I would like to know, is there any possibility to control the locks while Ola's index optimize job is running?

I have implemented Ola Hallengren's index optimize job and am running it every day, but it is blocking the user transactions and causing performance issues.

How can I avoid blocking and locks while an index job is running?

  • Which version / edition of SQL server are you using? Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 19:18
  • There is an important consideration based on whether or not you are doing a REBUILD. Currently, only the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server can perform a REBUILD without locking the index for the entire index for the entire rebuild time by using the ONLINE option. If this is a problem, you probably have to use REORGANIZE instead, unless you can bring your system down during the rebuilds. Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 20:23
  • If you have a window of opportunity (i.e. off-business hours during the week, weekends, etc.) then I would schedule the index optimize job during that window. However, I'd be asking myself if I really needed to run those index jobs every night: link Commented Jun 13, 2018 at 0:36

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Not really controlling solution but you may try new index rebuild options :



this way you may control behavior of maintenance operation if it is blocking other processes.

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