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Converting existing table with varbinary into filestream enabled table?

I have an existing database with 70%+ data in one table with a varbinary column. As the database keep growing (takes longer and longer to backup and restore) I think it may be beneficial to enable ...
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Does XP_API deprecation announcement mean that sp_executesql will not be supported in the future?

I have setup an Extended Events session in SQL 2008 R2 to track the deprecation_final_support and deprecation_announcement events. I noticed some "deprecation_announcement" events in my log with "...
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DBCC SHRINKFILE EMPTYFILE not emptying

Trying to remove an extra database file from a database using EMPTYFILE on SQL Server 2008 R2. use [MYDATABASE] DBCC SHRINKFILE (MY_DATABASE_7, EMPTYFILE); use master ALTER ...
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Does an “update-update” conflict get created from the same node in P2P replication?

I have been told that an update-update conflict is being created in a production environment, which is set up using p2p replication, because of concurrent update by stored procedures. The msdn ...
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Replicating Multiple SQL Servers to Azure and Accessing From Web Apps

I am setting up quite a large system with multiple servers (MS SQL Server), and Office 365 Access DB, and a custom SharePoint web app for reporting purposes. The system should work as follows: Each ...
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Update Linked Server Provider

Is there anyway to update a linked server provider without dropping and recreating the linked server? The linked servers' provider need to be updated from SQLNCLI10 to SQLNCLI11 A coworker has ...
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SQL server Read scaling on Amazon AWS

SQL server Read scaling on Amazon AWS Let me know if this is a good idea. We create a small server that essentially is running all the time. This is the one to which we would be pushing data. (...
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Are there limits to SSRS 2014 RDL files going over to SSRS 2008 (or 2012)?

Is there any incompatibility with reports developed in SQL Server SSRS 2014, and then exported to .RDL files that will be imported into SQL Server 2008?
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How to query against legacy data that needs to be cleaned up?

I have an existing SQL Server DB with 3 tables (note: this is a made up example, but modelled after a real problem). Artists : contains music artists MusicRecords : contains information on music ...
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Severity 20 Error upon disconnecting Dedicated Administrator Connection

Starting working with Dedicated Administrator Connections on SQL Server 2008 R2 servers. All is working fine (once port 1434 was opened), but am getting severity 20 errors when I disconnect the admin ...
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Renaming databases vs backing up and restoring

I am creating a copy of Database A, restoring as database b, executing a job on database b. Upon successful execution, I would like to delete the database A and rename the database B to what the ...
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Is It Safe to Remove Local Service Accounts?

I have changed my SQL Server services to use domain service account. The server still has NT Service\MSSQL$INSTANCENAME and NT Service\SQLAgent$INSTANCENAME listed under Security\Logins. They each ...
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Average Waiter Count increasing

I am in a nightmare. We have deployed an application to a UAT environment, which has only 7 users. Since then, we have noticed in the logs, a lot of deadlocks, and processes being victims and things. ...
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Updating tables between different SQL Server databases

I have two SQL Server databases (A and B), and they are running on separate machines. In order to make A same as B, I used to backup B, copy the backup to A machine and restore it as A database. A ...
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Setting up a new db-server with same name and ip. Backup/restore or detach/attach

I'm planning to set up a new Win 2012 server, with SQL server 2014 standard. This server is going to replace our current server, Win 2008R2, with SQL server 2008R2. The name and ip is going to be the ...
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Backup and FTP SQL Server databases

We plan to backup our SQL Server 2012 databases every night, FTP the backup files to our test servers and restore them. Then deploy the latest schemas to those databases. The reason for this is so we ...
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Find queries performing full scans

I have a monitoring system that is telling me that the Full Scans /sec on one of my servers is rather high. I am trying to determine which queries may be causing the issue. Is there a simple/easy ...
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Does partitioning help if you don't query on the partition value?

Say I have an orders.Order table that is partitioned on CreatedWhen (a datetime column set to GetDate() when the row is created). The table has over 10 million rows and the partition is quarterly (...
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Script Rename of SQL Server Database and Database Files

As part of our development lifecycle, we would like to do regular comparisons of versions of our database between two different versions of source control. I expect that there are many automated ...
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Change Data Capture for Asynchronous Secondary Replica

MSDN states the following in Active Secondaries: Readable Secondary Replicas (AlwaysOn Availability Groups) for SQL Server 2014: Limitations and Restrictions: Change tracking and change data ...
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Importing mdb to AWS RDS SQL Server

I have a small and very old access DB, it is just one .mdb file and it was made before Access 2003. How can I import it to SQL server running on AWS RDS? I actually only need to import one table from ...
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Transfer Data between 2 organizational domain

Please consider the following scenario: Company A manages the IT Infrastructure of Company B. Company A is located in US and has SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. Company B is located in UK and has ...
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Failed to notify 'DBA Team' via email

I setup a test job to test out my failure notifications and now I'm getting the following stating it did not notify my operator via email. The strange thing is I ran the same exact setup script on ...
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SQL Server transaction replication agent error

We are running transaction replication on SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3. Distribution agents are reporting : "Agent is retrying after an error. 3 retries attempted" every 10 minutes. Tried changing ...
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Replication / Bulk Update between Servers

I'm looking to update several tables between two servers daily to have a replica of the data available. My question is, what is the least resource heavy and most effective method to implement this? ...
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Upgrade to SQL Server 2014 from 2008 R2

We are currently running SQL Server 2008 R2 and want to upgrade to 2014 but we need to leave some DBs at 2008 so we have decided to create a separate 2014 server and just migrate some DBs to it. Is ...
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Set up sql server db mirror specifying IP address for mirroring_partner_instance

Ok. I run: ALTER DATABASE DbName SET PARTNER = 'tcp://10.0.0.0:5022' Command completed succesfully Then run SELECT DB_NAME(database_id) AS 'DatabaseName', mirroring_partner_instance FROM sys....
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When will SQL Server automatically use a supporting indexed view?

