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

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Pre-production database replication solution

I would like to start by specifying I am no DBA and have basic understanding of advanced DB concepts. I am trying to find the optimal solution to replicate our production database to our ...
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SQL Server 2012 Replication Subsystem Increase Number of Working Threads

I am trying to create Transaction Replication (Push) between two servers, using a distribution database on a3rd server. Server 1 is SQL Server 2008, Server 2 is SQL Server 2012. The Distribution ...
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Can I install SQL Server 2012 on a machine with 2008 R2 already?

I have been using SQL Server 2008 R2 for quite a while, and it is working great. Now I need to use SQL Server 2012. Will this effect my existing databases? How much risk is involved in installing SQL ...
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What are the best practises for locking down an SQL Server Instance Data/Log directories?

We have our own on SQL Server instance on a client's system. Other vendors also have instances on there. In order to prevent access to our data we are limiting the user access to our data using ...
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Altering table on SQL Server 2012 AON High Availability Databases [duplicate]

In a production site, the current configuration I am using is three SQL Server 2012 servers, with some databases configured with AON High Availability. I understand that between the AON High ...
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Why do my backup policies fail when a database's guest user is disabled?

I'm attempting to implement Policy Based Management on a SQL Server 2012 instance also acting as a Central Management Server using the Enterprise Policy Management Framework. The job running the ...
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Create failed for Availability Group 'AGN'

I tried creating availability group (AOH) many times but no luck , It got failed every time. Please help me on this case. I configured Windows cluster (Name as 'WINCLUSTER') with two nodes. They are ...
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Prevent gaps while using Identity/sequence object in sql server

I have a table and I am trying to insert values in it. I want to prevent gaps in the primary key column. For primary column I have tried using Identity / sequence objects. I know that this is ...
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db_owner unable to drop database - Error 615, SQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2012 database running on amazon EC2. I've created a user to be able to create, edit and drop databases. I gave the new user with dbcreator server role. My user can connect ...
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PowerShell Move-Item command made SQL and Windows entirely unresponsive [closed]

A LUN expansion completed overnight on our 15k FibreChannel VMAX SAN from 4 to 13 terabytes. This morning I attempted to move a 4.5 terabyte file from a temporary SATA LUN to the newly expanded LUN ...
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What is the fastest way to export a table to a text file

I will have a SQL Server 2012 database and a table with 3 million rows and maybe 50 columns. What will be the fastest way for an unattended background .net process (maybe issues some SQL or Powershell ...
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Disaster Recovery Options for Sql Server

I wanted to see what suggestions you might have for Disaster Recovery Options based on the following criteria. Currently running SQL 2012 standard edition We have 18000 databases (same schema across ...
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How does SQL Server determine precision / scale?

I'm running SQL Server 2012 SELECT 0.15 * 30 / 360, 0.15 / 360 * 30 Results: 0.012500, 0.012480 This one is even mor confusing to me: DECLARE @N INT = 360 DECLARE @I ...
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Identifying if spid on SQL Server is in rollback after low disk space

On a test box I wanted to get an idea of how long adding an identity field would take to a table with roughly a half billion rows. The process ran for about 10 hours and we noticed it was getting ...
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How can “HierarchyID” type work when “CLR” is disabled?

The following statement sp_configure 'clr enabled' returns: name minimum maximum config_value run_value clr enabled 0 1 0 0 I assume this means there are no CLR ...
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Truncated 200GB table but disk space not released

I have only 2GB left, so I need to remove this history table. This table now is empty but the database disk space not released. And the database file is 320GB.
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Possible reasons for really long database recovery

This is cross-posted at SSC, but restore is now going on 6 hours. Hello, Overnight I ran restores with NORECOVERY for a 5tb database, along with several other 250GB - 1.3tb databases. I did that ...
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Select complete next row based on the current row

Hi i have a complicated condition. I have a table lets say 'Test' ID Partner Type Amount 143854 CSTC Purchase -0.81 144029 CSTC Purchase -0.69 144030 CSTC Purchase ...
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SMSS will start for one user, but not another?

We have a MS SQL Server 2012 and SMSS 2012 installed. The C:\ recently ran out of space due to a misconfiguration, and now we have 1 user who cannot start SMSS they receive the error: "Cannot find ...
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Is there any way to set stored procedure options like ANSI NULLs to true or false outside of creation?

I'd like to set ANSI NULLs and quoted identifier properties on a stored procedure after it has been created. Is this possible? For some context, I'm using Visual Studio Database Projects / SSDT, and ...
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Access not reading extended parameters

We have an ADP Access 2010 project, linked to a MS SQL 2012 server. I am trying to set up a table that has a combo box to select appropriate values, which are supplied by another table. A table ...
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Cannot connect with OLE DB

OLE DB connection... Can anyone suggest me on this. Authentication with windows security works in 2012-2005 "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;Persist Security Info=False; ...
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Is SQL Server Thread Safe?

If I need to update same row with two concurrent thread then is it possible in SQL Server? Suppose I have one table that contains Id and Name columns and now I want to update the third number Id with ...
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Is tlog backup on replica clearing VLFs on the primary?

