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Toad Automation Designer --> Copy data every hour [closed]

I have two databases A and B. For security reasons these databases are not communicated each other with a databaselink. As a result, I have made an automation task in Toad Automation Designer for move ...
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is there a DDL generator out there where you can start with CSV/TSV to create DDL for Cassandra

Is there a DDL generator out there where you can start with CSV/TSV (or maybe even JSON) to create DDL for Cassandra?
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Is there a way to optimize the process of uninstalling and installing SSMS?

in terms of patching sql server 2016 to the latest cumulative patches, I found out that stopping the services helps avoiding lots of inconveniences, specially if there is log shipping and replication ...
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Unable to replicate schema changes in transactional replication

I have implemented a transactional replication on one of my dbs. In the documents provided by Microsoftsql (here and here), I should be able to change the schema and that these changes will be ...
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How can I script administrator permissions on a SSAS server?

I am an administrator for a bunch of SSAS Instances. Sometimes I need to install or migrate SSAS instances to different machines or even different AD domains (we have a couple of different AD domains ...
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How can I install the SQL Server PowerShell module on an offline machine?

I have some SQL Server machines that cannot connect to any external sites. I have been using PowerShell more and more when managing databases, so I definitely need this module to be installed so ...
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SQL Azure Datawarehouse Automation Tasks

Today I had to create 3 LOGIN, 3 role, a 6 schema on Datawarehouse. It took 1 hour and 177 Lines of code, it's too much don't you think? CREATE LOGIN [CUSTOMER_BATCH_DEV] with password = '**********...
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Trying to use SSRS rsconfig.exe in silent mode to create the ReportServer and ReportServerTemp databases on a local instance

I have installed a brand new SQL 2017 Enterprise instance on a Windows 2019 Datacentre VM. I have then installed SQL Server Reporting Services via the command line (/quiet, /norestart, etc) and all ...
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Is there some parameter/flag I can use to make pgAdmin 4 update silently without the GUI?

Every single time pgAdmin 4 has an update, I have made it so that it grabs the latest installer (this is on Windows) and puts it on my desktop, then notifies me. I then have to manually run this GUI ...
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how to list all features installed in a sql server instance?

There are other Installation related questions with similar details here and here. I could not find anything related to listing the installed features in sql server 2016 though. I can do it manually ...
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Automating database restoration of SQL Server transaction log files on standby mode

I am wondering if I get help from this house on the following issue. I have a standby database that should be restored with the set of transaction log files I get from the vendor's(eClincalWorks) ...
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Mongodb automatic Replica Set creation with JS driver

The MongoDB docs state that one can use the mongo client console to initialize replica sets by running rs.initiate([config]). However, I don't want to have to manually use the command line for this. ...
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Automating SQL scripts in Toad for Oracle (13.1)

I'm not a DBA, so bear with me. I've scheduled tasks through Toad's automation designer, but this uses Windows task scheduler. It's using Oracle 12c. All I'm doing is updating (creating/dropping) ...
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how to find out how long the last DBCC checkdb took to complete?

In most of my servers I have dbcc checkdb scheduled to run. I can get the last known good DBCC Checkdb through DBCC DBINFO(). I can read the tracks left on the sql server log and I get something ...
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Help error message inside dynamic T-SQL

I have a requirement to come up with reporting for indexes for our whole production environment: I found the below script online and modified it according to my requirement and trying to execute it ...
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StorageEngineUsed set to TabularMetadata. For databases in this mode, you must use Tabular APIs to administer the database

I am an administrator in SSAS. I have many data warehouse servers. In some servers I have SQL Server and SSAS on the same machine. I successfully backup the SSAS databases and even check if the ...
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MariaDB Master / Slave failover / failback automation

Good day all, I'm hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction. I'm working on a new dual data center project, and I'm trying to come up with a plan for failover (for patching and ...
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Possible to automate updating development database on a VM?

Using MySQL 5.6 and VM Workstation Pro 12.1.1. At my job, the way things are set up is that my development environment is a locally hosted Virtual Machine. Every day the first thing I need to do is ...
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Application/MS SQL Server Express Installer

We're developing a small(ish) application that collects and stores data. It's low-throughput, low-volume, but needs to be able to archive and retrieve data from (almost) arbitrarily earlier times, ...
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how to script out the user defined table types?

I can Get name and definition of all table types using either of the following scripts: SET TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL READ UNCOMMITTED IF OBJECT_ID('TEMPDB..#RADHE') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE #...
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How to use grouping sets in this query that shows database sizes - adding the last time it was updated

I have the following query that shows me the database sizes, including log dna data files. SELECT [Database Name] = DB_NAME(s.database_id), [Type] = CASE WHEN s.Type_Desc = 'ROWS' THEN 'Data ...
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how to script server side permissions - specifically EXECUTE ON SYS.XP_PROP_OLEDB_PROVIDER?

I could not script the following server side permissions: GRANT VIEW DEFINITION ON LOGIN::[site_helpdesk] TO [Radhe] but thanks to the question below I found a solution to that: How to script out ...
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How to automate the changes of parameters in ssis package run by a job?

I have a job that runs a package with specific parameters as you can see on the picture below: I want to set up those parameters (the 2 dates in yellow) to 1900-01-01 instead of 2019-02-27. I need ...
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How to automate basic ddl scripts execution and management [closed]

Looking for suggestions (A Script, third party tool, software etc.) which can help automate some of the administration tasks around execution of DDL scripts across environments. Database is usually ...
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Delete old records based on its identifier

For example, I have a table similar to this: deviceid | servertime 1 2019-05-13 12:00:00 1 2019-05-14 12:00:00 2 2019-05-13 13:00:00 2 2019-05-12 13:00:00 2 ...
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updating statistics using STATS_STREAM or WITH FULLSCAN?

the syntax for creating statistics is: -- Syntax for SQL Server and Azure SQL Database UPDATE STATISTICS table_or_indexed_view_name [ { { index_or_statistics__name ...
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Having the backup file, how to work out the total disk space required to do the restore?

