Microsoft's SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) that runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases. It originated from the Sybase SQL Server codebase, which is why both products use the extension of SQL called Transact-SQL (T-SQL).

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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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Tables not shown in SQL Server Enterprise Manager

For some reason 3 tables which are clearly in use by the application are not listed in the Tables view in SQL Server Enterprise Manager. It's SQL Server 2000. When generating a diagram, a popup ...
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How to Audit for Access with Cross Database Ownership Chaining

I've just joined the data team of a new company and we have a large SQL Server environment (100+ instances) and cross database ownership chaining is on by what I gather is a necessity. I'm looking for ...
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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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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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SQL Server Replication :: Dedicated Distributor Hardware Requirements

Does anyone know any rules of thumb (or better) with regards to hardware requirements for a dedicated distributor server? i.e. Based on estimate metrics (e.g. number of subscribers, publishers, ...
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SQL Server 2008 replication scenario

First of all sorry about my english, and most importantly, my database ignorance, I'll do my best ;) Until now, the scenario that I have is as follows: In a server under our LAN, we have a database ...
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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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Code required to make column not nullable

I have a table where I mistakenly allowed NULL values in a column: CREATE TABLE EXAMPLE ( EXAMPLE_ID INT IDENTITY(1, 1) NOT NULL, FOO_ID INT, CREATED_ON DATETIME DEFAULT ...
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Receiving error when running DBCC CheckDB - multiple IAM pages

Running DBCC CHECKDB (dbname) WITH NO_INFOMSGS, ALL_ERRORMSGS results in this error: Table error: Multiple IAM pages for object ID 813245952, index ID 1, partition ID 72057594073972736, ...
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How long does the final phase of an online index creation take?

In reading the whitepaper: Online Indexing Operations in SQL Server 2005 it says: The online index build process can be roughly divided into three phases: Preparation Build Final ...
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bug in sp_rename

I've searched high and low, but I cannot find anyone mentioning that when you run sp_rename, then you should mark the objects for recompilation too. As in EXECUTE sp_rename 'fct.MyTable', ...
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Why can't we have multiple cascade paths?

You can see that many questions have being asked about multiple cascade paths. For example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/851625/foreign-key-constraint-may-cause-cycles-or-multiple-cascade-paths ...
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Output in SQL Profiler has results with Database ID as NULL

I ran profiler to filter out certain applications connecting an environment but the results has application for Database_id "NULL".. Am I missing anything ? Also another question , does all the ...
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SQL Agent AD account gets permission denied for ODBC connections in SSIS packages

We have an AD account specifically created for the agent service and when running SSIS packages that connect to databases we get permission denied even though we have granted that account access to ...
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SSIS: FTP task - concurrent connections

I have created an SSIS package for downloading file from FTP server. When I debug the package, everything goes fine. But when I shedule the package as Job step, it sometimes fails to connect. The job ...
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Transactional Replication in SQL server 2014

We need to set up transactional replication in SQL server 2014, Enterprise edition so that: Database to be replicated from Publisher which is approximately 2 TB in size. This would be used 24*6. Here ...
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SQL Server 2005 Datawarehouse DB - Integrity failure caused by NonClustered indexes

Last year I've been working with a data warehouse database (SQL Server 2005) loaded on a daily basis during the nights. Overall database performance is acceptable. However, there is a "known error" ...
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speed up ghost cleanup

In SQL Server I have a table that is filled often and also gets deleted often. Because several threads write and erase data from that table I cannot even truncate it because there is always someone ...
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Alwayson cannot fail over using tsql

I have an Alwayson test environment with the following settings. My test goals are as follows: When SqlNod1 is primary instance, I want SqlNod2 to answer read-only queries. When SqlNod2 is primary ...
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Performance Implications of Explicit Collation Conversions across Linked Servers

I locally host host databases from two vendors on two different SQL instances, but on the same network. These servers frequently communicate with each other (through joins and whatnot), so we have ...
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Filegroup design for Document Table for BLOB Storage

I have a table for storing documents as VARBINARY types in my database (I'm not using filestream). My database is setup with only one data file, but I am wondering if there is a benefit to creating a ...
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Multi-Instance Windows Failover Cluster - Min / Max Memory Allocation Dilemma

We run numerous 2 node SQL Server 2008 R2 Failover Clusters in Windows Server 2008 R2 on a VMWare eSXi virtual platform. Each cluster hosts 3-4 SQL instances with varying degrees of memory ...
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Case Statements, subqueries, and datediff

