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SQL Slow access, a lot of timeouts and locks.

Posted on 2006-05-18
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Last Modified: 2008-03-03
Have Win03 and SQL 2000 setup and running.  Use a Program Called Macola ES to access the database and also a few ASP pages I have writen.  Data is taking a long time to come from the database, and causes the tables to lock and timeout.  There is one location that uses the Macola ES program from a wireless USB Network card and that one takes 2x-3x as long as the PCs on the normal LAN to process an item.  Any issues, or ideas that we can try to speed up SQL Server or the workstation's link to SQL via Wireless?  The other Wireless locations are only accessing an ASP page witch is slow also, and times-out if the other PC locks the table.
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>> Any issues, or ideas that we can try to speed up SQL Server or the workstation's link to SQL via Wireless?

This sounds as if this is a front-end (connection) issue. You might find people with more and better information on the Networking area. This area deals with transact-sql queries or SQL Server management.

You should check out http://www.sql-server-performance.com/articles_audit.asp to see what you would need to do to set up a SQL Server performance audit. You will have to establish some benchmarks before you can evaulate whether the connection is slow or not.

How do you process an item? Is it a series of stored procedures? An ad hoc query?

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Some sugestions that have helped me in the past...

- Check your perfmace settting in Enterprise Manger..
     Right click on your sql server registration and go to properties. Theres a tab called performance.. If you have duel processors you can make  sure its useing both processors.  Also theres a box to select to boost SQL server priotity on windows.  I use this check box on my sql servers that are primarly useing sql server only..

-Also on some of my sql servers the datbases became fragmented..  Might not be the case here since its fairly new sql db..

-Check the how often your backing up transaction logs..  

-Check the sql server logging level....

hope some of these help...
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Correction...  I meant the Processor tab in the SQL server Properties...

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Where do I Check this information?

-Check the how often your backing up transaction logs..  

-Check the sql server logging level....

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The Transaction logs are usally backed up via the MS sql server agent maintence plan.  In Enterprise manager.

- Expand the mangemnet tab
- click on databse maintenance plans
If you have a maintence plan setup to backup your datbase and Transaction logs you should see one here.
- If you do right click on it and click properties
- Go to the tab labeled Transaction log backups and change how often the transaction logs are backed up if you feel oits too often.

Since your in there make sure you have the box under the integrity tab labled check database integrity marked and include indexes.

Also check out this website...Ive always found very useful information about sql server logging


SQL server logging levels

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