I have the following expensive query that runs against our data warehouse: SELECT d.DateYear, COUNT_BIG(*) AS WidgetCount FROM Widgets AS w JOIN Dates AS d ON d.DateId = w.DateId WHERE w....
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SQL Server 2008 Linked Servers Consistently Dropping Connections

I have set up a Linked Server between 2 SQL Server 2008 R2 databases (both 10.50.1600). The linked server worked normally for several weeks until I received reports that users were not able to hit ...
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Import a directory of dbf files to sql server

I am trying to import .dbf files using for each container in SSIS. But i keep getting errors to map the files and other errors. Here is what did. Use for each container. Use a data flow task in ...
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Please help me resolve this SQL mirroring error which comes when I ‘Start’ the mirror. The network address can not be reached or does not exist

Here are all the steps I took to build the mirror for the db MIRRORDATABASEI am using separate physical servers for mirroring. I ran: ALTER DATABASE MIRRORDATABASE SET TRUSTWORTHY ON to ensure ...
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SSMA MySQL double to SQL Server decimal truncation

I am using SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA). I have a field that is a (signed) double in MySQL, and I want it to be a decimal(18,4) in SQL Server. I have changed the Type Mapping for Source ...
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Best ratio for files and file groups for a highly partitioned table

I have a number of tables with exactly 1000 partitions. Each table can be up to 200G with 100M rows and cannot be compressed. Data in partitions distributed quite equally. The SQL Server has 8 cores....
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Why is Update Query Slow with correct Indexes?

I have a query that updates a temp table. There are 2 Filtered indexes (by date) used in this query. However, the update take 8-10 mins to run. I am struggling to find out why it is so slow. There is ...
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Database backup hangs both in SSMS and XMLA

I am using SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2 Service Pack 3. My database was recently upgraded from Analysis Services 2005 and since that time I have been unable to do a backup either from SSMS or ...
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SQL Server 2014 upgrade

I currently have websites running on SQL Server 2008 R2 - this is the version I also have installed on my own machine. I'm looking at moving my websites to a different provider, however they only run ...
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File group space problem

I'm having some problems with my database usage space. I have a database with autogrowth off and limited size to 150GB. When users try to import files, large databases or other massive transaction ...
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Datamining using holidays

My setup: I am currently running a SQLServer 2012 database paired with a SSAS. My database features sales per store at specific times. My goal: I am interested in predicting future sales (amounts) ...
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Export hierarchy tree in a specific way

I need a big help. I have two tables (SubCells and Codes) and Visually it looks like this (We can count an order) And i need to get this final result (with SQL or even a C#) How can i do ...
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Migration error: “Invalid date literal detected” when reading decimal

I'm attempting a migration from MSSQL to MySQL and keep coming across a "Invalid date literal detected" error when reading certain decimal columns. I'm running the following (all up-to-date as of ...
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Any caveats using SQL Server 2008 CDC off replicated tables?

Main TRX System ---- Replicated to ---> "Archive" --- CDC/ETL --> Some NOSQL DB... For performance reasons we never run any ETL off the main transnational system only off the archive. I ...
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Oracle 11g SSIS SQL Server 2014 Truncation

We have a nightly SSIS job which downloads data from a Vendor's Oracle system into our SQL Server 2014 system using Oracle's Wallet. On some tables, we've noticed that some VarChar columns have the ...
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Is it possible for a user that is not the job owner to edit the job or add new steps?

My development lead is ok to revoke the sysadmin privileges he currently has, if there is a way he can still edit/execute/enable-disable/execute application jobs. So far, I see that with the ...
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Can CDC read through a log file when the agent job hasn't been running?

We currently had CDC running on our SQL server, however, at some point last week the CDC capture job stopped running and started throwing an error. At this point when it stopped somebody had restored ...
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Can you speed up this query to aggregate millions of rows?

We store our website traffic data in SQL Server 2005, like so: | Date | IPAddress | GalleryUserID | ThumbView | LargeView | ZoomView | | 2014-11-11 | 192.168.0.1 | 22 | true ...
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mirroring on sql server 2012 on different windows server 2012

I have 2 servers *.203 and *.205 I have sql server 2012 on each of them I tried to make mirroring between them every thing goes successfuly but when I tried to start mirroring it gives me ...
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SQL Server Comparison

I am merging two different versions of a database. I want to add some specific fields from source database to destination, so I used Visual Studio to do that. It does the job quite well but only table ...
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MDF/TempDB Growth, SQL Server 2005 Enterprise

Here's my scenario: SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Records from Database A being added to Database B Size of Database A MDF file: 3.15 GB I have separate drives for Data, Logs, and System. I ran a T-...
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how can I track down the source of “Internal connection fatal error”?

I'm working on a 6-700 line SQL script today. I'm running it from SSMS. Pointing at a SQL 11.0 db. About half the time I run it, I get: An error occurred while executing batch. Error message is: ...
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Sql server 2012 log file growth of cdc enbled db

All, I have cdc enabled on a Sql Server 2012 database that is a primary db in transactional replication and the primary in a availability group. The log file is a little over 95 GB, a historic high. I ...