I have the above query running for 16 days (still running), the table is a dummy table used for benchmark tests, it has over 10 Billion rows. (About 1 TB of data including myIndex (non-clustered)).

I know there is progress as when I query for fragmentation, I see the number decrease.

If I cancel / stop the execution of the ALTER INDEX, can I resume it later safely, or will it cause to a rollback?

Will it rollback roll just the last page swapped or the whole operation ?


Yes, you can stop a reorganize and it won't cause a big rollback like you are talking about. You will be left with where the operation left off (that's a good thing). It's a rebuild that would have the rollback behavior.

  • Thanks, that's what I thought but I couldn't find this information in an official source, can you link to one? – Ofiris Nov 4 '14 at 10:32

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