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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Steps after restoring to a different server

We have a 30 GB Database on SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. Yesterday we backed up the database and restored it to a different Virtual Machine which has exactly the same specs as the previous ...
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Can we restrict the number of connections to a database in SQL Server?

I have a database on SQL Server. My web application contacts this database. Is there a way in which I can restrict the number of connections to this database through some settings on the SQL Server?
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Help with SQL Server Error “ad Hoc access to OLE DB Provider 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0'”

So we have an interesting issue where users are receiving the following error when attempting to query a view in SQL Server 2008 R2: Msg 7415, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Ad hoc access to OLE DB ...
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Purpose of Nonclustered indexes in SQL Server 2012

(New to SQL Server) I am struggling to understand purpose of Nonclustered indexes in SQL Server. Read though MS documentation (both for v2012 and v2008 that has pretty pictures) and some online ...
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Cannot access Properties page of a database

I'm in the process of decommissioning a database server and migrating the databases from one server to another. I was attempting to get the the properties of the database and received a SQL Error ...
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Database migrated to SQL Server 2005 with 80 compatibiltiy from SQL Server 2000 experiencing locks

I am supporting an application whose code my company did not write, and was originally developed back in 2000-2002, by a company that no longer exists. The code, while not great to maintain, ...
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SQL Where Clause Efficiency

Say I have a SQL statement: SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE KeyColumn1 = 1 OR KeyColumn1 = 2 OR KeyColumn1 =3 OR ... KeyColumn1 = 10 And another: SELECT * FROM MyTable ...
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SQL Server - Service User Accounts and Licensing? [closed]

Maybe this is the wrong place to post, since its not necessarily sql server related, but here goes. If I want to setup some service user accounts in the domain to use to run sql services like the sql ...
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Find which session is holding which temporary table

We have a SQL Server 2005 database the temp database has become full. By going into SQL Server Management Studio I can see all the temporary tables in the tempdb. Is it possible to tell which session ...
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Nightly reload of tables from a linked server

I have a number of tables that need to be reloaded nightly from a linked server. My current method of doing this is to create a nightly job to pull the data using something like the following: ...
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Is there anyway to make this stored procedure thread safe?

I have a stored procedure that deletes X rows. This procedure is called by a Job Scheduler (Not SQL Server Agent) from one of three Azure Instances. The deletion task is run every 30 minutes from each ...
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sqlsrvr.exe is not using all memory

I have no clue what to set up more. I tried a lot. My Problem is that on my test Server everything is runing perfectly see but on my production Server its not! see I found this on my ...
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Clustered index additional storage

Reading some books I found that clustered index not require additional disk space for storing index data, because leaf level of clustered index are data itself. But, as clustered index is organized ...
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How can I change the names of all tables to uppercase?

User created one database, for example TestDb. Within this database the user created 30 tables, with the table name in lower case letters (Eg:Employee). Is it possible to change the tables names to ...
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How to store chains of information?

I am currently trying to design a table structure that can capture report data (from various sources) in an ordered fashion. Let me give you an example: Each day I receive three separate reports ...
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Move SQL Server XML column to a new table - slow performance

I have a table with a XML Column, each XML document size is 15kb and I have like 2 million rows. I need to move this XML column into a new table. I tried: insert into newtable select xmlcolumn ...
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Enhance performance of update query

I have a query that is running against a table with 50 million rows. The phone number is stored as a CHAR(10) and an ETL process is changing the phone number if it has certain values. We are seeing ...
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SQL Server - creating a historical data backup

I've run out of space on my SQL Server 2008 Express DB. i'm creating a "duplicate" SQL Server 2008 Express DB so i can backup my data before i purge my DB so i can start over. Is there a way in SQL ...
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Create USER and LOGIN permissions

What permission should I give to a user or role so that it can Create Login or Create User in database.
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Delete log to increase DB space?

I'm running SQL Server 2008 Express and hitting the 4GB size wall. I'd like to make some space to give me time before i migrate to a larger DB. I don't need my transaction log. So, can i delete ...
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Take database backup of a SQL server 2012 from local SQL Server 2008 R2

I have a SQL Server 2012 installation that has some issues with SQL Server Agent because of which I cannot schedule a job or a maintenance plan to take backup. What I am trying to do is to create a ...
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Assign maximum memory limit for a particular database in sql server

In my SQL-Server instance, there are many databases. I want to restrict the memory size of each database (for example 8 GB). When I tried using Resource Governor, there are options like ...
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SQL server 2008 Express x64 in windows 8.1 fail [duplicate]

I've been download sql server express x64 version in this I just install new windows 8.1 x64 vl version and install trial KIS for anti-virus. After i install sql server but it's not working and ...
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SSRS ReportServer_XXX.log is giving incorrect CPU count

I am currently investigating an issue wherein sometimes the SSRS just suddenly stops accepting requests until we do an IISRESET command. This happens after we added an additional processor on the ...
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SQL Server Master Data Services database history by snapshots

I'm involved in a project where there is SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services used. There's a requirement to save a version of the database contents in certain point of time, say, every month or a ...
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Need advice to improve current RDS

Currently I am running a m3.medium SQL Server RDS(20GB storage without IOPS). CPU utilization is under 50% for most of the time(~90%). However, during peak hours(~10%) CPU utilization will hit 100% ...
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Storing Tlogs and data files on the same drive

I'm looking for some clarification of various things I've read. I understand it to be best practice to store your transaction logs on a separate drive (spindle) than where you MDFs and NDFs are ...
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Is there a program I can use to redistribute DB files across multiple volumes efficiently?

