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Jan
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comment Shrinking a SQL Server Transaction Log
AFAIK, there is not point to being in full recovery mode if you are not doing log backups. If you are not planning to do log backups then just leave it in simple mode. Your full backups will still be restorable either way, you just won;t be able to do a recovery/roll-forward, but you cannot do that anyway without log backups.
Jan
25
comment Shrinking a SQL Server Transaction Log
The usual reason for out-of-control log files like this are 1) failure to take regular full backups, 2) failure to take regular transaction log backups, or 3) some setting in your full or log backups (such as copy-only) that is preventing the normal backup marks from being set.
Jan
25
comment Shrinking a SQL Server Transaction Log
As soon as you switch it to Simple mode, you can no longer do transaction log recovery past that point, until your next full backup. Even if you switch it back to Full Recovery Mode, transaction log backup/restore-recover won't start working again until you take another full backup. So be sure to take a full backup immediately after you switch it back to full recovery.
Jan
6
comment SQL Query is getting progressively slower
This sounds very much like a network problem. Specifically, I would look for things like "data shaping" and adaptive network scheduling parameters, that can perform pathologically for database connections.
Jan
6
comment Cities and States (a few data): single table or splitted?
It depends entirely on what you do with them. But in any event, you should not be doing DB design worrying about performance at this step. You design the DB first, according to the data relations. Do this right and the performance will take care of itself 90% of the time. Only later when you know if you have a performance problem, should you start worrying about it.
Dec
23
comment Why doesn't “As SYSDBA” work from SQL Developer?
@BalazsPapp So I have created a password file with ORAPWD FILE=../database/PWD<dbname>.ora ENTRIES=40 PASSWORD=<pasword> and that has fixed the problem, at least wrt explicit sys/<pwd> as sysdba logon with SQL Developer. If you want to post that as an answer, I will accept it.
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Dec
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comment Why doesn't “As SYSDBA” work from SQL Developer?
@BalazsPapp OK, thanks. I've been out sick the last two days, but I am back now, and I have some of this information.
Dec
21
comment Why doesn't “As SYSDBA” work from SQL Developer?
Oh, and how do I find that database parameter?
Dec
21
comment Why doesn't “As SYSDBA” work from SQL Developer?
Yeah, one of the problems here is that this server has 3 Oracle Homes, two of them Oracle 11G (i have no idea why), and I am not sure which one is being used for this database (i wouldn't mind help figuring out directions to figure that out either). In any event i can't just post the config files for security reasons, I will have to clean them first, and of course that will take some time ...
Dec
20
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Nov
21
comment How can I get individual rowcounts like SSMS?
Agreed. I have been in the hospital the past week (severe vertigo) and will not get to post the question myself anytime soon, so please go ahead.
Nov
10
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Nov
9
comment How can I get individual rowcounts like SSMS?
Maybe SSMS is reading the TDS directly?
Nov
9
comment How can I get individual rowcounts like SSMS?
The mystery to me is how SSMS sorts it out correctly.