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Is there any way to monitor execution of xp_cmdshell in SQL Server 2012?

I've been tasked with assessing the security risk involved with allowing a third party vendor to debug their queries remotely within SSMS. This means that the user's account must be in the sysadmin ...
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How to terminate a suspended SQL Server transaction waiting for IO_COMPLETION?

We have a transaction that has been running for more than 5 hours. We are running out of disk space. The session has been killed but it is still waiting for IO_COMPLETION. Actually the wait_type just ...
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Check for duplicates in column and determine which row to keep

I've found myself running in to this on multiple occasions now where I got a query and would need too further refine it. Where one column might contain duplicates and I need to evaluate which row to ...
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Decode and aggregate a BitMask in t-sql

I have a table that contains a bitmask field that stores permissions, where each bit denotes whether a particular permission is granted or not. Here's a simplified example: DECLARE @T TABLE (id ...
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Attaching Database Incorrect name in sys.master_files

I have been moving some databases from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012 using detach and attach method. I correctly map up all the files and the physical and logical names appear correctly in the properties of ...
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How can I Insert when not in table and when max timestamp T-SQL

I am trying to insert rows from one table to another that are not in the one I am moving them to. I also want to only move the ones that have the highest datestamp. (I want to only insert rows that ...
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The Service Broker endpoint is in disabled or stopped state - AoAG - SQL Server 2012 - 15 minute interval

I receive this error message in SQL Server error log every 15 minutes. I have setup AOAG on this server. The database option "Service Broker - Broker Enabled" is turned on for the Blackberry related ...
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Deleting other files during maintenance plan

I have an SQL Server 2012 maintenance plan which does the normal stuff (rebuild indexes and update statistics, back up DBs, deletes .bak files older than X days, etc). Everything is working fine with ...
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After merge replication setup, tables at subscriber not getting any data from publisher

I have created a merge replication setup through Replication Wizard. After sync, it is observed that the subscriber DB gets created with the exact tables in publisher as intended, but on the ...
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System.OutOfMemoryException SQL Server 2012 and 2008R2

I have a 64-bit and 64gb memory for both SQL Server 2012 and 2008R2, when I generate a report w/c has 900K rows, it finished the query smoothly and no problem, but when I'm going to copy the result ...
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Long running backups on small databases

We normally perform backups across the network to a file share on a different SAN. This works very well for all but 1 of our database servers. The problem machine is a new server running Windows ...
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SQL Server 2012 Error 9512 when modifying user login

We are attempting to grant access to a database to one of our employees. We open up his user properties in Security -> Logins, navigate to the User Mappings page, select the database, select db_owner ...
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SSIS package hits “login failed for user” when simultaneous operations occur against the same target database

Quick summary We have been working on migrating our library of SSIS packages from SQL Server 2008 hosted on physical Windows Server 2003 to SQL Server 2012 hosted on virtual Windows Server 2012. The ...
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SSIS Package Deployment Failure using SSDT

SSIS fails almost immediately on the final "Deploying project" step of the Deployment Wizard (Package Deployment Model), using Visual Studio 2010 (SSDT) connecting to a SQL 2012 Server: Failed to ...
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Microsoft SQL linked server to Oracle data not updating

I need to pull data from an Oracle database running on a remote machine and use it on my sql server instance. I need to check these tables periodically for updated or new records. I have created a ...
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Does the transaction log grow during a full backup? [duplicate]

I've been tagged as the occasional DBA in the office. I have minimal experience and it would be great if someone could answer my simple question. I know the trans log grows during transactions, but ...
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SQL 2012 Standard Edition (on Azure VM) + Bitlocker. Good or Bad idea?

I will start this question with a few statements to negate any "Why" questions that are going to be asked. The Head of IT wants the data encrypted. Our profession is such that encrypted data is ...
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sql server transactional - replication - the internal procedures often deadlock with user processes

Very often I have deadlocks on my subscription server, involving the replication internal stored procedures and user processes either ad hoc or procedure queries. For example: Deadlock of the ...
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SQL Server Express 2012 Repair

I have a copy of SQL server Express 2012 database which may be corrupt. When I tried to run a repair on it I was asked for the original installation media. The Options were for an MSI or ISO image. ...
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When Should You Shrink Your Database

I have read conflicting articles about shrinking a databases. Basically, our database grew 100% overnight from 150 gigs to 300 gigs b/c I believe it was with staging tables I put in. However, all the ...
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SQL Server hangs during backup on EC2

Once and then our SQL Server will "hang" during its weekly full backup. When this happens, external connections start to timeout. The symptoms are: Connections timeout The sqlservr.exe process sits ...
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Uninstalling MS sql server 2012 issues

I'm trying to uninstall ms sql server 2012. But when I click Microsoft SQL Server 2012(64 bit) and choose remove option it shows like this. Then how can I remove the MS SQL Server 2012? Please help.
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SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Install

I'm trying to upgrade one of my SQL servers from 2008R2 to 2012 and I'm getting an error popup within a couple of seconds from starting the setup The Error is TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. ...
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How can I setup a Login which can run an automated Database Refresh without giving away too much priv?

I would like to re-ask and extend the question posed in this thread if I may: SQL Server permissions to create, restore, delete only some databases I am also attempting to setup an 'isolated' Login-...
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Merge row size overflow in SQL Server - “Cannot create a row of size..”

