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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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Migrate Management Data Warehouse to a New Instance

Is there a defined procedure to follow for moving a SQL Server 2012 management data warehouse to a new server\instance? We intend to setup an MDW on a test sql server instance first, but will then ...
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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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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. ...
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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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SQL SERVER 2008 Cursor Problem

I have a table that has some missing values for certain transactions. The value for a particular transaction is going to depend on the value of all preceding transactions. Because the preceding ...
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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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Best practice - SQL Schema to store Timerecords for a Time and Attendance module

I'm starting a time and attendance module in C# and SQL. There will be many time rules depending on every shift. For example: Shift 7:00 - 14:00 for Administratives: 15 min grace time, but if ...
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Phantom Transactions using Version Store in tempDB

We are seeing version store space increasing on one of our servers, and there are ~20 sessions that are showing as actively accessing version store rows for over 24 hours. The problem is, when I try ...
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SQL Server 2012 High availability Groups for OLTP and Reporting environments

I would like to seek your advice in designing a high availability architecture at my current work place. We are moving to SQL Server 2012 platform and we currently have a set of OLTP databases ...
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Empty Space in buffer pool

I was doing some reading and came across this article from Paul Randal: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/paul/performance-issues-from-wasted-buffer-pool-memory/ Using the queries from that article, I ...
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logon trigger to send an email

I want to create a simple login trigger. basically if user = test , then send an email to me. CREATE TRIGGER ServerLogon ON ALL SERVER WITH EXECUTE AS 'test' FOR LOGON AS BEGIN IF ...
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Setting up triggers based on exposed columns in a view's source table

I have a table where I want to do a AFTER UPDATE trigger if one of the columns modified was in a specific view CREATE VIEW [dbo].[iv_EmployeesView] AS SELECT EMPLOYEE_GUID AS EmployeeGuid, ...
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SQL Server Database errors 8935/8934/8977

I received a database from a customer, that i have to try to recover. I'm facing some problems, specifically with the following errors: (Error, Level, State, MessageText, RepairLevel, Status, DbId, ...
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Maintaining Referential Integrity with a Filestream enabled database

We have a production database which is filestream enabled and has grown, within a year, to about 20Gb as it stores documents. On many occasions we need to bring the live data back to UAT or Dev ...
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SSRS slow opening a Datasource

While optimizing a report, I discovered that the time reported by TimeDataRetrieval in ExecutionLog2 was a couple of seconds longer than the query times shown in SQL Server Profiler for that report ...
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Disabled index still incurs overhead when inserting

I have a 38 million row table that I periodically truncate and refill. I disable the indexes (non-clustered) when I do this. But when I included the Execution Plan I noticed SQL Server 2005 is still ...
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Single table row “sharding/versioning” to customize values

Introduction Hello everyone, I have done quite a bit of searching and I cannot find a solution for my specific issue. There are a few factors that complicate my situation, which I have outlined ...
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Multi-Statement Template Plan Guide

A piece of, um, software seems to be issuing ~20k queries of this form every few seconds: DELETE FROM macVendor WHERE companyId=N' 08-00-'; INSERT INTO macVendor (companyId,organization) VALUES (N' ...
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How to use Blob Storage as shared storage in a Windows Azure Failover Cluster?

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster composed on ...
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Why use asymmetric keys in SQL Server?

I've been reading multiple resources on SQL Server Encryption, and everyone does it basically the same way, but no one explains why we use asymmetric keys in SQL Server. And by this I mean when we ...
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SQL Server is not started

I created the local service. My server name is like sqlitesync.com. In my database folder created the configuration (web.config) and WCF web service (AuroraSyncService.svc). When I test this service ...
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plan_generation_num keeps incrementing, why?

I have a query that is executed using sp_executesql code is as follows DECLARE @rsk NVARCHAR(1) = '1', @ppCityID NVARCHAR(3); SET @ppCityID = CAST(@cityID AS NVARCHAR(3)); exec sp_executesql ...
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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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Is it possible to configure Reporting Services to emit browser compatibility headers?

We have a dashboard that hosts some Reporting Services (2008) reports within frames. The dashboard runs in the browser's standards compliance mode, but this is causing some of the reporting services ...
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Problem with Database for survey Questionnaires

Bellow I am showing a sample survey question for woman. I need your help to creating a Database. Description: Top part of the survey Questions are Project Code, Name... etc which is ...
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Integration Service cannot be upgraded/removed

I have SQL Server 2005 Integration Services installed in our server whose version is 5292. It needs to be upgraded to version 5324. After running the patch the summary report says it is upgraded ...
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Understanding how sys.dm_exec_requests represents queries being rolled back

I'm not sure whether this was an actual problem or just a normal situation where I needed to wait for rollback to finish. In either case, some insight would be appreciated. Background details I ...
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MDX: How do I combine/merge/union two Measures dimensions with calculated members?

