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

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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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DR option for SharePoint databases? ideas and experiences

First let me clarify that I am not looking for thoughts in terms what is the best or the bad options for a DR for SQL Server. I am just looking for for inputs from experienced people. We are running ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition Disaster Recovery Options?

Suggest me the best method for My DR plan. Currently we have set of databases (6) used for our application and we in the process of building DR and HA plan. As we are into small business we are using ...
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Conversions between any data type and the binary data types are not guaranteed to be the same between versions of SQL Server

I just found that on the SQL Server 2012 MSDN documentation for binary and varbinary types, they mention the following at the end of the article: Conversions between any data type and the binary ...
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Moving rows from one table to another

I am moving records from one database to another, as a part of archiving process. I want to copy the rows to destination table and then delete the same rows from the source table. My question is, ...
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SQL Server 2012 Publisher SQL Server 2008 Subscriber version issue

So I have a setup where one virtual machine is a SQL Server 2012 publisher and I need to setup merge replication on a SQL Server 2008 subscriber on a different vm. When setting up the subscription ...
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SQL server database performance issue [closed]

There are two database on same sql server 2012, with same tables, indexs and data as well, but for some reason one database response is 6 times slower then the other in most of the quries. Please help ...
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Unexpected gaps in IDENTITY column

I'm trying to generate unique purchase order numbers that start at 1 and increment by 1. I have a PONumber table created using this script: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[PONumbers] ( [PONumberPK] [int] ...
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Breaking up long running query into batches runs fine for a while and then produces fatal error

I'm using a variation of this post which details using "careful batching" to delete records in batches from a table that contains 38MM records. The script below runs for a while and shows results ...
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AlwaysOn AG Live Migration

A couple of thoughts on AlwaysOn AG migrations: Is there a reason why Microsoft didn't implement similar technology to Hyper-V Live Migration to AlwaysOn AGs so that the buffer pool and cache are ...
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Auto Increment Sequence Broken After Applying a Key [duplicate]

After SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition's evaluation period expired, I applied another key using the edition upgrade wizard. After it was successfully done, all Auto-Increment columns started ...
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“No row was updated error” in SQL 2012 - worked fine in SQL 2005 and 2008

I have a database in SQL Server 2005. We are currently looking at upgrading to SQL Server 2012. I installed SQL Server 2012 in a test environment (Windows Server 2012 virtual machine). Backed up ...
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Log Shipping - RESTORE WITH STANDBY - on SQL Server 2012 keeps breaking

We are using log shipping and RESTORE WITH STANDBY on SQL Server 2012 in order to restore the database in read-only mode for reporting purposes. However, the log shipping setup keeps breaking after ...
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Performance improvement on SQL query joining table on itself

I'm running this query on a table with approximately 20MM records in it. It's a very slow query, and I'm wondering if there's a better way to accomplish this that might run faster ? delete previous ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express installation failed

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2012 Express on a computer with Windows Server 2012 Foundation, I must recall that this is an Active Directory domain controller but I cannot install the server on ...
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How to troubleshoot how resource governed query is being throttled in SQL 2012?

I have a parallelized query on SQL 2012 SP1 (ent) that is running in a user defined resource governor pool much much slower (2 seconds versus 125 to 140 seconds under user defined pool = ~75 times ...
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What is the fastest way to insert large numbers of rows?

I have a database where I load files into a staging table, from this staging table i have 1-2 joins to resolve some foreign keys and then insert this rows into the final table (which has one partition ...
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How to make SSMS upper case keywords

I recently started using Management Studio 2012. When using MySQL Workbench, a handy feature was that I could stay all in lower case and any reserved word (like SELECT, INSERT) would convert to upper ...
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Work queue with complex select and long processing: Ensuring concurrency

I have a queue table from which worker processes claim records, one at a time. It is crucial that no two workers claim same item to process. Normally this kind of thing is done with select top (1) ...
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SQL Server 2012 Restore backup to new DB Name

I seem to remember that, in 2008, you could restore a backup to a new copy of a DB, by changing the name in the "Destination Database" field from the restore-wizard. It would create a brand new DB, ...
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DB2 Linked Server on SQL Server 2012 - Grant Access to Users

I have a linked server on SQL Server 2012 instance pointing to a DB2 database and I have Sys Admin access to that instance. I am unable to test connection to that DB2OLEDB database as I get below ...
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I need to figure out the last time that a function was used by SQL Server. How can I do this?

I work with databases that contain thousands of stored procedures and hundreds of functions. I have found on-line methods to track the usage of stored procedures; however, I haven't seen the same for ...
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Why does SSMS highlight SUBSTRING in purple but RIGHT in grey?

