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Why use an int as a lookup table's primary key?

I want to know why I should use an int as a lookup table's primary key instead of just using the lookup value as the primary key (which in most cases would be a string). I understand that using a ...
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Why are queries parsed in such a way that disallows the use of column aliases in most clauses?

While trying to write a query, I found out (the hard way) that SQL Server parses WHEREs in a query long before parsing the SELECTs when executing a query. The MSDN docs say that the general logical ...
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Qcache_free_memory not full yet I get alot of Qcache_lowmem_prunes

I just started dabbling with the query cache for our CMS. Can anyone tell me (or at least give a good guess) why I get a lot of Qcache_lowmem_prunes when more than half of Qcache_free_memory is free? ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 “Ghost Memory”?

We have a dedicated SQL Server 2008 R2 machine that is experiencing some strange memory issues.. The machine itself has plenty of resources including two quad-core processors, 16gb of RAM and 64bit ...
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SQL query for combinations without repetition

I need a query which can be used in (or as) a function and retrieves all combinations of n values. And I need all combinations of length k where k = 1..n. Extended sample input and result so input ...
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Performance implications of using OPENQUERY in a view

Please see this question on stackoverflow : I am using an EasySoft ODBC driver to link a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express instance to Interbase and I am having some difficulty with getting metadata ...
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Aggressive Autovacuum on PostgreSQL

I'm trying to get PostgreSQL to aggressively auto vacuum my database. I've currently configured auto vacuum as follows: autovacuum_vacuum_cost_delay = 0 #Turn off cost based vacuum ...
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Why index REBUILD does not reduce index fragmentatation?

I have used ALTER INDEX REBUILD to remove index fragmentation. In some cases REBUILD does not seem to remove this fragmentation. What are the reasons why REBUILD does not remove fragmentation? It ...
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Deadlock error isn't returning the deadlock SQL

Transaction (Process ID) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim. Rerun the transaction. I am getting this error randomly when one of my ...
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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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MySQL Replication - Introduce new Slave to replication

I've recently taken on a sys admin position managing a group of 20 (or so) servers. One thing I haven't dealt with before (apart from in a test situation), is introducing a new slave to the MySQL ...
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Fixing tables out of sync as reported by pt-table-checksum, pt-table-sync is not working

I have several tables being reported by pt-table-checksum with CRC_DIFF between my master and slave servers using the following commands: $ pt-table-checksum h=master,u=user,p=password ...
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What is the actual behavior of compatibility level 80?

Could somebody provide me with a better insight about the compatibility mode feature? It is behaving different than I expected. As far as I understand compatibility modes, it is about the ...
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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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2answers
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InnoDB: Error: Table “mysql”.“innodb_table_stats” not found after upgrade to mysql 5.6

I upgraded to mysql 5.6 from 5.5, and now my logs are littered with such messages on startup I found a possible solution here, but it does not seem official. ...
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Find transactions that are filling up the version store

we have enabled the "READ_COMMITTED_SNAPSHOT" for some of our SQL Server 2005 databases. Now from time to time we see that our TempDB is filling up the harddisk and we suspect the version store to be ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Does MySQL still handle indexes in this way?

Dropping a duplicate index in MySQL was taking rather long, so while I was waiting I searched about it & found this post from 2006, talking about how MySQL handles ADD and DROP index. If a ...
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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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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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2answers
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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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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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Is it unwise to run replication on same physical server?

I'm contemplating setting up a Master-Slave replication for my database. The slave server will be used for redundancy and possibly a reports server. However, one of the biggest issues I'm running into ...
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1answer
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Kerberos authentication not working with Linked Servers in SQL Server 2012

I am setting up a DEV/TEST environment using 2 SQL Servers running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012. We are moving from SQL Server 2005 on Windows Server 2008, where we already have this ...
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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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DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS not included in mysqldump

I'm dumping my stored procedures only using the following command: mysqldump --routines --no-create-info --no-data --no-create-db --skip-opt databasename -u username -p > outputfile.sql but the ...
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3answers
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What is the mysql.db table used for?

Related to my MySQL issue I have a user with USAGE grant in mysql.user, but in mysql.db this user has Select, Insert, Update, Delete. Thus the user can successfully query the database. I can't find ...
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1answer
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FULLTEXT index ignored in BOOLEAN MODE with 'number of words' conditional

fulltext match is ignoring its index when I add a number of words conditional for its boolean mode. The selects are as follows: explain select * from seeds WHERE MATCH(text) AGAINST ("mount ...
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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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Dynamically changeable database

We have a database and some data is stored in a Trucrypt folder, my question is how can I include this trucrypt folder. The data type is MyISAM. I saw there is a symbolic link, but not really clear ...
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Run a PowerShell script on a different server - from inside a SQL Server job

I have a procedure to backup SSAS Databases. That is working as a charm. Now my server is filling up with SSAS backups and I would like to delete the backup files that are older than 2 days. to ...
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1answer
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Recover MySQL database from data folder without ibdata1 from ibd files

My WAMP directory accidentally get deleted by another user. Only data folder in MySQLis available. And, in that only database-folders (folders in "\bin\mysql\mysql5.6.12\data\" with name of databases) ...
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1answer
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MySQL upgrade 5.0.88 to latest

Very interesting and informative blog.. I have a question - i have a requirement of upgrading from 5.0.88 to latest version.. Why should i upgrade? if so, which version should i consider? What ...
2
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1answer
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Combining columns in index

With reference to RolandoMySQLDBA's answer on MySQL: Index when joining to tables not being used (Performance optimizing question) He mentioned Make sure you build an index that involves the ...
2
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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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Single slave - multiple master MySQL replication

I need to replicate different MySQL databases from multiple servers into a single slave server. How can this be done? is there a way to define multiple master hosts?
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gain admin access to sql express 2008

I have inherited a Windows 7 Professional pc with an existing instance of SQL Express 2008. I have local admin rights on the machine. I do not know the SA password. I am unable to create databases or ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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Inserting query result to another table hangs on “Copying to temp table on disk” on MySQL

I started the process of inserting returned results to another table. The query groups the rows in respect of indexed IDs. This causes 149,000,000 rows to be decreased to 460,000 rows. The query ...
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Can MySQL reasonably perform queries on billions of rows?

I am planning on storing scans from a mass spectrometer in a MySQL database and would like to know whether storing and analyzing this amount of data is remotely feasible. I know performance varies ...
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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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When to use TINYINT over INT?

In general, I always use Ints. I know that in theory this is not the best practice, though, since you should use the smallest data type that will be guaranteed to store the data. For example, it's ...
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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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Parameter Sniffing vs VARIABLES vs Recompile vs OPTIMIZE FOR UNKNOWN

So we had a long running proc causing problems this morning (30 sec + run time). We decided to check to see if parameter sniffing was to blame. So, we rewrote the proc and set the incoming ...
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Which one is more efficient: select from linked server or insert into linked server?

Suppose I have to export data from one server to another (through linked servers). Which statement will be more efficient? Executing in source server: INSERT INTO ...
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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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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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