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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Trace Flag 1222 Not Working?

I have a customer site with two similarly configured 2008r2 SQL Servers "A" and "C". On both servers the trace flags 1204 and 1222 are enabled and DBCC tracestatus shows the following on both ...
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SQL Server not starting at Windows startup but starts manually

My SQL Server instance's (SQL Server 2008 R2 Express) service has Startup Type = Automatic. The past couple of times I've restarted my computer the service has failed to start on its own, but it ...
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Timestamp-based index

I have a big database (200GB+) that contains some log info. And I want to speed up SELECT queries and stored procedures. I have a table with a GeneratedOnUtc datetime column, and have a non-clustered ...
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Why and how sometimes I get the “absent table error” while there are definitely Sch-M lock?

I have a synthetic test, which reproduces some error we have on the production environment. Here are the 2 scripts to reproduce it: 1st DBCC TRACEOFF(-1,3604,1200) WITH NO_INFOMSGS; SET NOCOUNT ON; ...
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On Prem SQL Server: Log shipping via Azure Blob Storage: Possible?

This is about on premise, regular SQL Server 2014, Standard edition. This is NOT about SQL Azure. The only part of Azure in this conversation is Azure Blog Storage, as a transport for some bits (SQL ...
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There is insufficient system memory in resource pool 'internal' to run this query

One of our production servers is reporting an error in the log Error: 701, Severity: 17, State: 123. There is insufficient system memory in resource pool 'internal' to run this query. I ...
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High CPU in SQL Server supporting SharePoint databases while running FAST search crawl

I have a a SQL Server 2012 (SP1) #cu5 (X64) instance used as SharePoint 2010 back end and for the most part use only 10 - 30% CPU but there is a high CPU usage when running FAST search crawl(both ...
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What is the cause of this problem with CONVERT()?

Consider the following two statements: PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100000001, 0); PRINT CONVERT(NUMERIC(38, 0), 0x0100010001, 0); Both statements return -1; isn't that incorrect since the ...
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Can SQL Server use a spatial index and another index at the same time and be efficient?

Let's say we have a table that contains two terrain datasets defined by TerrainModelID like below: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[DigitalTerrain]( [DigitalTerrainID] [uniqueidentifier] NOT NULL, ...
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Why could a SQL Server table grow far quicker than the data to it?

I've got an audit table in SQL Server 2008 R2 that has the following structure: CREATE TABLE [AuditInstance]( [oid] [int] NOT NULL, [AuditTransactionOID] [int] NULL, [pid] [int] NOT NULL, ...
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Why is the lease locked for a some full sql backups to Azure Blob using Ola Hallengren backup scripts?

I'm using SQL Server 2012 and working on backing up to Azure Blob using Ola Hallengren backup scripts. Some backups are lease locked (ex. model) while others are not (ex. msdb). It's inconsistent, it ...
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ASSIGN value for cmd in sysprocesses? What does it mean?

We're seeing some strange blocking behaviour in a production (SQL Server 2008 R2) system that we're investigating, and it seems to have one consistent and novel element: in the sysprocesses table, the ...
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How to troubleshoot “client driver has sent multiple requests while the session is in single-user mode”

I'm working with a developer who is struggling to stop the following error: The server will drop the connection, because the client driver has sent multiple requests while the session is in ...
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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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Once more about SQL Server virtual accounts

Let me reboot my question on SQL Server virtual accounts permissions The (same) MSDN article on the same version 2012 of SQL Server "Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions" states: ...
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SQL Server 2012 Resource Governor and memory used by CLR

In SQL 2012 memory used by CLR is now part of what is controlled by "MAX Server Memory" a) Does Resource Governor in SQL 2012 Enterprise (MAX_MEMORY_PERCENT for resource pool) governs CLR memory? ...
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Did the Change Tracking internals change from SQL Server 2008 to 2012?

In trouble shooting an issue with synchronizing disconnected devices with a central database server, we are experiencing a problem after upgrading to SQL Server 2012 on the server. It appears that the ...
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How can I search values, considering occurences, on more than one term in SQL Server CE?

I have a rather complex SQL query, that I actually received help from this SE site to come up with parts of. This query is designed to take a search term and search all relevant values in a database ...
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How to properly troubleshoot Merge Replication False Conflicts

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 Merge Replication setup. Lately I started getting conflicts for some tables, and when I check the conflict viewer, I can see that the winner & the loser column values ...
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Severity 016 Backup virtual device fail

My backup on one of my servers is failing once a week. This is the alert I'm getting: DESCRIPTION: BackupVirtualDeviceFile::PrepareToFreeze: failure on backup device ...
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custom population of full text index

Is there any way to populate a full text search index without storing the backing information in the database? I don't mean using remote-blob-storage or FILESTREAM types. The backing information is a ...
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merge replication too big

I have multiple handhelds which sync their data via merge replication. from time to time, new core data is imported on the server-database. for some reasons I keep the old data in the databse and set ...
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Preferred Methods Of Indexing MS SQL Server Audit Data To Splunk

What is your preferred method for indexing MS SQL Server for Splunk? I am collecting audit data in various environments by various means (profiler, app logs, and extended events) but I hope to ...
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Date dimension changes between Test and Production Server

I have a cube deployed into a Test environment and Production environment. I've noticed something strange happen with the date dimension. When deployed into our test environment, the Date Key comes ...
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SSIS Recordset Destination error

I have an SSIS package targeted at SQL Server 2012. I have it deployed into the Stored Packages in Integration Services and then have a SQL Server Agent job which executes it. The first part of the ...
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Conflict handling, SQL Server 2008 R2 Peer to Peer

I have a Peer to Peer replication topology set up between two SQL Server 2008 R2 servers. I was doing some testing on fault tolerance and conflict handling. I have conflict detection enabled, and ...
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Key Lookup and Full-text index

I have the following query: SELECT T2.Title FROM TitleTable T1 INNER JOIN TitleTable T2 ON T2.FKID1 = T1.FKID1 WHERE T1.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM1 AND T2.FKID2 = @ID_PARAM2 AND ...
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SQL Server Database Hot Backups: Which Technique(s) to Use for Multi-Level Replication?

