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Estimation of creating index in SQL Server

We create new index on our production database, with a few fields, our database size is around 300GB and it works for one hour and do not finished yet. How can you estimate this operation? If we ...
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Error 3201 Operating system error 5(Access is denied.) Creating backup on network drive

Msg 3201, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Cannot open backup device '\\nst-shantanug\c$\Dummy Db Backup\dummydb.bak'. Operating system error 5(Access is denied.). Msg 3013, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 ...
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What is the different between resource pools and workload groups in sql server?

In SQL server one can use resource pools and workload groups, what is the difference between them? Why should I use one over the other?
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sql server 2014 unable to connect with Microsoft account or sa

I am running sql standard 2008 r2 on my box. and its been working great. I just installed sql server 2014 on my machine as a second instance. The service is running fine, but when I try to log into ...
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Trigger Logic (from SQL 6.5 )

I have a database that was originally implemented in SQL 6.5 and has been migrated to SQL2000, SQL2005 and now SQL2008R2 (Compatibility Mode = 10). Through the migration many new tables, functions, ...
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Is there a way to calculate yesterday / today of last month / year in SQL?

Is there a way to calculate today (and yesterday) of last month (and last year) in SQL? Assuming today is 26-May-2015 then how to find? Today of last year i.e. 26-May-2014? Today of last month i.e. ...
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Encryption in SQL Server 2012/2014

We are hosting sharepoint DBs with AlwaysOn AGs and FCI. My boss asked me what the options for encryption are on the content database, it's backup files and at the column level? I have read about TDE....
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Should I delete disabled windows Active Directory accounts from SQL 2008?

Is there a risk of not deleting unused Windows logins that have been disabled in AD or is it simply a housekeeping issue? e.g. Windows authentication is used to provide database access. A user leaves ...
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How to monitor history of logins to database if login auditing is not enabled?

I have a number of databases on multiple servers that don't seem to be used any longer. Can't find their owners, there are no processes linked to them, nothing got written to the tables for a few ...
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SQL 2012 Standard Edition (on Azure VM) + Bitlocker. Good or Bad idea?

I will start this question with a few statements to negate any "Why" questions that are going to be asked. The Head of IT wants the data encrypted. Our profession is such that encrypted data is ...
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Warning for missing statistics in execution plan

I have a situation that I can't understand. My SQL Server execution plan tells me that I have missing statistics on the table, but the statistics are already created: But if we look at the table, ...
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Prevent Inserts without Column List

We have a database running on SQL 2008 R2, in 2000 Compatibility mode. Is there a way to configure the database so that implicit insert statements (i.e. those without a column list) are invalid? I ...
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Index fragementation ? is it unavoidable

This is follow up question to @martin smith excellent answer http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1251636/what-do-clustered-and-non-clustered-index-actually-mean After that i have watched MCM video of ...
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Do I need a database license for my application? [closed]

I am developing an application for cemetery management. It is my first "big" project, so I'm not familiar with the "corporative" side of this. First, some info about the app: Has 3 local database ...
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sys.sp_reset_connection. Why theres a lot of them ?

Theres a lot of questions here on DBA EXCHANGE. But none of them can help me. I have 2 problems: 1) Using sp_whoisactive, I found lots of sys.sp_reset_connection;1( I know they are ...
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Can we create indexes on views in SQL Server? [closed]

Can we create Indexes on a view in SQL Server 2008? I have heard about indexed view, which can give performance improvement, but the problem is data refresh on those views: Can it be auto updated, ...
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How to order by alphanumeric codes in SQL Server [closed]

I have a table with some project codes. These codes are e.g.: B001, B002, Z15001, Z14001, P003,... I need this result table: Z15001 Z15002 ... B001 B002 ... C001 C002 ... Z14099 Z14098 Z14097 ... ...
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SQL Server Mirroring (with Witness) and Client Timeouts

Can you explain what happens in this situation. Imagine I have a Sql Server Mirroring set-up with 2 databases and 1 witness. Database clients have in their ConnectionStrings the Principal= and ...
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'sp_releaseschemalock' causing me a blocking issue?

why 'sp_releaseschemalock' causing me a blocking issue? what proccess that must execute sp_releaseschemalock or what function of sp_releaseschemalock? I have searched various forums or blogs about ...
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Why does MS SQL Server return a result for empty string check when Unicode string is not empty

select * from (select N'ግዜ ' as t) as t2 where t= '' the string 'ግዜ ' matches the above check, why is this?
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JDBC local MSSQL Server connection string

I have installed open source database management tool "dbeaver" and want to use it instead of Sql Server Management Studio. But there is a problem. I searched from the internet but somehow I could not ...
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How to archive a whole database?

I have a database that is not going to be used anymore but that needs to be kept around for a long time. I'd like to remove it from the production system. My goal is to save storage space when ...
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When Should You Shrink Your Database

I have read conflicting articles about shrinking a databases. Basically, our database grew 100% overnight from 150 gigs to 300 gigs b/c I believe it was with staging tables I put in. However, all the ...
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SQL Server hangs during backup on EC2

Once and then our SQL Server will "hang" during its weekly full backup. When this happens, external connections start to timeout. The symptoms are: Connections timeout The sqlservr.exe process sits ...
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Uninstalling MS sql server 2012 issues

I'm trying to uninstall ms sql server 2012. But when I click Microsoft SQL Server 2012(64 bit) and choose remove option it shows like this. Then how can I remove the MS SQL Server 2012? Please help.
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Creating a global temp table in a SQL Agent job

