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ALTER TABLE … SWITCHing from regular table to partitioned table fails

The code below does the following: Creates a database play_partition in C:\TEMP Creates two identical partitioned tables play_table and archive_play_table Switches play_table partition 1 to ...
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Is DBCC SHOWFILESTATS an accurate way to see unused space?

We have a few tables each with near 100 million rows of data. A co-worker has these tables setup with partitions based on a date field. Our disk space is starting to run low and knowing that ...
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Best Practice in storage allocation for compressed and partitioned tables

I have a fairly large database that basically consists of one table, this table is paritioned by month and all partitions are compressed with page compression. After the initial load of the data there ...
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Drop partition scheme with orphan indexes

I have a partition scheme in my SQL Server database that I am trying to drop. This scheme was used by 2 indexes, which I deleted. I can't delete the scheme, since it appears to still be used by the ...
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Does partitioning sometimes require denormalization?

Specific example of what I'm asking: Say that a SaaS app has an Order table with CustomerID and a child OrderItem table. We want to partition both tables and we want to use CustomerID as the ...
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Is table partitioning improving performance? Is it worth it?

I have just been involved in a project on which I will have to develop a data migration process and a web interface that uses an already existing SQL Server DB. This DB was developed by another person ...
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Partitioning a table state

So far I always used date ranges to partition my tables, however now I like to do it by state or a selected list of cities where all others that are not explicitly listed in an "other" partition, is ...
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Best practices for configuring the Drive/Filegroup setup for Microsoft SQL 2008

I am a software developer for a small company. I wish we had a dba but not in the cards at this point for this company. I was working on migrating our 75gb SQL Server 2000 database to SQL Server 2008 ...
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Snapshotting Database Tables

I have a reporting database (in SQL Server) that takes nightly snapshots of the production data (Oracle) for users to query against for the next day, but now the requirement is getting to be that they ...
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Large difference in disk space used by partitions

I have a partitioned table that contains about 155 million records total. It's partitioned by year and the partitions for both the current and previous years contain about 25 million records each. ...
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Is database partitioning for performance reasons meaningful in virtualized environment? [closed]

When running SQL Server on real hardware partitioning database and placing different partitions with different tables on different hard drives can be beneficial for query performance. Or, to simplify ...
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Best way set clustered primary key on a partitioned table?

I have the following table. create table T (K1 date, K2 int, K3 varchar(10), C1 int, C2....) The table will be partitioned by K1 (K1 has low selective. the data will be appended in the order by ...
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Mysql, sql server, oracle tables get too large [closed]

I hear a lot about things that, it is a lot cheaper to buy new harddisk than pay staff to come up with genius ideas how to save resources. But what I don't understand, is how these databases handle a ...
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591 views

partitioning by datetime vs date vs int performance

I am trying to determine which partitioning strategy will be most efficient for my queries on SQL Server. We know we want daily partitions. The data has a natural DATETIME field in it, so my gut ...
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1answer
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In partition definition filegroup name appears twice, what does that mean?

short question regarding partitions, consider the following partition definition: CREATE PARTITION SCHEME [MSAppServerPS_ASWcfEventsTable] AS PARTITION [MSAppServerPF_ASWcfEventsTable] TO ...
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1answer
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Partitioning a Table Referenced by a Foreign Key

I have one table: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[entry] ( [ID] [bigint] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [EntryDate] [datetime] NOT NULL, [createddate] [datetime] NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT [PK_Entry_ID] ...
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1answer
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Msg 1833, File 'ABC.ndf' cannot be reused until after the next BACKUP LOG operation

I am having a Database. The size of my database is near about 4GB(Only .mdf file). In that database only few tables present which have the maximum data of database. One of them and the biggest table ...
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Large table and poor performance - what to do next?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 / SQL Server 2008 R2 (Standard) server that is used to host a single database. The database itself mainly consists of a single large table containing both live and historical ...
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Partitioning a multi-terabyte database [closed]

We have a database which is nearly 3TB in size, out of which 8 tables together are 1.5TB which we want to partition based on year. But as we will be partitioning over a terabyte of data, this will be ...
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Will table partitioning speed up my queries?

My database is set up with what we call our staging tables and our live tables. Currently for we have about 2 million rows for a table called products. Our customers we call manufacturers load their ...
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How to take partitions or filegroups out of service

I'm an experienced SQL Server DBA but new to partitioning, and I have a couple of questions. Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. I've inherited a large customer metrics database that grows ...
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How to take partitions or filegroups out of service [migration] [duplicate]

I'm an experienced SQL Server DBA but new to partitioning, and a had a couple of questions. Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. I've inherited a large customer metrics database that grows by ...
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1answer
415 views

How to partition a very large table with limited db space?

I have a very big table. I want to partition it, but I cannot. Database size: 1TB, Free space 200GB Table: Size: 165 columns (row lengh 4216 KB, no LOBs), 500 million rows, 600GB of data. ...
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Can a partitioned table span on multiple files across different file groups?

In SQL Server 2008 and above, if a table is partitioned, can it span across multiple files across multiple filegroups? Thanks
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Does SQL Server have a reference partitioning equivalent?

