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Backup Restore Procedure error SQL Server 2008 R2

We use a stored procedure to do a backup and restore of databases as a copy function. This allows our front end users to spin up sites from pre created template databases. Lately we've been getting ...
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Why is this query stuck if there are no waits?

I am working with a vendor's activity logging system. One of the tables has 70+ million records and is constantly increasing at several hundred records per minute. They have a utility to delete old ...
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Transactions using Isolation Level on databases with FileStream

We have a highly transactional application. We have a requirment to upload huge data into our database that can happen for a duration of 5-10 minutes. During our upload time, the tables are getting ...
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Execute SQL at different server (with dynamic server name)

I'm using a settings table to configure on which servers a specific kind of data is stored, and I would like to do this as dynamic as possible without having to add the server as a linked server ...
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SQL SERVER 2008 Cursor Problem

I have a table that has some missing values for certain transactions. The value for a particular transaction is going to depend on the value of all preceding transactions. Because the preceding ...
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Loading image from file system into SQL query using openrowset

I have a directory with images and a table in my DB with the path of each file. The main application allow me to create reports where I can display an image, so I was thinking to use a query like: ...
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Management Studio Generate Script Errors

I am trying to generate a script (right click database, tasks, generate scripts, tables) from SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 Express and I keep getting an error. I read somewhere that it could ...
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Calculate the compound interest with variable annual rate

I'm moving this question from SO Some years ago I was asked to create something to calculate the current value of a lot of insurance policies, I came out with a query that worked fine, but I was ...
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data conversion error in SSIS 2005

I am encountering a tough problem when doing data conversion. My work is to generate fact table in ssis 2005, and there are several data that should be converted to other data type, so I use data ...
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How to copy a subset of SQL objects across databases within a transaction?

We already have a .dtsx package to copy a subset of tables (about 20) from one database to another (at least once in every month). It is using "Transfer SQL Server Objects Task". However this does not ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group: Users on Secondary Server

We have an AlwaysOn Availability Group setup (DB1+DB2) and also a web server (Web1) outside of the domain that we need to connect to the AG using Windows Authentication. The following Windows ...
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user rights validation inside stored procedure?

You have an application with a Users table, and the Users table has various columns to indicate what rights a User has within the application. Ignoring for the purposes of this question what should ...
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Tools and techniques for untangling monster views (nested views)

First a bit of context (venting). I'm working with a new vendor product which is really nothing more than a SQL Server database with a .NET interface. First few weeks with this client and users are ...
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CHECKDB Allocation Errors Msg 2576, could not repair, object id does not exist

I inherited a database that has no value in LastKnownGood. I ran repair allow data loss, says it was successfully repaired, but no change to the errors when I run checkdb again. In case it was a SQL ...
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Using #temp to work around Reporting Services blocking issue

Having utterly failed to resolve why a perfectly acceptable but admitidly large stored procedure was suffering the blocking process lck_m_s when called via a report in SQL Reporting Services I have ...
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No longer able to expand jobs in SQL Server Agent

In SSMS on a Windows 7 machine, while connecting to a server running SQL Server 2000, I am no longer able to click on the Jobs to see the Object Explorer Details. Previously, this was not an issue, ...
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RETURNING syntax with multiple columns

Again, another question related to the answer of the one there: Insert with OUTPUT correlated to sub query table So I ended up with this query, written for SQL Server: CREATE TABLE tempIDs ( ...
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Importing bulk csv file to oracle database

I am going to import a bulk csv file to oracle database. This file contains around 200m records. I was wondering what is the best way of importing this file? I check the performance of SQL developer ...
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Phantom insert query

I have a log table which I have to clean up a bit because it is growing very fast. While deleting some historical data I reached count zero for that condition on which I have deleted the entries. 5 ...
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Bind web service/Report Manager based on IP address AND hostname

I'm trying to get Apache installed on our main database/application server, and I'd like to give it its own IP address on a secondary NIC so I don't have to use a nonstandard port. This requires that ...
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ODBC Connection Not Refreshing

I am trying to connect FedEx Shipping Manager Integration Assistant to a SQL 2008 R2 database. I have a view created that has all the necessary fields to populate in the Integration Assistant. The ...
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Need advice to improve current RDS

Currently I am running a m3.medium SQL Server RDS(20GB storage without IOPS). CPU utilization is under 50% for most of the time(~90%). However, during peak hours(~10%) CPU utilization will hit 100% ...
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Is there a program I can use to redistribute DB files across multiple volumes efficiently?

I'm working with a VLDB instance with over 60 DBs and close to 200 DB files, allocated over nearly 20 volumes. The instance is a Dev server getting periodic restores from a production instance with a ...
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remove the instance while uninstall msi package

I have uninstalled the XYZ.msi package from Control Panel.It is completely uninstalled,but it's instance is still available in SQL server 2005.Why the instance didn't remove after uninstall of the ...
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How to take advantage of multiple spatial indices?

All, I'm building a view which uses a spatial intersect (STIntersect in MSSQL 2012) between points (student addresses with address information) and polygons (school boundary polygons with school ...
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Efficient way to Add NON-CLUSTERED Index?

