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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What are Objective Business Reasons to Prefer SQL Server 2008R2 over 2012?

Basically, I want to take this discussion -- What are Objective Business Reasons to Prefer SQL Server 2012 over 2008 R2? -- and turn it on its head. We are a small business, and we are struggling ...
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Adding Massive amount of Articles to existing publication cause screen to hang forever

I am using Win Server 2008 R2 / SQL Server 2008 R2 and i am trying to add about 2K + articles to the existing publication and the screen hangs @ the articles screen. The screen has been there and ...
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Restoring corrupt SQL Server 2005 database

I am restoring a SQL Server 2005 database onto a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance using this command: RESTORE DATABASE SampleDB FROM DISK= 'C:\SampleProject\SampleDB.bak' WITH REPLACE, MOVE 'sampledb' TO ...
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How to enable SQL Server Log Truncation Counter

I have a database in Full Recovery mode. Full backup is executed every day, transaction log backup every hour. However, SELECT* FROM sys.dm_os_performance_counters where counter_name = 'Log ...
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SQL Server Page Life Expectancy sharp drop

I'm trying to put my hands on the reason this SQL Server slows down sporadically. There are no patterns detected so far. It's a SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a Windows Server 2008R2 VM on top of ...
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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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SQL Server Database Not Shrinking

I have an SQL Database with a lot of unused space. However when I run Tasks | Shrink | Database And Tasks | Shrink | Files from Management studio it isn't freeing up any space. Unfortunately the ...
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Replication with two side update but one side insert

I have server A and server B. I want server A can see data and changes on specific article on server B . But server B just see its own data . And also I want to update server B's data on both servers ...
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Database Mirroring and Snapshots

As part of a SQL Server deployment, it was proposed to use Database mirroring as a redundancy option as well as allowing for Reporting and MI to be detached from the Operational DB. The proposal is ...
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What are the possible reasons for SQL Server errors on reading operations upon switching ALLOW_SNAPSHOT_ISOLATION` and `READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT ON?

I have a client-server app running in Windows Server 2008R2 using/interacting SQL Server 2012. After reading app's documentation as well as feedbacks on internet from those who already accomplished ...
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Security setting for SQL Server services

I'm currently starting to upgrade out SQL Server estate to 2012, and historical people have created two domain accounts for the database services MSSSQLServer and one for the SQL Server agent to ...
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How to make SQL Server Agent job history less verbose?

So, I've created a SQL Server Agent job, according to the answer to my prev question: running nightly (at 2:11) according to the schedule: There are 9 .bak files in 3 subdirectory of ...
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Should I add page level compression before adding the primary key, or after?

Situation Data warehouse on Sql Server 2008 Enterprise 36+ million row heap (don't ask), with 60+ columns 750k added monthly No primary key defined (I have now identified one) No compression What ...
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What filter to use in SQL Profiler for socket write error

Can someone please help with intitial SQL Profiler filter setup to narrow down the settings and reduce the noise when I'm trying to find out the reason behind socket write error ? Basically the ...
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Subscription uploading is not happening every time

I have two SQL Servers (2008 R2), and merge replication between them, one being the publisher and the other subscriber. I noticed that downloads are happening every minute, but uploads are happening ...
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When is it appropriate database design to use a separate schema?

I am developing a database which has data sourced from many different applications. In my first pass at design, I placed the staging tables each in a schema named for their source application. As ...
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SQL Server transaction log file size and auto grow [duplicate]

A SQL Server database that is trying do the auto-grow but seems that there is no free space on the disk to complete the operation. The SQL Server log error is: Autogrow of file 'DB_log' in ...
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Datatype bigger than bigint

I want to use dataype which can hold more than 19 digits. So is there any datatype available which can hold larger than 19 digits?
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What is a Scalable Storage Mechanism for large TTL data collections

We currently have a legacy webservice that stores each xml request/response in Sql Server. The data only needs to persist for 3 days before it is considered expired. Sql Server is not good at deleting ...
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SQL Server 2008 Database Restore Error - Cannot open backup device 15105

I am trying to restore from a backup and getting the following error Msg 3201, Level 16, State 2, Line 1 Cannot open backup device 'Z:\FULL_BACKUP.bak'. Operating system error 3(failed to ...
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storing overrideable hierarchical settings in sql server

I've searched the internet and get to this question. It's exactly describe my needing, only difference is that i need to store that settings in sql server database. How can i implement that in SQL ...
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how to trigger a statistics update

I have a certain table in my OLTP database, which is bulk-updated by several users. There is no way to know when they will update the table (somewhere between 5 times a day and once in a week). The ...
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SQL Server 2012 Restore backup to new DB Name

I seem to remember that, in 2008, you could restore a backup to a new copy of a DB, by changing the name in the "Destination Database" field from the restore-wizard. It would create a brand new DB, ...
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Is it viable to attribute permissions to SQL Server virtual accounts (NT Service\SQLSERVERAgent, etc)?

Using MS SQL Server 2012 in Microsoft Windows Server 2008. I am somewhat confused by the New Account Types Available with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual Windows accounts [NT ...
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How to copy backup files to remote share in SQL Server Agent job without AD/domain accounts involvement?