I apologise for the trivial question, but I was trying to work out how to do a RIGHT in SQL so I experimentally typed RIGHT and it didn't highlight in purple, so I spent some time scratching my head ...
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SQL Availability Group restore database to standalone server

Running: SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2 I want to test a backup by restoring onto an isolated server. The backup was taken from an Availability Group (HADR) configuration, but the target ...
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Need to make sense of FileTable permissions

I'm setting up a FileTable to allow users to quickly stuff some PDF report files into a database for later searching via an intranet application (to be built later). Sorting out the necessary ...
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Windows SQL Server Express 2012 and LDAP external server integration

I have a new installation of Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server Express 2012 with the management tools. I'm planning to create there a simple synchronization that will make queries twice per day to ...
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No rows in sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats for a particluar stored procedure

I am running DMV queries to get stats for my stored procedure, but I am not finding any rows against this SP under sys.dm_exec_procedure_stats. Please suggest what could be various reason for this ...
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Why can't user with SQLAgentOperatorRole delete his own SQL jobs

I created a login and a user. I assigned the user as the db owner of the database "test". Then I granted him the role SQLAgentOperatorRole so that he can delete/create/modify the jobs belonging to the ...
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What should be the command for following role creation requirement?

I need to create a role where the assigned user can access only the 'AdventureWorksDB" where he will have execute permission to all tables,views and stored procedures in the database. I wrote the ...
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Clustered index on a column with low selectivity

I have a table with a lot of columns. Two lookup functions are performed: 1) lookup by using column name (this happens rarely, maybe twice a season), and 2) lookup by column date. The column name has ...
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Mirror / replicate only 1 table of a database

I need a good way to replicate a single table in SQL Server 2012 between different servers and different databases. I tried replica which works just fine, but there might be a much better / easier way ...
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Index on a persisted computed column not seekable?

I have table, called Address, that has a persisted computed column called Hashkey. The column is deterministic but not precise. It has a unique index on it that is not seekable. If I run this query, ...
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Removing secondary replica from SQL Availability Group causes large log file

Due to an unforeseen hardware error, I had to take our secondary replicas down for maintenance. This was really due to a storage issue and, it was decided at a higher level, to purchase a new storage ...
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when adding a table to my dbo.view I don't get the entire view

here is the code for my view that calls all rows from the tables: SELECT dbo.Purchase_Order.Purchase_Order_ID, dbo.Purchase_Order.Purchase_Order_Number, dbo.Purchase_Order.Purchase_Order_Date, ...
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SQL Server 2012: Security_error_ring_buffer_recorded: ImpersonateSecurityContext

a couple servers I manage are recording a lot of events in the system_health XE session. security_error_ring_buffer_recorded api_name ImpersonateSecurityContext calling_api_name ...
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Attach Database is disabled in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Management Studio

I have buy from Godadday hosting and domain, after that I have create database in godaddy and the connect to this db using my authentication. I have .mdf, .ldf that need to attach to the connected ...
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How to add new named instance in SQL Server 2012 [closed]

We have already installed SQL Server 2012 with required instance and collation name. But now as per the project needs we have need to add one more instance name. Can anyone knows how to add new ...
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After Restore Log_reuse_wait_desc of Replication

I'm wondering if anybody has ran into this issue before and has any suggestions on what's causing it/how to fix it. We are restoring a database into lower Dev environments and after the restore the ...
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SQL Server performance is slow when migrated from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014

We are trying to migrate from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 on Windows 2012 R2 OS. After the upgrade, we are doing performance testing and observed huge difference in running a simple query from ...
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Identity column value falling behind randomly

We are having a strange intermittent issue where the identity column value falls behind the MAX(ID) for the table. Each customer gets their own table that stores statistics to the tune of ...
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Failed to deploy the project. Try again later. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 27118)

I try to deploy new version of existing SSIS project into Intergration Service Catalog and getting error: "Failed to deploy the project. Try again later. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 27118)" ...
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How to group data and write it's group id for each row?

I have sample data: CREATE TABLE #T (Name varchar(5), GroupId int NULL) INSERT INTO #T (Name) VALUES ('A'), ('A'), ('A'), ('B'), ('B'), ('C'), ('D'), ('D') Name GroupId ----- ----------- A ...
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Migrate sharepoint database from SQL Server 2012 express to SQL Server 2012 Standard

My sharepoint is using SQL Server 2012 R2 Express as a database Server, and I already have reached the limit of space (10GB). In the other hand I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard with proper license. ...
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How can I run a SQL job every 1 second? [duplicate]

I have an SQL Job which processes minimum amount of rows at a given time. Currently its running every 10 seconds which is the minimum available in Job Scheduler. But because of that the table used ...
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When to prefere a truncate over a batch-delete?

When I browse DBA-Reactions I understand nearly all the .gifs but with this one I have trouble: https://twitter.com/DBAReactions/status/613840893322338304 I mean truncate obviously doesn't create ...
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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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SQL Server Management Studio 2012: How to have folders in the SSMS project?

I'm using SSMS 2012 to talk to the SQL server 2012 and Azure SQL servers we use. I admit I'm not a SQL expert so I've been saving most of my SQL scripts for future reference. I've quickly run into 20 ...
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Automating an SQL task on a monthly basis

At the start of each month I have to give a team a copy of the live database which is held in a backup from 1am each morning (D:\Backup) - We then copy this database elsewhere onto a dev server and ...
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SSRS puts excessive load on SQL server

I have this bit of code: With ab as (Select distinct d.Code from d join a on d.code = a.Code where a.text like '%AutoPost%' ), sd as (Select distinct m.ref, m.Number, m.Completed, s.ID, ...
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Correct way of configuring remote users to connect to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

I have 2 Servers, a web server and a database server. Web server runs a number of .net sites that need to connect to the database server. Currently, I have a configuration string for each ...