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How To Use Publication Without Precompiled Partitions

I am using SQL 2012 with merge replication. Our setup is quite complicated and thus it seems running the publication with precompiled partitions is not going to work. The merge agent is slow to do ...
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Besides attaching the debugger, is there any other differences between “(local)\Instance” and “MyLocalName\Instance”?

When using SQL Server Management Studio for SQL Server 2008 R2 connecting to a local SQL Server 2008 R2 instance (version 10.50.2500), I know that if I am using the instance name (local)\sql2008 it ...
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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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Can I connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 database from SSIS 2012?

I need to redevelop an ETL process and I'm evaluating options. I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 database, and SSIS 2008 will take too long to develop and test the required packages. I understand that ...
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Running queries against multiple servers

I want to use a Central Management Server, with a server group underneith, to run management queries against multiple server. I know how to run a query against the whole group through SSMS, but I ...
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How compatible are Sybase and SQL Server clients connecting to the alternate back end?

Given the shared history of the Sybase and SQL Server products, and their use of a similar (identical?) wire protocol in TDS, what definite statements can be made, if any, about cross compatibility. ...
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ERWIN create and use database

I'm trying to generate physical database from my logical model using ERWIN 7. All is well in the script that is generated automatically, there is only the problem that the model is created in the ...
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Optimisation sub query SQL Server

I would like to optimise the query below because it's actually taking 40% of the time in the real one. I HAVE to get the first line in the table 2 for each line in the table 1. The relationship is 1 ...
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Invalid data types in restore headeronly resultset

I'm trying to write a SQL Server script to iterate through .bak files in a directory and then restore them to our server. In doing so, I've created three temp tables: #Files to keep track of the ...
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What is the fastest way to export a table to a text file

I will have a SQL Server 2012 database and a table with 3 million rows and maybe 50 columns. What will be the fastest way for an unattended background .net process (maybe issues some SQL or Powershell ...
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What is Better SQL Server Configuration? [closed]

First think : MDF and LDF separate on raid 1 Second think : All in one raid5.
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Why Do Replication Deletes Require sysadmin Access

I am running merge replication with SQL 2012. There seems to be a nasty consequence of the delete triggers added for replication in SQL 2012. Inside the delete triggers are this, select @xe_message ...
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using IDENTITY column with increment -1

I need to run a sql server logging db with 2 main tables in 2 seperate datacentres writing to both at the same time. I had the idea of restoring the db to the new datacentre and then reseeding the ...
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Error on SQL Server 2008 backup (.bak file) restored on SQL Server 2012

When I try to restore a database in my new SQL Server 2012 instance I get this error : Restore of database 'MyDb' failed. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.RelationalEngineTasks) ...
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“Thread was being aborted” error when inserting 25k rows

I need to store about 25k rows worth of data into a single table about once a week. To achieve this, I'm creating an object (created from parsing XML), and sending the data within that object to a ...
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Named pipes connection closed when subjected to load

We're hosting a service where we have a messaging service. When a message arrives, it checks which subscribers it should be sent to by connecting to the database, and querying the subscriptions ...
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When should startup parameter -E be used?

We are starting to build a data warehouse system using SQL Server 2008 R2. One of the senior DBAs told us to consider using a startup parameter -E for the SQL Server service. I read from Books Online ...
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How triggers are called when we have two triggers?

In a table I have two triggers. When it is called for the first time the first trigger does not fires while the second trigger's got fired. On the next call both first and second trigger action take ...
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How can I organize my tables?

My database contains more than 200 tables. When I want to modify or insert a table, I find it difficult to find it among all those tables. Is there any way to collect related tables in a folder ...
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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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How To Analyse Index Scans

I am using merge replication with SQL Server 2012. During a sync using a merge agent there are a large number of index scans. I can see this by running a profile capturing SCAN:Started and ...
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Is it normal for tempdb TPS to be higher than all other databases combined?

I'm investigating some performance issues on a production DB here, and I've noticed a slightly odd thing that I'm not sure is weird or not. If I run a quick Performance Monitor trace for the ...
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One Complex Stored Procedure Causes Estimated Cost Exception

In SQL Server, I'm getting the following error "The query has been canceled because the estimated cost of this query (5822) exceeds the configured threshold of 300. Contact the system administrator." ...
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SQL Server how to test filegroup IO

We have a customer who is switching from SAN storage to directly attached storage. Our SQL Server database has several filegroups all of which has been deployed on the same LUN. In order to determine ...
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SQL Server memory issue

As soon as I start SQL Server with no application querying, in the task manager it starts to consume memory very fast till it consumes around 15GB. How can I resolve this issue?
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T-SQL and GPS co-ordinates

I'm looking to store GPS co-ordinates in an MS SQL Server DB for location matching of users with GPS-enabled mobile phones. I've read about STDistance on MSDN, but it only appears to exist in SQL ...
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Is it advantageous to scale out using multiple SQL Server instances on the same server?