MS SQL Server 2012... with nightly databases backups to the same/local as SQL Server machine... I am trying to add another SQL Server Agent Job to copy the .bak files to remote (non-windows, i.e. ...
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Conditional Join - Specific Column Select

I have tables like these: Table Employee ( Emp_Id, Full_Name, ...) Table Order ( Submitter_Id, Recipient_Id, ...) Then say that I have conditional join like this: select isnull(Emp.Full_Name, ...
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Backup/Restore File Groups SQL Server [duplicate]

I've got a database with 3 Filegroups and each filegroups own a single file, Filegroup names are Primary, SecondFG and ThirdFG. I want to backup ThirdFG separately each time without backing up the ...
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How to combine date and time to datetime2 in SQL Server?

Given the following components DECLARE @D DATE = '2013-10-13' DECLARE @T TIME(7) = '23:59:59.9999999' What is the best way of combining them to produce a DATETIME2(7) result with value '2013-10-13 ...
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Is using DISTINCT as a hint in subqueries useful?

Does adding DISTINCT in the following example have any impact on the query running time? Is it wise to use it as a hint sometimes? SELECT * FROM A WHERE A.SomeColumn IN (SELECT DISTINCT ...
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How can I create an ad-hoc domain user on SQL Server

Okay, so here's the problem. I have an application I need to install and run locally for testing and debugging. The application has been designed to run on a domain and as such expects to log into the ...
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Are de-normalised tables preferred in any aspect of a project? [closed]

While going through interview , My Interviewer asked me a question about Denormalization of tables and its usage in applications. On guess, I answered, Yes it might be. Being denormalized , you have ...
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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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What is Required to use Oracle Performance Manager to monitor SQL Server?

I am working with a customer who has several SQL Server and Oracle DBMS server instances. My customer would like to setup up performance data collection, monitoring and alerting for all of their ...
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SQL Server 2008 100% CPU lock/hang [closed]

Our application is a SAAS web application and uses Microsoft ASP.NET MVC application with LINQ to SQL and SQL Server 2008. It is hosted on Amazon’s cloud services (EC2). The SQL Server and IIS are ...
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Syntax for restoring SQL Server backup from non-disk source [duplicate]

I have backed up and restored many a SQL Server database using T-SQL script, but always FROM DISK or TO DISK. I am not a provisioning-concerned database administrator, though, so don't have as much ...
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The column order of composite clustered primary key on a partitioned table? [closed]

I have the following table. create table T (K1 date, K2 int, ....) on partitionScheme(K1) The table will be partitioned by K1 (K1 has low selective. the data will be appended in the order by K1). ...
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Inserting two rows from single row

I have to import users from the usersToImport table into the userContact table. usersToImport contains telephone and e-mail information in a single row for each user, but userContact stores one kind ...
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What is the best process for merging packages to use SSIS package configurations?

I have several packages with hard coded connection managers which I would like to merge into one package. Each individual package is currently loading a single data file to a single table is a single ...
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Multi Server Query generating Login failures

My problem is that when using multi server queries using SSMS from SQL Server 2008 R2 against SQL Server 2008 R2, 2005 and 2000 I occasionally get error messages such as: SQL Server 2008R2 Login ...
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SQL server taking too much time in opening properties in SSMS

I am using sql server express 2008 r2 SP2 from about 2 years. Now a days when i try to check properties of database using sql server management studio it takes too much time(25 to 30 seconds) to open ...
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Can this query be optimized further?

I have 100K records in my Documents table. This is my query which gives a page of 50 records in roughly 750 ms. I would like to further bring it down if possible. I am using Row_Number function to ...
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Disk usage spikes: good, bad or indifferent?

I'm working on a project where we're receiving data from multiple sources, that needs to be saved into various tables in our database. Fast. I've played with various methods, and the fastest I've ...
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SQL Server Transactional Replication over Internet

I have 2 instances with SQL Server 2008R2 and i would like to build Transactional replication between those server, one is in the Local Network (Local_Instance) and the second server is over Internet ...
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calculate days and equally distribute remaining

I'm having difficulty with calculating remaining days from hours being distributed over a date range within a given time period. For this example, the time period would be 2013-11-01 through ...
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The specified @job_id does not exist

After deleting a SQL Server Agent job I continue to get notifications that the job attempted to run and failed. I am receiving the following error message. [000] Unable to retrieve steps for job ...
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Cant see SQL Server Agent in SSMS [duplicate]

I have SSMS 2012 installed on my laptop, and SQL Server 2012 on my hosting, but when i try to schedule a sql job i didn't find "SQL Server Agent" in the left side list!!?
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How to minimize the need for recalculating index on SQL Server?

We have rather big tables (500 mils rows) where we expect frequent inserts. The tables have approx. 2 indexes each. The problem is that we are afraid that, when the index is recalculating the whole ...
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Bi-directional synchronization between local SQL Server 2005 and a SQL Azure using SQL Data Sync

I need to synchronize an Sql Server 2005 database in an SQL Azure database. In other posts I've read that I can do this using Sql Data Sync but I don't know if SQL Data Sync can make the ...
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Database design question [closed]

Hello and thank you for reading my post. I work for a company that houses many gigabytes of data in SQL Server. The company is in the process of taking a huge step forward to re-architect and ...
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Dropped index from view still referenced in execution plans [closed]

On a SQL Server 2005 Enterprise edition server, an index has been dropped from a view. When running a select * query that includes this view, no results are shown. In addition, the execution plan ...