A version of Microsoft's database server, released in August 2008. This is different than SQL Server 2008R2.

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Backup and restore vCenter 5.5 in a Lab.

I need to take a copy of our production vCenter and run it in a lab for testing purposes. This part isn't my strong point.How do I go about this and is there any official documentation pertaining to ...
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Why is MSSQL 2008 saying @filter_clause is invalid and that articles do not exist when creating a new publication from a script?

I have a snapshot publication on a test server with a pull subscription set up on another test server (both SQL Server 2008 R2). This publication takes a snapshot of a few columns in a few tables for ...
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Combining failover clustering and database mirroring

When you combine failover clustering and database mirroring in SQL Server, you need to change the mirroring partner timeout value so that the local cluster gets a chance to fail over before database ...
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Why is my database not available?

I have one database on my server that constantly becomes unavailable. To fix, I take it offline, then back online. Looking at the event viewer there are three errors in quick succession: FCB::Open ...
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Monitor SQL Server

I am managing a very important SQL Server 2008 R2 database. I need a solution that notifies me through email if the performance of the database server is getting bad. I am imagining the following ...
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0.5 TB SQL Server Database, is it possible to store in a standalone server? [closed]

We are facing the task of storing of 0.5 TB of data in a SQL Server 2008 Server. Is it possible to do it in a standalone server? Later we also want to query for generating statistics of the data (a ...
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How to locate the cause of a excessive memory in ms sql

We are experiencing memory issues with MS Sql 2008 R2. There appears to be a memory leak that is consistently increasing in memory usage until it gets to about 1.5 gb and then stops. We have used ...
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SqlServer 2008/2014 different Collation on column names and data?

We're trying to migrate an third party application from DB2 to SqlServer. DB2 seems to be case insensitive when it comes to column names. The problem is that the application for some reason uses ...
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How do I know which node in a cluster answers?

I have set up an NLB with two servers (nodes) which are running the same service. The filtering is single host, because I don’t want them to run at the same time, because there is data in the cache ...
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Moving SQL Server 2008 R2 Logs Causing Access Denied Error

I have just tried moving the log location for the SQL server 2008 R2 logs as I have a fairly small System disk due to the massive size of the Winsxs folder, and now I am getting the following error in ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 Linked Servers be edited? Is there the equivalent of an ALTER statement for Linked Servers?

I have a Linked Server which was made using SQL Server Management Studio 2008. If the linked server destination changes, I will have to change the properties of it to direct to the right place. But ...
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SQL DATABASE USING VPN

I have a very simple classic asp site on a Windows 2008 Server with an IIS 7.5 that connects to an Sql database on a Sql 2008 r2. the site works perfectly when accessing it both locally from the ...
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SSA sending false job failure emails MSSQL(10.0)

We have a job runs every 3 minutes. We have set up email failure notifications as we are not located at the site. Every few days or so we will receive a number of job failure emails regarding the job ...
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Removing Orphaned user from MS SQL Server 2008 database fails

I am dealing with an issue where a User is not able to logon with the database Username & Password all of a sudden. In the past I have reported orphaned users by running these 2 commands: USE ...
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Is an HP Proliant 350e Gen8 server appropriate for Primevera and Sage applications? [duplicate]

I want to buy a server to accommodate both the Primevera and Sage applications? Would a HP Proliant 350e Gen8 do? Are there any concerns about this platform?
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“There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request” when trying to remote desktop to a VM after a power failure

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a virtual machine (vmware, Windows Server 2008 R2). I was connected to the SQL Server from another virtual machine via SQL Server Management Studio, then a power ...
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How do I install SQL Svr Native Client 10.1 after SQL 2012 has been installed

On a Windows Server 2012 I have SQL Server 2012 installed which has the SQL Server Native Client version 11. I am being told by a developer that he needs the SQL Server Native Client version 10.1 ...
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How to rename a SQL Server 2008 instance?

How can I rename a SQL Server 2008 instance without reinstalling? For example, if the db is referenced as "MySQLServer\MSSQL2008", how can I rename to "MySQLServer\SQL2008"?
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SQL Server Express Application Deployment Via CD

Our company has an ancient home-grown Win-32 application which uses a SQL Server Express db. We have a salesperson at a remote office who has no reliable internet and I need a way to package this app ...
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What is the standard method to keep track of the latest Cumulative updates for SQL Server?

What resources are good for keeping track of cumulative updates for SQL Server? I noticed that Windows update does provide a service for SQL Server.
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sql server 2008 cluster hang when a heavy load is run

we have a sql server 2008 active/active cluster running on wondows 2008R2 O/S. 14GB RAM, 4xCPU. we have set a ceiling of 12GB for sql server. We're running an agent job which loads 3 million records ...
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how to change sql server product key

my version of sql server 2008 Enterprise edition has expired and I have a new key how to change the old key without uninstall or any modification to the installed server or instances.
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SQL Server instance service doesn't start

After manually stopping SQL Server instance service it can not be started both manually from a SQL Server Configuration Manager and automatically by restarting computer. If trying to do it manually I ...
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Where is my SQL Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7 install? [closed]

I ran the SQL Server 2008 R2 Install on my Windows 7 Professional (32bit) os. Everything ran fine, no errors. I ran the SP1 install, again, all green, no errors. I run the System Configuration Checker ...
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Copy SQL Server Databases

I am looking to "move" databases to different servers with minimal disruption to data and service. These databases vary in size from 5GB to 140 GB. I've seen and even used some of the various data ...
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Upgrade from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012: do we need to change connection string?

