Questions tagged [instance]

An occurrence of a database component. This can mean very different things depending on the platform.

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Availability groups multiple instance, multiple listeners

In my work environment, I have two database machines: DB01 DB02 Each database machine has three SQL Server instances: MSSQLSERVER FBG Central I've managed to set up availability groups with SQL ...
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SQL Server Ignoring Instance name when using port number of different instance

I saw a strange case recently and still clueless on what should be the reasoning behind it. On one of my development server, two SQL server instances are running - one is default and other one is UAT ...
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Multiple instance in one server

Could you please help to explain why one might need multiple instances of SQL Server on the same server? What is a good point to use separate instances? Why wouldn't one use two databases in one ...
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Keeping INSTANCE_NAME on Data Guard failover

I have a legacy application which uses a lot of PL/SQL stored procedures. It has a deeply ingrained need to know in which environment it is running, and uses the INSTANCE_NAME for that. For the sake ...
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How to find out the service accounts for each of my instances in the current server?

I have the following query that gives me one line for each sql server instance installed in the current server: --list the instances in the current server --marcello miorelli --16-sep-2016 ...
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How do I configure my SQL Server instance to use a different Edition with minimal side effects?

I'm in the process of migrating an old server running Windows 2008 R2 with SQL 2012 Express to a new server running SQL Server 2017 Standard and Windows 2016. I would like to mirror databases between ...
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What is meant by “Stand-Alone Instance of SQL Server”

I am cloning a server to perform an in-place upgrade and I will have to change the name of that server - which has a SQL Server with just one instance (default instance) installed on it. I am ...
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How to know which instance is default in Configuration Manager if default port number is changed?

In MS SQL Server Configuration Manager I can see all the instances. I recognize the default one (by saying a default instance I mean the one that listens for 1433) by looking at TCP/IP's IP Addresses ...
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How to determine which one is my default instance in MS SQL Server?

I have two instances in my server and I want to know which one of them is the default. Can you, please, point out ways I can recognize it. By saying a default instance I mean the one that listens for ...
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ORA-01503 CREATE CONTROLFILE FAILED… while trying to create a database

i am trying to create a new database along with another database. The server already has a database running. I used DBCA command to create the new db instance. First i set the new SID and home and ...
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How to remotely connect SQL Server 2016. Since we have 2012 and 2016 in same server

Issue I am not able to connect to a SQL Server 2016 instance on a remote system/server. My Existing Environment Windows Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 and 2016 installed on same server I tried to ...
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Converting and/or enforcing an Ascii Character Set in Informix database from 819 or ISO Latin 1

Overview: In Informix is it possible to enforce ASCII for a database or instance. Details: I am trying to enforce ASCII in an instance of informix for a while. This is to help have a smooth ...
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Authorized, all privileged DB user and a DB instance with the same name - does it have a name? [closed]

Is there a term that encompasses an authorized, all-privileged DB user and a DB instance with the same name? Should I call this a DB stack / DB unit / DB packet / something else? Does this "stack" ...
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When do I need more than one Oracle Instance on the same server?

I have one application server separate from an Oracle server (one physical server). I have three instances on one Oracle Database Server (another physical server). I want to have three environments ...
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Attempting to setup a new named instance but can't get past the Feature Selection Screen

I have been going through and looking at all of the options listed via google for the better part of the day. No matter how I try to run this, whether initially from the straight GUI interface, using ...
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SQL Server 2016 Multiple Availability Groups and instances

So we are getting ready to make a major architecture shift and I get to be on the hook for it, yay! Currently we have 22 separate availability groups each with their own windows cluster across 44 ...
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Mysql 5.7 Could not create Unix socket lock file

I am trying to create multiple instances of MySQL 5.7 in the same Ubuntu 16.10 32-bit box. I have copied the original data dir to the new one. Created separate log folder for the new instance(the logs ...
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Instance Recovery in SQL Server?

When the instance crashes due to unexpected disaster in SQL Server, how does the SQL Server recover the databases? SQL Server goes through which phases to recover the data and which are the steps ...
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Which views can be queried while instance is up but database not mounted in Oracle 11G?

If I understood it correctly, when the instance is started, some views are loaded into memory and we can query against it like v$instance. And it doesn't need db to be mounted. If so, are there any ...
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How does SSMS connect to a server's database without the instance name?

I have a question that I am confused about. I am also new to database stuff as well so this question may be basic. For example, at my work, we use SSMS to connect to our server's databases. When ...
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Why does ORACLE cache recovery create uncommited blocks during instance recovery?

The following is an excerpt from an ORACLE book During cache recovery, Oracle replays the transactions from the online redo log files since the last checkpoint. During this roll forward operation,...
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Multiple instance on single SQL Server

We have a server running single instance of SQL SERVER in production environment. We are planning to create another Instance of SQL SERVER in same server. My question do we have to buy a new ...
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Can an SQL Server Failover Cluster support a named instance?

If I currently have someName\instanceName on a standalone SQL Server and I want to migrate to a failover cluster, http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/sql-server/moving-a-standalone-instance-to-a-...
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A few huge instances or many small ones

I recently inherited an environment with around 4000+ databases distributed between 21 instances on 3 huge physical servers. Databases are distributed between different instances based on the name, so ...
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TSQL Solution to backup ALL databases on ALL instances of a server?

