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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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Automate Weekly Restores, backups have different names each time

I'm trying to automate restores of weekly backups we are getting from a vendor. The issue is the database name changes every time and is postfixed with the date so how do I supply the full path in the ...
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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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MySQL Shell Python Client library

Is there a python client library available to interact with MySQL Admin API and to do similar stuff that MySQL Shell does. From the documentation of MySQL Shell, I could see that there is a --py mode ...
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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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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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How to find Oracle's installed version and release from a program?

I need to determine from a program what version of Oracle is installed in each of the Oracle Homes on a server. As there may not be any databases created in the Home yet, I need to be able to do this ...
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can anyone help me in generating a automated script to create a database

I need help in generating a automated script for database where I can give parameters for database name, size etc. I need automated script to create a database where in I can give parameters for ...
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Automated regular tests of your backups

I was doing some investigation on how other DBAs go about performing automated regular tests of their database backups to ensure recoverability in case of disaster and I'm quite disappointed at what ...
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Script to backup all databases

I'm working on automating backups of SQL Server databases on SQL 2008 R2 Express. These backups are initiated daily by the Windows Task Scheduler, which execute a batch file, which in turns executes a ...
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How to write the bash scripts with automatic function in postgresql?

To save the bash as create_mysql.sh, we can create a database magento and a user magento_user with full privileges by password. mysqlword="xyzzy" mysql -u root -p$mysqlword -e"CREATE DATABASE magento;...
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Trace flag is running, but not message when deadlock happens

Trace flags are used to temporarily set specific server characteristics or to switch off a particular behavior More information on the trace flags are here DBCC TRACESTATUS this above, is the ...
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How can I inform myself that an automatic SQL Server process has worked?

I have a Windows batch file which extracts some data from a remote system and then imports it into an instance of MS SQL Server 2014. The batch file runs SQLCMD and uses SQL files to bulk insert from ...
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automatically change value on the table mysql

i have table invoice in my database that contain atributes 'due date', 'date' and 'status'. What i want is data on 'status' change automatically. Example, status (unpaid change to expired) when date ...
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Is there a cool way of performing CU updates for SQL Server on hundreds of machines?

My company has grown from 50 SQL Servers to over 200 overnight in a merger acquisition. HELP! My questions are: How can I perform CU updates on this many servers and still have a life and keep my ...
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View the role assigned to each user (Report Server)

Is there anyway I could list down the roles assigned to each user on the different folders on ReportServer Database and in that SQL statement I should be able to declare something like @User_Name ...
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Restore All Databases Script

I am migrating SQL Server DBs to a new instance. I have been told that it is possible to dynamically build a RESTORE script from available backups in the system catalog. Does anyone know of a sample ...