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What is an incremental checkpoint (in the context of indirect checkpoints)?

I was using extended events to trace checkpoint activity of a database with indirect checkpoints enabled. The event stream looks like this: And the details of the selected event are: The ...
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Vendor Wants to Run MSDB job every 5 minutes for Business Application

We have a 3rd party vendor trying to integrate 2 different applications where both DBs reside on our SQL Server instance with 150+ other DBs, and they want to create a MSDB job to "synch" the 2 ...
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Meaning of “nonclustered located on primary”

When I run sp_help (using ALT+F1) for a table, on the indexes, there is a column index_description. and the rows have for example: nonclustered located on PRIMARY (on foreign keys) nonclustered, ...
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Mapping a shared physical folder to filestream

We are working on a project where we have large amounts of images, texts etc which we need to work on in SQL Server. We were thinking of using Filestream and filetable functionality. However, even ...
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Is there a way to extract a report of or script all of the primary keys in a database?

I have just discovered that deployed copies of one of our databases have no primary keys. This is probably the fault of the SSMS Import/Export wizard, which has done the same to me. Our master copy of ...
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Create Log Shipping Step Failed After ServerName Changed

I was doing some test on server name change and encounter some errors. Here is the original setup: Server name - ServerA, SQL Server default instance - ServerA Changes: Server name - ServerB Before ...
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Reason for using hexadecimal in NCHAR()?

I found this in some source code today: SELECT @Error = ERROR_NUMBER (), @ErrorMsg = N'An Error occured while populating the TABLE ' + @DestinationTableName + ...
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SQL Server Designers, Failed Saves, and Generated Scripts

I am a big fan of the simple diagramming tool that comes with SSMS, and use it frequently. When I save changes to the model, I have it configured to automatically generate the change scripts that go ...
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Shrink Database using query [closed]

I have deleted tons of records from my database and now i want to shrink the database. So please give me script which shrinks the database
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SQL Server fsync Options

PostgreSQL has the option to turn off fsync and synchronous commits (http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/runtime-config-wal.html). Does SQL Server has this option somewhere?
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Understanding SIX lock in Microsoft SQL-Server

Can somebody explain me how a process can acquire SIX lock on a page? I my deadlock-graph xml file I see that a process running under RC isolation level (executing a select statement at the moment of ...
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Problem adding a new node to a SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster

I tried to add a new node to SQL Server (2012 Standard) Failover, that is already installed on another node in Windows2012 Failover Cluster I have an issue with non editable field wiht input for SQL ...
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Unused Indexes - Consider Primary Key Constraint Supporting Indexes?

I have given a task to find out the unused indexes in my production environment. I'm using a DMV to find the unused indexes should i include the Primary key Clustered Indexes on it? If a Primary key ...
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Spread SQL Server data files across devices to improve performance?

Would it improve performance of a database in SQL Server if I place the .mdf (rows data) and .ldf (log) files on separate sets of raided disks, as opposed to having both files on the same set of ...
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Why is my linked server to 'ServerA' only showing catalogs to 'ServerB'? [closed]

I've configured SPNs and delegation on a ServerA and ServerB. I'm trying to connect from my workstation using SSMS to run a query on ServerA that uses LinkedServerB (pointing to ServerB). I'm trying ...
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No predicate warning [closed]

I am getting a No predicate warning on this query. Can someone help? SELECT DISTINCT TOP 100 T0.nsid, T0.id, T0.version, ...
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How can I write windowing query which sums a column to create discrete buckets?

I have a table which includes a column of decimal values, such as this: id value size -- ----- ---- 1 100 .02 2 99 .38 3 98 .13 4 97 .35 5 96 .15 6 95 .57 7 94 .25 ...
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How do I rebuild single full text catalog (or why is “rebuild” full text catalog option disabled)

In SSMS. I have Full Text Catalog defined. If I select "Full Text Catalogs" folder - there is an option "Rebuild All" and it is enabled. But if I select individual FTC - "Rebuild" option (in context ...
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How to enter multiple checkbox list items into database for eventual reporting [closed]

(I tried posting this on SO but went unansered. I'll just post these theory type questions here from now on) I'm in the process of creating the first of a few CheckBoxList for a manually created ...
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How to write a query which finds all circular references when a table references itself?

I have the following schema (names changed), which I cannot change: CREATE TABLE MyTable ( Id INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ParentId INT NOT NULL ); ALTER TABLE MyTable ADD FOREIGN KEY ...
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Powershell SQL Script Execution in Selected Schemas Only

I have many schemas in one database. In that database I have some SQL scripts to be executed. I want to execute those SQL scripts in only selected schemas. Suppose I have 10 schemas in total (A to ...
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How can I send HTTP requests from SQL Server 2012 to a non-.Net application? [duplicate]

I know basic only concepts (DDL,DML queries) of the SQL Server 2012. I explain the workflows of both my application and the database below. Workflow of the application: I build web application in ...
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SQL Server Agent Jobs and Availability Groups

I'm looking for best practice in dealing with scheduled SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2012 availability groups. Maybe I missed something, however at the current state I feel that SQL Server ...
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copy only tables with data from one database to another database [duplicate]

I have two database , dbOne(version - 10.50.1600 - locate in office server ) and dbTwo(version - 10.0.1600 - locate in my local server) . I want to copy dbOne's tables with data to dbTwo . Is there ...
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Insert missing rows to subscriber of Transactional Replication

