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Clustered composite key high fragmentation and fill factor

I've recently made a table to hold the language preferences of my users as follow: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[systemUserLangPreference]( [systemUserID] [int] NOT NULL, [langID] [int] NOT NULL, ...
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Shrinking DB file in SQL Server

I have an application that writes some log data to a table. There's a nightly job that purges data older than 2 weeks. I got notified that this job has been failing for several weeks, and now the DB ...
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What is index fragmentation percent a percentage of?

So I am familiar with the concept of index fragmentation and how to fix it but I'm not really sure of one specific item: When you look at index fragmentation, it's always reported in terms of ...
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How to set SQL Server index pages per fragment?

I have SQL Server 2008, and a number of databases. I have discovered that one of my table's indexes is extremely fragmented (How I know: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189858.aspx) The ...
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Is Logical Fragmentation Meaningful in the age of huge SANs? [duplicate]

So, every time I read that a data file shrink will cause fragmentation or a developer rave on that the 95% frag he sees is the cause of all life's misery, I wonder what the problem really is. We no ...
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SQL Server clustered index high fragmentation

I've got a Table with an Integer (4bytes) as primary key. it's defined as an identity. it is also the clustered index. Inserts are working perfectly fine. After inserting 2000 rows the fragmentation ...
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Is high Extent Fragmentation a problem?

DBCC SHOWCONTIG scanning 'MyTable' table... Table: 'MyTable' (2048062382); index ID: 1, database ID: 28 TABLE level scan performed. - Pages Scanned................................: 1019182 - Extents ...
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What is the significance of root and page level fragmentation in a clustered b-tree index?

In investigating fragmentation on some of our large tables in a SQL Server 2005 database, I was using a query based on sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats. The query returns a row for each level in the ...
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Disadvantages of reorganizing all tables nightly

I consider scheduling a SQL Server job that reorganizes all tables nightly. We don't have enterprise, so we cannot rebuild online (this means we need to reorganize). We also don't want to invest too ...
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Why index REBUILD does not reduce index fragmentatation with a page count > 1000?

This is kind of a followup to the existing question on this site "Why index REBUILD does not reduce index fragmentatation?". The accepted answer to that question, and all other resources I have found ...
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Replacing composite key with surrogate

I have the following table that has a couple of million rows in it and is 99% fragmented virtually all of the time. My plan was to insert a IDENTITY field as a surrogate key to replace the current ...
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Removing physical fragmentation

If I have inherited db that has grown to 400GB 1 MB chunk at at time. Is an offline defrag the only way to remove all the physical fragmentation. Another issue I have is that the data and log files ...
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How can I save a severely fragmented database/table?

I've recently made a discovery that might explain my slow SQL run times. I found out that the default in SSMS is to allow mdf growth of 1MB at a time. When the size of one table alone is roughly 23 ...
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I have Fragmented Index on a empty table!

I ran the following query on my database to identify the fragmented indexes. However I surprised when saw the Indexes belong to some empty tables among the highly fragmented indexes! How can it be ...
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PostgreSQL Initial Database Size

There are 2 parts to my question. Is there a way of specifying the initial size of a database in PostgreSQL? If there isn't, how do you deal with fragmentation when the database grows over time? ...
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Defragmenting SQL Server data and log files live with MoveFile API

My employer is looking at deploying NTFS defragmentation software that uses the Windows MoveFile API to defragment open files. This would get deployed to thousands of SQL Server servers running SQL ...
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SQL Server Rebuild/Reorganize Fragmented Indexes causes CRC error or consistency errors

In our test lab I've been experimenting with different jobs to keep our critical indexes from becoming too fragmented. I'm currently using the approach described here: sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats ...
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Why index REBUILD does not reduce index fragmentatation?

I have used ALTER INDEX REBUILD to remove index fragmentation. In some cases REBUILD does not seem to remove this fragmentation. What are the reasons why REBUILD does not remove fragmentation? It ...
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REBUILD - Clustered Index, TABLE, or both?

I'm having trouble finding a definitive resource on this anywhere, so hopefully a guru can give me an answer here. I have a very large table that we had to add a column to. The clustered index is ...
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Index fragmentation while continuously processing

SQL Server 2005 I need to be able to continuously process about 350M records in a 900M record table. The query I'm using to select the records to process becomes badly fragmented as I process and I ...
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Defragmentation - Rebuilding Indexes SQL Server 2005

I'm researching defragmenting databases and it seems the following SQL statement is what I'm looking for: ALTER INDEX ALL ON mytablename REBUILD WITH(ONLINE = ON) When I pull the info from ...
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How does SQL Server reduce index fragmentation?

If a user never runs REBUILD or REORGANIZE on their database, does SQL Server still somehow defragment the indexes? MSDN suggests that if an index is over 30% fragmented, it is recommended to run ...
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Index fragmentation increase as more row being deleted

I have a table that contains more than 18 million records. I have a process that clears data out of that table everyday. Index fragmentation was low. This table has high transaction throughput. ...
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What's better for large changes to a table: DELETE and INSERT every time or UPDATE existing?

I am making a project where I need to change around 36K records in one table daily. I'm wondering what will perform better: delete rows and insert new ones, or update already existing rows For me ...
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How can an identity primary key index become fragmented?

From what I understand about index fragmentation, this should not be possible. The cases I have found in my databases are non-clustered. Example: ALTER TABLE [dbo].[ClaimLineInstitutional] ADD ...
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B-tree node split strategy in SQL Server for monotonically increasing value

Consider a B-tree index on a value that will always increase monotonically, e.g. a column of type IDENTITY. With a conventional B-tree implementation, whenever a node is full, it will be split 50%/50% ...
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SQL Server Index Fragmentation

When should you rebuild an index? vs reorganize? What index fragmentation value is considered healthy?