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

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All queries on the server have slowed down, cpu is normal, plenty of free memory but SQL is using very little

The other day I logged onto our server to see SQL was using 100% cpu and the server was slowed to a crawl. I decided to stop SQL and restart it. However, it refused to stop properly and stopped ...
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tsql to find out sql server alias

Using TSQL, is there any way to find out SQL server alias configured at configuration manager? Such as follows? Thanks!
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TSQL- Column DataType Length

Can anyone please explain me the below one. I used the below query in getting the table columns info, but the max length seems to be x*2 of the actual col length. I mean if I have a col with datatype ...
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How to remove a table partition

I would like to remove a partition from a table in a SQL Server 2012 database. The table has a primary key but the partition column is not a primary key. I would also like to keep the data structure ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 install still not 11.1

I run the SQL Server 2012 Express SP1 install and it succeeds. After I have rebooted my computer, I do a select @@version But still I only have version 11.0.21600.64. I have tried this on two ...
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What are the “additional actions” available for “Recovery Pending” databases?

I've used powershell to run a sql script on several databases on a test server. Disk space was low, so the script failed on 34 out of 75 databases. All fair enough. In any case, afterwards 10 of my ...
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Transaction log back up

Another accidental DBA question. We have a DB instance that host 10 databases. This DB server doesn't have any maintenance plan set up. I want to set up a decent maintenance plan that will do a full ...
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Scheduling a task to run after a SQL SERVER 2012 executes a different set of scripts?

Im working on a project for a job I am interning for. I've had a few months of database design. I am still learning all the techniques. I am currently trying to schedule a console app to run every ...
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Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?

Back in the days of yesteryear, it was considered a big no-no to do select * from table or select count(*) from table because of the performance hit. Is this still the case in later versions of SQL ...
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Database Archival Process [closed]

I am designing a database archiving process - which is a automated process. Do you have any advice for how to accomplish these goals? Below are my thoughts : create another clone database ...
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Installing SQL Server 2012 SP2 on instance with Cumulative Update #10

We have Cumulative Update #10 installed on SQL Server 2012 SP1 that we need because of a specific fix to DQS. Since the recently released SQL Server 2012 SP2 only contains fixes from CU1 through CU ...
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Listener pointing to incorrect AlwaysOn Availability Group

All, Thanks in advance I have two instances of SQL Server 2012 SP1 on a three node WSFC with a HAdr group on each instance with a corresponding listener. Instance 1's listener points to Instance 1, ...
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Rolling Back Stored Procedures in Entity Framework

I currently working a on project that operates within a transaction in entity framework. Before now all of the changes were made using a DataContext. I need to add a call to a stored procedure using ...
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“Cannot create a row of size 8074 which is greater than the allowable maximum row size of 8060” while altering the table

I am trying to alter a column in a table. The existing table is like this: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[table]( [id1] [int] NOT NULL, [id2] [int] NOT NULL, [id3] [int] NOT NULL, [name] ...
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SQL Server Replication questions

This is kind of the part 2 of Replicating a SQL SERVER database & Optimization that I started earlier this week, but I believe it owes to be a different questions now that I have a clear idea of ...
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What does role db_owner allow

I have been trying to troubleshoot a login that is not able to view certain tables in a SQL Server 2012 database. In doing so I find I don't quite understand what membership in the db_owner role ...
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Replicating a SQL Server database & Optimization

We got a database of approximately 100-120 GB on a server with 128GB ram, while the db is sitting on an 256 GB SSD drive. The bulk of the database space is spent on the tables below: Page_contents ...
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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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Migrate Management Data Warehouse to a New Instance

Is there a defined procedure to follow for moving a SQL Server 2012 management data warehouse to a new server\instance? We intend to setup an MDW on a test sql server instance first, but will then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to uninstall SQL server 2012 not showing in control panel's “Programs and features”

I am frustrated to the core. While fixing my Sql Server I've made the situation worse. Here is the problem: initially my master database was corrupted, so the MSSql service was not starting. I tried ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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DB2 Linked Server on SQL Server 2012 - Grant Access to Users

I have a linked server on SQL Server 2012 Instance to point 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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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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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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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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SQL Server 2012 Unable to Utilize Defined Amount of Locks

So I've been beating my head against the wall for two days about this and I can't find a solution. I'm running a script to stage a large amount of data. This script requires roughly 35 million locks ...
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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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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 ...