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Remove Cluster Nodes after Cluster Object was deleted

While building new 2012 servers to move to we had some change in requirements. We are using Availability Groups on the new servers. Here's where we started. Servers: Serv1a Serv1b Serv2a Serv2b ...
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Copy+Pasting currency value from SSMS 2012 to excel does not complete or calculate new value

So I'm trying to copy and past some query results into excel, and for some reason it seems to be not properly completing the first value. Let me explain what I mean by this. In excel the cells I am ...
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Which version of Microsoft Tape Format is supported by which MS SQL Server

When you create a backup with Microsoft Sql Server, the resulting file is in Microsoft Tape Format. Different versions of SQL Server apparently use different version of this format. Which version of ...
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Set simple recovery mode and shrink log files for all user created databases

I hope you can point me in the right direction. I'm not a frequent user of T-SQL, but I did some googleing, and found the script below. I corrected the script a bit. I want the script to: To select ...
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Connect to SQL Server 2012 from an Windows XP client

We have an SQL Server 2012 Standard database, to connect to it we use SQL Server 2008 Management Studio (since 2012 SSMS is not supported on Windows XP). The problem is that SQL Server 2008 gives all ...
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ownership of users

Two related questions: Using SQL Server 2012, how does one find out who/what owns a user, and how can you set the ownership for users, if at all? To add a couple of questions: 'how to' for both of ...
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Map a Login to a User that was Created Without Mapping to a Login

This question has been asked before, but I didn't see any answer (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6468813/assign-a-login-to-a-user-created-without-login-sql-server) How does one map a login to a ...
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Changing Databases Dynamically using Variables [closed]

I want change into a database programatically using in code: DECLARE @SQL nvarchar(2000) DECLARE @DBName sysname SET @DBName= 'foo' SET @SQL = 'USE [' + @DBName + ']' select @SQL execute @SQL ...
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how to select column3 from rec1 value which is matched to column1 val in rec2

i am having following scenario : col1 col2 col3 10 2 13 13 4 14 14 5 15 15 6 16 form the above given table col3 value(13) in row1 is seen in col1 value(13) in ...
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SQL Profiler - Insert values?

I setup an SQL profiler to run, but I am not seeing any values for updates/inserts. Is there a way to see them? All I see is stuff like this: insert into some_tbl(id, col1, col2, col3) values ( @P0 ...
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Best Practice in storage allocation for compressed and partitioned tables

I have a fairly large database that basically consists of one table, this table is paritioned by month and all partitions are compressed with page compression. After the initial load of the data there ...
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Improve query performance when selecting almost all rows with many “group by” columns

I have a table with 20 columns and about 600,000 records. The maximum row size is only around 100 bytes. The table is repopulated every few days, but the number of records remain about the same. For ...
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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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Backup of database X on SQL Server 2008 on server A - restore to SQL Server 2012 database Y on server B

I want to copy a SQL Server 2008 database to SQL Server 2012 with a different database name. Took a backup of 'production' and copied it to the SQL Server 2012 machine. Created a new SQL Server 2012 ...
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Best scenario for replication type

We are using SQL Server 2012 and we have the Main office server. All modification on the product pricing table is done through the Main office. We have 10 remote sales branches. Those remotes ...
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Inhibit SQL Server trigger execution

A table with various prices per item have a trigger that will update price 3 when price 0 is changed. The ERP that uses this database has a utility that when run updates the database with ...
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Sequence is reusing

I have a sequence that generates tracking numbers for objects in my system. It had been working fine for quite some time. Last week we noticed that it was starting to re-use values. What seems to ...
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Manual Fulltext index population time in SQL Server 2012

I would like to know if there is a way to see how much time did it take SQL Server 2012 to index all the data in a table? In my example I create the table, create the index and set the population to ...
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How can I have a gap in the SQL Server Job Agent history for a job?

I have a job (Update Tickets) scheduled in Job Agent with a single schedule of "Occurs every day every 30 minute(s) between 12:00:00 AM and 11:59:59 PM. Schedule will be used starting on 11/4/2013." ...
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Restore master database from SQL Server 2008 R2 on SQL Server 2012

I have a process that restores all my backups on a centralized server for testing. I have recently upgraded this server to SQL server 2012, and now I am getting an error when restoring master from SQL ...
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How can I tell how many Cores SQL Server is actually using?

I have two servers running SQL Server. Server 1: SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (4 core) Server 2: SQL Server 2012 Developer Edition (8 core) As far as I am aware SQL Server 2008 R2 Express should ...
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Should I change my old datetime columns from SQL Server 2005 to just date datatype for SQL Server 2012

My database was developed in 2005 for SQL Server 2005 version. In that time for columns which store pure date without time we used datetime data type. Our database has survived up today and now we ...
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Issue with MDS data when viewed in Excel addin after connecting to MDS Model

In MDS 2012, while exploring for a entity, I can see the data in Client and Product column are properly assigned as Code and Code {Name} as seen below: but while connecting to the MDS model via ...
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Understanding execution plans using TVPs

I have some slow running queries (8 seconds across 1M records grouped by months) and have been trying to make sense of the execution plans. We use around 10 TVPs to send in a set of filters that the ...
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changing auto shrink setting breaks backup?

