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How to optimize clustered index rebuild?

I need to rebuild the clustered index of the table that has more then 1.6 millions rows, more then 20 non-clustered indexes and 80 columns in order to reclaim space after two NVARCHAR(MAX) columns ...
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Can I use Backup/Restore to clone a database? Running out of ideas [duplicate]

I need to clone a database in a single instance of SQL Server 2012. I have tried the Copy Database tool in SSMS, but it fails with file access error of which I've spent all day reading around to no ...
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“Uninitialized subscription” on replication monitor when creating a subscription on transactional replication [closed]

we have the same question here. However, that does not answer my question below. I'm using SQL Server 2012 and trying to implement transactional replication. I'm using the system stored procedures to ...
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Tempdb files don't exist

I have a strange behaviour on one of my SQL Server's tempdb. It has six tempdb files, according to SSMS and queries, all pointing to S directory. Each of them have ~5gb of initial size. The weird ...
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ApplicationIntent=ReadOnly Traffic when no Readable Secondary Available

We have a SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Availibility Group with 2 nodes. We have synchronous commit between the 2 replicas. They are both set to accept ReadOnly connections when acting as secondaries and to ...
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Identity value jumps when restarting SQL Server

We just switched from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012. I am facing a problem with identity columns: Whenever I restart SQL Server, the seed value for each identity column is increased by 1000 ...
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Difference in number format (comman and dot) on SSMS and SSIS

I have a numeric(5,2) field on my SQL Server database. When I run the query, the number on that field appears with . (dot) separator. However, when I preview the query on SSIS, it appears with ...