Oracle 11g has introduced a new feature that is called Reference Partition. Using reference partitioning, a child table can inherit the partitioning characteristics from a parent table. ...
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Table partitioning filegroup

Can I use the same filegroup for multiple tables when partitioning a table? I partitioned a items table by year. It created five filegroups. Can I use the same file group for orders table or will I ...
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Improve performance by partitioning

I'm using SQL Server 2012. I’m using CTE to create an orders table from the items table. The final count for the orders table is around 120 million. It is taking about 2 hours for the whole process. ...
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Sync Indexes between two tables

I need to automate and Sync only indexes between two tables ( Primary and Stage_Table) within the same database. I tried using SSIS SQL Server Objects Task, but looks like it works only when we sync ...
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Performance issues moving 1 million rows between tables

I want to replicate 1 million rows from table1 to table2. I have written a job with a query like this: delete from table1 OUTPUT *.delete into table2 I am executing this job every hour, but it ...
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Key lookup partition pruning

I have a query inner joining multiple tables all of which are partitioned and have 10 partitions each: SELECT A.COL1, B.COL2, C.COL3 FROM A INNER JOIN B ON A.ID = B.ID INNER JOIN C ON A.ID = C.ID ...
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How do I know if my database partitioning is done well? [closed]

I have a sneaking suspicion that the guy who wrote the partitioning functions at my place of work did a fairly poor job. For certain queries (maybe 20% of them) we see incredible performance boosts ...
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Partitioning on a single filegroup

I have some very large tables in my database, but a substantial chunk of this data is "old". Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am not allowed to remove this "old" data. The other ...
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1answer
130 views

Availability Groups and Partition Swapping

Is it possible to use SQL 2012 Availability Groups over two machines and perform partition swapping on the primary machine ?
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299 views

Expanding a partitioned table

I have a table that holds four years of data, where for each month I have a partition that is based on a filegroup with two files. Unexpectedly, I received eight more years of data and prepared the ...
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Why isn't partition-level lock escalation the default?

In SQL Server, locks are normally escalated from row or page -> table. Starting with SQL Server 2008, a new level of lock escalation was added - partition level. However, this isn't automatically ...
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How to create a partitioned table based on date?

I'm trying to create a partitioned table where partitioning is determined by OrderDate. I'm trying to create a clustered index on OrderDate and a nonclustered primary key on OrderID. But I get an ...
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SELECT multiple sensor values in one query

Background I have a couple of devices, each with a couple of sensors. I log these every now and then and stores them in a table described below. When someone requests a web page, I fetch a couple of ...
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Best way to increase no of partition in SQL Server Table

I am maintaining a database with a big big table, which portioned for each month. There is already tens of partition there but its till January 2013, So its time to create new partitions. Can anyone ...
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1answer
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Migrating database from SQL Server 2005 Enterprise to SQL Server 2008 Standard

I'm attempting to migrate a database from SQL Server 2005 Enterprise to SQL Server 2008 Standard. I've run into an issue because there is a partition function defined in the database of the Enterprise ...
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Partitions and Indexes, in which cases should be used

I know some knowledges: Partitions used to achieve better performance (like described in this article) And indexes used to increase performance in selection operations. And as result my question: ...
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How to check if there is partitions in use in fact tables?

I'm going to take a first look of a large data warehouse with many fact tables. How can I easily check if there is partitions and partition functions in use in these fact tables?
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Investigating/Troubleshooting I/O Spikes

We have been experiencing some relatively large I/O (IOPS) spikes on the SAN that supports our production SQL Server. The spikes seem to fall at an exact time after the hour, each hour. We have ...
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SSIS: “The buffer manager cannot write 8 bytes to file”

We have about 60 or more SSAS cubes on one server. All the cubes have the same structure. Each cube has a different size because each cube has a different underlying data warehouse. However the schema ...
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656 views

Why do we have to use SWITCH in table partitioning?

I'm a beginner in SQL. I'd like to know what is the importance of SWITCH in table partitioning? I've created one table partitioned month-wise, with a total of 12 partitions. The ranges are: ...
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SQL Partioning on date, how does it work for future records?

I am setting up a new system and I would like to partition the data for speed. Basically what I would like to do is have one database with all the latest information (e.g. last 3 months). then have ...
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SQL Server data partitioning

This is for SQL Server: I have a table that has been partitioned. Sometimes, I need to completely update an existing partition - the updates could be extensive enough to touch all rows of the ...
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682 views

Get a record's current partition

In SQL Server 2008 R2, how would I determine what partition a record currently lives in?
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Pros/Cons of Using Table/Index Partitioning in SQL Server [closed]

We have a number of tables that were partitioned primarily to reduce problems when purging data (via sliding-window partitioning / truncate). I have found a number of caveats that come with ...
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Partition Function vs. Clustered Index

We have a table that is clustered on identity/datetime2. It is partitioned on the same datetime2. Are there any reasons to cluster on datetime2/identity instead? I understand the reasoning behind ...
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SQL Server does not optimize parallel merge join on two equivalently partitioned tables

Apologies in advance for the very detailed question. I have included queries to generate a full data set for reproducing the problem, and I am running SQL Server 2012 on a 32-core machine. However, ...