I have a nice query that gives me the date of last full backup, size and location, even when I backup to multiple backup files. what I don't have is an estimate of the total backup size (for each of ...
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Looking for recommendation [closed]

I am a non IT background, my recent projects uses PowerShell for a lot of SQL Server administration. I would like to start from absolute zero, and learn to use and code the Windows PowerShell as it ...
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Syncing DDL accross Postgres shards

Our database writing needs exceed the capacity of a single Postgres cluster (since each cluster can only support 1 writer server). To combat this, we've sharded our data across 8 separate Postgres ...
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How to automate CSV-exports of queries in PL/SQL Developer (Oracle)?

I'm no pro in Oracle or PL/SQL Developer (I mostly use and admin mySQL and MS SQL Server). I'm not an admin of any sort, but have read access to many tables in Oracle via PL/SQL Developer. I need ...
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Get a list of Databases which were not modified with in a date range - SQL server [closed]

can we get an output for list of databases which were not modified for last two months in a server and based on that we have to delete all of them. I have tried below is the query: --identify when a ...
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How to upgrade a MySQL database using numbered scripts based on a version field

I have a database that contains a version table with one value stored in it which is the database version number. I would like to be able to update the database version automatically using numbered ...
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PostgreSQL - automating database grants [closed]

We're managing about 200 instances of postgres on Amazon RDS. The problem that we're constantly experiencing is that our "DBA" accounts can't access stuff. Basic stuff. Tables, views, etc. Is there ...
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How can I use Invoke-SqlCmd with variables to output the SQL command only or some similar method?

I have a big *.sql file that I run with Invoke-Sqlcmd and variables to do some tasks, and when I have an issue, it's a pain to debug because of the variables and I want to do logging of the SQL script ...
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Data warehousing (ETL): Scheduled data migration from MySQL to PostgreSQL

I've been assigned task of data warehousing for Reporting and data analysis. Let me first explain what we are going to do. Step 1. Replicate production server MySQL database. Step 2. Scheduled ETL: ...
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T-SQL: How create job that run monthly

I already know how to schedule monthly jobs using SQL Server Agent > Jobs, I now would like to learn how to schedule such job using T-SQL. I know how to schedule a job daily at a specific time: ...
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Alternate of trigger in SQL server

is there any other way beside creating a trigger in MSDB system tables to invoke a particular job when any job failed? Basically, I want a particular job ran automatically only if any of the other ...
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Zapier & MS SQL - Use azure DB to increase security?

I'm interested in using Zapier to automate some processes that should be fired upon certain records appearing as the result of a custom query. Zapier seems to be a good tool as it can do things based ...
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how to automate when altering jobs in Always on availability groups?

I often have to alter jobs i.e. adding steps, changing the stored procedures the job calls, etc. and I always need to do the same thing on all servers in my availability group. when dealing with jobs,...
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is there any reason to explicitly grant the server permission CONNECT SQL?

I have been using this script from Kenneth Fisher to get the server permissions. -- Server Permissions SELECT Grantee.principal_id AS GranteePrincipalId, Grantee.name AS GranteeName, Grantor.name ...
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How to configure AutoMySQLBackup?

How I can configure AutoMySQLBackup to backup some selected tables ones per week while the other tables will be backed up every day? Thanks. P.S. My google search ninja skills is not working. :)
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What are points to consider when replacing the SQL Server service account?

In What are the implications of changing the SQL Server Service Logon Account? it mentions that when replacing the SQL Server service account, the service will need to be restarted. But there is more ...
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Autopostgresqlbackup - DBEXCLUDE doesn't works

I'm trying to exclude some databases using the DBEXCLUDE option,but there's daily backups anyways. # =============================== # === Debian specific options === #================================...
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SQL Mail Failing To Send

SQL Sever 2016 with the latest updates. Running on WS2012R2. Following error message is received: The mail could not be sent to the recipients because of the mail server failure. (Sending Mail ...
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Naming convention for automated table outputs (processed with Python)

I have several tables that I process nightly with Python. For example, I have read-only access to an incidents table. I process the table with a specialized Python library called ArcPy. The script ...
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Can you script the MDS database upgrade after SQL Patch applied

I have recently automated the SQL patching of ~200 development servers. Currently we have 6 servers that run the Microsoft Master Data Services feature. After a SQL patch is applied there is a ...
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Start/stop postgresql with pg_ctl or service without root access on RHEL6

We plan to use postgresql on RHEL 6. DBAs won't have root access but they will need to start/stop the databases. They'll be able to do so with pg_ctl as postgres. However databases should also start ...
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How do I create an automated SQL Server restore script for multiple backups? [duplicate]

I basically have 6 daily SQL Server backups (.bak) that need a restore everyday. I want to automate this process by having the SQL Agent run the script daily. I have the following restore script ...
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Any script to auto test tune and benchmark mysql config?

I'm looking or willing to do a script to benchmark mysql config variations for a specific system. A script that would change certain mysql config values and do a sysbench, save results, change ...
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is it possible to alter the primary key of a table (from non clustered to clustered) in the subscriber only and not break the replication?

I have a table that has an clustered unique index and a non clustered primary key with the same structure as the index. IF OBJECT_ID('[dbo].[tblBAccountHolder]') IS NOT NULL DROP TABLE [dbo].[...