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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Restore Verify Only w/ Transaction Log Backups

Question When RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on a transaction log backup fails, what do you do? Background After FULL and DIFFERENTIAL backups, I run RESTORE VERIFY ONLY on the backup file(s). This rarely ever ...
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SQL 2008 Server - performance loss possibly connected with a very large table

Migrated from http://serverfault.com/questions/615129/sql-2008-server-performance-loss-possibly-connected-with-a-very-large-table We have SQL Server 2008 with 3 active databases running on it. DB1 ...
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Implementing application locks within SQL Server (Distributed Locking Pattern)

In my application I have to perform a distributed locking pattern. Because we already have an instance of SQL Server to use, we decided that it would be easiest to implement the locking at SQL layer ...
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How to display posted on date and time like1 hr ago or 30 min ago

i want to show the posted date like 1 hr ago.. or 30 min ago.. declare @date datetime ='2014-07-24 11:50:22.033'; SELECT CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@date)=DATEPART(DD,GETDATE()) THEN CASE WHEN ...
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SQL Server NULL values UNDO

I mistakenly updated the null values in my table to a string similar to an already present string. For e.g. I changed the NULL values to 'WL:5' and there were records for 'WL:5' already present. I ...
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Matching two rows in a single table if two specific keys have different values

I have a table called settings in that there are two columns and data like following. settings value ------- ------ depots 12 projectid 156 client ...
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Copying a table in SQL Server database to Oracle database

I am new to database management. I need to copy a particular table "Attendance" in SQL Server database to Oracle database. There is no connection between the two databases. Also, "Attendance" is ...
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Workload Groups in SQL Server 2012

I have been looking for an answer about "Workload Groups" in SQL Server? What exactly it is Workload Groups? Could you explicit a real world situation when this term is used? Thanks in advance ...
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Why is my select statement so slow?

SELECT name FROM sys.databases WHERE name not in ('master','model','msdb','tempdb','ReportServer','ReportServerTempDB','1303VISBOC') AND CASE WHEN state_desc = 'ONLINE' THEN ...
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Will redeploying a project to the SSISDB invalidate current jobs

I’ve been given 2 dtsx packages to replace 2 in production. This is for a SQL 2012 server with the packages deployed in the project model. The only way I see to do the update is to export the project, ...
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SQL Server slows down on one expensive query

I have a Sql Server 2012 with lot of CPU and memory. When I run a query with a bad plan the server slow down and all other query, even of other databases, become very slow. When I run the query: - ...
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foreign key constraint violation issue

I have identified 3 situations. A student with no enrollments. A student with enrollments but no grades. A student with enrollments and grades. There is a trigger on the enrollments table to ...
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SQL Server 2014 Install Not Creating Default Instance [closed]

I am trying to install SQL Server 2014. The problem that I am having is that during the installation it is not letting my choose whether I want to use a default or a named instance. I have been ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups log_send_rate

On all our AlwaysOn setups, running Windows 2012 and SQL Server 2012 in virtual machines and on bare-metal, I find that the log_send_rate in sys.dm_hadr_database_replica_states is consistently ...
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SPARSE Column in SQL Server

I have just learned about SPARSE columns in SQL Server. I have never used them; I've just read about it on the Internet. Can I ALTER an existing Nullable column in large transactional tables to ...
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how to restore differential back daily basis on sql server DB

Im working with SQL Server DB, what i need is that i have a DB1 and clients site communicate with this DB,Reporting module of the application is also using the same DB (i-e That shows different ...
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Inner Join or what else?

What I have Table A Table B ID ID_Fruit ,,, so on ID ID_Fruit ID_CRATE DateTime 1 1002 i_1 ...
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Is is possible to handle a UserAbort or ClientTimeOut within a Stored Procedure?

An example: create proc [dbo].[usp_SlowProc] as begin try set xact_abort on; -- Ensures rollback on some errors that bypass the try/catch mechanism raiserror('Waiting...', 0, 1) ...
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Performance of checking for data in related tables

NB: this question is purely academic / to help improve my understanding of SQL Server performance. Given a master table which relates to one or more other tables, how would you determine the best ...
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Allow non-sys admin, non-owner of a job to execute it

I have a job that runs an SSIS package. Currently the owner is a proxy account. I can run the job manually from a sys-admin account. Our web service logs in using a limited account. It needs to ...
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How do I include nulls during comparisons in SQL Server?

So basically in SQL Server a NULL means there is no value and thus can't be compared which returns some unexpected results. For example, the following query doesn't return rows where value IS NULL ...
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How do I include nulls during comparisons in SQLServer? [duplicate]

So basically in SQLServer a NULL means there is no value and thus can't be compared which returns some unexpected results. For example, the following query doesn't return rows where value IS NULL but ...
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Errors in the metadata manager. The process type specified for the Effect dimension is not valid since it is not processed

Trying to hunt down an issue with an SSIS package we have and I don't know what to look for to help correct this issue. Error: Errors in the metadata manager. The process type specified for the ...
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How to find usage of each object in other objects from a database?

