17

I've noticed a strange behaviour of SQL Server 2008 r2 express:

usually my query execution time is ~650ms, but if I open Management Studio and run any simple query (for example SELECT * FROM Something), the execution time becomes ~40ms. If I close management studio this value returns to normal ~650ms

And no matter where the query was executed: from Management Studio or my application (it uses ADO.Net)

ARITHABORT setting has no effect

Why is this happening?

22

The database you are querying probably has "auto close" enabled.

The connection from SSMS stops the database closing. When you close SSMS, the database closes. A subsequent call requires it to be opened.

Auto close is the default for SQL Server Express and is not a good idea:

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.