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Is 'Avoid creating a clustered index based on an incrementing key' a myth from SQL Server 2000 days?

Our databases consist of lots of tables, most of them using an integer surrogate key as a primary key. About half of these primary keys are on identity columns. The database development started in ...
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How to have a one-to-many relationship with a privileged child?

I want to have a one-to-many relationship in which for each parent, one or zero of the children is marked as a “favorite.” However, not every parent will have a child. (Think of the parents as ...
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One slave, multiple masters MySql

Is it possible to set-up MySql Replication to have one slave listening to two different masters?
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How large will a MySQL database be relative to the dump file?

I'm restoring a ~52GB dump to a MySQL database. The ibdata1 file has already exceeded the size of the dump file and the restore is still incomplete. Is there any way to estimate the final size of the ...
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MySQL Workbench Database Sizes

I'm trying to find the total size on the hard disk that all of my MySQL Workbench databases are using. Does anyone know of an easy way to figure this out? If nothing else, the default location ...
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How to setup replication(Master/slave) in MySQL 5.5.20?

I have two servers both running on MySQL 5.5.20 and I want to setup replication, so every update/insert on Master would reflect immediately on Slave machine. I tried following this tutorial (I used ...
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Setting Circular Replication in mysql

I have 3 MySQL servers say A,B,C. What I want to do is that I want to make all of them master as well as slave.If there is update on any of the MySQL Servers it should be replicated to all of the ...
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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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ORA-04031: unable to allocate bytes of shared memory (“”,“”,“”,“”)

I am receiving this error in a development database. It happens on some specific queries (simple inserts and deletes via .NET application). The database is used by one user, and error happens ...
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Why is SSMS inserting new rows at the top of a table not the bottom?

Whenever I manually insert a row into a table in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 (the database is SQL Server 2005) my new row appears at the TOP of the list rather than the bottom. I'm using ...
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MySQL Replication : 1 Slave / Multiple Masters

I have a web app with 2 web servers and 2 database servers. The DBs are setup for multimaster replication. (this is the primary environment) I also have the exact same setup on a different location ...
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Is raid 5 suitable for a mysql installation?

Is raid 5 suitable for a mysql installation? Let me explain my application further. My application is a socket programming which will connect with gps device to receive gps string and there after do ...
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Quick MySQL Backup

I have a database which is grown to 3GB and it has 3 MyISAM tables. And I have 4GB RAM. What will be the best (quick) way to backup this database without any performance lack. Or mysqldump will work ...
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Mysql database replication on different vlan/subnet/another site

Saw the posts for "MySQL high availability, failover and replication with Latency" Is it possible to work it in a DR site when its not in the same vlan?
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Which first: upgrade mysql version or convert storage engine?

I inherited a production mysql server at 5.0. It uses MyISAM exclusively. It is not a high volume database but it does have some large datasets. I am planning on: upgrading to 5.5 converting ...
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Create a custom log table in MySQL

Is it possible to create a custom log table. For example I have 10 schema and I would like to log if somebody is using the "areva" schema. I want to know the last executed command time and the user. ...
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1answer
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MySQL Cluster — Storing table data on data nodes

I have setup MySQL Cluster with the MySQL server node and the Management node on a single server, and 2 data nodes (each on a different server for 3 servers in all). After installing, I run ndb_mgm ...
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Preventing mysql deadlocks in your php application that uses SELECT… LOCK IN SHARE MODE

If I understand SELECT ... LOCK IN SHARE MODE correctly, you can place it into a mysql transaction to select the rows you will be working with during that transaction. This is done in order to "lock ...
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Removing/overwriting sensitive data located in already deleted records in ibdata files

As far as I know, using InnoDB tables with innodb_file_per_table = off does not prevent deleted data from being visible in the ibdata1 file. I know this is by-design, and that I could switch the ...
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1answer
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decreased performance of stored procedure when migrated from mysql server 5.0 to 5.5

i recently testing the move of our db from one server to another. as part of this process i copied all the data to the new db and started testing it. as a comparison i run a store procedure whose ...
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Secure method beside phpMyAdmin for remote mysql

Recently, one of my centos linux servers was hacked and the cause of due to phpMyAdmin. It was said due to this problem PhpMyAdmin vulnerability CVE-2011-2505 ...
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1answer
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How to enable MySQL general log?

I would like to enable the MySQL General Log to view all the (slow) queries. I'm using XAMPP as server and have no idea how to enable it. I can't find a good guide on the internet. Can someone help ...
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How do you document your databases?

I find that most of my clients are not documenting their databases at all and I find that pretty scary. To introduce some better practice I would like to know what tools/process you are using. How ...
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How do you mysqldump specific table(s)?

How can I dump a specific table or set of tables without including the rest of the db tables?
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Why use both TRUNCATE and DROP?

In the system I work on there are a lot of stored procedures and SQL scripts that make use of temporary tables. After using these tables it's good practice to drop them. Many of my colleagues (almost ...
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Do stored procedures prevent SQL injection?

Is it true that stored procedures prevent SQL injection attacks against PostgreSQL databases? I did a little research and found out that SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL are not safe against SQL injection ...
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Why are numbers tables “invaluable”?

