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

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Chaning tempdb settings on production database

I have to change the initial size and autogrowth of my tempdb on production. Along, with that I have to add new files to tempdb. What is the right way to do it? As it is production and I don't want to ...
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How to capture Query Status(Sleeping, Background, Running) in SQL Server Profile trace

Is there any EventClass/Data Column which can log the Query Status to trace in SQL Server Profiler? Query Status which we find through sys.dm_exec_requests
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Transaction log is full due to 'CHECKPOINT' for DB in simple recovery model

For one of our DB's on SQL server 2012 RTM, We could not perform almost any troubleshooting step as the error says: " Transaction log is full due to 'CHECKPOINT" This being a dev database, its ...
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How do I merge two rows only if there is the TagWidgetIds are same but the tagValues are different?

I have this stored procedure which generates the following output. The query which generates the output from the stored procedure is as follows: SELECT tat.[agent-id], ...
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Limit of Generating Script for Schema Only from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2008R2

Is there a limit on this method? I've tried a 35GB Database and it works, but my question is how about if my Database is like 100-150GB? Will I encounter some error? Or it will work smoothly but a ...
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Alternative of DBCC CHECKDB

I am running DBCC CHECKDB on one of my database but its taking very very long time. I have some questions please help me. Is there any alternative of it that can check my database integrity? Should ...
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UPDATE with CASE with 2 tables

I have 2 tables and I want to update table2 with criteria of table1 and table2. The criteria are: 1.table1.amount > 10000 2.table2.flag is null or table2.flag = '0' So if the 2 conditions are ...
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Help on deciding how to pick Correct Index

I would like to ask for some help to create correct indexes for this query: SELECT DISTINCT D.TypeID FROM dbo.Sizes AS S WHERE EXISTS ( SELECT 1 FROM #PermissionsTable AS PT ...
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Optimizing key lookup in subquery with UNION ALL

I am trying to optimize following query (little bit more complex actually, but this is important part): SELECT Id, StatusDate, [...Lot Of Columns...] FROM ( ( SELECT Id, StatusDate, [...Lot ...
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Getting a realistic query plan when partitioning with low volumes of data

We're using partitioning to reduce the amount of blocking our OLTP system experiences due to locks, with a partition scheme that splits the working tables into 100 partitions based on a customer id. ...
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MDS 2012 - An unknown error occurred. The metadata model version cannot be found

I have created a a few models in my test MDS environment, and yesterday I finally created a derived hierarchy. The objective is to then assign Hierarchy Members security to some users. But now, when ...
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SQL Server 2012 CPU usage spikes to 100%

I am using SQL Server 2014 in AWS and the AWS image configuration is 4 cores and 16GB RAM(m3.xlarge). I am running the following simple query, SELECT * FROM user_table WHERE user_id = '10' ...
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Secondary replica indexing

I have a question, about a question, that is part of the 70-462 Microsoft exam. I had this question today, and I'm not completely sure of the correct answer. While I did pass the exam, I would like ...
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Tempdb change settings and recommendation

In my production database I have below configuration in TempDb and needless to say I am facing a lot of IO issues on the drive . So, as per recommendation I am planning to change it Change #1 ...
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Pagination performance, with subquery, inner join and where

I am trying to optimize following query (this is most simplified version I could came up with): SELECT tr.Id, StatusDate FROM ( SELECT tr.Id, tr.StatusDate FROM mon.ArchivedTaskResults_201504 ...
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DB_STARTUP blocking on spid 7

I have a sql server 2012 instance that I'm installing a new license on that had previously had an evaluation license. I've did this on two other servers with out incident, but this server is giving me ...
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I need to select random groups of data

I am working on a query that requires the retrieval of 20 random rows from a cash book table, which I am doing using 'Top 20 & order by newId()'. Let me explain: The cash book table is a list of ...
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Database Default Locations doesn't persist

When I set the default location for the Data & Log in the Server Properties in SQL Server 2012, and click Ok, it resets back to the previous value immediately - if I reopen the Server Properties, ...
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Why temdb and log file size is not reduced by SQL Server

With a series of question Part1, Part2 and Part3. With the answers and research on internet I came to know that TemDb is use for holding different values (ex.: Temp variable, Temp table, CTE, Hash ...
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Failed installation of SQL 2012 on Windows Server Core

I'm in the process of building the lab for 70-462 exam. On page 49 of the text, it provides the command to install SQL 2012 on Windows Server Core: Setup.exe /qs /Action=install ...
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Can't create an Availability Group with Powershell when instance uses non-standard port

I am trying to create an Always On Availability Group with PowerShell, something I have done many times before but am hitting an issue now that I am using non-standard ports for the SQL Instance I ...
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Index on Column with only 3 status?

I have a table with millions of rows. This table has a column which we frequently filter(means we use it in WHERE clause frequently), the values are Insert/Update/Ignored. Is it make sense to add ...
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SQL server Memory components

I am trying to understand different memory components in sql,so far my research lead me understand below ,If SO DBAs can confirm my understanding/add something if i am missing,i will be really ...
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Index rebuild, data compression generated Large TLog

We are following vendor recommendations for a index rebuild changing the fillfactor and enabling data compression, on the test server the results have us wondering what is going on that would cause ...
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Where is Connection String Located as it relates to Availability Group Listeners?

