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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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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MS SQL Parsing with XPath Performance

I have a UI that allows a user to select certain data points they want to filter the results by. There are things such as location, department etc. Once they have selected all of the options, I ...
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Query looks optimal but logical reads is huge

I run the following (really simple) query in SQL Server: SELECT MAX(PK_Field1) FROM MainTable kh WHERE kh.PK_Field1 >= '2014-12-01T00:00:00' AND kh.PK_Field2 = 1572 AND ...
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I need the reason why we should not install SQL server on the domain controller

I am a system administrator for a small firm. Now we consider to rollout Windows Server 2008 R2 for the firm. We plan to implement Active Directory. We would also like to upgrade RDMS, from SQL server ...
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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 is approx. 2 TB in size. This would be used 24*6. Here we also ...
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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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Using SQL Server with BitLocker

I have an application that is running on a device that has two partitions: C and D. The application runs off of C while D contains the SQL Server database (mdf file). In addition, D is also encrypted ...
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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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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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Interpreting sys.dm_os_sys_memory

I try to figure out a way(using only TSQL) to determine if and how much the PAGEFILE (I will capitalize this term if I refer to the windows page file from now on) is used (like pagefileusage% ...
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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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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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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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When does SQL Server acquire locks?

The list of isolation levels in SQL Server found here states that write locks acquired within a transaction are retained until the end of the transaction. However it doesn't mention anything about ...
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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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Find out why SQL Server released memory

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 used for sharepoint and ssrs. The SQL Server hosts two instances. For a few minutes both instances were timing out, not responding. CPU slowly rose to 100%, 30% from ...
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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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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 ...
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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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AFTER DELETE trigger will not fire during a cascade delete

I've got two tables, corresponding to Nodes in a graph and Aisles to which they may belong. In addition, each Aisle has a Node at which it starts and ends. Aisle Table: Aisle char(4) Start_Node ...
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SSRS URL Changes while navigating

I am trying to track down the root cause of this issue I keep seeing. We have SSRS running with a custom URL like https://reporting.companyname.com/reports. When I connect to that address I can ...
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SQL Server mirroring causing issues

So we have a couple of SQL Server instances involved on mirroring without witness and operating mode is asynchronous in all cases. After we set put mirroring in place, we started facing connections ...
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Implementation of SSL ON SQL SERVER DEFAULT INSTANCE

We've purchased an SSL certificate for our Server with a specific CN and implemented the certificate on IIS. We imported the same certificate on the SQL Server machine. However, when trying to ...
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Deadlock when CODES table has 41900 rows

I'm having a deadlock accessing the same table from two different jobs. I'm testing it on a SQL SERVER 2012 Enterprise edition. Running SQL Profiler I get this graph: You can find the SQL Server ...
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Can there be any case where it would require additional indexes while all columns compose primary key

Ok i don't know whether this question is asked before or not Here my table SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO CREATE TABLE [dbo].[tblProductPagesFeatures]( ...
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Service broker routes and DNS

Apologies for the long post but I've recently seen some strange behaviour with Service Broker when the routes it uses reference a DNS entry, and I am wondering if anyone has seen the same? We have ...
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Sql Server 2012 Disk I/O Too high

I am running SQL Server 2012 on windows azure VM Windows server 2012. This is a live Database, about 250GB, with high usage. I applied some best practice articles for the temp-db long ago, and also ...
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Domain name change of SQL servers involved in replication

I have a situation where client wants to change their domain name of servers hosting SQL Servers(e.g. from AB to CD). I have a transactional replication with updatable subscription configured with 1 ...
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DBCC CHECKDB reports torn page. How do I find what is in the torn page?

Using SQL Server 2005 I get the following error when running DBCC CHECKDB SQL Server detected a logical consistency-based I/O error: torn page (expected signature: 0x55555555; actual ...
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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 ...