I am with the task of taking an old SQL Server database and identify all of it's objects and their relationships, because the one who made it did not bother to use any foreign key, he just made all ...
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SQL server Index rebuild and restore not working

Hey everyone I am having an issue with my database. Below is a copy of CHECKDB. When I attempted to do a restore from a backup the restore had the same errors. It appears that my details table is ...
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SQL Server Backup Proposal

Our current system setup sees each server backed up by 3rd party software(Veeam). The backup for our Database server occurs once each night. Alongside this, there is another 3rd party tool that ...
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What should I consider before I upgrade my SQL Server memory? [closed]

I want to upgrade the memory in my SQL Server. What should I check first? Version: SQL Server 2012 64-bit Standard edition
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Why are U locks required when using Read Committed Snapshot Isolation

I consider myself a beginner at Sql Server locking. My understanding is that when using RCSI, Sql Server doesn't need to issue S locks because it uses row versioning (in most cases). From ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 memory issue

I have read many posts regarding the memory but still its not clear. I have dedicated server SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows 2008 R2, 32 GB RAM, 2 6 core processor and a database of around 60 GB on ...
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Recovery from lost SQL Server data file [closed]

I am wondering what the process would be to recover data from a lost data file in SQL Server. Up front this is a hypothetical situation but let's say that there is no backups available and a data ...
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Long running simple query SQL Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I have a very simple query running in a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance: SELECT TOP 10 * FROM messages m INNER JOIN recipients r ON m.id = r.id WHERE m.timeStamp > '2014-07-14T00:00:00.000' AND ...
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FULL recovery and differential backups

I am going to begin transitioning several of our databases to FULL recovery from SIMPLE. I asked a question last week regarding deployment strategies and I have one additional question. Consider ...
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Is there a better way to filter error logs? [closed]

I find it hard to believe that there aren't better native tools to filter SQL Server Error Logs. Even Windows Logs have better filtering capabilities. I'd like the ability to remove certain events ...
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Collecting Wait Stats

We currently use a monitoring tool which shows us our top wait stats either by number of waiting tasks or total wait time. Below are the wait stats by number of tasks waiting and also wait time per ...
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Database revision needed for sports events database

This is not a code review but more of a database schema review. I have a sports events website that I am doing in my spare time. I need assistance with the database design. I am about 80% completed. ...
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DBCC Results: page ID contains an incorrect page ID in its page header

DBCC results for 'tablename' Msg 8909, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Table error: Object ID 1637580872, index ID 1, partition ID 72057596516040704, alloc unit ID 72057594048020480 (type LOB data), page ...
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Where is SQLCMD.EXE in SQL Server 2014 Express?

Using "SQLCMD.EXE" to back up my SQL Server Express databases for years I just discovered that after installing the 2014 version, I found no SQLCMD.EXE anymore. In previous versions it was located at ...
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Explanation requested for slow DELETE with SQL Server

I would like to get some extra insights/reasoning for SQL Server delete behavior. We have a fairly large database of over 1800 GB. In there are some very shallow tables (only a few integer columns) ...
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select multiple columns group by one with inner join

I have a problem with group by, i wanna select multiple column but group by only one column these below code which is i am used but its given a error. SELECT ...
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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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Open Transaction that won't go away SPID Ns

There is a transaction that has been open on this instance since it was restarted and is preventing us from clearing the ldf. Here is the transaction information: Transaction information for ...
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Single row to multiple rows with column combination

I have a table like this: ╔═════╦═══════╦════╦════╦═════╦═════╦═════╦═════╦════╦════╗ ║ ZIP ║ STATE ║ F ║ C ║ F1 ║ c1 ║ f2 ║ c2 ║ f3 ║ c3 ║ ...
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Way to do MERGE with update source when target not match?

I am trying to write a stored procedure that will take new values from a temp table, merge them into an actual table, giving me the ids of the inserted rows, and the rows that already exist matching ...
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Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes

I try installing SQL2008R2 - SQL2012 - sql2014 2014-07-17 16:31:16.00 spid14s Error: 17190, Severity: 16, State: 1. 2014-07-17 16:31:16.00 spid14s Initializing the FallBack certificate failed ...
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How to provision the SQL Server Agent service after SQL Server Edition upgrade

I have upgraded SQL Server 2008 R2 Express to SQL Server Standard Edition. After I have upgraded it, the SQL Server Agent was stopped. I have tried to start but it fails. Only when I have changed ...
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Upgraded from SQL Server Express to standard but CPU usage is maximum 50% on dual core [closed]

I have upgraded SQL Server Express 2008 r2 to SQL Standard Edition on amazon EC2 with a Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 (Ivy Bridge) Processors with 2 vCPU. I have verified the edition by running this: SELECT ...
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Table with 4 million records - different size and performance in development and production

At my company we use SQL Express 2008 R2, which supports databases up to 10GB. We have 2 databases with almost the same number of rows in all tables. But, one of them is 4.5 GB in size (which is in ...
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SQL Server 2012 Vs PDW [closed]

We are migrating to SQL server 2012 to PDW. Any SQL script for Comparing the data between SQL server 2012 and Parallel dataware house or any tools to compare.
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Logical read count varies

In this post the writer runs a query several times. I notice the logical reads vary a little across executions. There is a difference of about 2 pages in a total of a few thousand pages read. It ...
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Query Optimization required - Subquery using Inner Join

Could anybody advise how can I optimize this query below please? SELECT IT.[iInternalTransactionID] , IT.[iInternalAccountID] , C.[iContractID] , IT.[dtTransactionDate] AS TransactionDate , ...