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What is the best and easiest way to turn off SQL Server when not in use?

Situation: developer workstations that typically just use the client tools to connect to other non-local sql servers. However, there are rare times that having the full version of sql server to do ...
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how to get unique records

Table structure CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Order Details2]( [OrderID] [int] NOT NULL, [ProductID] [int] NOT NULL, [UnitPrice] [money] NOT NULL DEFAULT (0), [Quantity] [smallint] NOT NULL ...
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CREATE DATABASE Permission denied in database 'master' error

I'm working with a tool that as one of the automated steps will attach databases from my file system to my local SQL Express 2008 instance. The tool requires a login in the sysadmin server role, for ...
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How to keep one query from slowing down entire database?

Using MySQL 5.0.x, we have a process to generate benchmarks for our business that consolidates a bunch of data, then pull out data based on certain criteria. This process used to take 18 hours, it's ...
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How much memory will a MEMORY table take up?

Let's say I have a MyISAM table with a data length of 4.8GB and an index length of 6.2GB. So, a total data size of eleven gig. How much memory would this require, were I to convert it to a MEMORY ...
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SQL Analysis Services - SSAS

Do you know what the best practices would be regarding SSAS and having real-time reports. I am not sure if we should be pulling data off our live database or using SSIS to move data periodically to a ...
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In a trigger, how to check if no fields have changed?

If we receive an update statement that does not check if the value has changed in the where clause, what are the different ways to ignore that update inside a trigger? I know we can do a comparison ...
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Columns are added in wrong order

I have a encountered strange behaviour adding columns to an existing table. I run those scripts using osql several instances. Let Table a_table have initially three columns A_col, B_col and C_col. ...
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Oracle returns different results when executing a sql with bind variable or with a fix value

The following two statements (strongly simplyfied) returning a different result: with a fix value for rownmun: select * from table where rownum <= 12; with bind variable for rownum: select * ...
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Force drop db while others may be connected

I need to remove a database from a PostgreSQL DB cluster. How can I do it even if there are active connections? I need sort of a -force flag, that will drop all connections and then the DB. How can I ...
4
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1answer
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Not enough space for MySQL optimize; do new rows overwrite existing data?

My MyISAM table consumed most of my disk space. I deleted a significant portion of the table, but the optimize command (to clean out the deleted data) does not have sufficient space. Is there any ...
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Heterogeneous queries error using stored procedure

Stored procedure ALTER PROCEDURE Proc_DayShift AS insert into #Punching_History SELECT * FROM SERVER2.MARS.DBO.TABLE1 GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF GO SET ANSI_NULLS OFF GO SET ANSI_WARNINGS OFF ...
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How to add linked server SQL Server 2008 R2

I have two SQL Server 2008 located in different cities. I have physical access to one of them and I can exec SQL Server Management Studio there. For second server I have following parameters: ...
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mysql event running at wrong time

I created an event to run every 24 hours and be run at 14h. Its selects some data from tabels and writes it as to a file (csv format) The query and writing to file goes ok. The event is triggered. ...
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1answer
571 views

how to transfer data from table to table

I have two tables Table1, Table2. From Table1 want to transfer data to Table2. Suppose I have the following query: Select * from Table1 where UserID between 5 and 10 I want to store above ...
2
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1answer
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Rman not replacing logs with same name on networked drive

Historically, rman saved logs by replacing files of the same name so that the most recent set was always there, and logs from backup of older than the most recent set simply went away. Rman is ...
2
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1answer
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RMAN & Archivelog Deletion Policy confusion

Never been able to fully grasp the notion of delete input/delete input all when backup up Archivelog with rman. Tied to the same issue is the configure Archivelog deletion policy to backed up X times ...
3
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1answer
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mysql change schema on the fly

Recently I faced the problem that my Db became very huge and I cannot allow to myself downtime every time when I want to change the schema. This caused me to start looking for solution that do schema ...
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move data folder and drive mysql centos

i need to move the data to a different folder and drive on my cent os db server. i added new hard drive (since we ran low on space), i have a 1tb of hard drive and i have a new 2tb i want to put the ...
3
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2answers
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How does name resolution work in Oracle 10g?

In Oracle 10g (10.2.0), there are 4 types of names resolution: Easy Connect(10g added this new method) Local naming Directory External naming It is said that if Easy connect is used by the ...
3
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2answers
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read before write transaction

Talking about transactions (db transactions), does a read operation have always precede a write operation? That's obvious, isn't it? Thanks in advance *Of course my question doesn't take into ...
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Failure to log in using just the server name

I have more than one PC connected by LAN that I access from Server Management Studio. When I try to connect with the DB server, if I place the server IP instead of the server name in the serverName ...
2
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1answer
450 views

How to get server event notification

I'm just getting into sql-server, so forgive me if this is a basic question. I'm building an application using .NET 4.0 and VS 2010 and ms-server2008. For my application I need to detect the server ...
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1answer
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Which file is PostgreSQL log file 0?

In my PostgreSQL logs, I find this message: LOG: invalid magic number 0000 in log file 0, segment 1, offset 16121856 Which file is log file 0? Here is my pg_xlog directory: -bash-4.1$ ll ...
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2answers
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Should arrays of IDs stored in Postgres use varchar, int, or another type?

What is proper convention for creating a field that will hold an array of foreign keys? In this particular case, I'm creating a field called "owners" that will hold an array of user IDs. I want to ...
3
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1answer
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Postgresql: Move database to new tablespace

I'd like to completely move a database (tables, indexes, etc.) to a new tablespace. I know how to move each item individually but is there a way to move it all in one go? I'm using postgresql 9.1.
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1answer
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Help me to better design my query so I can gain more performance

I need to find so called first entry in database for items regarding their partners. I wrote query and it is giving me correct results but it sucks with performances. I suspect that I have missed ...
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1answer
397 views

ERDs: How do you indicate mutually-exclusive encounters?

