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Migrating MySQL to new server

We have a MySQL 5.1 instance running on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 (Server A) replicated to another MySQL 5.1 instance on Windows Server 2003 R2 (Server B). We have a new MySQL 5.5 instance on ...
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Ports necessary for Oracle 11g Replication across a firewall?

We have two Oracle 11g Enterprise Edition servers that need to replicate data via Oracle streams. However, the two servers are on untrusted domains and connect via a VPN. On end of the connection is ...
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ProcessID Owner with third party app

I am having problems trying to audit a third party app with a SQLServer backend. The app manages users and user access via a SQL table, using a single SQL login to access the databases. I am trying ...
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Display all tables and their columns

Is there a way to display the layouts for all the tables to see their columns? I am trying to find tables with a certain column names. I am using the web app Web Data Administrator Example: table1 ...
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How to apply a patch in PostgreSQL on Windows?

How to apply a patch in PostgreSQL? I found an advice, but it seems to be suited for *NIX only. My PostgreSQL (9.3.1 EDIT: 9.3.4 now) was installed from an exe installer on Windows XP (32 bit), so I ...
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Large files in wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.24\data directory

I have discovered these files located in the wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.24\data folder on my Windows 2008 server. They are consuming about 22 GB on a 40 GB drive. I am using a LMS called moodle, that ...
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Login problem to SQL Server

I attempt to connect to SQL Server 2008,I receive the following error. Login failed for user <>. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly specified database. By the way, I have a SQL Server 2008 ...
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Sql server service wont start after disabling TLS 1.0 and SSL 3.0 on windows

We have been hardening our servers for some time now and recently we disabled SSL 3.0 because of the poodle attack. When I did this on one of our test servers SQL Server failed to start up after the ...
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oracle failsafe - how to start instance in nomount

Using Oracle Failsafe, how can a instance be started up in nomount mode? If the instance is shutdown via sqlplus, the windows cluster manager just starts it up again. If the instance is shutdown via ...
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Restrict range of dynamic ports available to SQL Server

Is there a way to limit the range of dynamic ports available to SQL Server from the database side, or database server side? Our SOP is to use static ports across the network firewall and a vendor is ...
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Import Oracle full dump file to fresh Oracle installation

I am importing a Oracle dump fill created on a AIX Oracle 9.2 installation with a Full Export option to a Windows Oracle 10.2.0.4 on Windows 2008 R2 x64. I want to import the file to a clean ...
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Not all members in a Windows group have permissions

I ran into a bit of an odd situation. Let's say I have a domain group [DMN\Group] which has been created as a login on my server and a user in the database. One of the members in that group is not ...
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How to restore a SQL Server 2008 R2 database

Here's my issue. I have a server created from a windows image that includes SQL Server 2008 and two specific windows users, these windows users are a part of the sysadmin role and are users for the ...
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Windows Storage Server, SQL Server, regular files — means to protect from insider threats?

This is my first post here, and I am by no means qualified as a Windows Server or Storage Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 administrator. I am mostly a Unix guy, however tasked with a job to investigate ...
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Converting Microsoft SQL Server collation to UTF 8

I've a Rails-Application, which reads data from a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database. All umlauts are represented by a '?', so I checked the encoding of the database. The encoding is 'Latin 1'. ...
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Internals of Windows-to-Windows SQL Server data transfer

This is a sort of generic question and I don't require a very specific answer, but let me ask it by describing a scenario. You connect to a remote db in SQL Server Studio 08, and run a select * ...
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Oracle 12c SYSTEM user locked out

We have a development Oracle 12c database and the SYSTEM user account is locked out for one of the SID's (works fine with another SID). When I try to do a conn SID / as sysdba it keeps connecting me ...
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STARTUP command fails : Why is that?

I just installed Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2.This is the first time I am using Oracle. Earlier I have used MySql and MSSql and I bet this one is a lot different ! These are the ...
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issues with encoding and pg_dump/restore between windows and linux

I have a dmp file I have created using pg_dump encoded in WIN1252. What I would like to do is import it using pg_restore to a database on a Linux machine. The problem is that on the windows machine ...
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Continuing failovers on production server

At least a few times a day, my main production server has recently begun failing over. Only, the quorum doesn't move to the other node. I ran the validation report, and got a lot of info I don't ...
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I have multiple ibdata files : What should I do with them?

I have 3 different ibdata files on disk. What is the difference between them? Can I remove some of them? The goal is to migrate the files from C: to E:... I'm on MySQL 5.0.x... Directory of C:\MySQL ...
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Oracle Database Enterprise Users & Roles with Microsoft Active Directory?

We have a legacy application and we have full access to source code and platform running it, so virtually any change can be implemented if required. The application is a Java Swing heavy-weight GUI ...
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Separate tables or partition one huge table?

I'm building a rather large table that includes a particular column, my_column. There are a small-ish number of possible values for my_column, and each unique value of my_column should have the same ...
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Problems while building plpgsql_check on Windows

I try to build plpgsql_check extension by @PavelStehule (Erwin Brandstetter recommended it to me in this answer) on Windows XP 32bit with Visual Studio 2010 (I used this article as a manual). However, ...
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Environment Varible PATH exceeding recommended length solution?

I am attempting to install Oracle Database 11g on a Windows 7 64x laptop. I get all the way to step 5 of 8 and I get a fail on Environment variable path "exceeds recommended length"... I have ...
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How do I use an Ispell dictionary with Postgres text search?

Postgres can use Ispell-compatible dictionaries in text search, but does not provide the required files.
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Testing Query Speed

When I'm running a query for the first time, it takes x miliseconds to be executed. When I run it the second time it takes a lot less time. I assume that it is some caching involved in this mechanism, ...
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PostgreSQL 9.0 how to reclaim disk space after delete without rebuilding table?