I'm working with a VLDB instance with over 60 DBs and close to 200 DB files, allocated over nearly 20 volumes. The instance is a Dev server getting periodic restores from a production instance with a ...
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1 SQL Instance on 1 box with multiple databases or multiple SQL instances on 1 box [closed]

I am a new DBA working for a charity and I have project to consolidate the multiple databases scattered across the organisation. I have identified the main databases that are mission critical to the ...
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Moving SQL server 2008 to a new Server with all DBs, replication and Jobs

We have to move our Production SQL server 2008 to a new Server (with latest SKU and more RAM). So we need to move all DBs, replications setup (publisher) and all jobs, means everything :). Also we ...
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Alternatives to joins using Linked Server and OPENQUERY

In my environment, we have a server that stores sales data and another server that stores our HR data. For some reports, we need to combine sales data with employee data. Our sales server contains ...
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sql server spatial index performance

I have a table with around 2 million records in it. I created a spatial index, using the defaults other than the bounding box. I've been noticing that some queries are extremely fast, and some are ...
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Get SSMS to show the time a query completed at?

I'm using Sql Server Management Studio 2012, and I'm wondering if there is a way to have a query show me at what time it was run and/or completed at. Basically just some kind of timestamp so that I ...
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Role-Schema Permission issue (Management studio)

When designing a new database I organized the table under different schemas. I've also created a new role that should have select/insert/update/delete rights on one schema and only select on another ...
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SQL Server sp_addrolemember in stored procedure for different database

I have a stored procedure to restore the latest backup of a prod database to an acceptance database. Once it's restored I need to grant a user read access to the database. Use statements are not ...
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Can a large number of schemas be an issue?

Can a large number of schemas present a problem in some ways (performance, maintenance)? By large I mean a few thousands, and schemas will mostly contain views, fetching data from shared tables.
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How to transform this result set?

I have the result set above that I stuffing into a table variable @ApptTemp, and trying to transform it into something similar to the one below. Note that of the 4 rows that have a description of ...
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How to repair .mdf file? [closed]

My sql databases in SQL Server 2014 has the status "suspend" as I saw in SQL Management Studio. I can't restore to serviceable condition sql databases through standard procedures. I need to restore ...
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Side effects of using updlock lock hint?

I was just exploring UPDLOCK hint in SQL-Server 2008 and I found it is very useful in avoiding certain deadlock scenarios. There are always some side effects when using these types of lock hints but I ...
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How To Execute an Integration Services (SSIS) Package from a SQL Server Stored Procedure

i am executing query like this on sql server 2008 R2 DECLARE @returncode int EXEC @returncode = xp_cmdshell 'dtexec /f "C:\certs\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\SSIS Disposition\Package1.dtsx"' ...
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Moving a SQL Cluster to Another Data Center w/No Downtime

We have a two node SQL 2008 Enterprise cluster in a data center in California, and are looking to move hosts from a leased environment to a colo environment much closer to our home office. Our ...
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Creating Users on secondary server in log shipping

I have a production Server say ServerA I have setup log shipping to ServerB which is left in read-only mode. The purpose of this log shipping is to lower the load on production server for some ...
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cons of linked server providers not running in “allow in process” [closed]

what are the cons of having linked server providers not running in "allow in process"? SQL box crashed due to oracle provider crashing and it provider was running in "Allow in process", now have been ...
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SHOWPLAN does not display a warning but “Include Execution Plan” does for the same query

I was running the following query in SSMS and it showed me a warning in the "Include Execution Plan" window select CLIENT_GUID, PMT_AMOUNT, DATE_COMPLETED from ( select payment.CLIENT_GUID, ...
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Frequent, “random” SQL Server connection timeouts

For the last few days our clients have been suffering intermittent connection timeouts to our database server. Multiple Ajax calls on the same page which connect to the server multiple times are ...
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Very high I/O on database during a backup maintenance plan

I've recently been having some hellacious problems with a specific maintenance plan. I found that part of the problem was that I had Shrink and Rebuild Index in my nightly plans, those have since ...
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Can't update trigger because of activity

Trying to add a line to a trigger that is attached to a table that is constantly in use ALTER TRIGGER [dbo].[name_of_trigger] ON [dbo].[name_of_table] AFTER UPDATE BEGIN IF ORIGINAL_LOGIN() in ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group Forced Failover

May I request your input. I setup SQL 2012 with always on availability group for my databases in sync and secondary readable mode. I completed failover tests with sync mode and it is functioning as ...
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Running MongoDB and SQL Server on the same host- memory pressure

We have a new application that is making use of both traditional MS SQL and MongoDB for data storage. We're running both instances on the same Windows 2008R2 x64 machine, with 64GB RAM. There have ...
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Deadlock occurring on database, SQL Server 2008R2

Last few days I had major problems with my production site, turns out deadlock occurred, every half an hour maybe 50-60 of them. To do a quick fix in order to keep the site running I set : ...