If you have a character_instance and character entity in an ERD for a video game, and you want to indicate that something happens when a character entity encounters a character_instance entity, how do ...
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How can I speed up a query that orders by a calculated field?

I will try and give an example - this is not my table structure - I'm simply trying to outline the issue in order to find a solution... Person Id, Name BrothersNames Id, Name SistersNames Id, Name ...
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Executing Stored Procedure that accesses another SQL instance

I apologize if this question repeats another already asked. I have searched for hours and have not found one that fits my situation. Desired Outcome A user using SQL authentication has execute ...
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1answer
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SSAS -> MDX -> Create a price comparision against resellers

I want to write an MDX query that will do a price comparison for a product against each re-seller and return a count which a 'greater', 'lesser' or 'equal' for a given month. Measure: ...
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1answer
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MySQL Cluster: cannot start the management node

When I try to start the management node of MySQL Cluster on Windows platform, I get the following error: Could neither create or open key ...
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1answer
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I am getting an error while trying to download binary for mysql 5.5.11

I am trying to upgrade MySQL 5.1 to 5.5.11 on Ubuntu 10.10. Everytime I try the wget command I get this error: wget ...
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4answers
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Is MySql locking table during backup and how to avoid?

I have a scheduled backup that runs daily in MySQL and I have noticed that during the backup a lot of queries that query a frequently used table seem to take forever to complete. This causes the ...
2
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1answer
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importing myisam 5.0 database into a 5.5 innodb server

I have MySQL 5.0 and 5.5 servers (but not a 5.1 server). The 5.0 server is myisam only, the 5.5 default is innodb. I need to move a database from the 5.0 server to the 5.5 server. The database is ...
0
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2answers
452 views

SQL Server 2005: Job scheduled every 4 hrs, but sp_help_jobactivity shows unexpected value for next_scheduled_run_date

I have done a lot with sql and jobs, and this is throwing me off. My job is scheduled as shown below. I can run the job interactively from SSMS by starting the job, it runs, all is well. It is ...
4
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2answers
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Installing oracle RAC 10.2.0.1 install and patch to 10.2.0.5 directly or install CRS ASM and RDBMS then patch?

I'm installing my first RAC and I was wondering if I should install CRS 10.2.0.1 (we are still at 10g for compatibility reasons) then patch to 10.2.0.5 before I install ASM (then patch) and finally ...
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2answers
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MySQL - CSV UPDATE (not INSERT) into existing table?

I have a table with the following columns: id | name | city The table has 1000 entries in it. I have a CSV file with a limited number of lines like this: id,city 34,Denver 45,Kansas City 145,New ...
3
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1answer
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I have lots of free memory. How do I use it to increase performance?

I am running Litespeed (with suExec, PHP SAPI), MySQL, DirectAdmin, named on a VPS with a 16-core Xeon CPU and 2GB RAM. Currently, only 300 MB out of 2048 are used. It might sound a stupid, but how ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Transaction question

I have a question. c stands for Commit, a stands for Abort, T is a transaction (db Transaction) Is the following sentence true? either c or a belong to T In my opinion the sentence is true since ...
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vote
1answer
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Sending mail using DatabaseMail in SQL Server 2008

I have a profile called GPMail, and previously there was an account called comments@guitarplayer.com, which was working as expected. Now I want one more account with the same site, so instead of ...
2
votes
3answers
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SQL Server Max number of Times a table can be referenced as a foreign key?

Is there any maximum on the number of times a single table can be referenced in a SQL Server database via foreign key? IE Table A A_ID Table B ~ B_ID, A_ID Table C ~ C_ID, A_ID Table D ~ D_ID, ...
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2answers
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securely exposing sql server 2008 for windows authentication

My company wants to have approximately 100 of their sales people (distributed around the country) to be able to run stored procedures from excel and return the data onto the spreadsheet. We have sql ...
17
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1answer
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SLEEP_TASK Wait Type in SQL Server - What does it indicate?

I haven't seen the SLEEP_TASK wait type before, and today I seem to be getting a ton of them. I'm not the official DBA, just a SQL Server developer who knows some DBA stuff. We upgraded our servers ...
4
votes
1answer
655 views

Mysql crashed once with an “Assertion failure” this morning, how worried should I be? best way to diagnose this?

So for the first time our production system produced the below assertion failure. The system came up without issues after mysqld automatically restarted itself and rolled back some transactions.. ...
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1answer
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updating mysql primary keys

I need to be able to swap values that are used in a primary key. Meaning, in one update statement, I need to change id 1 to id 2, and id 2 to id 1. In other relational databases, (Sql Server and ...
2
votes
2answers
544 views

T-SQL tool that requires a semicolon to end statements

I have what is probably a rather unusual question. Is there a T-SQL tool that requires using a semicolon to terminate statements? I know that it's not required to use semicolons with SQL Server 2008 ...
8
votes
3answers
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SQL Server - Multiple running totals

I've got a base table with transactions and I need to create a table with running totals. I need them to be per account and and also have a few running totals for each account (depending on the ...
2
votes
2answers
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MySQL Replication via DNS Failure

I'm having some trouble using replication when the machines are configured to use host names instead of IP addresses. The "skip-name-resolve" is OFF. If I use IP addresses, everything is fine. Using ...
2
votes
1answer
318 views

Immediate e-mail alerting for error 229 (permission denied)

For a few reasons, I'd like to have all permission denied errors (number 229) emailed to me. Checking master.sys.messages shows that is_event_logged for this error is 0. Thus that rules out using SQL ...

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