We are seeing some terrible performance degradation having just upgraded our MVC4 application from SQL 2008 to SQL 2012. Queries run directly in management studio on the database server run somewhat ...
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SQL Backup very slow

I takes like an hour to backup my 24GB database. I put the backup on the same disk as the location of the actual SQL database, but I dont think thats the cause. When I execute exec sp_who2, here is ...
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SQL 2008. I have user in a db which has no login on the server. How is it possible?

I am talking about windows authentication. I dont have access to the server adming rights but a dbadmin sent me screenshot where my user is not in the logins of the server. and also there is only one ...
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Trigger Powershell Command to Copy SQL Backups to Network Drive

I've got two servers on a workgroup and I need to transfer my SQL Server 2008 Backups from the local drive of one to a network drive on another. Ideally, I'd like to have SQL call the Powershell ...
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How to resolve SSPI context error without changing Service Account from MSSQL

There is a issue while connecting from new Windows 8.1 Clients to SQL Server 2008 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. The SQL Service running under account Domain\mssqlservice on a machine thats works ...
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Perfmon for SQL Server from local machine

I'm following Brent Ozar's video on Benchmarking and Baselining, and I've got a data collector set on my local machine set up to hit a remote sql server, but I can't get the collection to start. I ...
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SQL Server Monitoring Packages [closed]

I'm looking into purchasing a SQL Server monitoring system. It should work with 2005/2008. We would like to monitor performance, availability, backups, jobs and various database issues (space) What ...
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How can I disable the windows authentication mode of SQL Server

How can I disable the windows authentication mode of SQL Server and restrict it to ask for username and password every time, with no windows authentication?
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How do I remove a specific bad plan from the SQL Server query cache?

We have one particular SQL Server 2008 query (not a stored proc, but the same SQL string -- executes every 5 minutes) that intermittently caches a very bad query plan. This query normally runs in a ...
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Tracking SQL Server 2008 Timeout Errors

we got some connections timeouts running a stored procedure in a SQL Server 2008 instance. after a while, the DB started to work as usual, and there weren't any additional timeout errors. So I'm ...
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“'' is not a valid login or you do not have permission” on sql server installation

I have tried installing SQL Server 2008 multiple times on my machine, and I always receive this error about 3/4 of the way through: '' is not a valid login or you do not have permission. I use SYSTEM ...
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SQL Server remote backup query fails “cannot open the backup device”

I am trying to configure my scheduled backups of a MSSQL database to a mapped network drive, which is on a fileserver running Server 2003 Standard. Query reads like this: BACKUP DATABASE XXXX TO ...
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Installing a new SQL Server instance fails

I've previously in my setup installed SQL Server Express 2005. Now I've switched to SQL Server Express 2008. I updated the command line parameters to those documented for the latter. If the comp ...
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Database Copy Fails, but nothing fishy in the logs

I am attempting to copy a database from a remote server (sql server 2008) to my local machine (running sql server express 2014). Everything looks great, right up until the job fails at "Execute SQL ...
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Windows 2008 R2 services not working

EDIT I spawned the Windows events logging service won't start issue to a separate question here I have a strange problem: SQLAGENT won't start Windows events logging service won't start Today I ...
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repair suspect database

My sql server 2008 told me that you database is suspect and I can't see my tables or my data or use it what should I do ?
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SQL Server 2008 Express R2 restores after restart (and fails)

Almost every time I restart the machine hosting a SQL Server 2008 R2 express server, the database goes through the restore process. Most of the time, the database will become stuck in the restore ...
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Resources for SQL Server programming?

I have tried to search from the web resources for SQL Server programming. Basically I'm trying to search good tutorial for programming SQL Server (creating procedures, triggers, cursors etc.). Can you ...
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Windows Server 2003 r2 vs 2008 r2 - Performance for SQL Server [closed]

First off, I'm not a sys admin, just a programmer frustrated by poor server performance… We’re currently running a VM (I believe the host is Win Server 2008) on a newer E5-2650 CPU, 24 GB RAM, at ...
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What can user do with VIEW SERVER STATE permissions?

In SQL Server 2008 there is a permissions VIEW SERVER STATE. What rights this permission give to user? What SQL Server mean by SERVER STATE?
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SQL Server 2008 installation (not working)

I'm trying to install SQL Server 2008, but have been unable to do so. I've tried uninstalling and even manual un-installation. I've tried following this guide ...
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SQL 2008 R2 replication error: The process could not connect to Distributor

I have two servers running SQL 2008 R2 Standard, each with an instance named "MAIN". I have a small test database on my primary server (one table, 13 rows) that I want to replicate to a second server ...
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MS SQL Server 2008 sa account locked out and Windows Authentication login is greyed out

The sa account got locked out and even though mixed mode authentication is enabled. When I select "Windows Authentication" the Username and Password fields are greyed out. The username field contains ...
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SQL Maintenance Cleanup Task Working but Not Deleting

I have a Maintenance Plan that is suppose to go through the BACKUP folder and remove all .bak older than 5 days. When I run the job, it gives me a success message but older .bak files are still ...
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Is this the correct way to wait for an idle database catalog before restoring a log (for Sql Server log shipping)?

I want to have a separate instance of Sql Server dedicated to a "reporting" role. I've decided to populate that server via Log Shipping (since mirroring won't work, and Availability Groups is ...