I have established SQL Server Replication between SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2. SQL Server 2005 is the publisher while SQL Server 2008 R2 is the subscriber. The replicated database is about 40GB. ...
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How to properly troubleshoot Merge Replication False Conflicts

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 Merge Replication setup. Lately I started getting conflicts for some tables, and when I check the conflict viewer, I can see that the winner & the loser column values ...
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Trigger for database [closed]

As far as I understand Trigger can be written for the table of the database. Now I want the trigger for database. The database can contain multiple table, If there is any change even in one table the ...
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Capture Data Change Vs Triggers [closed]

I am constructing a database that needs to keep track of historical data. It is a Electronic medical system. All data needs to be updated in real time so the user can see what changes happened in the ...
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BACKUP LOG cannot be performed because there is no current database backup

I have a SQL Server 2005 database using the full recovery model. If I execute the following commands: ALTER DATABASE test SET RECOVERY SIMPLE; ALTER DATABASE test SET RECOVERY FULL; or BACKUP LOG ...
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Migrating Oracle packages to SqlServer

I'm moving database from Oracle to SQLServer (2012 if that matters). The process of migrating tables/views is more or less straightforward and automated. Triggers are also not an issue since I don't ...
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xml queries with exist and contains giving unexpected results

I have a query as shown below. DECLARE @tbl TABLE ( id INT, col XML ) INSERT INTO @tbl VALUES (1,'<Root> <Row> <User>xyz</User> ...
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How to gracefully handle a source database restore from backup in a data warehouse

We are facing a challenging situation with our data warehouse source databases. Frequently these sources databases will be restored from backups. There is a high turnover of data entry persons who ...
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Seek predicate not using all available columns

I have a strange query compilation issue which is hard to reproduce. It only happens under high load and cannot be easily repeated. There is a table T with columns A,B,C,D. There is a non-unique ...
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Changing the representation of NULLs in pg_dump plaintext output

I'm trying to convert a large-ish Postgres DB (500 GB) to SQL Server 2012. After investigating a few third-party tools and being disappointed in features, performance, or both, I started pursuing a ...
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Formatting T-SQL in SSMS 2012

According to this Microsoft document: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174205.aspx I am supposed to be able to use ctrl+K then ctrl+D to format my SQL documents in SQL Server Management ...
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Finding the last command issued by a blocking process

I've developed an interface from ERP SAP Business One to warehouse management, and am facing problems concerning database locks. My program includes direct write operations into the ERP database (a ...
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What are safe characters to use in SQL Server Full Text Search? [closed]

I've been playing with full text search on SQL Server 2012. I must say my attempts to target special characters in search queries were futile - SS does not understand them. What's more, sometimes the ...
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Replication Options with data subsets

We have an application that makes of of a SQL Server 2012 (ServerA) database. Some data that we need to display, though, comes from another database, but it's SQL Server 2008 (ServerSOURCE). The ...
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Update primary SQL Server in mirrored environment using transaction logs from old environment

I'm currently migrating a large (~40gb) database to a new environment. The new environment is a HA/mirrored set up with primary, mirror and witness nodes. I'm backing up the database in the old ...
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Running functions in parallel

This is for SQL Server 2012. We have some import processes for FTP files that are picked up and read into a staging table, from there we massage/check the data before moving into production. One of ...
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Create table group sub-folders in Management Studio

When I was exploring the master database in SSMS I noticed that under the Tables folder there is another folder called Systems Tables that houses a bunch of tables. Is it possible for us to create a ...
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SQL Import/Export defaults to byte stream on export

So, I've done some research and I can't seem to figure this out. I'm not sure if it's some setting that I'm missing or what. For the basic info, running SQL2012, 64 bit, all that good stuff. I ...
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Error 3154 while restoring a backup using WITH REPLACE

I have SQL 2012 with SP1 installed on my computer. I made a backup of a database test.bak. I have a database with the name test2 which is the same database, but the data changed. I want to restore ...
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SQL Server grant permissions to STANDBY database

So, first: the setup. We have SQL Server 2012 (ServerA) running in domain A. We have SQL Server 2012 (ServerB) running in domain B, separate subnet, no trusts. These are completely separate domains ...
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Estimated vs Actual rows differences (actual much smaller than estimated) - sort

I'm running a query that is processing some nodes out of an XML document. My estimated subtree cost is in the millions and it seems it all comes from a sort operation sql server is performing on some ...
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Transaction Log Maintanance While Using AlwaysOn Availability Group

We are using HADR ( AlwaysOn Availability Group) feature of SQL Server 2012. Server and AG Configuration as below: SQL12_SRV1 --> AG1(PRIMARY) - SYNC -->> DBTest SQL12_SRV2 --> AG1(SECONDARY) ...
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SQL Server Maintenance Plan TSQL query to log the backup databases

Does anyone know how to use the TSQL task in SQL Server 2008 Maintenance Plan to log (insert) the databases that where backed-up? Imagine a Maintenance Plan that does the backup for DB1,DB2 and DB3. ...
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SQL Server connectivity and script execution using PowerShell

I am designing a PowerShell script that can execute some sql scripts in a folder. Actually this must be done remotely. I am able to connect to the particular server remotely using: $SqlConnection = ...
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How can I use Query notification and what are the requirement? [duplicate]

I want to use Query notification in my app to get the notification from database for updated data, so that app will fire the query to get updated data instead of monitoring the database for every 5 ...
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How to push the data from database?

I want to push the data from database to application instead of application pull the data.I have installed ms sql server and apache tomcat server. I have my application in apache tomcat, here I made ...