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Clustered index on a join table

Currently I have a table defined as follows, but I'm not sure what to cluster the table on: CREATE TABLE [Security].[UserGroups] ( [UserId] INT NOT NULL, [GroupId] INT NOT NULL, [IsAdmin] ...
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SQL Server MERGE statement efficiency

We are using the following query to merge new data between tables. -- Merge descriptions from Sync_CheckPointDescriptions table with temporary table #temp MERGE CheckPointDescriptions AS TARGET ...
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SQL Server 2014 - Full text index never stops populating

I have a server that is running SQL Server 2014. I have full text indexes on some of my tables in my databases. The problem is that it's always saying populating and it never finishes. So my queries ...
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Different Disk Drive Same Backend Storage

I have a database running on a VM which is getting hammered during a large load, in particular I can see waits of WRITELOG happening. My initial thought is to split the files out on to their own ...
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SQL DatabaseMail smtp error 5.7.57 at one site, email works at another with the same details

I have several SQL databases on different servers. I have used a script to set up Database mail. EXECUTE msdb.dbo.sysmail_add_account_sp @account_name = 'Emailer' ,@description = 'Email out ...
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How to set ALL the replication to DEADLOCK_PRIORITY LOW?

I have just got this email here: Then looking at the sql server log I find this deadlock was caused by one of our procedures (that was the victim) against the replication. O.K. in this case in ...
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TDE prep: key/certificate backup for restores

I am working in a dev environment to better understand TDE encryption. I have it working along with backups and restores on another server. Had a few questions, I know I need to backup the certificate ...
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Very High wait time?

We currently have one production SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition , running on Windows server 2008R2 standard ( 32 GB RAM , 16 cpu). there are around 22,000 connection. the Max worker thread is ...
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SQL Server replication - error when creating a subscription - The article '(null)' does not exist

When trying to add a subscription to an existing publication use [Product] exec sp_addsubscription @publication = N'Product', @subscriber = N'REPLON1', @destination_db = ...
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Database Maintenance Planner greyed out (disabled)

I have to look into some SQL Server 2000 maintenance plans, but Database Maintenance Planner option is greyed out in Tools menu of Enterprise Manager. SQL Server Agent seems enabled and running, ...
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Need a way to prevent log shipping from kicking users out

We have SQL Server 2012. A service we use requires us to use log shipping, however we are tired of having users being kicked offline every 15 minutes. Are there any creative ways to get around this ...
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Trigger/Event that fires when a Transaction finishes

I have a query that pulls from about 15 different tables. I am looking to materialize this into a table that stores it in xml/json. (To improve performance.) The problem I have is that these tables ...
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sp_send_dbmail causes session to hang

We had an issue in production (2008R2 SP3) yesterday, where a developer was running a piece of code in SSMS that was executing sp_send_dbmail inside a transaction, and including an attachment from a ...
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Index Optimization Error in SQL Server 2012

I have an Index optimization job set on the database SWHSJ having two data files with unrestricted growth in the J drive with 174GB free, as you can see below: ...
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Is it possible to have different authentication mode for SQL Server Database Engine and corresponding SQL Server instance?

I have installed the x64 SQL Server 2008 R2 Express with default settings and run MBSA 2.3 Microsoft analizer (using default settings too). Tried on clean Windows 8 installation (not 8.1) and Windows ...
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Upgrading SQL Server from 2008 to 2012 doesn't respect existing install / instance paths

Basic Information : Running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2008 (version 10.0.5869), trying to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. Currently working in a cloned VM of our production server ...
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How to copy SQL Server log shipping files to AWS EC2 instance

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 and would like to log ship from my local data center SQL Server instance to a log shipping target SQL Server running in AWS EC2. What is the best way to copy the log ...
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Change Tracking across several Tables

I'm looking into providing DB level change tracking within my system. I need to be able to track changes at an entity level, rather than just individual tables. Right now, we have triggers on each of ...
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Database corrupt after restore and upgrade on another instance

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.50.2789) and SQL Server 2014 (12.0.2000) instances. There is a process of backup on SQL Server 2008 R2 and restore to SQL Server 2014. Everything was going fine, until ...
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How to insert values into Bridge Table in star schema?

I am modelling my database with respect to star schema with bridge tables. My master Table looks like below. I need to convert this format to star schema. MasterTable StudentNumber | Subject1 | ...
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ASSIGN value for cmd in sysprocesses? What does it mean?

We're seeing some strange blocking behaviour in a production (SQL Server 2008 R2) system that we're investigating, and it seems to have one consistent and novel element: in the sysprocesses table, the ...
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how to resolve intermittent SQL backup issue?

We have this issue on aprox 100-300 SQL machines each month and it's never re-occuring. If you re-run the backup it will complete. The problem exists in both win2k8 and win2k12 machines. Backup ...
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DTUTIL to package store

I am trying to deploy a package to a project in my SSIS catalog and am using the following command: dtutil /FILE C:\Changes\ReceivedEDI.dtsx /DestS MARSQL12 /COPY ...
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MS SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster connection issue

I was about to give up with this but I'll give it a go here if anyone can help. I've set up a fail-over cluster SQL Server with 2 SQL nodes, Domain controller and file witness. All seems to work ...
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SQL Server intermittent error 40 Could not open a connection to SQL Server or The network path was not found

I am getting intermittent errors as per the below stack trace. I am using C# Entity Framework with SQL Server 2012 enterprise running on a separate server computer. I can connect and query the DB ...
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Once more about SQL Server virtual accounts

Let me reboot my question on SQL Server virtual accounts permissions The (same) MSDN article on the same version 2012 of SQL Server "Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions" states: ...
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SQL Server 2012 Resource Governor and memory used by CLR

In SQL 2012 memory used by CLR is now part of what is controlled by "MAX Server Memory" a) Does Resource Governor in SQL 2012 Enterprise (MAX_MEMORY_PERCENT for resource pool) governs CLR memory? ...
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How can I search values, considering occurences, on more than one term in SQL Server CE?