I am trying to teach myself about Availability Group Listeners and see that I need to update a "Connection String." I know that I have a connection string in my web.config file on the Web server, but ...
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SQL Server 2012 Security Best Practices [closed]

I'm looking to compile a good list of SQL Server 2012 security best practices. Do you know of any good articles or lists?
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IO request time and less write latency

I am facing issues related to constantly growing log file due to which I am getting error. When I checked SQL Log I found below messages (error log is filled of these messages almost 90%) SQL ...
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Dealing with non active transaction in log file and shrinking

I have posted the first part of my question here & I don't want to flood my question with a loads of information and would force people to alter their answers for my each question. I think I am ...
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How to minimize log operations in SQL Server to avoid “log full” error

I have a database in production which constantly get log file filled, its a data warehouse and have many jobs/queries running for obvious. Below is the error which I am getting Msg 9002, Level 17, ...
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SQL Server Active Directory login groups with limitation

I'm DBA in my organization and use SQL Server 2012 and 2014. I requestd to define multiple group in active directory such as Developer, DBA, supporter and ets... and add my users to this groups. after ...
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Move live SQL Server database to a new server

I have a production server running SQL Server 2008 Web Edition, and it has to keep running 24x7 with almost no down time, and it's the time for us to move to a more advanced server hardware, also it's ...
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Backup Mirror database

I have database mirroring setup between two SQL 2012 servers in two different datacenters. For testing purposes in the "mirrored" datacenter I would like to create a working copy of the database. ...
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How to tell if a backup file contains CDC?

Using SQL Server 2008 through to 2014, I know how to backup and restore a database with Change Data Capture enabled (CDC), but what I am looking for is a way to query a full backup file to determine ...
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Transactional replication between SQL Server 2014 (Publisher) and SQL Server 2012 (subscriber)

We need to set up transactional replication between two servers A and B, configs listed below: Server A (Publisher) Microsoft SQL Server 2014 - 12.0.2254.0 (X64) Enterprise Edition (64-bit) ...
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Dimension design and MDX query issue

I'm new to MDX and SSAS but trying to learn. I'm on SQL Server 2012. I have the following table setup. My dimension relationships look like this: ...
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Replacing Database in High Availability Group Enviroment

Looking for some advice regarding replacing a database within a SQL 2012 High Availability Group environment setup as synchronous with auto failover. A little bit of background on the reason for this. ...
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Migrate from SQL Server 2000 to 2012 without a 2005 or 2008 instance

I have come across three old databases sitting on SQL Server 2000 which I need to move to 2012. I believe the standard approach is to restore into a 2005 or 2008 instance, update, re-export and ...
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View locks acquired during query execution (SQL Server)

Query execution plan does not show the locking details by default, is it possible to view the locks, along with the type, acquired during the execution of a query?
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Columnstore Index Scan Cardinality Estimates

In SQL Server 2012, I am seeing large cardinality estimate discrepancies for a columnstore index scan. It looks like statistics have been generated for the index, but I don't see any details in DBCC ...
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SSIS OLEDB connections dropping out during long-running data flows

Long-running SSIS Data Flows (OLEDB, which transfer > 4M rows) intermittently fail with error "Protocol Error in TDS Stream" and detail "An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host" ...
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How not to keep the database offline when not accessed for a lengthy period of time?

May I know how I can manage the SQL Server database not to keep offline when not accessed for a lengthy period of time? I'm using SQL Server 2012. Almost everytime on the very first run of the query ...
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Adding cores to sql server license [closed]

We need to double the number of cores attached to out sql server license (4 cores to 8). Anyone done this? I have a quote for the extra cores but haven't seen any documentation on how to complete the ...
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How to know that , Is it Maintenance Cleanup Task is working properly from maintenance Plan or not through T-SQL?

I would like to say that i had configured "Automatic DB Backup" as well as "Automatic DB Cleanup Task" through "Maintenance Plan" in MS SQL Server 2012 on my Production Database. And that is working ...
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How to Locate Specific Word

Goal: Locate specific word among tables in a database and display the name of the table and column in a list. Problem: There are TOO many tables to locate a specific word in the database. Info: ...
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Query to Find Cluster Nodes for an Instance

I need a way, using T-SQL, to find the nodes available to a SQL instance. I have 3 nodes in a cluster running several instances of SQL Server, each instance is 2012 Standard and so can only be ...
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SQL Server 2014 .bak file error - The media family on device 'D:\..' is incorrectly formed

Worst case scenario - the server crashed and the 2014 SQL Server .bak file had to be recovered from the failed disk. The .bak file I have is over 20gb in size but is unusable when trying to restore ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server from Management Studio (both 2012)

I installed SQL Server 2012 Express. It seems to be running fine. My SQL Server Configuration Manager looks like this: From what I understand it means that my instance is called MSSQLSERVER. ...
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The SQL Server Network Interface library could not deregister the Service Principal Name

After windows patching (windows 2008 R2 , SQL Server 2012 Sp2). I could not start SQL Server Service . I get error 1067 and this from the error log* The SQL Server Network Interface library could not ...
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Is Service Pack 2 completely installed on Passive Node of SQL Server 2012 Instance?

We are applying SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 (SP2) to a two-node active/passive cluster, starting with the passive node (as per best practices): How to install a Service Pack at a SQL Server 2012 ...
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Create Nested XML in a Sql Server Indexed (Materialized) View

This page https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188276.aspx indicates that if you wanted nested XML (ie an XML Tree) then you need to setup your query like this: SELECT Col1, Col2, ...