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How can I change the Initial Size of my sql log LDF file? [duplicate]

Somehow it's been created with a minimum size of 32gb. The actual database is ~2gb in size. The database is wiped and recreated every day from an external datasource, and thus doesn't need any logs ...
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SQL Server 2012 always-on backup, full vs copy-only

I need a quick clarification on copy-only backup vs full backup as it pertains to transaction log numbering and restore if required. I have SQL Server 2012 setup with always on for multiple ...
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Min no. of replicas to set up SQL Server Always ON over a Failover Cluster on a Windows Cluster

AO: Always ON FCI: Failover Cluster Instance WSFC: Windows Server Failover Cluster I'm scratching the surface of AO. I currently have one SQL 2012 FCI on a WSFC. Which means one Active node at a ...
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Oldest unsent transaction alert for Availability Group

In SQL Server 2008 when using database mirroring, it was possible to set up alerts when the oldest unsent transaction exceeded a certain threshold. We could check the state of any database mirroring ...
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Archiving data from logging db (high writes, no reads)

I have a logging database with a few lookup tables and one massive event table that has 79 million rows. On busy days my code inserts over 3 million rows, so the event table would be enormous in ...
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SQL Server Audit Specification - filter DML by all but one user

I'm setting up a database audit. I'd like to capture any DML change that is issued by database user other than the service account related to the application. In short, this is to prove to our ...
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Converting a VARCHAR to VARBINARY

I've been keeping a log of expensive running queries, along with their query plans, in a table to allow us to monitor trends in performance and identify areas that need optimising. However, it's come ...
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Sql Server 2012 Enterprise Backup with no file [closed]

We currently have a database which increments 5TB a day. The current backup solution we have uses Avamar, which I believe does a kind of block comparison backup where there is no need for an actual ...
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MS SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster connection issue

I was about to give up with this but I'll give it a go here if anyone can help. I've set up a fail-over cluster SQL Server with 2 SQL nodes, Domain controller and file witness. All seems to work ...
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Report Builder cannot publish to report server

This is currently in a cloud lab environment. We're not allowed to join any AD domains. We have a linux server (RHEL 6) running MySQL 5.3 and a Windows SQL Server 2012 on Win 2k8 R2. Our laptop is ...
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SQL Server 2012 - cannot login

Just installed a single instance of SQL Server 2012. The instance name is called Example and the server is called WIN2K8R2. It's on a virtual machine and I am RDP'd into it. I'm trying to login with ...
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Creating Clustered Index uses all my tempdb space. Why?

Table size = 44GB (no clustered index) Row Count = 122016576 Disk space allocated to tempdb = 200MB I wanted to create a clustered index for the table due to slow query times so I ran the ...
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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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Why can't I access IIS Manager on my server with Reporting Services installed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 Server running SQL Server 2012 (including SSRS). I've noticed that the site is intermittently slow on first run, and found this blog post about the cause and how to fix ...
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Optimistic Paging and separate query for COUNT?

I am using SQL SERVER 2012 FETCH/OFFSET after searching a lot that this will give me the best performance. But for paging to work, I need a Total count. There are 2 ways to achieve this. 1) Paging ...
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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 paste 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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data warehouse design help

I'm struggling with the design phase for a data warehouse. It's not the traditional sales example you find on MSDN or all books etc. I've been tasked with creating an education data warehouse, that ...
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Inserting Serbian Latin and Cyrillic characters

I am using SQL Server 2012 Express as part of my asp.net development workstation. Database and table collation is set to Latin1_General_CI_AI. Attribute types are nvarchar(max) and varchar(max). ...
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Row_Number() not working with OVER PARTITION BY

I have a query that I am "rolling up values". Lets say I have two rows that are the "same", save for one field: [CNumber] [PNumber] [date] [FullName] [Type] [P] [S] ...
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How to Implement a Retry Feature in SSIS 2012 When a Database Connection Fails?

We have an SSIS 2012 package that supports our internal analytics reporting database by extracting data from an external database server. Last night, for the first time, the package failed due to a ...
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SQL Server 2012 Compatibility

I'm converting some stuff over to be compatible with SQL Server 2012 and had a couple of questions. I'm taking out all of the sp_dboption commands and making them ALTER commands instead, but there ...
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Object Auditing with Availability Groups

We are about to implement Availability Groups and it brought up a question. We currently use auditing to see which objects are no longer used in production. We also take a backup each night to use ...
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XML Network Call to Application from SQL Server 2005

We don't really have a DBA here, just a semi-experienced SQL Developer and me. I've only got about a year's experience myself and we're the only programmers for our small business. We're trying to ...
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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 Replication Monitor Throwing “Specified cast is not valid. (ReplicationMonitor)” Error

The publisher is running SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 box. The subscriber is running SQL Server 2012 on a Server 2012 box. I have tried launching the replication monitor from both servers ...
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MAXTRANSFERSIZE setting causes restore to fail

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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Should I include as much information as possbile to help the optimiser?

