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How can I set up a read only odbc connection?

I have a user that needs to do queries on an SQL Server 2008 database that I administrate. They have rights to edit the data, but I'd rather they weren't able to do it directly against the table ...
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Set-up MySQL Server on Windows 7 64-bit

I am trying to install MySQL Server on my Windows-7 64-bit machine. I have downloaded MySQL Server Community Edition and MySQL Workbench. I am trying to start a new Server Instance from Workbench. I ...
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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 can I restore a MySQL database after formatting my hard drive

I recently formatted my PC which had MySQL running on it. As a result, I lost the databases on my hard drive. I tried to restore the databases by re-installing the MySQL Server and putting the ...
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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: ...
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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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How can I configure PostgreSQL 9.0 to start automatically under Windows XP, Part II?

Two weeks ago I asked "How do I configure Windows XP to start the postgresql demon after each boot/reboot?", and BenV helped me out with his answer: Make sure the service is set to start ...
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Does Windows Server File Compression slow Oracle DB performance?

I'm starting a new a new contract and I get to troubleshoot their Oracle instance... I'm more apps and sql, but I'll be trying to figure out their crashes and slow performance. Go figure. I can ...
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Need to understand output of sqlcmd.exe

I was advised to make another question, from here - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19674045/need-help-to-make-sqlcmd-run-as-per-requirements My sqlcmd.exe is invoked with a command of the form - ...
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SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME

I am getting following error message when i write sqlplus on command prompt SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME to your Oracle software directory Here are the path details
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Mysql Can't create test file + 1067 Error

I have installed mysql-5.5.30-win32. All works fine until i create my own my.ini configuration file. When I am trying to start the service using CMD (I do run the cmd as administrator, and install 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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Remove sql server service from windows 7

I had installed and later uninstalled SQL Server 2005 . I used registry cleaner tools and deleted all files related to SQL Server . Still the services console shows entry for previous installed ...
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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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Does having Default Database Engine MyISAM and keeping InnoDB tags in my.ini create any problem?

Recently I am getting table corruption issue very often and every time when I check the logs it says "Binlog has bad magic number; It's not a binary log file that can be used by this version of MySQL" ...
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DB2 Express on Windows 7 - Disable security?

I'm trying to install DB2 Express-C on my PC (Windows 7 pro), but no matter how I've installed or configured it, I can't grant the ability to create databases to my windows domain account. No matter ...
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Database Design - Creating Multiple databases to avoid the headache of limit on table size

I need to design database to store information contained in millions of log files generated by devices on trial on network. My first approach was storing all the information in tables contained in a ...
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FLUSH TABLES stays in the processlist even after execution

Here is my code from Stored Procedures in Mysql FLUSH TABLES; TRUNCATE TABLE tbl_cdrload; TRUNCATE TABLE tbl_cdrdetails_temp; Then i execute a query to load a file in to database as below LOAD ...
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What is the recommended Buffer Pool size on a 2GB RAM PC?

I installed DB2 Express-C on a PC with 2 GB RAM and running Windows Server 2008 R2 OS. While creating a new database, there is an option to set Buffer Pool size with default set to 4K. How much is ...
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Very Large Log Files

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 and executed a large query by accident. Next, the sever ran out of hard drive space. I now have a file in my administrtor documents (log.log) that is over 18GB. I ...
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PostgreSQL archive_command on Windows

What is the best method for WAL log transfer on Windows? I have two servers with Windows Server 2008, PostgreSQL 9.0 64bit. Servers do not have any shared SAN disk, they are on different hosts, ...
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Can I choose which CPUs / Cores to be used by MySQL?

I have a Windows VPS (Windows 2008 R2 x64) that runs a couple WordPress blogs and other few ASP.NET things. The VPS runs 2 CPUs (for example). With ASP.NET, in such situation, I usually set the app ...
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Unable to start Oracle Database Server : Get an error as I try to start it

I just installed Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 for windows.It created a short cut icon on the desktop : but as I click this icon I see this dialog box : What is it ? How do I ...
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SQL Server connection with multiSubnetFailover fails, claims mirroring is enabled

I have two SQL Server instances in an availability group. They are not mirrored. I'm trying to connect to the AG using the MS JDBC drivers (4.0) with a connection string including ...
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oracle crash - not starting

We have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Oracle 10.2.0.3 Adempiere - ERP We had a power breakdown at 03.00 AM. At 07.30 AM we started the server At 08.00 our colleagues observed that the ...
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Copy database wizard between servers results in Access Denied error. [closed]

I'm trying to copy a database from SQL Server 2008 R2 to another server, using the Copy Database Wizard in SQL Server Management Studio. I get an error telling me to check the error log on the ...
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What's a good (free) client for Informix on Windows? [closed]

I'm looking for a GUI client for Informix on Windows (mainly to view data and execute queries), free would obviously be nice but I know Informix is used mostly in corporate environments and free may ...
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How do you setup a new oracle instance from the commandline after having done a database software only install?

