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Performance on updating row

When updating in SQL Sever, it is my understanding that the entire row is deleted and then recreated (which is why you get a new timestamp). So then, if you update 1 field or 500 fields, does the ...
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MS SQL Server using SSL Connection over the Web?

I'm looking to have an external SQL Server 2008R2 Express instance and be able to connect to this via SSL using a 'sql.my-domain.com' address. So far, I've looked at a few Microsoft links on the ...
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Support to SQL Server 2000 from Visual Studio 2013(SQL Server 2012)?

I can't access to a database created by SQL Server 2000 from Visual Studio 2013, I asked this before in StackOverflow, but I don't get an useful answer: ...
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What is happening with locks in my database?

I'm having some problems on my database. At any given time, I'm trying to execute an update with five records on my table, but this table is locked and I get a time out executing the query. I ...
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What are the options of reducing tempdb latency?

Took the job of monitoring and tununing a SQL Servers 2012 Enterprise Ed. SP1 (64 bit) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Ed. All of them are running inside virtual machines. One SQL Server per a ...
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What are the compelling resons to update SQL Server name to a real one after its changing?

Took the job of monitoring and tuning a few dozens SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Ed. SP1 (64 bit) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Ed. running inside virtual machines. All of them on running ...
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Use SQL Server Database Mail with Amazon SNS

Is it possible to configure SQL Server 2012 Database Mail (hosted on EC2) with Amazon SNS? I'd love a single place to manage all alert notifications and their subscribers in SNS, but Database Mail ...
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Suppressing the SSMS prompt to save changes

Is it possible to configure SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). so that the dialog box shown above does not appear when I close an unsaved query window?
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SQL Server replicated databases swap

I have a SQL Server 2012 database. I would like to be able to make changes to this database or to it's replication, then make the replica, the real one. The point here is to have 0 downtime on ...
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SQL Server 2012: Generate Scripts from command line

I am running SQL Server 2012. The SQL Server Management Studio has the option to right click on a database then select Tasks and Generate Scripts. Is there a way to automate that via command line ...
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Detecting changes in a table without enabling CDC [closed]

We are doing a transaction based on a weekly basis, where the first transaction is recorded on 1-Jan-14 in the table a. Subsequently, the second transaction that was done on 8-Jan-14 also got ...
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Getting each status change in a table

I have a table that holds status changes per item. The item can go in and out of a status multiple times. ItemTable (ItemId int, Status varchar(50), DateOfChange date) I need to pull the date of ...
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Allow update access to only 2 tables in a database schema

I would like to have a login which is capable of accessing a specific schema but should be having only update access to 2/3 tables. Is it possible? The Database runs on SQL Server 2008 R2. Kindly ...
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Creating a copy of primary database and attaching the copy database in the same sql instance

I just got into a project in which we have only one SQL Server 2012 copy. We have 12 databases attached to the primary instance of SQL Server 2012. As I don't have SQL Server 2012 or supporting OS, I ...
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'Tempdb' is full warning message in SQL Server 2005

I am using SQL Server 2005. it's a running plant, Everyday large number of data posted into SQL Server 2005 SELECT TOP 5000 [T_idx], [T_TAG], [T_Date] FROM [house].[dbo].[total] ORDER BY T_Date ...
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ALTER DATABASE statement not allowed within multi-statement transaction

I've downloaded the AdventureWorks based In-memory sample from here, and followed all the steps described in the accompanying doc. However, when I try to run the script in SQL Server Management ...
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Scripting SQL Server into multiple SQL scripts [closed]

I have a SQL Sever table with 2GB of data. I can create the script for the file. But the script file is not opening. I want to split that script file into multiple script files.
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How to use proper hints for Upsert involving a top 1 subquery

For this specific case (tracking Load Balancer switches) we wish to optimize an Upsert so that it does not exhibit any race conditions, cause any PK violation, or acquire any over sized locks. ...
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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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Select all data group by 1 column and functioned by another

I have the following table in SQL Server 2012 : ID int priority int type int other data columns I want to query the table for the following result : grouped by 'type' get the id of top 1 max ...
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Reducing deadlocks with update query hint or other method

I'm getting 20-30 deadlocks per day on the same table. (2 mil rows) Profiler DeadlockGraphs show KEY LOCK and PAGE LOCK (See attched jpg) Total datatype size per row = 114 bytes We have multiple ...
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Float datatype with 2 digits after decimal point

In SQL server float datatype does not display trailing zeros after decimal point declare @num as float set @num=5.20 select @num will dispaly only 5.2 But i want it to display as 5.20 After a ...
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Running parallel delete statements

Problem: I have a massive table - occupies a whopping 9.5 TBs. I need to delete around 5 mil rows from it. The best method I have come up with deletes 1 million records in 2 hours! Since I can not run ...
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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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ALTER TABLE SWITCH fails with indexed view

I'm having issues with ALTER TABLE SWITCH between a staging table and a target table which is schema-bound to an indexed view. When I issue the SWITCH statement, e.g ALTER TABLE ...
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General access denied error while using import data in SSMS [closed]

I am using SQL Server Management Studio with the following version information below: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.4000.0 Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) ...
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Why am I getting blocked when I call OBJECT_NAME(object_id, database_id) from sys.dm_tran_locks?