Is it true that a transaction log backup made on the secondary database is clearing the inactive VLFs on the tlog file on the primary database (in case of Availability Groups)? I was not able to find ...
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How to force SQL Serve *not* to maintain a log file

I have a situation that I need some advice to overcome. I have a SQL Server 2012 database that has been set to Simple recovery model. At times, my SQL Server transaction log file grows out of ...
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Can't see some stored procedures in sys.procedures

Documenting a database and find that I cannot see stored procedures in sys.procedures, even though I can see them in Object Explorer. select p.name, x.value, p.modify_date from sys.procedures p left ...
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Eliminate duplicates in different order from all combinations, can I order returned columns alphatically?

this should actually be not a too hard task, but it seems to be a little too early for me to see the solution: I have 4 different string values. I want to have all combinations of those 4 values ...
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How to obtain SQL feature list from the command line

Is there a command at the CLI or in PowerShell that will list the components installed for SQL? I'm looking for something like the Feature List you can get from running the discovery report from ...
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Trouble backing up remote database from local server

I have 2 servers LOCAL and REMOTE. REMOTE has a database 'remotedb'. From REMOTE the following statement backs up the database just fine. BACKUP DATABASE [remotedb] TO DISK = ...
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What is the logic behind ISNUMERIC for certain special characters?

The ISNUMERIC function has some unexpected behavior. The MSDN documentation says: ISNUMERIC returns 1 when the input expression evaluates to a valid numeric data type; otherwise it returns 0. ...
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What is the possibility that mirroring a database will damage, corrupt, or erase either the primary or target database? [closed]

The last time my company had tried to mirror some databases, everything worked great until one morning they came in and the primary database in one of the mirroring schemes was just blank. They had ...
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Does a re-index update statistics?

I've been doing the MS10775A course this past week and one question that came up that the trainer couldn't answer reliably is: Does a re-index update the statistics? We found discussions online ...
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Can I use a SQL Server 2014 license on a SQL Server 2012 install? [closed]

We are going to purchase a SQL Server 2014 Standard Edition license, but one of the products we use is not compatible with SQL 2014 yet. Can we install SQL Server 2012 using a 2014 license ?
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Performance/Health checking queries for a user with Read permissions

I am a software developer that only had read access to our prod database (of course). Occasionally we have what looks like performance issues on our server when my DBAs are not available. Is there ...
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RESTORE failing with OS error 32, file being used by another process

I am writing a set of procedures for (partially) automating DB deployment for a customer, which mostly works fine, but sometimes a RESTORE command is failing with the OS error 32, about a file being ...
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SQL Server 2012 Transparent Data Encryption and indexes

Does SQL Server TDE allow a query like this: select * from Patient where lastname = 'Smith' to occur without a full-table scan if the lastname column is indexed?
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Troubleshooting THREADPOOL Waits [closed]

From everything I have read, THREADPOOL waits occur when a task is waiting for a worker thread. A high amount of THREADPOOL waits typically means you are running out of available worker threads. ...
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Reporting Services DBs not appearing in Management Studio, but can be queried?

I've set up a server with native reporting services, connected to a database server which hosts its two databases. I'm trying to run a backup of the two databases so I can add them to my availability ...
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Imported SSIS Package Wont Schedule

I have a simple package that backs up the transaction log. I scheduled it and it runs fine. I script the job and export the package. I import the package ran the script to create the job and it gives ...
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SQL Server 2012 FTS and weird behavior with numbers

I stumbled on this weird behavior in SQL Server's Full text search. First run the following SQL-code in a database: CREATE TABLE test( id int IDENTITY NOT NULL, value VARCHAR(255), CONSTRAINT ...
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SQL Server sometimes uses a lot more cpu for query

I have a stored procedure with a quite heavy SELECT statement that includes five joins and uses FieldName LIKE '%searchterm%' on multiple columns. This query usually finishes in about 2-5 seconds. But ...
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SSIS Package truncation and possible data loss (error code: 0xC020901C)

Good morning all, It's been 2 days now trying to figure out how to solve this issue, still no answer. Maybe you can help me out. Here is the thing. I have created an SSIS package to import data from ...
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How to find the active transactions in VLF?

Is there a way to find the T-SQL statement that is part of the active transaction that is blocking the reuse of the transaction log file VLFs? I am performing tlog backups on every 15 minutes, but ...
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Mirroring failed over - created 2 principal database and will not allow me to drop one of them

For some reason my mirrored servers triggered an automatic failover. I have 2 databases that both think they are the principal server, one is "Principal, Synchronized/In Recovery" and the other is ...
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Best practice for testing database disaster recovery [closed]

This is regarding database disaster recovery testing. The production server has 20+ databases. I'm developing procedures for regular testing of disaster recovery and am wondering what is the best ...
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Possible to optimize SELECT query involving XQuery functions selecting from elements with arbitrary number of child elements

Suppose I have the following XML data, where <root> can have an arbitrary number of <child> children <child> can have an arbitrary number of <grandchild> children ...
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Check progress of alter index reorganize / rebuild

How can I check the progress / status when I submit an alter index reorganize / rebuild ?
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sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats is extremly slow

I have a database that is around 4.5TB, since we have parallel inserts (to reduce daily load time) on one table (partitioned by month) the clustered index on this table tends to be heavily fragmented. ...
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Cube Processing vs Database Processing

We have a SSAS database (SQL Server 2012 Enterprise) with 4 cubes in it. 1 of the cubes is significantly bigger than the other 3. We want to process the 3 smaller cubes at regular intervals during the ...
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What is different between SQL-Server versions 2008R2 and 2012

Dear SQL Server experts, Can you tell me the different between SQL-Server 2008 R2 and SQL-Server 2012 versions? I designed my product with version 2008 but when I tried to buy a licence, Microsoft ...