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SQL Server 2012+ & Service Broker: SSBDT Spam ending conversations after sending message to NULL conversation_handle

I'm mostly posting this for community awareness, but feel free to give feedback if you think there is a solution other than coding around the problem as we are doing. Crossposting this from my bug ...
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CHANGE_TRACKING_CURRENT_VERSION() incorrect on database in standby

We are using a change tracking solution to export increments for BI purposes for years now. But it was running directly on the production database. To lower the load on the system we wanted it to run ...
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SQL Server Replication

We had an issue with replication, where a large (7.5 million row) update was done on a 33 million row table. Replication converted that to 7.5 million individual update statements. When my alerting ...
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Once more about SQL Server virtual accounts

Let me reboot my question on SQL Server virtual accounts permissions The (same) MSDN article on the same version 2012 of SQL Server "Configure Windows Service Accounts and Permissions" ...
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How do I identify the source of the 17886 errors ("server will drop the connection") in my SQL errorlog?

I have a SQL 2012 server that is throwing the following error every 5 minutes or so: Error: 17886, Severity: 20, State: 1. The server will drop the connection, because the client driver has sent ...
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SQL Server performance issue (CXPACKET wait type)

I have a performance issue with production SQL Server 2012 which has 24 cores and 32 GB of RAM. From wait type I can see CXPACKET is on the top based on the following SQL Server metrics, should I ...
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Adding more tempdb data files gives more write latency

I am facing problems with tempdb please help and provide your suggestions. Initially, I have found tempdb contention problem in my server (Sql server) by using Simple talk Script. By using that ...
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BCP neither gives results nor outputs anything when using valid statements but it does throw errors when passing invalid parameters

I have to use bcp command-line tool to export data from an SQL Server database to a file in a Red Hat server. I am (apparently) using valid statements but bcp is not producing any kind of output/...
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SQL Server 2012 duplicate key error with Spatial index that shouldn't be unique

We have a table that has a geometry column that is filled by a stored procedure from two x and y values whenever they're changed ( SW_GEOMETRY = GEOMETRY::STGeomFromText('POINT('+ CONVERT(VARCHAR(50)...
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MEMORYCLERK_SQLOPTIMIZER in SQL 2012 Memory usage extremely high and causes server to crash

I have been having issues with our SQL server for a while now. It seems to run out of memory every few days and when I look at the memory dump, the MEMORYCLERK_SQLOPTIMIZER seem to take over memory ...
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Upgrading SQL Server from 2008 to 2012 doesn't respect existing install / instance paths

Basic Information : Running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2008 (version 10.0.5869), trying to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. Currently working in a cloned VM of our production server (...
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MS SQL Server 2012 Failover Cluster connection issue

I was about to give up with this but I'll give it a go here if anyone can help. I've set up a fail-over cluster SQL Server with 2 SQL nodes, Domain controller and file witness. All seems to work fine,...
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SQL Server 2012 Error when creating Selective XML Index on XML Query Plan

I'm trying to create a database solution that will enable me to optimise high CPU/IO/Duration queries to improve overall performance of the database. Part of the optimisation requires persisting ...
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SQL Server 2012 - The application has failed to start because its side-biy-side configuration is incorrect

When opening Sql Server Management Studio I'm getting the following error message: Then when I have a look at the Event Viewer the following message is displayed related to this: Activation context ...
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Can we use FILESTREAM in case of SQL Server cluster

I saw this point on Technet article about RBS. The local FILESTREAM provider is supported only when it is used on local hard disk drives or an attached Internet Small Computer System Interface (...
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Is it possible to log whenever someone decrypts a credit card in MSSQL 2012?

All of our credit cards are encrypted. The process to decrypt them is to Open the symmetric key and decrypt the data by certificate. Is it possible to add a trigger on something in the process to ...
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How to identify writeable/partitioned views?

Assuming all the necessary prerequisite requirements are met, Sql Server will make partitioned views writable. How can I identify what views are in this state? A followup question would be- does the ...
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SQL Server database partitioning purge job failed with an error

We have a SQL Server Agent job that executes package to purge partition file and filegroup older than 25 month. The job was running fine however it failed this month with following error: The ...
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PAGEIOLATCH_EX Wait on Target table of insert..select query

We are running SQL Server 2012 on Windows 2008 R2 with 256GB RAM and 90% memory allocated to SQL Server. No other Apps run on the server. I have a scenario where I’ve to copy a Source (staging) table ...
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ASCII only connection to SQL Server

Let's imagine I have a legacy application that I would like to connect to a modern SQL Server. This legacy application only understands ASCII, but the SQL Server contains Unicode data in nvarchar ...
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Msg 22830 level 16 on sp_cdc_enable_db_internal - could not update metadata that indicates database is enabled for Change Data Capture

I'm attempting to create an MCVE for this recent question. SQL Server is returning an error when attempting to update the system tables in master to indicate CDC is enabled for my test database. ...
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Full text search using words stored in another table

Is there a way to do a full-text search using words stored in another table? This is my scenario: Table_A contains phrases entered by users in field "UserInput" (and other stuff). I have a full-...
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Server Local Connection Provider has stopped listening on local pipe due to a failure

All, I'm looking at a database where every so often, connections to it will fail. The event viewer and SQL Logs have the following error in them: Server local connection provider has stopped ...
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Master Database Occasionally Gets Corrupted

I've been experiencing an issue with our Windows Update server where the master database appears to occasionally get corrupted at random times. We're running a Windows Internal Database (which seems ...
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NUMA configuration

We have clustered servers, each of which has 32 CPU cores and 512 GB memory. The cluster is home to 7 instances of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition. With Standard Edition allowing a maximum of 64 ...
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Ownership of SQL Server Files, Register Entries & Executables