I'm working on a query to tell what objects have locks from a given session and I'm running into some blocking issues. Here is my basic query: SELECT request_session_id AS session_id, ...
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Trouble with SQL Server authentication in SQL Server 2012

I am working with a SQL Server 2012 database. I am able to log into the server using Windows authentication. Although I have the SQL Server authentication username and password which is provided to me ...
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What is the purpose of BACKUP WITH NAME?

I looked at the Microsoft documentation (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186865.aspx) and see that there is a WITH NAME option for backups. But it's not the name of the file (I specify ...
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Do the showplan (any or all) events add more overhead than a tuning trace should have

How long (order of magnitude) do the various showplan events take to record? Also is the time these events require counted as part of the "duration" column of the corresponding SQL query?
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Log Shipping in lieu of replication

I have two SQL Server 2008 R2 systems that, due to network restrictions, cannot use SQL Server replication. However, data needs to be shared between these systems. It may be possible to send a file ...
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SQL Server TDE stuck encryption state 4

I'm trying to create a robust script that runs backups, backs up current certificate, creates a new certificate, backs up new certificate and regenerates database encryption keys with the new ...
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Unexpected Results with File Restore

I am practicing a file restore using the AdventureWorks database and I am not getting the restore I am expecting. I am sure there's some embarrassingly simple cause, but I have not found it yet. Here ...
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Tool for identifying stored procs with deprecated syntax?

I have to move a DB running in compatibility mode 80 (SQL Server 2000) on a SQL Server 2005 to a SQL Server 2012. How can I scan it for stored procedures that might break due to deprecated or ...
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SQL Server 2005, non-yielding scheduler Spinloop on Snapshot

I was running dbWarden's procedure for CheckFiles on my server. The job never ended and my logs started to fill up with message at a rate of 1 per minute: 2014-01-07 08:40:04.07 Server Process 58:0:0 ...
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How can I compare the server impact of transaction replication

We are developing a system that must extract data from an existing SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster. One of our design goals is to limit the performance impact on that cluster as much as is practical. ...
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What port is used by SQL Server to write backups to a remote server?

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard instance in a "DMZ", so that it can be client-facing. I am trying to have it write its backups to a central location that is within the network. The engineers ...
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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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SQL Server Replication breaks up after doing DBCC CheckDB with Allow data loss on Primary

We have one way transactional replication enabled on SQL Server 2008 databases. Due to some issues we had to run DBCC checkDB, bringing the database to single user mode. When we complete the DBCC ...
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SQL Server Backup and Restore Incrementally

I am investigating a reporting solution for a production database. We currently have a production db which backs up fully at 01:00 each day. This backup is then copied using a Robocopy job to a ...
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Converting varbinary data to varchar in SQL (Just like converting bytearray to string using Encoding.Default.GetString in c#)

I need an urgent help to fix some data conversion issue in SQL server 2008. I got some requirement change on storing the data. Without much care I converted existing varbinary data to varchar in SQL ...
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Is it possible to auto generate ALTER scripts for differences between existing DB and updated schema?

I built a internal web application for a client that manages applications to programmes for their employees. The system is Classic ASP on a set of clustered and load balanced Windows 2000 Servers ...
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Automatic Failover in Availability Group

I have 2 nodes in my SQL server fail over cluster. I use SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups for HA purpose. The problem is that when one my server goes down the automatic fail over does not happen! ...
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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 ...
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Hot Swapping Sql Server Databases

I manage a database in SQL Server for a business's customer transaction. The data is updated four times daily from a very complex Oracle database. The SQL Server database is then connected to by a ...
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SQL Server connection fails over VPN

I have an OpenVPN network consisting of VPN server (Linux), client (win8) and SQL Server (win 2008 server, SQL Server 2005), I'm trying to (of course) connect client to server. When I try to connect ...
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Comparing Environments [closed]

I am a SQL Server dba. I have been asked to compare our production environment to test from a number of different perspectives. These are windows patch level,sql service pack, to database size and ...
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Clustered Index - Query Performing Index Scan

Why does the below query perform an Index Scan rather than an Index Seek? I would have thought the Index would act as a covering index? CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [IX_CustomerFileDate] ON ...
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Log Reader Agent is not running - The job failed

I created a transactional replication on PRE-PROD (via TSQL) and everything works as expected. On PROD platform replication is not working. While inspecting Replication monitor, I get this error ...