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Impact on SSRS of migration of SQL Server from 2008 to 2012

As part of my project, we are upgrading SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012. We have a separate SSRS 2008 instance running on a separate machine which interact with these existing 2008 database ...
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How to create a secondary read-only reporting database with < 15 minute latency

We have a 2012 standard edition instance that is doing log-shipping of 2 related databases every 15 minutes to a secondary 2012 standard edition instance for DR purposes. Although it provides read-...
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I can't restore my database on SQL Server 2012. Exceeds size

I'm trying to restore a database from a .bak file. The file is only 89.3 mb large. I'm using the restore with replace option, so that all other data in the database is removed. We are just trying to ...
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Calculate the compound interest with variable annual rate

I'm moving this question from SO Some years ago I was asked to create something to calculate the current value of a lot of insurance policies, I came out with a query that worked fine, but I was ...
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Reading from subscriber during Transactional Replication

When using Transaction Replication, are there any restrictions around selecting data from the subscriber whilst transactions are being applied to it? i.e. can selects be made against tables to which ...
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How to do a one-time log shrink on a database with transactional replication

I have inherited a 10 GB database with an 80 GB log [only 3% in use according to DBCC SQLPERF(logspace)]. It seems safe to assume the extreme log growth was due to problems from long before I was ...
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Get streak count and streak type from win-loss-tie data

I made a SQL Fiddle for this question if that makes things easier for anyone. I have a fantasy sports database of sorts and what I'm trying to figure out is how to come up with "current streak" data ...
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Multi-Site clustering on Windows 2012 for SQL Server 2012

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction here. We are trying to do a proof of concept for a 3 node multi-site cluster on Windows Server 2012 R2 for our SQL Server environment. There ...
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Moved Model Database and now my SQL Server doesn't work

I moved my Model data and log files: ALTER DATABASE Model MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'modeldev', FILENAME = 'D:\Data\model.mdf') ALTER DATABASE Model MODIFY FILE (NAME = 'modellog', FILENAME = 'L:\...
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Keyword Search a single SQL Server table for multiple search terms and create a new table from results?

I am not a database administrator. Most of my experience is with MySQL. However I think what I want to do is in the realm of possibility. I want to text query a single large table in a SQL Server ...
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SQL Server 2012 copy database failed

I want to make a copy of database in the same SqlServer . so, When i using the Copy Database Wizard, it throw error: ( I did this steps with a test DB and it works fine !!!!) config: sa user ...
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Backup name in Maintenance plan

I used to have SQL Server 2005 installed on my server. In my maintenance plan, the backup name format was like this: mydatabase_backup_yyyymmddhhss.bak. Now I am using SQL Server 2012 but I am ...
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Any advantage of having a second index with included columns on a primary key?

I'm reviewing our database and noticed that on a particular table we have the following indexes: Table: Col1 INT IDENTITY(1,1) Primary Key Col2 INT ... about 15 more columns .... ColN ...
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Replace consective numbers from a string

So if I have a table with values: Name ID ---- --- James 100 James 101 James 102 James 200 James 201 James 202 Alex 100 Alex 101 Alex 102 Alex 105 Alex 106 Alex 109 ...
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SQL Get result as a column

Is it possible to get a result as a column? The SELECT query will only need to return one record, however, at the time of querying the database it will not know what attributes are in the table, and ...
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Understanding sys.dm_exec_query_stats execution_count vs creation_time

I've just downloaded the SQL Server 2012 'Performance Dashboard Reports' and am having some issues interpreting the data shown by one of the results and linking it back to the DMV sys....
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Backup and Restore Database Method

I have a production database. I am using FULL recovery model. I am taking regular FULL backup every week. I am planning to take LOG backup every day. Now, if my database crashes or failed to load due ...
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SQL Server PerfMon: Compilations/sec > Batch Requests/sec

I've been looking at various PerfMon metrics on one of our client's SQL Server instances trying to get a good gauge of where our database (or server) could use improvements. One measure that has me ...
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Looping through values stripping 1 character at a time

I want to loop through values and strip 1 character at a time from the values and display the result. So if I have a table with values: ID ___ 34679 13390 89906 I want the result to look like this ...
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Is there a common approach to encrypting data at the database level?

Is there a common approach to encrypting data at the database level? The application I am working on will be storing sensitive data that only users of the system themselves will be able to view.
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Retrieve next queue item

I have a simple table in SQL Server 2012 which implements a processing queue. As data has been inserted the query to retrieve the next item has gone from <100ms to a constant 5-6secs. I would be ...
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Change version number of maintenance plan package

We have a Maintenance Plan on SQL 2012 that has been running fine. I made a change to it yesterday using SSMS 2014. When the plan ran last night I got the following error: The version number in ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group Automatic Failover does not work

Playing with AG setup I have the WSFC up and configured with two nodes in one availability group called DevClusterOnline. Both nodes (DEV-AWEB5 primary, DEV-AWEB6 secondary) are running Windows Server ...
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How can I change the data source of a linked report?

I'm in a situation where multiple "customers" will be running the same report, but against a different database (with the exact same structure). What I've done so far is created a generic "Deploy" ...
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SQL Server Projects in Visual Studio 2013 [closed]

I am looking for information regarding Visual Studio 2013 and working with SQL Server projects. We are currently working on a project where we are using a database that already exists and is used by ...
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Cannot Login to Fresh Installation of SQL Server 2012

I just deployed a fresh installation of SQL Server 2012 on a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter R2 environment. The installation completed with 0 warnings and 0 failures. During the installation I ...
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Copy maintenance plans to a different server

Is there a way to copy maintenance plans from one SQL Server 2012 to another? Both servers are not accessible via the same copy of Management Studio at the same time (on different networks).
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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 databases....
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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 fine,...
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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 it....
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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 ...