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How much will it cost or save to rebuild that index? (SQL Oolie)

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What's the true and permanent cost of lowering the Fill Factor of an index in SQL Server? It's a lot more than many people think. 9 year SQL Server MVP veteran, Jeff Moden, demonstrates how to calculate the extra space that will be used by lowering the Fill Factor and saved by increasing it.

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A Self-Tuning Fill Factor Technique for SQL Server – Part 2

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Introduction Fill Factor is a parameter most of us have ignored because there is no definitive way to calculate what the correct value should be. Part 1 of this series describes a new technique to dynamically determine index fill factors for all indexes within a database. Part 2 covers an analysis of the data collection […]

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2019-08-27

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Some T-SQL INSERTs DO Follow the Fill Factor! (SQL Oolie)

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With origins from the world of “Submarine ‘Dolphin’ Qualification” questions, an “Oolie” is a difficult question to answer, or the knowledge or fact needed to answer such a question, that may or may not pertain to one's duties but tests one's knowledge of a system or process to the limit. Introduction Contrary to what many […]

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2019-08-08

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Initial Config of tempdb

What are the initial config sizes for the tempdb primary data files, secondary data files, and log files in SQL Server 2022?

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