I'm pretty sure what I'm wanting with my current implementation is impossible, the sys.databases catalog view which is scoped at the service level to be aware of other SQL Server instances (lol). But ...
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SQL Server database stuck in Recovery after Restoring .BAK to same instance

We've had an issue crop up a few times -- maybe we're not using 'best practices' to restore, but appreciate any advice. We run an IIS app with a SQL Server database, and sometimes we run two+ ...
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Default instance name in a cluster

I have a cluster set up with two virtual instance names WIN2K8SQL1\INST1 WIN2K8SQL2\INST2 that was set up by the IaaS company. Now developers are complaining about the naming convention so we ...
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Why does server name need to be specified when accessing local instances?

Even though I have direct access to the physical database machine, I have to specify dbmachine\sql in the connection field, rather than just the instance name. Why is that?
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Instance name is null - SQL Server [closed]

I recently checked this in my SQL server instances: SQL Server 2012 EE: -- get current SQL Server name\instance name SELECT @@SERVERNAME -- get current machine name and instance name SELECT ...
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How can I find a table in the whole instance?

I am trying to create a report which selects data from a table called costomersHR. I cannot find it as we have hundreds of databases in the instance. How can I search for a table in the whole ...
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Unable to change servername after VM Clone

For reasons out of my control I must find a solution to this issue. Simply reinstalling the instance is not an option. The server name that appears as server_id 0 in sys.servers is still showing the ...
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How to create a server instance of just ComputerName instead of ComputerName\SQLEXPRESS

I'm currently hosting a database on the server MyComputerName using SQL Server Express 2014. I want to move the database to another computer, so I installed SQL Server Express 2014 on it but that ...
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Run PS-Script after job is done on 3 instances - SQL Server

I have backup jobs running on a server with 3 instances. Link to script: https://ola.hallengren.com/sql-server-backup.html The solution I found for the other 2 servers with only once instance was ...
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How to connect to a named SQL Server instance without specifying its name? [closed]

Is there anyway I can connect to a SQL server that has no default instance, using just the server name? I've tried using SQL CMD, but it seems that the named instance name is required to login, ...
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Follow up to: SQL Server 2008 R2: Problems after computer name change

The Original question can be found here: SQL Server 2008 R2: Problems after computer name change I need to know if there is a way to modify the script found in the original question to allow for ...
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What connection string to use to connect to network server?

I have a database on my computer running on SQL Server Express 2014, and I'd like other computers connected to my network to be able to connect to it using a C# program I wrote. I've done the ...
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How to uniquely identify SQL instance

I need to find a way how to identify SQL Instance no matter what changes were done to SQL Server and\or Windows Server where it is running, because we're collecting remotely information about ...
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Failure to start instance resource on1 node of a 3 node of an Oracle 12c RAC

After adding a 3rd node to our 2 node 12c RAC, one of the existing node is now unable to start the database resource. Extract from crsctl stat res -t: ora.datacdb.db 1 ONLINE ONLINE ...
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Installing instances of older versions of SQL Server

Are there any issues to be aware of when installing an instance of previous version of SQL Server AFTER installation of a newer version? e.g. Installing 2008 to a server with an existing 2012 instance?...
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Too many mysql instances. How to kill?

I should be ashamed of myself, for asking, I know. Check out this screenshot attached. My server, which is indeed not seeing HUGE amounts of traffic, should not be this overloaded. Mysql is having ...
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Oracle listener up but instance connection blocked ORA-12528 / ORA-12505! [duplicate]

Its been one week since i last try to run my final project that i worked in my last internship at some banking company. Suddenly, my webapps (java project) in eclipse cant start. In the log it says ...
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ORA-12528 and ORA-12505 error on Oracle database 11g

It's been one week since I last tried to run my final project that I worked on in my last internship at some banking company. Suddenly, my webapps (Java project) in Eclipse can't start. In the log it ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 enterprise named instance [closed]

I have sql server 2008 r2 installed and I am using 3 named instances (2 express and 1 developer). For a task I need to use the CDC (change data capture) which is only in the enterprise edition. I have ...
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Multiple Instance with different service packs in SQL Server

I would like to install a Default instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM and I want to install another named instance with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2. Is this possible?
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Indicators for right balance of the number of DB2 instances per AIX LPAR

I have a question that has been bugging me, but I just don't know how to validate it. We run DB2 LUW on AIX in our shop. Our AIX is currently at 7.1. Our DB2 is at 9.7 FP 4 for most installations and ...
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Moving SQL Server default instance's folders to another path on the same server

My customer installed SQL Server 2012 default instance. But default instance's folders and data folder are on the same disk. I want to move the default instance's folders to another disk (C:Program ...
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postgresql 9.3: two instances on same port and two different ip adresses don't work

i'm setting up multiple instances of postgres 9.3 on the same machine (centos 7). I have 2 virtual ip addresses, one instance is bound to first address and second is bound to second one. Same ...
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How to find existing instances “instance root” (MS SQL)?

I'm installing a new instance of MS SQL. There is a step asking to specify instance root. The current DBA is off but I want to follow his logic / way of doing things. The installer lists the existing ...
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SQL Server database Mirroring on different servers

I tried to perform SQL Server database Mirroring(with SQL Server 2008R2). And I got success to perform mirroring with "High Safety" mode. And for that I have used three instances of SQL Server ...
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SQL Server 2014 Install Not Creating Default Instance [duplicate]

I am trying to install SQL Server 2014. The problem that I am having is that during the installation it is not letting my choose whether I want to use a default or a named instance. I have been ...