Our resident database expert is telling us that numbers tables are invaluable. I don't quite understand why. Here's a numbers table: USE Model GO CREATE TABLE Numbers ( Number INT NOT NULL, ...
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Does SQL Server read all of a COALESCE function even if the first argument is not NULL?

I'm using a T-SQL COALESCE function where the first argument will not be null on about 95% of the times it is ran. If the first argument is NULL, the second argument is quite a lengthy process: ...
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Need to migrate SQL Server to MySQL

I have a database on SQL Server 2008 on a Windows server and I want to move all of the data to a MySQL database on a Ubuntu server. I have tried using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard with the ...
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Needing A Database Design Book

I am designing a database and it has so many relationships among my tables and i need a book that teaches database design very well.I am looking for a book where table relationships simple and complex ...
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I/O requests taking longer than 15 seconds

Usually our weekly full backups finish in about 35 minutes, with daily diff backups finishing in ~5 minutes. Since tuesday the dailies have taken almost 4 hours to complete, way more than should be ...
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How to implement a 'default' flag that can only be set on a single row

For example, with a table similar to this: create table foo(bar int identity, chk char(1) check (chk in('Y', 'N'))); It doesn't matter if the flag is implemented as a char(1), a bit or whatever. I ...
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difference in execution plans on UAT and PROD server

I want to understand why there would be such a huge difference in execution of the same query on UAT (runs in 3 sec) vs PROD (run in 23 secs). Both UAT and PROD are having exactly data and indexes. ...
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Over use/correct use of schemas?

Having asked This question on Stackoverflow, I wondered where what I have done is correct/best practise. Basically, every object that I create is going into a schema with the schema name reflecting a ...
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PostgreSQL multi-column unique constraint and NULL values

I have a table like the following: create table my_table ( id int8 not null, id_A int8 not null, id_B int8 not null, id_C int8 null, constraint pk_my_table primary key (id), constraint ...
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How to add sysadmin to user in SQL Server 2008 when no sysadmin accounts exist

I have a SQL server 2008 instance running. Unfortunately during testing I deselected the sysadmin rights for my login and now can't readd it (because I don't have sysadmin rights). There are no other ...
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1answer
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InnoDB - High disk write I/O on ibdata1 file and ib_logfile0

Server Specification: VPS with following info model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5649 @ 2.53GHz MemTotal: 2058776 kB MemFree: 244436 kB We are running IP.Board from Invision ...
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What can we do in MySQL 5.0 Replication to address bandwidth concerns?

I am developing an application to run on the client PC (Win) which is configured with a MySQL server 5.1 instance that will act as read-only slave to the remote master. The remote master has dozens of ...
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Help me choose a RAID level combination for a SQL Server 2008 instance

I am going to rebuild one IBM 3400 server from scratch. This server is dedicated to a SQL Server 2008 instance running on Windows 2008 R2. I am going to make new RAID configuration. I have 6 SCSI ...
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Survey database design: associate an answer to a user

I'm doing the conceptual model for a survey database. The goal is store the answers given by users (it going to be an Android app). I have three entities: user, question and option. A question will ...
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What is the default order of records for a SELECT statement in MySQL?

Suppose you have the following table and data: create table t(k int, v int,index k(k)) engine=memory; insert into t values(10, 1), (10, 2), (10, 3); When issuing select * from t where k = 10 with ...
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How to improve InnoDB DELETE performance?

So I have this audit table (tracks actions on any table in my database): CREATE TABLE `track_table` ( `id` int(16) unsigned NOT NULL, `userID` smallint(16) unsigned NOT NULL, `tableName` ...
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How to get the most out of MySQL on a QuadCore machine with 16 GB of RAM?

I'm running a MySQL 5.5 server on my workstation for scientific data analysis and wonder how to configure MySQL in order to get the most out of it performance-wise. The types of query that I typically ...
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1answer
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Should I use a storage engine other than MyISAM to optimise these tables or should I get better disks?

There's a production database I'm working on, whose 4 largest tables contain between 4 million and 10 million rows each and about 15 fields each, with indexes on different field types (numbers, ...
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Too many columns in MySQL

I have a table with 1699 columns and when I'm trying to insert more columns I get the too many columns in the table error. In this table I have only 1000 rows. For me the most important thing is the ...
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2answers
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When should I think about upgrading our RDS MySQL instance based on memory usage?

It seems like our DB server is doing garbage collection at a increasingly faster rate, which seem normal since it's growing. What's a good rule of thumb of when to switch to a bigger instance, I'm not ...
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Downgrading from SQL Server 2008 to 2005

Database files that are built using SQL 2008 are not compatable with 2005. Is there a work around?
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Logical operators OR AND in condition and order of conditions in WHERE

Let's examine these two statements: IF (CONDITION 1) OR (CONDITION 2) ... IF (CONDITION 3) AND (CONDITION 4) ... If CONDITION 1 is TRUE, will CONDITION 2 be checked? If CONDITION 3 is FALSE, will ...
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Need Help Troubleshooting Sql Server 2005 Deadlock Scenario

I am running into a deadlock scenario where the only participants in the deadlock appear to be a single table and a single stored procedure that deletes from that table. I drew that conclusion based ...
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How is LIKE implemented?

Can anyone explain how the LIKE operator is implemented in current database systems (e.g. MySQL or Postgres)? or point me to some references that explain it? The naive approach would be to inspect ...

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