The target table to which I'm trying to merge the data has ~660 columns. The code for the merge: MERGE TBL_BM_HSD_SUBJECT_AN_1 AS targetTable USING ( SELECT * FROM ...
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Global Temporary Table used in Stored Procedure executed concurrently across sessions

I use dynamic SQL in a stored procedure and must use a global temp table so the temp table and its data is available outside the instance when sp_executesql happens. I need the stored procedure to be ...
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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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Replication Configuration

I had a SQL Server 2008 Express edition as a Default instance and I am having SQL Server 2012 Evolution and SQL Server 2014 Evolution are my named instances. When I was trying to configure ...
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Ambiguity in Auto Create\Update Statistics

If I set 'Auto Update Statistics' to 'False' and 'Auto Update Statistics Asynchronously' to 'True' What the DB will do? Also - If I set 'Auto Create Statistics' to 'True', It will be 'Async'?
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migrate db's - best way to mirror or replicate a full database

I would like to mirror/replicate my databases to the cloud. The cloud is setup using VPN to my actual machine. I am a bit confused by the options I have and would like to get some light into it. My ...
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Migration from SQL Server 2012 Ent to SQL Server 2014 STD

We recently migrated from a traditional hosting environment with a back end of SQL Server 2012 ENT to an Azure VM running SQL Server 2014 STD. We did all the cool stuff with BPEs on SSD, etc. The ...
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Options for structuring multiple associations to a record

This is 101 level stuff and I promise to read a book later, but in the meantime, given the following three tables: Product --------- ProductId (uniqueidentifier) User --------- UserId (...
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Why 0 is equal to empty string?

I need some help in finding why the following T-SQL statement returns 1 (true): SELECT IIF( 0 = '', 1, 0) I guess someone has change an ANSI option like SET ANSI_NULLS or something else that is ...
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Single query for searching for records without knowing what the search column is for

I have a single line search where i should be able to search for address or city or zip or state. I should be able to show data of what ever that matches for the typed in word. Suppose user had typed ...
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Load & traffic balance best practices

I am about to design an enterprise solution for a large scale application in which a windows service, MVC, and many other projects will use a database, so I am thinking about load balancing and best ...
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Column store index on a large fact table

I have seen column store index and also tested it. I have no doubt admiring that it is lightning fast. But every tutorial and blogs I have considered, says about its limitation "table will become read ...
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Another bad execution plan!

This is running SQL Server 2012 SP2 Enterprise Edition. I have a nightly ETL job that, for a specific SP, is taking way too long to run. During my investigation I found that it was a specific update ...
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How to union four different tables

I have two tables whereby both of them use sub queries. These two tables are combined by using UNION ALL. I have two other tables that only uses a WHERE clause and both of these are combined using ...
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How do I pass or fail a job in SQL Server agent based on a return value from a stored procedure?

What do I need to do in order to execute a step in a SQL Server 2012 agent job that returns a bit value back? Basically, I want to fail the job or pass to the next step based on the results from the ...
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Chaning tempdb settings on production database

I have to change the initial size and autogrowth of my tempdb on production. Along, with that I have to add new files to tempdb. What is the right way to do it? As it is production and I don't want to ...
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How to capture Query Status(Sleeping, Background, Running) in SQL Server Profile trace

Is there any EventClass/Data Column which can log the Query Status to trace in SQL Server Profiler? Query Status which we find through sys.dm_exec_requests
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Transaction log is full due to 'CHECKPOINT' for DB in simple recovery model

For one of our DB's on SQL server 2012 RTM, We could not perform almost any troubleshooting step as the error says: " Transaction log is full due to 'CHECKPOINT" This being a dev database, its ...
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How do I merge two rows only if there is the TagWidgetIds are same but the tagValues are different?

I have this stored procedure which generates the following output. The query which generates the output from the stored procedure is as follows: SELECT tat.[agent-id], tat.[agent-...
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Limit of Generating Script for Schema Only from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2008R2

Is there a limit on this method? I've tried a 35GB Database and it works, but my question is how about if my Database is like 100-150GB? Will I encounter some error? Or it will work smoothly but a ...
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Alternative of DBCC CHECKDB

I am running DBCC CHECKDB on one of my database but its taking very very long time. I have some questions please help me. Is there any alternative of it that can check my database integrity? Should ...
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UPDATE with CASE with 2 tables

I have 2 tables and I want to update table2 with criteria of table1 and table2. The criteria are: 1.table1.amount > 10000 2.table2.flag is null or table2.flag = '0' So if the 2 conditions are ...
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Help on deciding how to pick Correct Index

I would like to ask for some help to create correct indexes for this query: SELECT DISTINCT D.TypeID FROM dbo.Sizes AS S WHERE EXISTS ( SELECT 1 FROM #PermissionsTable AS PT ...
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Optimizing key lookup in subquery with UNION ALL

I am trying to optimize following query (little bit more complex actually, but this is important part): SELECT Id, StatusDate, [...Lot Of Columns...] FROM ( ( SELECT Id, StatusDate, [...Lot ...
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Getting a realistic query plan when partitioning with low volumes of data

We're using partitioning to reduce the amount of blocking our OLTP system experiences due to locks, with a partition scheme that splits the working tables into 100 partitions based on a customer id. ...
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SQL Server 2012 CPU usage spikes to 100%

I am using SQL Server 2014 in AWS and the AWS image configuration is 4 cores and 16GB RAM(m3.xlarge). I am running the following simple query, SELECT * FROM user_table WHERE user_id = '10' ...