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

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RESTORE failing with OS error 32, file being used by another process

I am writing a set of procedures for (partially) automating DB deployment for a customer, which mostly works fine, but sometimes a RESTORE command is failing with the OS error 32, about a file being ...
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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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Which technology to synchronise SQL Server and MySQL data?

Which technology should be used if I want to move my data from SQL Server to MySQL server when data is entered to SQL Server row by row and getting feedback from MySQL server? Should it be 1. ...
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I/O is frozen on Database & also I/O was resumed on Database on daily basis in log with complete Backup

I would like to say that as on daily basis i got the message in my log file. First The I/O is frozen on Database (DatabaseName) message appears in log. The message is like I/O is frozen on ...
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Sql Server 2012 Disk I/O Too high

I am running SQL Server 2012 on windows azure VM Windows server 2012. This is a live Database, about 250GB, with high usage. I applied some best practice articles for the temp-db long ago, and also ...
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How to use Blob Storage as shared storage in a Windows Azure Failover Cluster?

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster composed on ...
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SQLServer DeleteFolder Job ran successfully but it doesn't deleted the folder

I have a job to delete past 15 days folder in SQL Server. The job run successfully and delete the folder in local SQL Server. But It run successfully and does not delete the folder in another SQL ...
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SQL Server 2012 Explicit transactions taking time with Always on Setup

We have a weird issue while we setup the AlwaysOn on Azure VM. We have explicit transactions in our stored procedures, and which are causing some delays and blocking when till the time we get the ...
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SET STATISTICS IO- worktable/workfile

I am executiong query, that produces plan: Statistics IO: Table 'Worktable'. Scan count 0, logical reads 0, physical reads 0, read-ahead reads 0, lob logical reads 0, lob physical reads 0, lob ...
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SQL Server 2012 Compress Backups on Azure VM takes time to restore than backup from Normal SQL Server compress backup [on hold]

I have two backup files one from Normal SQL Server and one from SQL Server from Azure VM. The restore of these backup files is totally different from each other. Though the database backups are ...
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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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SQL server only using 4 GB ram [on hold]

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server running SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. It won't use more than 4 GB of RAM. I checked max server memory variable and it's a 7 digits long standard number ...
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Disk size and log file growth during upgrades

I have four SQL Server databases. Per the maximum load requirements, each database file can be between 1 and 2 TB in size. The HDD is a multi-disk DAS with about 9TB of space. During a database ...
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Oracle migration to SQL Server

I am working in a Oracle 11g database migration to SQL Server 2012, I did the migration using SSMA v5.3 and all works fine. However, I did re-write code in some objects like triggers and stored ...
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SQL Server 2012 Availability Group is it “AlwaysON”?

In a traditional SQL Server cluster when failover occurs, all clients that are connected to the SQL Server failed instance lose connections and each client must re-establish a new connection to ...
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Issue in installing SSIS MS-SQL2012

While installing the MS SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition, everything goes through fine but I'm not able to install Integration Services alone. I get the error as following: The following error ...
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Getting issue while creating SQL Server Agent job [on hold]

Getting error while copying SQL Server Agent job from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014. I restored databases in SQL Server 2014. But still facing below error. Msg 14234, Level 16, State 1, ...
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SQL Server : Tracking a slow running query on completion

Am trying to work on script for slow-running queries. I understand that we can get the list of slow running queries using sys.dm_exec_requests. Say, I have a query Q1 which is running very slow, say, ...
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SSIS Custom Task with a default Task UI

I followed the tutorial here to build a very simple task and was able to get that task to work. Here are my current tools: Sql Server 2012 Visual Studio 2013 (project is compiled in .net 4.0) Sql ...
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Will longer DB transactions make calls to other DB wait?

I have a fundamental question but unable to find precise information online. I opened up a DB transaction (SQL Server) and making multiple inserts, updates, delete etc; the entire process takes about ...
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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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SQL Server full text search query takes way too long to execute

I've got query snippet as follows: SELECT * FROM CONTAINSTABLE(dbo.Analysis, *, 'FORMSOF(FREETEXT, "historic year-on-year exchange rates forecast year-on-year exchange rates")'); I'm running it on ...
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SQL Server 2012 restrict CmdExec to sysadmin server role

I'm trying to restricting CmdExec rights to sysadmin server role in SQL Server 2012. I've googled but just found some solution which they were for older version of SQL Server. Can you please help?
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Why does adding a transactional replication publication change all the tables and columns to “not for replication”?

I'm trying to get replication set up - this is my first time ever doing it, so I'm probably making some rookie mistake here. Right now I'm just working in the dev environment. I've been following the ...
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Can SQL Server Management Studio Express be installed standalone?

