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    How can I see the scheduled run time of an existing DTS package?

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  • update a field from a file with a field from a selection from two files

    Hi! When I try this: update fileD d set d.value = (select c.value from (select b.key, b.value from fileB b where b.key not in (select a.key from fileA a)) c where d.key = c.key) I get the message "Null values not allowed in column or variable VALUE." on the other hand, when I do this selection:...

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  • How to consolidate databases from different SQL Server versions to one SQL Server 2005 database

    We have 52 SQL Server databases on different SQL Server versions (6.5,7.0,2000). We need to consolidate all the databases into a single SQL Server 2005 database. The structure is almost the same for all the databases, i.e.,tables/datatype. The actual data is different in all the databases. Could...

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  • Is it possible to have a SQL Server stored procedure in Domain A read data from tables in Domain B?

    I want to have a stored procedure on a server in Domain A, read data from some tables in Domain B. Is this possible in SQL Server?

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  • Critical error in event logs

    Why do I get this message; "SQLVDI: Loc=CVDS::Cleanup. Desc=Release(ClientAliveMutex). ErrorCode=(288)Attempt to release mutex not owned by caller."?

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  • Running Procedures within the PL/SQL program

    WE are dealing with stored procedures in a PL/SQL program. I am trying to execute the procedure from within the program itself. Is there a need to do it within a cursor or is there a specific manner to do that?!

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  • IS It Possible to create Recusrive function using sql udf or stored procedures?

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  • In an effort to free up SQL Server disk space, how can a DBA know when it is time to drop developers test databases from local servers?

    Apart from maintaining a SQL Server checklist to check in with developers, how can a DBA know if restored databases on local servers - that were gotten for developers to test – can be dropped after a few days? This would help increase the available SQL Server disk space. Let’s say about 7 user...

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  • Is it possible to increase the amount of memory used by SQL Server 2005 to speed up response time?

    We have 1 server Proliant ML570T04 with 16GB di ram and 11 SAS Disk 70 gb. The software installed is SQL Server 2005, 32-bit and the application is Navision. With < 15 clients, the response time is slow because the SQL Server utilizes only 4 GB of ram. Is it possible to utilize the remaining...

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  • Build 09.00.3239.00 (cumulative update)

    I just patched my servers to this build and noticed that the time used to 'Delete files based on the age of the file at task run time' within a maintenance cleanup task is screwed up. Hours become days, days become weeks, weeks become months when the Maintenance Plan executes. Anyone else noticed...

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  • Patches for new SQL2005 instance

    HI would like to know if we need to apply patches for a newly created instance if the default instance has already been patched to SP2 Thks for any info

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  • Coding for library in stored procedures

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  • SQL 2005 error code = 80004003: Invalid Pointer

    After (successfully???) attaching a database to a VM Ware instance of MS SQL Server 2005 and setting what appear to be appropriate access to the SQL server itself and the database involved, and making sure that sharing and security are properly set on the SQL server, I am receiving the following...

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  • SQL 2005 Active/Active/Passive

    We have a SQL cluster server running with SQL 2005 Enterprise Edition SP2 on Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition. Currently the cluster has 2 nodes with Active/Active. Now I need to add a new node as a Passive node. So after I have done it, the cluster will be a Active/Active/Passive cluster. Because...

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  • Installation and updates

    Howdy folks, Tryin to keep things going around here....need some advice. I have Win2003 servers and Active Directory.....single domain....approx. 100 client computers.....one location. Am upgrading all computers from Office XP to Office 2003. My project: Install Office 2003 and all updates remotely...

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  • How to prevent SQL update trigger from firing on insert?

    Category: SQL Server 2005, T-SQL I have an insert trigger on TableA that updates Column1 in TableA. I also have an update trigger on TableA that I don't want to fire, or at least not to execute certain code, when a new record is inserted in the table. How can this be achieved? I don't want to use a...

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  • full-text replication SQL Server 2000

    I'm having problems replicating a table that has full-text enabled using sql server 2000 sp4. When I start the distribution agent I get the following error: Cannot use a CONTAINS or FREETEXT predicate on table 'dbo.proposals' because it is not full-text indexed. I have run sp_fulltext_database...

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  • What’s a safer upgrade, SQL Server 2005 or the new SQL Server 2008?

    Do you think that as of next January (2009), SQL Server 2008 will be too new and we should instead go with SQL Server 2005? FYI, we are not a big installation.

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  • Looking for a stored procedure to monitor size of Transaction Log file

    Is there any way I can create a stored procedure which will check for the Transaction Log file size - where we have a specified limit to grow - and if the Log file reached 80 percent of total size, email alerts can be sent to DBAs?

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  • Problem occuring while performing Mirroring

    Hi, I underwent the following Steps for creating a mirror in sql server 2005. 1. Downloaded and isntalled sp2 in principal,mirror as well as witness servers 2. Created a new database named it as FinalMirror 3. Right clicked on the database Tasks-backup-BackupType--Full--Ok created FinalMirror.bak...

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