For a use-case of 9 databases spread across 3 time zones, is it advantagous to spread the databases onto multiple SQL Server instances on the same server? What will I gain and what will I lose? ...
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Does The Stored Procedure sp_removedbreplication Remove Rowguids

In merge replication if I run sp_removedbreplication will that remove rowguids or not? Will it take into account the preserve_rowguidcol values in the sysmergearticles table?
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Why isn't the objectname and indexname populated in deadlock graph?

I got a request to check out some errors on a 2008 sp3 server (10.0.5500.0 - Enterprise Edition (64-bit)) and see if I could find deadlocks that were happening earlier. Traceflag 1222 wasn't enabled ...
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Advice for designing a complex/multipart application [closed]

I'm designing a software application for my medical carrier. It is very complicated, with many parts and many small details. Some experts advised me to divide it to parts, then design the database ...
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How to properly design this type of relationship [duplicate]

I am building a model with the following requirements: Items may have attributes Attributes may be of type: 'Choice', 'FreeText', 'Number' I am not quite sure how to relate the item to attribute ...
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Best way to increase no of partition in SQL Server Table

I am maintaining a database with a big big table, which portioned for each month. There is already tens of partition there but its till January 2013, So its time to create new partitions. Can anyone ...
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Determining whether column in view can only contain unique values

I have a SQL Server 2008 database with several views. I'm looking for a way to definitively determine whether a particular view has a column that can only contain unique values (i.e. can be used as a ...
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C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\DATA [closed]

I am trying to query SharePoint list data from a database named like STS_bangbus_1 database, but there seem to be only one SQL Server instance with the named “bangbus” aka “SHAREPOINT”, with ...
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query processor ran out of internal resources and could not produce a query plan

This is showing up in the logs several times a night. How do I find the query causing the issue? SQL Server 2008 R2 Sp1.
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Backup SQL DataBase to C$

Another simple SQL backup question from me.... I've got a SQL Server database running on SSMS 2008 and am trying to configure some backup jobs. I am now seemingly fine with backing up and restoring ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 DDL Trigger to create DML Triggers on all new user tables

As the title says I would like to create a DDL trigger which in turn creates DML triggers for most new tables. The trigger I have so far will create triggers on ALL tables, which is not what I'm ...
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Why 2 allocation units during online index rebuild to different file group?

I'm in the process of rebuilding the clustered index of a big table to a different file group. I'm monitoring the rebuild process using sys.system_internals_allocation_units. I'm 3h in but not done ...
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Move Primary Key to Filegroup (SQL Server 2012)

How can I move a clustered primary key to a new filegroup? I already have found a possible "algorithm" but it is horribly inefficient: Drop non-clustered indexed (requires them to be resorted and ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 corrupted after changing MAXDOP [closed]

My SQL Server 2008 R2 doesn't work after changing the MAXDOP parameter on instances. I have 6 instances located on the same physical server and I changed MAXDOP from 1 to 2 on 5 instances. After ...
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Problem with PIVOT [closed]

I am facing a small issue while using PIVOT table. My problem is as following. I have a single table with the procedures id and their steps and i want all the steps needs to be displayed in 5 column ...
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Average Time to Load 1.2 million records from Oracle INTO SQL SERVER 2008R2

I have an ssis package which loads 1.2 million records of data from oracle into SQL SERVER 2008R2(with 32 GB RAM) dataware house table once every week. (truncating and loading) This process is taking ...
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clustered and covering index ignored on delete statement. Table scan occurs

Why would SQL Server 2005 find it more efficient to perform a table scan instead of using the available clustered index on the primary key (and only the primary key)? DISCLAIMER: There is also a ...
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Does varchar size matter in temporary tables?

There is a debate at my wife's work about just using varchar(255) for all varchar fields in temporary tables in stored procedures. Basically, one camp wants to use 255 because it will always work ...
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Finding exact statement causing error 3930

Lately I've been seeing errors in the SQL Server Log. Code:3930 Description:"The current transaction cannot be committed and cannot support operations that write to the log file. Roll back the ...
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SQL Server NTFS allocation unit size

On Windows 2008 R2 running SQL Server 2008 R2 how imporatant is the NTFS allocation unit size on DISK IO performance. It appears to me that server admin who built the few servers for a mission ...
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SQL Server connection with multiSubnetFailover fails, claims mirroring is enabled

I have two SQL Server instances in an availability group. They are not mirrored. I'm trying to connect to the AG using the MS JDBC drivers (4.0) with a connection string including ...
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Selecting values that are not associated with one side of a many to many relationship

I have a junction table between categories and values that indicate which categories are associated with which each value. I would like to find the values that are not associated with each category. ...
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Create job to send alert using sp_send_dbmail when table value greater than x

PROBLEM The SMScounter.Counter is used to accumulate usage from a service. The service has a programmatic cap of 1000. I would like to alert users when this cap is breached. TABLE CREATE CREATE ...
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Problem with sp_Updatestats

I am having a problem when running sp_updatestats on my database it generates an error when my emp table is updating and disconnects I will paste the error here Updating [dbo].[emp] Msg 0, Level 11, ...