I was wondering if the SQL Server Management Studio Express (mainly for Microsoft SQL Server) be installed on a standalone machine (without any of the SQL Services and stuff) to connect to a remote ...
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Adding Secondary Data file in SQL Always on

How to add the Secondary Data file to the Database which is a part of Always on availability Group in SQL Server 2012.
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SSIS 2012 metadata not refreshing on re-deploy

I have three systems: DEV, UAT, PROD, all running SQL 2012 Enterprise. I have existing packages that hit objects on these systems. Every time I have to make a change that affects metadata, it's not ...
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Drop and Create Script not working

I'm fairly new to databases, but I'm beating my against the wall trying to do something that (I believe) should be fairly trivial. I'm using SQL Server Management Studio 2012 and am trying to delete ...
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Error when restoring SQL Server 2008 R2 backup on 2012

I am trying to restore a .bak file (backup taken on SQL Server 2008 R2, compatibility level 100). I am restoring the backup on SQL Server 2012 edition. I get the below error. Unfortunately the ...
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What is the cause of this problem with CONVERT()?

Consider the following two statements: PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100000001, 0); PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100010001, 0); Both statements return -1; isn't that incorrect since the ...
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Strange behaviour in TSQL function (parameter with int variable or NULL behaves differently)?

I experienced very strange problem today with TSQL function. The function has several parameters (int and bit). One of the (int) is set with value NULL. When calling a function with NULL inside the ...
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Restore SQL Server 2012 backup to a SQL Server 2008 database?

Is there a way to restore a SQL Server 2012 database backup to a SQL Server 2008? I tried to attach file, it does not work.
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Can You Replicate Sequences

In SQL 2012 can you replicate sequence objects, and if so do changes to the sequence (including consumption of values) get replicated? If not is there a good reason why this was not included?
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How do I troubleshoot error 26: “Error Locating Server/Instance Specified”

I'm trying to configure TCP access to my SQL Server named instance (named SQL2012). I use management studio to connect to the database engine. I type in the server name: "tcp:localhost\SQL2012" and I ...
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SQL Server compatibility with New TLS Standards

The major browsers are moving beyond SSL3.0 and TLS1.0 . The PCI Security Council has declared an end-of-life date for these protocols to be considered sufficiently strong encryption. We need to ...
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SQL Server 2012 - sp_executesql multiple parameter error

I am receiving an error when attempting to execute the following code that builds a dynamic string to be executed by sp_executesql. DECLARE @paramDefinition NVARCHAR(500); DECLARE @ID1 NVARCHAR(20); ...
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Error 18456 error severity 14 state 5 SQL Server 2012 SCCM2012 SP1

We had a primary site for SCCM 2012 SP1 running fine. I then installed CAS for SCCM on another server. The prerequisites required me to change the collation on the existing server. I did this and ran ...
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SSRS 2012 Report variables scope

I have a report that uses data from several datasets. I chose to do it this way because the alternative would be to join about 12 tables. From what I can gather, I have to use the dataset name to ...
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Multi-threaded inserts vs serial

I have a large database application on SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition which receives data from hardware in chunks of 500-1000 (100 byte) rows every few seconds through a stored procedure. Would a ...
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Targeting MSX with job on Multi-Server Administration

I am using Multi-Server Administration to execute jobs on multiple targets. This works well, but I am not able to enlist the master as a target. I receive the following error when attempting to enlist ...
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Finding the longest entries for a given column (nvarchar(100))

I am trying to find the biggest / longest entries of a column which is of type nvarchar(100). I need to understand if I can maybe restrict that column to be only nvarchar(20) or something. Is there a ...
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Export a SQL Server 2000 database to Server 2012

I have a production environment running Windows Server 2000 and a development environment using SQL Server 2012. I need to make updates to the DB and implement some new features using .ASP. Is there ...
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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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Why are these two HADR DMVs reporting different states?

SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058.0) Enterprise Edition We have 8 Availability Groups in a 2(HA)+1(DR) cluster and our monitoring DMVs are reporting results that confuse me. 6 Availability Groups are ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server database regardless of connection string

I'm having a tough time to connect to a local SQL Server instance within a C# app. I can connect to external databases on other servers, but I need to be able to use my own local database. The ...
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Error deleting FileTable - HRESULT = '0x80070490'

When trying to delete a FileTable, the following error occurs: Message 33405, Level 16, State 7, Line 1 Error during operation on an object table Discard FileTable. (HRESULT = '0 x80070490 ').
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How do I set a database back to 'Restoring…'?

Sorry if this is a noob question. I have transaction log shipping set up for a failover scenario. All the databases are in 'Restoring...' state until I do restore database x with recovery. At this ...
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Disaster Recovery Options for Sql Server

I wanted to see what suggestions you might have for Disaster Recovery Options based on the following criteria. Currently running SQL 2012 standard edition We have 18000 databases (same schema across ...
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DR option for SharePoint databases? ideas and experiences

First let me clarify that I am not looking for thoughts in terms what is the best or the bad options for a DR for SQL Server. I am just looking for for inputs from experienced people. We are running ...
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SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition Disaster Recovery Options?

Suggest me the best method for My DR plan. Currently we have set of databases (6) used for our application and we in the process of building DR and HA plan. As we are into small business we are using ...