I have a database that seems to be functioning fine with no apparent errors except that any full backup taken is broken - attempting a restore fails with an error "RESTORE detected an error on page ...
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Fix Linked Server Without Restarting SQL Server Instance

Problem: Occasionally a nightly job will fail, and when I look into it, it is the result of a query across a linked server failing. But for some reason that query seems to remain 'open' in some way ...
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SQL Server Database Mirroring is going to die. How can I guarantee high availability now?

The Database Mirroring feature of SQL Server is going to die: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan ...
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SQL Server 2012 Local SSD TempDB Slow

I have a production deployment using local SSDs for tempDB. I have 2 SSDs in a RAID1 configuration. I am seeing average reads of 1-2ms but the average writes are showing as 1377ms on all four of my ...
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Script to automate converting a clustered index on primary key (with foreign keys to it) column to non clustered?

What's a good way to easily convert a clustered index on a primary key column to a nonclustered index? I know how to do this manually, but it's time consuming if there are several tables which have ...
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SQL Server large transaction log for simple recovery model? help! [closed]

Hi all i'm building a data warehouse and noticed that my tran log is massive (in simple recovery). MDF file is 2.6 GB. LDF file is 7.8 GB!!! Why is this??? i don't want a stupid tran log that's why ...
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apply cdc to existing data warehouse

I'm building an education data warehouse. I have various dimensions that i would like to track changes to i.e. DimStudent, DimClass, DimCollege, DimExamPaper etc. etc. My solution currently drops ...
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What is a good, repeatable way to calculate MAXDOP on SQL Server?

When setting up a new SQL Server 2012, I use the following code to determine a good starting point for the MAXDOP setting: /* This will recommend a MAXDOP setting appropriate for your machine's ...
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“Not In” returns no rows all the time [duplicate]

Whats wrong with the following query. The first part of the select always return 0 rows. DECLARE @AgentID varchar(20), @StringValues varchar(max), @ContactKey int, @Note ...
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Is SQL Server 2012 Management Studio “Express” any different?

Are there any differences from the version of SSMS that comes as part of the SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Installer and the SQL Server 2012 Express Management Studio?
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Can SQL Server Management Studio Express be installed standalone?

I was wondering if the SQL Server Management Studio Express (mainly for Microsoft SQL Server) be installed on a standalone machine (without any of the SQL Services and stuff) to connect to a remote ...
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Log shipping - failed over to secondary, how to fail back

SQL 2012 I've been researching and testing Log Shipping as a DR solution. I got the two servers setup. Log shipping is in place and verified to be working correctly. I failed over by restoring the ...
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Linked Server Performance Issue in SQL Server 2012 SP1

We are having issues with a job that seems to run for a long time and not seem to complete. The job runs a sproc that calls other sprocs and uses a linked server. The server that the job runs on is ...
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Do decimal separators behave differently for Money and Decimal data types?

I've recently been troubleshooting some problems with a third party application around regional settings and decimal separators. The detail of these problems isn't too relevant except to say that the ...
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SQL Server 2012 - The application has failed to start because its side-biy-side configuration is incorrect

When opening Sql Server Management Studio I'm getting the following error message: Then when I have a look at the Event Viewer the following message is displayed related to this: Activation ...
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Shrink my database log file, make sense? [duplicate]

I am now taking log backups daily after a long gap(1.5 years). Now when I run, DBCC SQLPERF('logspace') Result, Database Log Size (MB) Log Space Used (%) Status master 1.742188 ...
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Output a 2 column table to a three column query

Hi I have a Table with 2 columns, one column for the employeename and another column for shift, below is a sample. EmployeeName Shift John 1 Peter 1 ...
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Failover Cluster and AlwaysOn Availability Groups across Data Centers

We have two 3 node clusters in separate data centers, let's call them ClusterP and ClusterS. ClusterP is our primary and ClusterS is our secondary for disaster recovery. Each cluster has multiple ...
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SQL Server Agent Jobs and Availability Groups

I'm looking for best practice in dealing with scheduled SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2012 availability groups. Maybe I missed something, however at the current state I feel that SQL Server ...
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SSIS 2012 Create environment variable fails

I'm working a script to port an Environment from one server to another. I am running into an issue calling catalog.create_environment_variable wherein I get the error "The data type of the input value ...
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How to configure data collection in SQL Server 2012?

In SSMS of SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on Windows Server R2 Standard, each time I am trying to set sub-option "On demand" of option "Non-cached - Collect and upload data on the same schedule" of Data ...
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Persistent Data Collector Collection_Set_3_Upload Job Failure with AlwaysOn Groups Enabled

I have a two node SQL 2012 AlwaysOn HADR cluster (v11.0.3412) with 3 availability groups configured. The AG groups are set to synchronous mode and the secondary is not readable (we do not want the ...
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Application Role and access second database

I have written a script to create an audit trails to my database in a second one db. So far I had no problems during tests on my dev machine from SQL Server Management Studio. Problems started to ...
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Split a very large SQL table to multiple smaller tables [closed]

Is it possible to search a column within a table for a numerical value range of 1-2000 and then copy each full row into a different table? By doing so technically splitting the table into smaller ...
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Restoring differential backup creates DEFUNCT log file?

Here is my problem. I'm trying to move a database to a new server via a full restore, then cutover with a quick differential backup/restore. I can do a full restore without a problem, but when ...
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SQL Server 2012 Page Life Expectancy resets to 0 after about 50 days

I've noticed an odd behavior on a 2-server HA cluster and I was hoping someone could confirm my suspicion, or maybe offer some other explanation... Here is my setup: A 2-server SQL 2012 SP1 ...