Our PostgreSQL 9.0 Windows production server is running low on space. In our 100GB database, we have a large table containing TOASTed binary data. We have deleted some rows and need to return the ...
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Stress Test to Saturate Memory for MySQL InnoDB

I'm investigating windows 32bit memory problems (the 2G limit) and am after a test which will max out MySQL's memory including InnoDB Buffer Pool, per connection memory and/or any other uses of ...
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Can I specify a different disk for a specific MySQL table?

I use my home machine as my personal database for my hobby analytics project. This machine has an SSD for the main drive where MySQL stores its data. It also has a secondary hard drive that is ...
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How much RAM I should assign to SQL Server 2008 running on W2K3

I'm planning an installation for SQL 2008 over Windows 2003. The server has 16g RAM. How much RAM I should assign to SQL server?
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What's the quickest way to periodically export PostgreSQL data to a local file on Windows?

I have access to a PostgreSQL database that I need to get data from for another system. The other system is running Windows 7 and does not (yet?) have PostgreSQL installed. Ideally, I'd like to have ...
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Is there a progress indicator for OPTIMIZE TABLE progress?

MySQL 5.1.4x (Windows) | Innodb I recently purged data from a mySQL DB (a few hundred thousand rows) and I'm planning to use OPTIMIZE TABLE LOGTABLEFOO1,LOGTABLEFOO2,LOGTABLEFOO3; to reduce the ...
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Logging to a file in PostgreSQL windows service

I need an alternative for running the following command: C:\xxx\pgsql\bin\pg_ctl" -D "C:\xxx\pgsql\data" -l "C:\yyy\log\pgsql.log" start. This way the server starts and logs to C:\yyy\log\pgsql.log. ...
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Importing via sqlcmd errors out

PS C:\Users\administrator.INTERNAL\Desktop> sqlcmd -S SQLMAIN\MSSQLSERVER -i rdmdb.sql Sqlcmd: Error: Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server : SQL Server Network Interfaces: Connection string is ...
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Sharing PostgreSQL database on one dual-boot machine without duplication (cross-platform)

I have PostgreSQL 9.4 installed on a dual-boot machine (both on Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.10). The two systems share a drive (NTFS-formated) which includes a PSQL database directory which was created under ...
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pg_dump freezes on windows service application

I have a system running over Tomcat which executes a backup batch job every day, it calls pg_dump.exe from Java and stores its output to an SQL file. When I'm executing Tomcat from the shell, it ...
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migrating from SQL server 2005 to 2008

I had SQL server 2005 installed on my windows server 2008 R2. Recently i installed SQL server 2008 and SQL server management studio 2008 r2 (SSMS) on my virtual server and i configured the instance ...
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I'm performing a post-mortem on an Oracle database that's crashed its' host. Where should I begin?

I have an Oracle database (10.2.0.1.0 I believe) on a Windows 2003 server that I believe has successfully crashed the OS itself twice. Debates on platforms and stability aside, the evidence suggests ...
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Using a Different Windows Account for Invoke-Sqlcmd

I'm attempting to make a Powershell script that needs to interact with SQL Server, so part of the script will involve invoke-sqlcmd. However, the script can't be scheduled as a job in SQL Server and ...
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current_timestamp default column value working in Windows but not in Linux

This MySql query runs fine in Windows: CREATE TABLE `posts`.`table` ( `idTable` INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `Column1` DATETIME NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, PRIMARY KEY (`idTable`)); In ...
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Physical memory usage approaching 100%(96%) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SQL Server 2008 R2 “Ghost Memory”? Context: Windows Server 2008 R2; 32GB RAM; Application: SQL Server 2008 R2, several Connectors to Write Data into SQL ...
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How is localhost resolved by Oracle listener?

When I o an Oracle test installation on a Windows server accepting mostly the defaults, I end up with a listener.ora like LISTENER = (DESCRIPTION_LIST = (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS = ...
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How do I install pgcrypto on Windows?

I would like to install pgcrypto in Windows. I have a file C:\Program\PostgreSQL\9.0\share\contrib\pgcrypto.sql but when I try to run it in psql I get an error: C:: Permission denied How do I solve ...
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Get problem with Binlog_Do_DB in Master configuration

I have followed all the rules for replication. The steps are I have changed the my.cnf file. My db name is new_db. server-id = 1 log_bin = D:/xampp/mysql/mysql-bin.log binlog_do_db = new_db Grant ...
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How to Identify Who or What is Restarting SQL services via Service Control?

I investigated an instance that experienced an unexpected restart and came across the usual service control event but no user login associated with it. Is it still possible that an authorized user ...
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Upgrading using pg_upgrade on windows fails

When upgrading from postgres 9.2 to 9.3 by following the upgrade procedure found in PostgreSQL 9.3.4 documentation about pg_upgrade, the following command fails: RUNAS /USER:postgres "CMD.EXE" ...
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MySql InnoDB tables are missing after restarting

I had a MySql database with a few InnoDB tables. After restarting the server, and starting MySql Server again, I connected to the MySql Server using MySql Workbench, and couldn't see the database at ...
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Should Crystal Report be allowed for certain employees for production database?

I am talking about production database. There are couple of people who use crystal on daily basis for various types of reports. Some use it to just peak at the data, other generate reports of it. ...
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How to start Oracle database's listener service after a change in the IP address?

I'm using Windows XP as my Oracle database server. Today there was a change in the IP address if the database server. I want start my database instance's listener again. Windows XP prompst that: ...