Reading the article "Dynamic Search Conditions in T‑SQL" I saw the following statement in the "Using sp_executesql" section. Double Feature You may wonder why there are two conditions on the ...
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Query to check if all replication articles are created at Subscriber SQL Server 2012

I am creating an automated build and test tool for our databases. In general there are two stages: - install databases in version A, install transactional replication - drop replication, update ...
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How to deal with multiple error columns in data flow

I'm writing a simple package to load data into tables and a I have multiple destinations within the same package. I'm attempting to first attempt batch inserts but want to fall back to row by row in ...
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Cannot Copy Database [closed]

I am working with SQL server 2012. I want to copy a database along with all the data. I just want to create a dev DB. I know SQL Server 2012 has a Copy Database... wizard. But when I run that wizard, ...
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Detecting changes in a SQL Server table

In my application, with a DB running on SQL Server 2012, I've got a job (scheduled task) that periodically executes an expensive query and writes the results to a table that can later be queried by ...
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Return every instance of a string contains search

I have this sample table and data CREATE TABLE [dbo].[SampleTable]( [Id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [TextColumn] [nvarchar](1000) NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT [PK_SampleTable] PRIMARY KEY ...
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Import 10 Billion Rows, Daily [closed]

I need to import 10 billion rows into a database, daily. SSIS, doesn't seem like its cutting it, and I'm starting to think that writing some kind of custom C/C++ code might be an option (I don't much ...
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How control 27 locations and 27 databases? [closed]

We have 27 locations and 27 databases (all are SQL Server 2012 R2) All of them are the same (same tables,views,...), with different data for each location and separated from each other (in each town) ...
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Replication with FileStream

I need to setup database replication (for high availability) on a database that uses FileStream. This is on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, so Always On or Peer-to-Peer replication is not an option. ...
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How can I create a Foreign Key to a Compound Primary Key with a single column?

I am working with a 'lookup' style table that is already in place, which has a compound primary key (not my design) in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. I want to add a foreign key to it in another table, ...
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Is it possible to return a custom error for a logon trigger?

I'm trying to get a logon trigger to return a custom error. Thus far everything I have tried causes it to return the standard error: My trigger looks like this: CREATE TRIGGER Test_Logon_Trigger ...
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SQL Performance issue after migration from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012

Yesterday we migrated a SQL Server 2005 database to SQL Server 2012. We made a full backup and restored it on the new server. Problem now is that the database on SQL Server 2012 is much slower than ...
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Every query plan statistic says my query should be faster, but it is not

I have a bit of a odd situation. I have two queries that produce the same result, according to SSMS and SQL Sentry Plan Explorer the first query should cost 95% and the 2nd query should cost 5%. ...
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Accidentally deleted records [duplicate]

I would like to know if it is possible to restore a deleted record directly from the transaction log without doing a DB restore to a test database to retrieve the deleted records? I could be wrong ...
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How to reinstall SQL Server Integration Services I've deinstalled from a Production server by mistake

In deinstalling a named instance of SQL Server 2012 from a Production server, inadvertantly, I selected SSIS as a product to deinstall. Now, I need to reinstall it with the least disruption possible. ...
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Bind web service/Report Manager based on IP address AND hostname

I'm trying to get Apache installed on our main database/application server, and I'd like to give it its own IP address on a secondary NIC so I don't have to use a nonstandard port. This requires that ...
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How do I delete unique rows from a table with duplicate keys?

I have the following data: road | ID | other column | other column | ------------------+------+---------------+--------------+ MAIN ST | 1 | ... | ...
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Differential databases (not backups)

When working with virtual machines often it can be very useful to have a base read-only VM then have several smaller VM's that use that larger VM as a base and write their changes to their own ...
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How can I get rid of the “No Join Predicate” warning

I have this fairly straight-forward snippet of a query: DECLARE @ClientGUID numeric(16) = 9000011916900200; SELECT ch.GUID, c.LastName, c.FirstName, mrn.ClientIDCode AS MRN FROM Client c INNER ...
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What could cause an auto increment primary key to skip numbers? [duplicate]

I have a table created with the following T-SQL: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[TableName]( [id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED ( [id] ASC )WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, ...
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Altering Multiple Tables

I have database with 170+ tables in mssql 2012. Some of them contain the field "UserID", varchar(9) while others do not. Due to an application redesign, I need to alter all tables in the database to ...
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Connecting to Active Active Cluster Services

I have a two node active active cluster setup as below: NODE 1 - SQLINST1 ( with DTC1 ) NODE 2 - SQLINST2 ( with DTC2 ) I wish to now have the application connect to SQLINST2 whenever ...
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Free up disk space on sql server

Assuming I have a sql database server with disk space as follows: D Drive: 10GB (For the MDF file) E Drive: 10GB (For the LDF file) And I have only one database on the server with the following ...
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How to connect client applications to SQL SERVER 2012 cluster?

Following are the environment Details : Database Server : SQL SERVER 2012 Operating System : Windows Server 2012 Single instance of SQL SERVER 2012 is installed in cluster configuration with 2 ...