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SQL Server 2012 Error when creating Selective XML Index on XML Query Plan

I'm trying to create a database solution that will enable me to optimise high CPU/IO/Duration queries to improve overall performance of the database. Part of the optimisation requires persisting ...
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SQL Server intermittent error 40 Could not open a connection to SQL Server or The network path was not found

I am getting intermittent errors as per the below stack trace. I am using C# Entity Framework with SQL Server 2012 enterprise running on a separate server computer. I can connect and query the DB ...
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Ways to monitor Replication messages in SQL Server 2012

I have a question for the Replication gurus here. Replication is a massive evil (but absolutely necessary) in my company. What are the various ways to monitor replication performance. I know viewing ...
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Different results from sys.dm_db_file_space_usage with database prefix

To make it simple: According to MSDN (link) among other sources, you can get the amount of current free space in tempdb by using the following bit of TSQL: -- MSDN version SELECT ...
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Why are queries causing spill to tempdb?

Background I am in the process of migrating a 160gb database from MSSQL 2008 (standard) on a Win 2008 server with 48gb RAM to a new server running MSSQL 2012 (64-bit web edition) on Win 2012 with ...
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Can CDC or Change Tracking be against a read only secondary?

We will be deploying SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups with read only secondaries and would like to execute our SSIS extracts against the secondary while utilizing CDC or change tracking (the ...
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Trouble Creating AG Listener: The WSFC Cluster could not bring the Network Name resource

We are trying to create an AG Listener and it errors out on us: It does however seem to create both the DNS entries and the virtual computer object in AD. However, because of this error message SQL ...
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Do Availability Groups support Active/Passive?

I am looking into the licensing of SQL Server 2012 when using Availability Groups with 2 servers. It is not clear to me if Availability Groups are only available as Active/Active and not ...
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Availability Group configuration & licencing

I am about to setup a 3 node AV group for SQL Server 2012 my configuration will be - London-Srv1 - PRIMARY Core Database (OLTP) set to READ_WRITE London-Srv2 - SECONDARY PASSIVE synchronous Core ...
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Can Availability Groups provide seamless failover (with no query failures)?

I have been testing the Availability Groups feature in SQL Server 2012 and am finding that there is approximately 15 seconds of down time when the primary server fails over to the secondary server. ...
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Availability Group reporting disconnected replica [closed]

I'm trying to configure availability groups in a VM environment so I can run some tests. I think I've got the group created correctly, I can see the Always on group on both servers. However when I ...
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Preferred node for read on Availability Group in a multisite configuration

We are going to set up a multi (at least 2) site configuration, and we want to achieve both HA as well as a good resource usage. The sites will be interconnected through a high speed, dedicated ...
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Cross Database transactions with Availability Groups

Recently we are working on a POC to get Always on work and happened to see this article in BOL http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms366279.aspx This article suggests that there would be ...
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How to link users and logins in an Availability Group?

I've got an Availability Group going and need to map some logins to database users on an active secondary replica. (Node2) Unfortunately, when I try to exec sp_change_users_login or alter user with ...
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Logins aren't syncing across Availability Groups

We have 2 servers in an AlwaysOn group. While the user accounts within each synchronized database exist on both servers, the database instance level logins only exist on one of the servers. Ie ...
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How do Availability Groups work with cheduled jobs and SSIS packages?

I have 2 SQL Servers set up with a database in an AlwaysOn Availability Group. I also have jobs set up which run against the database. During a failover how do I ensure the jobs will continue to run ...
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Recovery time effects of Availability Groups

We did different kinds of basic Tests and AlwaysOn passed in many tests. We finally did a heavy write test for AlwaysOn and it gave surprising results. The actual Test details are here, the goal is ...
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Availability Groups and Partition Swapping

Is it possible to use SQL 2012 Availability Groups over two machines and perform partition swapping on the primary machine ?
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SSIS SQL Server 2012 cluster Availibility Group [closed]

We have a three server cluster using AlwaysOn technology, and have created an Availability Group for the SSISDB catalog. How would you change the code to only execute on the primary server?
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Enable TDE for existing AlwaysOn databases

I need to do a little benchmarking of AlwaysOn, both with and without TDE enabled. All the instructions I see cover adding encrypted databases to an availability group, but I see no mention of ...
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when can AG primary replica be a different host to WFC primary?

To set up an Availability Group with two servers, the servers both participate in a Windows Failover Cluster. I've seen cases after certain failover modes where the primary IP address in the cluster ...
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Are there problems with using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Windows 2008R2?

[Cross post from StackOverflow] Brent Ozar published this webcast (slides, video with free registration) entitled "Real-Life SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Lessons Learned", in which he repeatedly states, ...
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Set up AlwaysOn in virtual environment: How to add nodes to domain? [closed]

On a beefy server, I have a few Virtual Machines (VMs) running. On one of those, I have Domain Controller (DC) with a domain name (ex:SQL.AD.COM) running successfully. Now, I need to add the other VMs ...
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SQL Server 2012, Network for: AlwaysOn Availability Group with AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances

Setup: I have two data centers. In site1, my primary site, I'd like to deploy an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance (FCI). In site2, my data recovery site, I'd like to deploy a single-node instance of ...
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SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn: need to automatically add databases by script- T-sql or PowerShell

I've installed and successfully configured our SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn 2-node servers for our new "Intranet" that is coming out. I've gotten AlwaysOn working great, and our Front End servers for the ...
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Transaction Log Maintanance While Using AlwaysOn Availability Group