I am trying to combine two dimensions in an MDX query. SELECT NON EMPTY ( [XXX].[YYY].children ) ON ROWS, NON EMPTY { [Measures].[Dimension1A], [Measures].[Dimension1B], ...
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Using Mirroring to upgrade SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2012

I am attempting to mirror a SQL Server 2008 R2 database currently in a fail over with the purpose of doing an in place upgrade. I have installed SQL Server 2012 on another machine to serve as my ...
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How to give permissions to 90+ SQL Servers without tweaking in each of them?

There are over 90+ MS SQL Servers (SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2012). All in the same Windows domain (but physically all over the world). How to give a domain user (administrative, or other) ...
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always on availability group with different speed disks

I'm looking to set up SQL Server 2012 installation with an Always On Availability Group, where the 'passive' replica will be hosted at another site on the WAN and using synchronous data commit - the ...
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Audit Queries in SQL Server 2008 Including Start Stop Times

I have SQL Server 2008 Enterprise. I know how to set up auditing on the SQL Server, but it looks like the audit logs don't include query start/stop times. We currently use a product called Splunk to ...
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This is just to demonstrate a display bug

...and now has been updated to demonstrate a comment thingy on SO meta. Unless I asked you to, please do not act on this question, even if it appears in the suggested aardvark edit review queue or ...
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How to gracefully handle a source database restore from backup in a data warehouse

We are facing a challenging situation with our data warehouse source databases. Frequently these sources databases will be restored from backups. There is a high turnover of data entry persons who ...
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How to push the data from database?

I want to push the data from database to application instead of application pull the data.I have installed ms sql server and apache tomcat server. I have my application in apache tomcat, here I made ...
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Auditing access to a linked server

I have a linked server with SQL Server configured with the security option "For a login not defined in the above list, connections will: Be made using the login's current security context". What I ...
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Linked Server Login Timeout but SqlCmd works

I've got a SQL 2005 SP4 server that connects to a 2008 SP3 instance via linked servers using the SQL Server server type. Every once in a while, one of those linked servers will start throwing login ...
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ODBC - how to set up ODBC driver for 2 languages (for different code page)

How to set up an ODBC driver to operate the Polish code page (1250) and Lithuania (1257) at the same time? Although the code page Lithuanian is wider than the Polish code page, the driver incorrectly ...
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How to remove leaf member values?

I have a dimension hierarchy that is related to multiple fact tables with different granularities. In the case of one fact table, it relates to the middle level of a three level hierarchy. When you ...
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Combining full-text-search queries

I have two tables in a SQL Server database with basic fulltext indexes: CREATE FULLTEXT CATALOG table1_catalog; CREATE FULLTEXT INDEX ON table1 ( name1 ) KEY INDEX pk_table1 ON ...
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Can't get users default schema to change - SQL Server 2008

We are migrating from a SQL Server 2008 instance on a shared host to our own box. Our issue is we have a bunch of tables, procs and views that are prefaced with a schema (let's call the schema 'me') ...
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Transfer data from DynamoDB to SQL server 2008?

I want to transfer data from amazon dynamo DB to SQL server 2008. What are the tools or methods which can be used to do this ?
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Can the same database be log-shipping secondary and primary at the same time?

Here is my scenario: Database DB1 on Server1 is log shipping primary in data center. Database DB1 on Server2 is log shipping secondary; Server2 is in remote location. Logs are shipped from data ...
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How to safely take an SQL job out of the schedule?

There is a table | jobID | status | startTime | endTime | and a job, that is scheduled to run every X seconds, it will take the first undone job ID, put it in stored proc and run it. Stored proc takes ...
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How to manage dynamic tables in Visual Studio 2010 Sql Server Database Projects

I am migrating a common set of databases in to a VS 2010 Sql Server Db project so we can keep it in source control, and deploy common changes etc. The databases are for the most part the same, except ...
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SQL Server 2008 Restore from D2D

In that past year we started using a D2D network device to store our SQL Server backups. This device does dedup and compression. It looks just like any standard CIFS share (\\d2d\sql_backups\...). ...
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Is it possible to have a valid backupset with null position?

In database restore process I need to rely on position column exists in backupset record to restore the latest backupset. Restore the latest backup on the database I noticed sometimes position is ...