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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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How to Prevent an Ever-Growing index file (MyISAM engine) From Causing Disk Fragmentation in Windows (NTFS partition)?

We have a keep-growing table which using MYISAM storage engine. Almost every half year, this table will crash, and need to be repaired. I checked the defragment result reported by windows ...
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Why is my database still fragmented after I rebuilt and reindexed everything?

I have a database which I tried to defragment all the tables at once by running this T-SQL: SELECT 'ALTER INDEX all ON ' + name + ' REORGANIZE;' + CHAR(10) + 'ALTER INDEX all ON ' + ...
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Optimising a Database Shrink (in terms of speed and reducing fragmentation)

We have a large database that has had a lot of older data stripped out, leaving primary datafile (all objects are currently in the primary filegroup) of about 80Gb containing a little less than 20Gb ...
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SQL Azure Fragmentation / Database Size

I have a database running on SQL Azure that is currently 280mb. It is a test database for a system that we're going to be putting into production soon so the data frequently gets deleted in batches ...
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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?