I'm reading the many other posts here about mirroring vs. replication, but I'd still appreciate it if someone with some experience would weigh in. My small development team needs to have local ...
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SqlDependency permissions

The db is SQL Server 2012. All data tables are in the dbo schema. All data access is done via stored procedures in a different schema (user rt). I want to add query notifications for some tables, so I ...
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Are the following statements concerning sys.dm_exec_requests true?

Parallel plans mean that cpu_time can be greater than total_elapsed time. Therefore, per-query wait time is not possible to determine accurately from DMVs on servers with more than one CPU thread. ...
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SQL Server Event Alerts Lack Enough Details

I setup SQL Server Alerts to send me emails whenever certain events (by severity) occur. Below is an example of en email I received for a "014 - Insufficient Permission" severity event of Type "SQL ...
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Tables not shown in SQL Server Enterprise Manager

For some reason 3 tables which are clearly in use by the application are not listed in the Tables view in SQL Server Enterprise Manager. It's SQL Server 2000. When generating a diagram, a popup ...
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Network issues with sql server

There are two servers on co-location. First is Windows Server Standard 2008 R2 SP1. Second is Windows Server 2012 + Sql Server Standard 2012 SP1. First server has a task with a report against tables ...
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How to Audit for Access with Cross Database Ownership Chaining

I've just joined the data team of a new company and we have a large SQL Server environment (100+ instances) and cross database ownership chaining is on by what I gather is a necessity. I'm looking for ...
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How To Diagnose Slow sp_mssetupbelongs

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. When performing a clean sync using the merge agent I am getting a timeout on this stored procedure, sp_mssetupbelongs I am wondering what the best way to ...
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SQL Server fulltext_semantic_languages

When trying to install a semantic search example, I'm running into a problem. There are some steps in the example to check if the 'new' Semantic Search and Full Text Search are installed. ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Merge Replication - Can the Distribution Database size cause replication problems?

Setup: We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance running on a central server. The server is a merge-replication publisher. We have 'N' subsribers running SQL Server 2008 Express. 'N' can grow to any ...
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Merge Replication Optimization

I am running Merge Replication on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 through web sync. Is there a way to recognize when regenerating a new snapshot and applying it would be more efficient than running a ...
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SQL Server Replication :: Dedicated Distributor Hardware Requirements

Does anyone know any rules of thumb (or better) with regards to hardware requirements for a dedicated distributor server? i.e. Based on estimate metrics (e.g. number of subscribers, publishers, ...
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What does duration measurement in sql server actually measure?

What precisely does the query duration measure when conducting a profiler trace? I have a stored procedure which performs data access (SELECT), and it is taking an average of around 30 seconds to ...
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SQL Server 2008 replication scenario

First of all sorry about my english, and most importantly, my database ignorance, I'll do my best ;) Until now, the scenario that I have is as follows: In a server under our LAN, we have a database ...
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some SQL Server MSX targets show as Normal, Blocked

I've centralized my farm's jobs in MSX, covering about 70 instances of SQL Server. Seemingly randomly, at least once a week, several instances will stop accepting instructions. Within the MSX window ...
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Had to force loop join and don't understand why

Hello SQL Server Experts. I have a table (table_A) with about 2 million rows and a table_B with about 10 million rows. SELECT b.title FROM table_A A JOIN table_B B ON A.id = B.A_id WHERE ...
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When does SQL Server acquire locks?

The list of isolation levels in SQL Server found here states that write locks acquired within a transaction are retained until the end of the transaction. However it doesn't mention anything about ...
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Covering Index - Insert Performance

We are running some performance tuning on our database in SQL Server. The database in itself is pretty small with around 13 tables. But there are multi-level relationships between tables. When I try ...
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How to identify whether a log backup or job executing a SP is causing High Page Reads/sec

For one of my servers( SQL server 2008R2) we can continuously witness High Page Reads/sec during business hours say: from 7 AM to 9 PM EST. I kept the counter settings to monitor the same and found ...
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SQL Server changes in tables reverted after two three days in two different DBs

I'm having a strange issue in one SQL Server 2008 R2 I admin. Three days ago, a major renaming on the columns of a table was made due to a development. After the columns where renamed, the change was ...
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Convert Select statement results into binary and insert into a varbinary column

I am attempting to accomplish the following and 1) not sure if it can be done and 2) if it can I have no idea how! I have tried a couple of approaches but no joy. FYI I am not a full time DBA....just ...
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Find out why SQL Server released memory

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 used for sharepoint and ssrs. The SQL Server hosts two instances. For a few minutes both instances were timing out, not responding. CPU slowly rose to 100%, 30% from ...
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Moving data from MS Access to MS SQL Server

I'm trying to migrate data into SQL Server from an existing legacy set of MS Access databases. Currently everything is working except a few core tables that are wide and contain a number of ...