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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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System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): SQL Server detected a logical consistency-based I/O error: incorrect checksum

I am migrating client's database to my hosted environment, the client runs SQL Server 2008 R2, and we run SQL Server 2014. I am stuck on restoring one log file, which left below error message when I ...
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Why does an SSIS package fail when executed from the IS Catalog?

When executed via the SQL Server Agent under the same user context, is there any reason a package would successfully run when using the file system (i.e. DTExec.exe), but fail to execute when launched ...
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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 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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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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SQL Server 2014, Volumes in Resource Governor

I'm looking at Resource Governor on 2014 and how it relates to volumes. I can see where to set up MAX|MIN IOPS PER VOLUME on a resource pool. That's not keyed by volume, however sys....
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Why are foreign keys ignored on subscribers?

We are using merge replication on SQL Server 2008 R2. There are many tables with foreign keys providing a logical dependence on each other. For this question, let's say there are User and File tables, ...
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Why does shrinking the transaction log generate lots of log (LOP_SHRINK_NOOP) and not shrink the log?

I just tried shrinking an overly big log file (FULL recovery model). This operation is not expected to always succeed and indeed the log was not shrunk. But I observed that a lot of new log was ...
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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 a....
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Merge Replication: Updates to Schema

We have a main SQL Server which replicates to two backup servers via continuous merge replication. There are regular updates to the schema. Regular changes include: Adding new tables and ...
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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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Proxy Account SSIS and NETWORK SERVICE

I currently have an instance of SQL running as NETWORK SERVICE which for various reasons I can't change. I have a maintenance plan running under a proxy account which has access to a network share to ...
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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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SQL Agent After installation not able to start

SQL Server 2012 SQL Agent will not start after installation. Checked permissions, on surface configurations, all OK, have tried to run it as another account no Joy. The error i am receiving is the ...
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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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Full-Text Index menu option not appearing in SQL Server Management Studio AND error when right clicking a table

I am using SQL Server Management Studio Version 11.0.3128.0 and SQL Server 2014 12.0.2361 Web Edition. I have successfully created a Full Text Catalog following these instructions: Cannot use a ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 signature:...
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Database Mail connection to exchange - Resets and timeouts

I am trying to send the results of a query in an email, and each time it takes longer than 5-10 minutes for me to recieve the message. The actual relay from Exchange takes less than one minute, but ...
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Transaction log full due to log_backup

I am testing how certain operations are logged under different recovery models.Below are steps i have did till now 1.create database in full recovery model 2.take backup 3.create a table and insert ...
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How do I pass a parameter in a stored procedure to call a DTS package

I have created a DTS package which fetches data from a text file into a database table. I want to pass the file name dynamically from which it fetches data. Can I pass the filename dynamically?
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Slow query execution using ODBC 32

When executing a simple select query on a SQL Server 2012 system, the execution time is very different if I use OLE or ODBC 32bit. Unfortunately I am forced to use ODBC 32bit. The Query: SELECT ...
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What are the “additional actions” available for “Recovery Pending” databases?

I've used powershell to run a sql script on several databases on a test server. Disk space was low, so the script failed on 34 out of 75 databases. All fair enough. In any case, afterwards 10 of my ...
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Scheduling a task to run after a SQL SERVER 2012 executes a different set of scripts?

Im working on a project for a job I am interning for. I've had a few months of database design. I am still learning all the techniques. I am currently trying to schedule a console app to run every ...
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Quickly edit MS_Description in SSMS

We document our database by storing descriptions for tables, columns, stored procedures etc. in the MS_Description extended property. It's easy enough to handle by scripting, but what I miss is some ...
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Database Mail not sending

I'm trying to send email using the DatabaseMail on SQL Server 2008, I can see my emails sitting in the msdb.dbo.sysmail_unsentitems But they just sit there, I get no error messages. I've checked ...
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SSIS Bulk Insert Task Operating system error code 1311

I have been running SSIS 2008 R2 Packages for a long time and when ever my Packages trough SQL Server Job accesses FTP Server which is on the same domain it uses correct credentials ,e.g. domain\...
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Getting “Read Timed Out” exception frequently for last few days on my already running SQL Server 2008 R2

Our client has a setup of 2 VMs . One of them has SQLServer 2008 R2 and other has a Java utility which I am using to update the Database.. It was working some time back, but recently it started ...
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SQL Server Database Mail Log is flooded with errors (20-30 per second) when mail server goes down

We're using SQL Server 2005. Every so often our mail server goes down, and when this happens, as soon as our SQL code tries to send dbmail, the Database Mail Log has an item which looks like this: ...
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Network and memory waits after massive ALTER

We had to do a massive ALTER to our DB, changing one central table's PK to BIGINT due to approaching ID's generated in the 2 billion range. Due to this, several hundred referencing keys and indexes ...
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Change version number of maintenance plan package

We have a Maintenance Plan on SQL 2012 that has been running fine. I made a change to it yesterday using SSMS 2014. When the plan ran last night I got the following error: The version number in ...
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Index Maintenance

I have a query thats performing badly and has a RID lookup. There are already quite a few indexes on the table and in the query stats I can see they are used although some less than others and all ...