First time posting on this website so please let me know if you require any other information. This first section of code worked perfectly and resulted in correct information. [Field 1] = (CASE ...
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How to resolve RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE and RESOURCE_SEMAPHORE_QUERY_COMPILE wait types

We are trying to figure out root cause of slow running sql server queries hitting/fetching data from one of the database , size 300 GB, hosted on server with below configuration: Windows server ...
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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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SQLNCLI10.x vs 11.x when connecting SSIS 2008R2 to a SQL Server 2012 database

Starting from the question and working backwards. My question: is it OK to use SQLNCLI10.1 as a provider for SSIS 2008 R2 to connect to SQL Server 2012 database(s)? I have a SSIS box running SQL ...
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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 can I speed SQLPS connection when I don't have WMI permissions at the server

When connecting SQLPS to a SQL Server, it will try to run some WMI service status queries. In an environment where one does not have permissions for those, PowerShell issues a bunch of warnings, and ...
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How to raise Procedure Cache Hit Ratio?

I have a SQL Server 2012 instance with 96 GB of RAM that has the Buffer Cache Hit Ratio consistently at 100% and the PLE consistently over 500,000, so memory is obviously not a problem. However, my ...
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Merge-Replication: New column doesn't get replicated down by update command

I do this frequently but all clients have this fault: I added a new column to a table using a SQL statement, which causes the column to be created and added to every publication that uses this table. ...
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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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Restore Database w Master Key and storing password in plain text

We have a (SQL Agent)job that backs up our production db nightly(and restores to a test db server) and we're adding encryption to some of the columns in our tables. I created a master key and bound ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Should I be worried at this statistics regarding indices causing locks?

We have some mild table locking issue during our peak hours so I figured the following query query taken from this site would be a good start. And boy, does it show me some seriously concerning ...
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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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Why would a default constraint be missing an index?

I have a query that looks at the sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats system view to determine what missing indexes there are for maintenance purposes. If I remove the filter from the query that ...
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Had to force loop join and don't understand why

Hello SQL Server Experts. I have a table (table_A) with about 2 million rows and a table_B with about 10 million rows. SELECT b.title FROM table_A A JOIN table_B B ON A.id = B.A_id WHERE ...
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Covering Index - Insert Performance

We are running some performance tuning on our database in SQL Server. The database in itself is pretty small with around 13 tables. But there are multi-level relationships between tables. When I try ...
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How to identify whether a log backup or job executing a SP is causing High Page Reads/sec

For one of my servers( SQL server 2008R2) we can continuously witness High Page Reads/sec during business hours say: from 7 AM to 9 PM EST. I kept the counter settings to monitor the same and found ...
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SQL Server changes in tables reverted after two three days in two different DBs

I'm having a strange issue in one SQL Server 2008 R2 I admin. Three days ago, a major renaming on the columns of a table was made due to a development. After the columns where renamed, the change was ...
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Convert Select statement results into binary and insert into a varbinary column

I am attempting to accomplish the following and 1) not sure if it can be done and 2) if it can I have no idea how! I have tried a couple of approaches but no joy. FYI I am not a full time DBA....just ...
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Excessive CPU Usage caused by long running query?

We have been getting intermittent excess CPU usage at 100%. There is not a whole amount running on the system. We also get warning of Batch Requests/sec above threshold.: 1030, which would seem to ...
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Moving data from MS Access to MS SQL Server

I'm trying to migrate data into SQL Server from an existing legacy set of MS Access databases. Currently everything is working except a few core tables that are wide and contain a number of ...
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Exclude a User From an Audit

I need to set up a SQL Server audit to capture all database activity for all logins except one - the login our application runs under. In this case the login I want to exclude is CPSDOM\cpointedb. In ...
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Replication stopped working, no errors

I have a TOP server (SQL Server 2012) with a merge replication to around 4 other servers. When I subscribe to the publication, everything is downloaded fine to the subscriber. The insert of one of ...
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The underlying provider failed on Open. Error in Windows Service

I have a Windows Service(c#) that receives data and inserts it into DB using Entity Framework 6. Database is SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. Both (Service and DB) are hosted on VPS( Windows Server ...
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Scripting Local Policy Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks

I am working on an automated SQL 2012 install process on Windows 2012 R2 and have everything complete except for one task. My process launches secpol.msc but I am still required to drill in and ...