I'm working on a database server hardening project for a client of mine. I'm getting into ownership issues when it comes to the following: .mdf & .ldf executables HKEY--> tree from ...
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Allow Remote Connection to only ONE database SQL Server 2012

I would like to have 2 db (Dev & Prod). CarsDevDB & CarsDB. I have 2 users, CarsDevUser (Allow Remote Access, Port 5000) and CarsAdmin (only allow local connection). I would like to connect ...
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Mysterious alwaysOn breakage on SQL Server 2012

I've just bumped into a new situation regarding alwaysOn availability. We have a setup with a large database (terabyte range) with one primary and one secondary replica. Geographically the servers are ...
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Optimize long LEFT OUTER JOIN query

I have query which has 40+ left outer joins. Query is not that slow but I'm interested that can I optimize this (procedure is most used one in db). I had idea that "a" table has type column which ...
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SQL Server High Availability and Sharepoint - log file grows when no database activity

Just started as a dba with a company running SQL Server 2012 High Availability and SharePoint. Short description: Database with no user activity still has growing log file. Long description: They ...
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Move SQL Server cluster from one location to other

I am looking for ideas on how to move SQL Server 2012(standard) two node cluster installed on Windows server 2012 standard to other location which is far away from current location. The two locations ...
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SQL Server 2012 certificate encrypt connection

I'm not a DBA by trade. My organization doesn't have a dedicated DBA, we have to just figure things out. I have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise installed on a Sever 2012 R2 OS. It is a not in a SQL ...
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Multiple transaction logs and preferred order of use

Here's my situation: I have a SQL Server 2012 installation with a relatively small (185GB) SSD volume, and a large (3TB) RAID10 spinning disk volume. I currently have tempdb data and log files on ...
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Unable To Log In Through Windows Authentication

See this question for details of troubleshooting I've been stepping through (I did answer 2, which didn't work - it was a corrupt master file). In configuration manager, I changed to a Built-in ...
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Querying Oracle via Linked Server crashes SQL Server

A bit of an odd one this. I have a couple of instances of SQL Server 2012, SP1, one being Dev Edition and the other Standard Edition and both are VMs running under VMWare. When executing a Stored ...
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how to minimize the effect of updating statistics on the plan cache?

The issue I am trying to address: After updating statistics there are slow downs in running many of our processes here. then following the scary dba on this link below: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/...
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SSMS Client Error: Internal connection fatal error

I am running SSMS 11.0.5646.0 on a Windows 7.0 Pro desktop connected by UTP directly to same network switch as my development server (Windows 2008R2 Standard, SQL 2008R2 SE with SP3). All within the ...
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PAGEIOLATCH_SH and WRITELOG waits

We have a slow overnight process which I was asked to look at with the top waits being PAGEIOLATCH_SH and WRITELOG I have been collecting information from sys.dm_io_virtual_file_stats and can see ...
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DBCC TempDB Space Usage

We are using DBCC CHECKDB on a VLDB 1TB in size. Previously when on our 2008 platform the check ran successfully on a drive that was 150GB in size for TempDB, but since moving to SQL 2012 and ...
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Compress backup taken from two different environments take different time to restore

I have two backup files one from Normal SQL Server and one from SQL Server from Azure VM. The restore of these backup files is totally different from each other. Though the database backups are ...
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SQL Server 2012 Explicit transactions taking time with Always on Setup

We have a weird issue while we setup the AlwaysOn on Azure VM. We have explicit transactions in our stored procedures, and which are causing some delays and blocking when till the time we get the ...
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Domain User lockout after SQL Cluster Failover

We have this one user who uses SSMS to connect to a 3 node 2 instance fail over cluster. He also uses SSIS, Excel, SharePoint, SSAS etc.. to connect to this database instance I'll call TEST. There are ...
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Performance differs on same query against two (almost) identical tables?

I'm running these two queries in SQL Server 2012: SELECT tpua.Field1, CAST(round(twg.Field2 * 2, 0) / 2 As Decimal(8,1)) As Field2, CAST((round((twg.Field3/10.0) * 2, 0) / 2) * 10 As int) As ...
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Index Optimization Error in SQL Server 2012

I have an Index optimization job set on the database SWHSJ having two data files with unrestricted growth in the J drive with 174GB free, as you can see below: ╔═══════════╦════════╦══════════════════...
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SQL Server 2012 Installation Has No Option To Uninstall

I've recently inherited a laptop for testing from a client, unfortunately it wasn't a fresh image so it has some software already installed that's causing me some grief. The short version is their IT ...
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SQL Replication With Always On Availability Group

We have an always-on SQL 2012 availability group with two replica servers and an AG listener. Doing merge replication via anonymous subscriptions through IIS between SQL and multiple remote clients ...
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Prevent SQL Server failback after cluster aware updating

We have SQL Server 2012 in a two-node cluster with Windows Server 2012 (node and disk majority). Neither of the nodes are marked as preferred owner and the "Prevent Failback" option is selected. ...
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SQL Maintenance Plan 'Could not find part of the path' - where is it getting the path from?

I have a SQL Server 2012 maintenance plan which backs up all of the databases. Today I had an issue with a failed backup which I was able to resolve by viewing the detail in the 'Log File Viewer' ...
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SQL Server 2012 Resource Governor and memory used by CLR

In SQL 2012 memory used by CLR is now part of what is controlled by "MAX Server Memory" a) Does Resource Governor in SQL 2012 Enterprise (MAX_MEMORY_PERCENT for resource pool) governs CLR memory? b)...
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custom population of full text index

Is there any way to populate a full text search index without storing the backing information in the database? I don't mean using remote-blob-storage or FILESTREAM types. The backing information is a ...

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