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Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:42 AM


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Yup, add a new nullable column, update in small batches running log backups between the batches to prevent the log from blowing out (that's probably what used all the space).

Or create a new table, move the data over in chunks and delete the old table when done



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