I have a rather complex SQL query, that I actually received help from this SE site to come up with parts of. This query is designed to take a search term and search all relevant values in a database ...
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Severity 016 Backup virtual device fail

My backup on one of my servers is failing once a week. This is the alert I'm getting: DESCRIPTION: BackupVirtualDeviceFile::PrepareToFreeze: failure on backup device ...
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custom population of full text index

Is there any way to populate a full text search index without storing the backing information in the database? I don't mean using remote-blob-storage or FILESTREAM types. The backing information is a ...
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merge replication too big

I have multiple handhelds which sync their data via merge replication. from time to time, new core data is imported on the server-database. for some reasons I keep the old data in the databse and set ...
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Preferred Methods Of Indexing MS SQL Server Audit Data To Splunk

What is your preferred method for indexing MS SQL Server for Splunk? I am collecting audit data in various environments by various means (profiler, app logs, and extended events) but I hope to ...
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Date dimension changes between Test and Production Server

I have a cube deployed into a Test environment and Production environment. I've noticed something strange happen with the date dimension. When deployed into our test environment, the Date Key comes ...
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SSIS Recordset Destination error

I have an SSIS package targeted at SQL Server 2012. I have it deployed into the Stored Packages in Integration Services and then have a SQL Server Agent job which executes it. The first part of the ...
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INSERT BULK in SQL Profiler without values

I started SQL Profiler to catch actions that are doing on server, and among them I found one row where is stated: SQL BatchStarting: insert bulk table_name <column_list> but there is no ...
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Key Lookup and Full-text index

I have the following query: SELECT T2.Title FROM TitleTable T1 INNER JOIN TitleTable T2 ON T2.FKID1 = T1.FKID1 WHERE T1.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM1 AND T2.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM2 AND ...
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SQL Server Database Hot Backups: Which Technique(s) to Use for Multi-Level Replication?

I'm reading the many other posts here about mirroring vs. replication, but I'd still appreciate it if someone with some experience would weigh in. My small development team needs to have local ...
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SqlDependency permissions

The db is SQL Server 2012. All data tables are in the dbo schema. All data access is done via stored procedures in a different schema (user rt). I want to add query notifications for some tables, so I ...
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Are the following statements concerning sys.dm_exec_requests true?

Parallel plans mean that cpu_time can be greater than total_elapsed time. Therefore, per-query wait time is not possible to determine accurately from DMVs on servers with more than one CPU thread. ...
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SQL Server Event Alerts Lack Enough Details

I setup SQL Server Alerts to send me emails whenever certain events (by severity) occur. Below is an example of en email I received for a "014 - Insufficient Permission" severity event of Type "SQL ...
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How To Diagnose Slow sp_mssetupbelongs

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. When performing a clean sync using the merge agent I am getting a timeout on this stored procedure, sp_mssetupbelongs I am wondering what the best way to ...
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MSMerge_contents Table Populated After One Sync

I am running merge replication with SQL 2012. When I first create my publication the MSMerge_contents table is populated with a large number of records with the colv1 being set to 0xFF. When I run ...
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SQL Server fulltext_semantic_languages

When trying to install a semantic search example, I'm running into a problem. There are some steps in the example to check if the 'new' Semantic Search and Full Text Search are installed. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Merge Replication - Can the Distribution Database size cause replication problems?

Setup: We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance running on a central server. The server is a merge-replication publisher. We have 'N' subsribers running SQL Server 2008 Express. 'N' can grow to any ...
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Merge Replication Optimization

I am running Merge Replication on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 through web sync. Is there a way to recognize when regenerating a new snapshot and applying it would be more efficient than running a ...
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Auditing - parameter values not being written to log

I am using auditing to track usage of some procs in the database. In the log I can see a record for the Procedure being run and, immediately afterwards,the SQL statement that is being run. The ...
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SQL Server Database Mirroring : strange client application behavior upon failover

I am putting a HA SQL server environment up based on three SQL Server 2008 R2 machines and database mirroring. I'll name them : principal.company.intra mirror.company.intra witness.company.intra ...
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Upgrading Remote Distributor in SQL Server Replication

I'm upgrading my remote distributor from 2005 to 2008r2, it is performing transactional replication only. this is a prerequisite to completing an upgrade of the Publisher to 2008r2. Script ...
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some SQL Server MSX targets show as Normal, Blocked

I've centralized my farm's jobs in MSX, covering about 70 instances of SQL Server. Seemingly randomly, at least once a week, several instances will stop accepting instructions. Within the MSX window ...
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Merge replication sync fails after ALTER TABLE… NOT NULL

We have a SQL Server 2005 database that uses merge replication to sync to SQL Compact Edition subscriptions. We added a column to a table using: ALTER TABLE Shifts ADD COLUMN StateOrProvince NOT NULL ...