We are using HADR ( AlwaysOn Availability Group) feature of SQL Server 2012. Server and AG Configuration as below: SQL12_SRV1 --> AG1(PRIMARY) - SYNC -->> DBTest SQL12_SRV2 --> AG1(SECONDARY) ...
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always on availability group with different speed disks

I'm looking to set up SQL Server 2012 installation with an Always On Availability Group, where the 'passive' replica will be hosted at another site on the WAN and using synchronous data commit - the ...
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Automatic Failover in Availability Group

I have 2 nodes in my SQL server fail over cluster. I use SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups for HA purpose. The problem is that when one my server goes down the automatic fail over does not happen! ...
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System table missing in SQL Server 2012

I restored a SQL Server 2000 database to 2005 then to 2012. I am not able to see system tables that existed in SQL Server 2000 now. Can somebody please let me know what is the reason. Thank you
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Sql Server Management Studio slow opening new windows

After upgrading both sql server and management studio from 2008 to 2012, the management studio 2012 is very slow when new query windows and dialog boxes are opened. Even right click on tables is slow. ...
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Does MAXDOP affect the number of tempdb data files I should create?

From what I have read, best practices for configuring tempdb includes creating multiple data files. The rule of thumb as I understand it is if you should create the same number of data files as you ...
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Expose temp tables to SSRS in stored procedure

Problem: Compare data of a given date range to the same data of up to 3 previous years, and display the tabular data and a graph in an SSRS report. However currently, my stored procedure that I have ...
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How to install SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Books Online in Help Library Manager

I tried to install the SQL Server 2012 BOLs however my Help Library Manager is all greyed out except the "Choose online or local help"
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SQL Server 2012 is database name mandatory for logon?

is the database name mandatory SQL Server 2012 logon - like SERVERNAME\DBNAME ? On 2005 Server the servername for logon with Windows credentional has been sufficient. Thanks in advance, Tom
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Cannot start SqlLocalDB instance with my Windows account

I'm the administrator and simply run the command: sqllocaldb start v11.0 Result: Start of LocalDB instance "v11.0" failed because of the following error: Error occurred during LocalDB instance ...
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How to add an article to existing replication

This is the first time I am going to add tables to replication. I have outlined the below steps to add a new table to existing replication. Please correct me if I am wrong. The table is just created ...
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Couldn't install SQL Server 2012 on machine with Windows 7 SP1, VS 2010 SP1

I am trying to install SQL Server 2012 RTM on my pc, I have installed Windows 7 SP1, VS 2010 SP1 but it again and again giving this error: A network error occurred while attempting to read from ...
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Transactional Replication Update process

I need to create report using ssrs. for that i create the main table contains the values from nine other tables which is the Source tables. Now the new source tables which are used for main table are ...
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Best Format to Bulk INSERT/UPDATE Data to SQL SERVER using C# [closed]

Can anyone tell me what is best way to bulk insert/update data to SQL SERVER 2012 using C#? I have an excel file which I am passing as TVP(table value parameter) to a SP. But this is little bit ...
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MS SQL Server 2012 Error on TLog Backup

I have a MS SQL Server 2012 installation on which I am restoring a SQL 2005 .bak which includes some full-text catalogues The original .bak has no conflicts with 2012 (as the migrate advisor was used ...
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Transactional Replication: can create 52 publication, but creating 53rd leads to problems

My apologies in advance for a long post, but I was really trying to make sure I do my due diligence before turning to the community for help, so here it goes. I am working on a proof of concept with ...
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SQL Server 2012 - password for services during silent installation

I am a database developer and I have a task to prepare silent installation of SQL Server 2012 using configuration file. I have a problem with passwords for server services like: RSSVCACCOUNT="NT ...
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Any way to reduce sysallocunits contention under a heavy concurrent INSERT workload?

I have a database which is being inserted into by a large number of independent sessions. Each session writes to a different table, so you would naively expect that they would all proceed in parallel. ...
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Statistical Analysis of Data that has to be done in an order?

Bear with me - that is the first time try that in SQL Server, normally I have been doing that on the front end ;) I a implementing some analysis on time coded data series. This is not super ...
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Strategy to deal with multi billion row simulation results and partitioning

I am trying to come up with a good way to deal withthe results of statistical simulations from a dba point of view. We generate about 500 million rows per day, most of which are "garbage" (i.e. the ...
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bulk insert for loas data

declare @DATADIR varchar(128) set @DATADIR= 'C:\SQL2012\SH_DATA' msg:Command(s) completed successfully. EXECUTE('bulk insert CHANNELS from '''+@DATADIR+'\CHANNELS.txt'' With (firstrow = ...
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How to changes or update local server connection in Maintenance plan job

Two days back our client changed one of our Dev Server name After Server Renamed, All my maintenance jobs and other jobs are failing because server name mismatch. We are using sql server 2012 ...
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SQL Server 2012 Resource Governor and memory used by CLR

In SQL 2012 memory used by CLR is now part of what is controlled by "MAX Server Memory" a) Does Resource Governor in SQL 2012 Enterprise (MAX_MEMORY_PERCENT for resource pool) governs CLR memory? ...
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What is the difference between node types and atomic types in XML

Im Studying TSQL and I came to the chapter regarding XML, and here a question that I cannot find an answer: "What is the difference between node types and atomic types"? Thank you!
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performance improvement - left join

How do I rewrite to improve performance of the below query. select S.col1, S.col2, MaxDDate from s_tbl s left join (select col1, MAX(DDate) MaxDDate from F_tbl group by col1 ...