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

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Restarting database server or just the database

I am an application programmer. We have a SQL Server 2012 instance that hosts many related databases (around 12 databases). The vendors did some changes to one of the database and the application and ...
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some tips on setting up sql server database server

I am currently setting up a new SQL Server database server with databases. It is supplied by a third party company. I need to request access for them around ports etc. I would like to be able ...
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reset sql server to default?

I am trying to learn to mirror a test database and in the course of doing this, was typing in some commands into a query box. While trying to create a database mirroring endpoint I submitted a ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express with Reporting Services

Everywhere I search for SQL Server 2012 Express with Advanced Services, I ended up with this link, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35579, and every time I install it, I do not ...
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Mirroring in SQL Server 2012

I've got newly installed Win 2008 R2 machines, in a workgroup, in the same subnet, and of course SQL Server 2012. I allowed login with SQL Server authentication, thinking it may help with each ...
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Issues installing SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I am trying to install SQL Server 2012. During the install I get an error saying Error installing SQL Server Database Engine Services Instance Features A network-related or instance-specific ...
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Prevent logins loss when restoring a database

I'm backuping and restoring databases accross two sql server (v12.0.2000). But it looks like whenever I restore a .bak file, the login I created on the database that was backuped is no more existent ...
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Configure RAM for SQL Server and NUMA

Accidental DB admin here. Question: Would you still manually limit max RAM for SQL Server even though the sole purpose of that server is to serve SQL Server database engine only? I have Microsoft ...
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Add linked server from SQL Server 11.0.5058 to SQL Server 10.50.4000 [closed]

I tried to add a linked server running on SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.4000) from SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058). I keep getting this error: The linked server has been created but failed a connection ...
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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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With LocalAdmin become sysadmin SQL Server

I am a local Admin on my machine. Same old thing, my account wasnt added when SQL Server was installed, and I don't want to have to reinstall SQL Server. I went through this blog and it worked until ...
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Rebuilding an entire Microsoft SQL Server Database

Is there a suggested way to rebuild an entire SQL Server database from another database in SQL Server 2012 SP2? Let me explain... we have a database that we are trying to enable partial containment ...
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Column Store Index over an clustered index (created when primary key is declared) - SQL Server

When a clustered index is created, the table itself becomes the index structure sorted by the index key. Imagine now that we have 5 columns in a table XPTO (a,b,c,d,e) and "a" is the primary key and ...
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SQL Server 2012 linked server to SQL Server 2000

I am trying to select through an linked server from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2000. The linked server has been setup and I can browser the target database through the linked server which ...
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Indexed view doesn't exist on the subscriber

I am configuring transactional replication in SQL Server. The subscription is configured as push from 2008R2 publisher (distributor is the same server) to 2012 subscriber. The object I want to ...
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AlwaysOn SQL Server setup questions

I have a few questions regarding the setup of Always On HA, and Clusters. When you setup an AG, and it gets to setting up your IP address for the cluster how can I switch from using DHCP to a static ...
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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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Optimal SQL Server 2012 Disk Configuration

I will be installing SQL Server 2012 on a new Dell T430 server containing four (4) physical 15K SAS 6Gbps disk drives using a PERC H730P RAID Controller and RAID 1. Since this will be the first time ...
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Query for total downtime of site using datestamps and status columns

what want to find the total downtime for a site. I'm thinking I can subtract the 'down' DateStamp from the following 'up' DateStamp. then add the totals together for all downtime. I want to get a ...
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Sync two SQL Server databases

So I've got a hosting package from hostgator with an MS SQL database and a local SQL Express 2012 database running. I'm trying to investigate syncing the two together, two-way syncing, and I'm unable ...
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Create Database and LCK_M_S

We are experiencing issues when creating a database in the SSMS GUI in that sometimes it times out complaining that it could not get an exclusive lock on the Model database. Other times the database ...
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Why is the secondary selective index not used when the where clause filters on `value()`?

Setup: create table dbo.T ( ID int identity primary key, XMLDoc xml not null ); insert into dbo.T(XMLDoc) select ( select N.Number for xml path(''), type ) from ( ...
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Does SA account need to be called “SA” or can I rename it safely?

We have some applications on our network (from before my time) that use SA account in their SQL Server connection string. It's hard-coded in the source code, and for whatever reason, we can't change ...
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MEMORYCLERK_SQLOPTIMIZER in SQL 2012 Memory usage extremely high and causes server to crash

I have been having issues with our SQL server for a while now. It seems to run out of memory every few days and when I look at the memory dump, the MEMORYCLERK_SQLOPTIMIZER seem to take over memory ...
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Full backup at 1am, not started by my maintenace plan

I set up a complete set of Maintenance Plan. Full backup of all databases at 3AM. Differential backup at 6h30, 12h30, 18h30 and 00h30. Log backup at each hour, at 45 minutes (1h45, 2h45...) In my ...
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Changing compatibility level of database causes performance improvement of stored procedure

We have a Web Application in a Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (IIS 8), running under .NET Framework 4.0, which connects to another Windows Server 2012 Datacenter with SQL Server 2012. My Database has ...
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Difference between clustered index and partitioning column

As I understand partitioning, the column that you partition on is how things are divided into partitions. But does the partitioning column have anything to do with order on the disk? (Aside from ...
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Partially contained databases and Windows Logins - best practices?

