Feb
11
2013

The log cannot be rebuilt because the database was not clearly shutdown (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 945)

Today found that soemone has delete log file of one of database and database was inaccessible, when tried to take it offline and then bring online received following error while bringing it online,   “Database cannot be opened due to inaccessible files or insufficient memory or disk space. See the SQL Server errorlog for details”   “The log cannot be rebuilt because the database was not clearly shutdown (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 945)”     […]

Feb
7
2013

Symantec Veritas Netbackup Useful References

Some useful references which comes handy while configuring, fixing, troubleshooting problems related to NetBackup ,   How to Backup and Restore Microsoft SQL Server Backup via Netbackup –By Zahid Haseeb   A comprehensive list of solutions for the most common NetBackup for Microsoft SQL Server database agent backup and restore issues –By Symantec Team   Setup NetBackup to send Emails – by Mariam Kupatadze   –Will keep the list updated as and find some new […]

Jan
31
2013

How to transfer logins and passwords between instances of SQL Server 2008

How to transfer logins and passwords between instances of SQL Server 2008How to transfer logins and passwords between instances of SQL Server 2008 1. On server A, start SQL Server Management Studio, and then connect to the instance of SQL Server from which you moved the database. 2. Open a new Query Editor window, and then run the following script.

3. Note This script creates two stored procedures in the master database. The procedures […]

Jan
29
2013

dbc_RemoteWriteFile: ERR – could not write progress status message to the NAME socket

In continuation with my old post where I troubleshoot the Symantec NetBackup Error (31073), today faced similar error on another server where UAC was enabled earlier but disabled later. On investigation found Error (31073) again but this time even after implementing all solutions from my last post link, faced a new error as below, Error: In GUI console, ERR – Error in CreateEx: 0x80070005. CONTINUATION: – Unknown VDI error code In dbclient, 06:24:13.321 [1628.6700] <2> […]

Jan
29
2013

Lock Pages in Memory enabled but “Using locked pages for buffer pool” message not found

On a SQL Server 2005 x64 SP4+CU3 Standard Edition with Lock pages in memory settings enabled, max memory configured, found issue that “Using locked pages for buffer pool” message is not logged in SQL Server Error logs,   How to check Lock Pages in Memory is enabled? Run below commands in SSMS and in result you should see message like “Using locked pages for buffer pool” else configure or troubleshoot based on situation, exec xp_readerrorlog […]

Jan
28
2013

Memory Supported by the Editions of SQL Server

SQL Server 2005: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143685(v=sql.90).aspx SQL Server 2008: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143685(v=sql.100).aspx SQL Server 2008 R2: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143685(v=sql.105).aspx

Jan
16
2013

Using Concatenate function in excel without impacting custom format

Suppose you have date time text in one column (format as YYYY-MM-DD) which you want to use in your concatenate function without changing custom format, because if you don’t do it then in concatenate function it will come in some numerical form for e.g. 40513 instead of 2010-12-01. It happens because excel ignores formatting.   Use below to fix it, Say column name is A1 where date value resides and you want to sue it […]

Jan
15
2013

[sqsrvres] CheckQueryProcessorAlive: sqlexecdirect failed

Found SQL Server 2005 SP4 CU3 A/P failover cluster SQL services are stopping and starting several times in interval of 30mins to 1 hour. Following errors are found,   Application Log Errors: [sqsrvres] printODBCError: sqlstate = 08S01; native error = 0; message = [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]Communication link failure [sqsrvres] CheckQueryProcessorAlive: sqlexecdirect failed [sqsrvres] OnlineThread: QP is not online. [sqsrvres] printODBCError: sqlstate = 08S01; native error = 2746; message = [Microsoft][SQL Native Client]Communication link failure [sqsrvres] […]

Jan
14
2013

Delete Blank rows from long list in excel

To quickly remove unwanted blank rows from long list in excel, do following, Select column having blank rows Press the F5 key on your keyboard (or select Edit, Goto). Click the Special… button. Click the Blanks option and click OK. This will select all blank cells in the range you had previously selected. Now right click and choose delete or choose Edit, Delete, select the Entire Row option and click OK.   Useful references: http://chandoo.org/wp/2010/01/26/delete-blank-rows-excel/ […]

Jan
14
2013

How to drop Publisher database in Transactional Replication

Dropping publisher database may be required in various scenarios; please find steps which can help you to drop in case you are facing issues with it. I am including roll back approach as well, it helps sometimes.   First step -> Drop Publication and subscription Second Step -> Drop Database   First step, Right click Publication > Generate Scripts > Generate Drop replication and objects script > Save script to local drive Right click Publication […]

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