I have the following table, CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Products]( [ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [RetailerID] [int] NOT NULL, [Name] [nvarchar](255) NOT NULL, [Price] [float] NULL, ...
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Will installing WebMatrix (and Consequently SQL Server CE) Break My Current Installation of SQL Server 2005?

We have a server that has (and needs to keep) SQL Server 2005. We are hosting intranet sites on one server (server 1), but have a database on another server (server 2). One of these sites uses AJAX ...
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What's is the best way to get incremental changes from production to incrementally changed development database?

I came to a new dev team where all development is on the same (instance) of an SQL Server (2005) database once in 1-2 days restored from a current full backup of production database replacing a dev ...
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The @article parameter value must be 'all' for immediate_sync publications

I have a publication of 4 tables and many subscribers (transactional push replication), most of them being interested by one of those 4 tables. Everything is working fine as long as I create the ...
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SQL command in stored procedure continue on error

To perform Checkdb on all database of server i am using a stored procedure which loops over a view which contains list of databases in server and the stored procedure performs checkdb on all databases ...
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WMI event alerts

I am trying to understand WMI event alerts and have implemented a mirror with alerts on DATABASE_MIRRORING_STATE_CHANGE such that all database failover if the state is either 7 or 8 (manual failover ...
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Deny permissions for master in SQL Server

I created a new database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance and a login/user for it. I have set the user to db_owner so he can't view any other databases on that server but he can see and query the ...
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In SQL Server sp_cursorprepare/sp_cursorexecute run extremely slowly

I'm running an application (Pentaho user console with the Saiku Ad-hoc plugin) which creates a query and runs it using sp_cursorprepare & sp_cursorexecute standard stored procedures. My model is ...
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Timeout while using table valued parameter

I'm trying to find the cause for this error while calling a stored proc with a table valued parameter: Error: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target ...
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Based on these DBCC SHOWCONTIG stats, should I index this table?

I have a SQL 2008 Standard server on full mirror (safety). I reorganize all indexes weekly. I am looking into rebuilding a few indexes to improve performance. I ran DBCC SHOWCONTIG on my largest, most ...
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Diagnosing high cpu load

Let me start by saying our SQL servers are hosted by a third party. Every once in a while our monitoring software will show that cpu usage on one of our servers goes way out of line with normal ...
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Replication topology advice - central subscriber

I'm seeking guidance and advice about how to set up replication in MSSQL to deal with the following criteria. We have a central server hosted at a data center - this is where our web app is located. ...
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SQL Server Service Broker messages in one database fails unless SA owns the database? What's going on here?

I've been attempting to learn how to set up Service Broker through Microsoft's "Completing a Conversation in a Single Database" tutorial. However, when I actually try to send a message, it fails until ...
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Can not ping Always On listener from outside primary node

I just setup SQL Server 2012 (on Windows Server 2012) Always On feature and have a problem with connecting to SQL Server Listener from non-primary node (it works from primary node though). Here is ...
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Data mirroring suggestions

On my test environment, I have a SQL 2012 2-node physical cluster that accesses a common iSCSI storage on a separate Windows Server 2012 box. What options are there if I want to backup this storage to ...
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What's Scalar Operator in the plan?

I have a doubt. What means this Scalar Operator in the print below? I've been investigating our database cause we have severals RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE_QUERY_COMPILE . I've seeing a lot of queries using ...
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Differential backup job is working but not the Full daily backup

I have a full backup job for my database that runs once daily, I see it posted daily in the folder that it should go to, but when I check the "View History" for this job in SQL Server Agent, there are ...
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Migrating from SQL Server to IBM Filent P8

I am Newbie to IBM Filenet P8. I was trying to migrate my sample SQL Server database to IBM Filenet the other day and was stuck right at the beginning. I was just wondering FROM WHERE I SHOULD BEGIN. ...
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Changing Quoted_Identifier on existing Constraints / Rules / Procedures

I am currently working with an old-ish database on a 2008-r2 Server which uses a lot of objects that were created with Quoted Identifier set to off. I am mainly looking at these types: ...
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SQL Server logs error

There are two SQL Server 2012 instances on the server. Named instance gives following error when Management > SQL Server Logs is clicked. Default instance works OK and opens Log file viewer. ...
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ERROR 17058 COULD NOT FIND THE ERROR LOG

We just installed SQL Server on 1st node of windows cluster and it stop/start fine from configuration manager but from command line it is giving error and I checked that service account have all the ...
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SQL Server: Principal DB becomes unavailable after problem with mirror DB, even with Set Partner Safety Off?

We've got a very simple mirroring setup here: just a principal DB and mirror DB, no witness, running in high-performance mode with SET PARTNER SAFETY OFF. This problem has happened to us twice now: ...
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SQL Replication - Data not showing

Good Morning, I have recently setup SQL replication and changed some data in one of the tables on the primary table. This data however has not been replicated to the subscription server. On the ...
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SQL Server 2012: Login failed for user. Reason: Failed to open the database configured in the login object

Every so often, my SQL Server 2012 throws the following errors: Error (likely related to the one below): Source: spid99 The client was unable to reuse a session with SPID 99, which had been ...
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How to set a 'real' field to accept an out-of-scale value?

I have an SQL Server database and one particular field that is a real. The program that feeds it was modified and is now sending a value too small to be considered a real. Is there a setting for ...