I want to create a global temp table in a SQL Server Agent Job. Here is the code: CREATE TABLE ##TestEmployee(Id int, EmployeeName nvarchar(50)) When I execute in SSMS, all is well. I then put ...
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Performance impact of IF @@TRANCOUNT > 0 COMMIT TRAN

I'm dealing with some performance issues on SQL Server 2012. The client application indicates that the SQL time to load a page is over 2.5 seconds with a total loading time of more than 3 seconds. For ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 to SQL Server 2012 Install

I'm trying to upgrade one of my SQL servers from 2008R2 to 2012 and I'm getting an error popup within a couple of seconds from starting the setup The Error is TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure. ...
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SQL Server: Importing snapshot of tables from linked server

I need to import 2 tables from a linked SQL server. So far, the following code has been successful: SELECT * INTO MyTable1 FROM MyLinkedServer.MyDb.dbo.MyTable1; SELECT * INTO MyTable2 FROM ...
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Several Foreign Key and Cascade Delete SQL Server

In SQL Server 2014, I'm trying to add CASCADE DELETING (I want to set field to null actually, but is the same ) on 3 FK. If I add a Cascade Delete in one relationship, it works fine. If I add more ...
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Split database to fit on SSDs

I have a database that's about 3TB in size and want to upgrade to SSDs. The SSDs I found that are reasonably priced are only 512GB so I'll need to purchase multiple drives. What are some ways to ...
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Trace Flag 4199 - Enable globally?

This may fall under the category of opinion, but I'm curious if people are using trace flag 4199 as a startup parameter for SQL Server. For those that have used it, under what circumstances did you ...
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Which Log should I start backups with?

We have log backups running every 15 minutes and nightly fulls/diffs (fulls are once a week per DB, but they are spread across the whole week for load balancing). Lets say for a particular DB I have a ...
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Data Sources are not visible through browser or through SSMS when connect to reporting server but are visible in SSMS

As above I have a reporting server and currently when I browse to bizvm01/reports Data Sources are not visible through the browser. Reports are visible and they work. When I connect to bizvm01 using ...
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Find all tables that are related to a view recursively sql server

I have a view-A that is comprised of other views (View-B View-C) and I would like to list all the tables that used by View-A (which would include the tables used in View-B and View-C). When I use ...
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How does RANK() work in this query? [closed]

I want to delete duplicate rows from a table. I have searched for the query online, and found the following sample: DELETE FROM dbo.LeadsContacts WHERE Sr_No IN ( SELECT Sr_No FROM ( ...
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Where to look for Agent history in Replication?

In SQL server 2008R2 replication configuration, "agent history cleanup distribution" job by default runs every 10 minutes and deletes any historical data older the 48hrs. If I increase the retention ...
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Periodically update a table with new records from another server

I have databases on two different servers. I need to regularly retrieve new records from a table on server A, and process them in order to use them to update a table on server B (with a different ...
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database Compatibility 90 to 100 changing causes any problem

We are planning to change Compatibility level of databases from 90 to 100. Would this cause any impact on application side? If yes then please guide me, what steps or measures we need to look upon ...
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Why is it truncate table, and not simply truncate?

Upon reviewing some of our code a colleague posited that he was annoyed at always having to write TRUNCATE TABLE when there is no real other usage for TRUNCATE. Googling this, I indeed can not find a ...
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how to insert into tables in sql server? [closed]

I have a query to create "governorate table" like this: CREATE TABLE governorate ( ID int IDENTITY(1,1) PRIMARY KEY not null , name varchar(50) UNIQUE , ); then I want to insert data in ...
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SQL Server 2014 vulnerabilities reported by Nessus

I have some vulnerabilities reported for my SQL Server 2014 instance: List of RC4 cipher suites supported by the remote server : High Strength Ciphers (>= 112-bit key) TLSv1 RC4-MD5 ...
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Installing instances of older versions of SQL Server

Are there any issues to be aware of when installing an instance of previous version of SQL Server AFTER installation of a newer version? e.g. Installing 2008 to a server with an existing 2012 instance?...
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Database Role seemingly lost permission

I have a windows application that accesses a SQLServer database. Sometime within the last week or so it stopped working on other peoples machines with an exception thrown indicating they did not have ...
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SQL Server Developer Edition 2012 or 2014 - Download

I've heard (I am pretty sure) that Developer Edition is free of charge and for downloading it registration is not required. But when I started looking for it today I could not find where to get it ...
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Calculate Num_Index_Pages for sizing design

I don't understand Step2 #8 Calculate the number of number of non-leaf pages in the index. I am not sure I understand the "Level". I have Num_Leaf_Pages=508 & Index_Rows_Per_Page=476 I don't ...
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Which method is better to drop all user connections before a restore Change to single user mode or Take offline the database?

When we restore a database from prod to dev which method is better to disconnect other connection accessing the database? I am on SQL Server 2008r2 1. Change to Single user mode use master Go ...
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The log in this backup set is too recent, but it's from before the last full backup!

I'm trying to restore a full database backup plus transaction logs to the most recent transaction log. I've set up transaction logs to ship out every 15 minutes. This setup was performed via the SMSS ...
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Is it possible to have a deadlock in this situation

I am working with SqlServer and Java. I have the following (pseudo) code : begin transaction For each item of a list select the row in db ... update the row End for end transaction ...
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Selecting rows from same name table from multiple databases in single result set

For some reason, I have a table Table_1 in n databases (same name and schema structure) instead of one single databases. The columns are like this: | Column_1 | Column_2 | I can select data from ...