In versions of SQL Server prior to 2012, in order for anyone to log in to a database using Windows credentials, you first had to create a server-level login, them map that login to a user for each ...
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Updating large table (~6.5 million rows) & indexes

I'm trying to update a table with about 6.5 million rows in a reasonable amount of time, but I'm having some issues. We're adding a new column to an existing table and then setting a value for all ...
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SQL Server 2012 Crashes and service doesn't restart

We've been having an issue with our SQL server lately. It seems that the server will run out of memory and then crash. For some reason, the sql service wouldn't restart. I would have to go and ...
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SQL Server Concise List Of Trace Flags

I did my 5 minute research and have not come up with a concise list, or even a list really except for Trace Flags (2012) which is a bit lacking. Looking at this query which uses 8691, I was wondering ...
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Retreive a Customized List with input data

I have a database that has about 223 tables and I need to locate the name of the constraint. My request is to add a parameter that is the name of the constraint and you retrieve a list that shows the ...
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CLR Assemblies and SQL Server Availability Groups

I have a SQL 2012 Availability group. On that I also have a database with a .Net assembly that is using PERMISSION_SET = UNSAFE. CREATE ASSEMBLY drawing FROM ...
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SQL Server Data File/Log File poor performance

I've been asked to look at a database/application server that's "performing slow". No one could really tell me what was performing slow (except for the database backups) so this has been a discovery ...
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fn_dblog not showing up deleted table data

I unintentionally deleted 4 rows from a table. I tried to fetch back the deleted data using a stored procedure (got from internet). However, I was able to see my data in the result of stored ...
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Can't connect to an Active Node in an Active/Passive cluster

While being logged into an active node SQL Server 2012 node, I tried connecting to it from within the SQL Server Management Studio but was unable to do so. I tried the fully qualified name and the IP, ...
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Are there disadvantages to contained databases?

SQL Server 2012 introduced the concept of "contained" databases, where everything (well, mostly everything) the database needs is contained within the database itself. This offers big advantages when ...
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What is the different between compression on the PK vs. on the Table?

Data compression can be set on the table: CREATE TABLE dbo.SomeTable( SomeId [bigint] NOT NULL, OtherId [bigint] NOT NULL, IsActive [bit] NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT [PK_Some] PRIMARY KEY ...
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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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Detached database file permissions

I have a script that detaches databases for archival when they meet certain criteria. The script is executed by SSIS under the local Administrator account by the Ghost of DBA Past. Per design it (by ...
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Controlling how tempdb activity is split across drives (tempdb on both solid state and spinning drives)

I'm seeing the following tempdb I/O behavior over a one hour period: There is a fair amount of disk I/O generated by multiple DW workloads executing on the machine, some of which cannot fit in the ...
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2012 Always on (AG only) Where should the Windows Cluster SIT?

2012 Always On and the Windows Cluster, shouldn't the Windows Cluster be on a separate server like the Domain controller/BackupDomainController? With Windows clustering Services on each node ...
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Using * to enforce the need to update both tables together

I am a Java Programmer and definitely NOT a DBA. I am just an "accidental helper" to a DBA as we try to troubleshot an inherited VB.NET application situation. The guy that wrote this MS SQL got fired ...
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Do I need to rebuild indexes when upgrading a DB from 2008 to 2012?

I can't find anything on BOL that indicates I need to rebuild indexes or statistics after the migration and compatibility level upgrade of a database. But I have read a few articles/answers around the ...
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Why Does Partition Range Right Skip Deletes/Inserts?

I have two example Queries (shown below). Both (drop and) create a database and a partitioned table in it. The table has several partitions, with data in each of them (including the last, unbounded, ...
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INSERT INTO with TABLOCK taking longer than without TABLOCK [closed]

I'm doing something like below to ensure the insert is minimally logged: insert into AnotherDatabase.dbo.HeapTable with (Tablock) ( <column fields ) select <column fields> from ...
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Is there any way to monitor execution of xp_cmdshell in SQL Server 2012?

I've been tasked with assessing the security risk involved with allowing a third party vendor to debug their queries remotely within SSMS. This means that the user's account must be in the sysadmin ...
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How to terminate a suspended SQL Server transaction waiting for IO_COMPLETION?

We have a transaction that has been running for more than 5 hours. We are running out of disk space. The session has been killed but it is still waiting for IO_COMPLETION. Actually the wait_type just ...
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Decode and aggregate a BitMask in t-sql

I have a table that contains a bitmask field that stores permissions, where each bit denotes whether a particular permission is granted or not. Here's a simplified example: DECLARE @T TABLE (id ...
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Understanding two NICs requirement for SQL fail over cluster

I am trying to make an SQL Server 2012 failover cluster. I have two DB machines. I understand that both machines need 2 NICs each. In my organization the IP scheme assigned is something like ...