I'm trying to familiarise myself with the process for setting up new instances/databases from the commandline with the aim of building a tool for deploying databases. The process we are thinking of ...
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Oracle Forms 6i on Windows 7

Given I have a system of Oracle Forms 6i (legacy software), how could I make it work on Windows 7. We have serious problems with apps like PLUS80.exe crashing ("Oracle SQL*Plus has stopped working"). ...
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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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INSTALL PLUGIN 'rpl_semi_sync_master' SONAME 'semisync_master.so' not working

I'm trying to install semi synchronous replication in my mysql 5.5 and trying to execute the below command: INSTALL PLUGIN 'rpl_semi_sync_master' SONAME 'semisync_master.so' but this command is ...
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Reconciling dm_os_windows_info windows_sku values, gathering same info from pre SQL Server 2008 R2 instances

I'm developing an inventory system for RDBMS deployments. I'm starting with SQL Server, and later will be pulling in info for Oracle & other RDBMS deployments. When you query [dm_os_windows_info] ...
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Failure to detach database

I used sp_detach_db to detach SQL Server 2005 databases. This works properly in Windows XP and Windows 7. However, the same fails in Windows Server 2008. The error message states: The process ...
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Change root password of mysql database

This could be a Rookie problem , but it seems that i am not able to solve it. I have MySQL server installed on my windows machine(MySQL 5.5) under the Admin username root. Some How i lost the ...
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db2 connecting to a db via alias and storing user name and password

I created a TCP node and I catalogued a db into it. The catalogued db needs user name and password to be accessed. Is there anyway I can store username and password in the cataologue (or other way)? I ...
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Restrict access for Windows administrator in PostgreSQL

Is there a way to protect PostgreSQL from user with Windows administrator rights? Like this question but for Postgres.
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Performance Counters for SQL Server Related to iSCSI Disk Access

I am planning to my SQL server databases (plus TLogs and TempDB) to a new LUN on our iSCSI SAN. The current LUN's used by these of these files are on their own two disk RAID 1 disk group and I'm ...
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“In Use” memory on a SQL Server box

I have a SQL Server 2012 database server with 64GB of RAM. A process called DataPumpService runs on the same box and loads around 400 million records from 2700 flat files. I want to understand what ...
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Why Oracle 11g installs in folder C:\app\<name_of_user>

Just curious, now Oracle 11g installs by default in folder C:\app\ Why? Before, Oracle was installed by default in folder C:\oracle... Why now is created "app" folder?
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Workarounds for setting default schema for domain group?

I am currently working on a project for a client, they have asked me to change the database from Oracle to SQL Server. So we migrated the database across to SQL Server 2008, when this was migrated ...
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Enterprise Manager Database Control on host with an underscore in it's name

I know it sounds awkward, but Enterprise Manager is refusing to be set up because of an underscore in the server name: C:\>emca -deconfig dbcontrol db -repos drop STARTED EMCA um 30.05.2012 ...
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MySQL Database and Table Loss

I have installed mysql and XAMPP on my system. I wanted to remove the mysql service of XAMPP. After removing it, I tried to install the new service for mysql using "MySQLInstanceConfig.exe". but now I ...
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How to upgrade MySQL to newer version on existing database

I am having data of 20 GB with MySQL version 5.0.24. Now I want to update MySQL to newer version 5.5.16. We can do it by taking complete database backup and uninstall old MySQL and install new MySQL ...
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How can I configure PostgreSQL 9.0 to start automatically under Windows XP?

Yesterday I installed PostgreSQL 9.0 on Windows XP, and after the installation the DB was running. After booting the system this morning, the data base server did not start automatically. How do I ...
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How to disable starting MySQL service on Windows7 startup?

When I turn on my desktop (Windows 7 SP1), I often find 2 or 3 GB of memory is already occupied by MySQL processes. I don't care about how much memory a database requires, if it actually runs some ...
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Postgresql: When using SSH tunnel, I receive the fe_sendauth: no password supplied error

I am SSH Tunneling to my postgreql server. I have previously successfully configured 9 + win XP dev PCs to connect to this postgresql server, those PCs still connect successfully. I am now setting up ...
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MySQLdump on specific db date

I'm new in here and i don't really know where to start but here is my concern. I need to backyp a MySQL DB running under windows once a week. For e.g every friday i need to backup and transfer to ...
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Determining the full postgresql size on windows

While opening the Programs and Features tool panel on my Windows 7 (64-bit), I found that my postgresql (8.4) install was taking 108 GB. I do not use postgresql myself, I just use a tool that need a ...
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Connect to SQL Server using OLEDB or ODBC?

We have a desktop application written in Visual Basic .NET. One our clients needs to use ODBC instead of OLEDB to connect to the SQL Server 2008 R2 Database. The company has several databases ...
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Connection to MySQL Remotely

I want to connect to MySQL Server hosted on a Linux Machine from my Windows Machine using Command Prompt with the following command: prompt>mysql -u root -p -h remote_hostname Connections, ...