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Does splitting 1 tempdb file into 4 require a SQL Server restart? [duplicate]

please can anyone help? I have a SQL 2008R2 instance with 4 cores, configured with 1 tempdb data file and 1 logfile. I want to change this setup as per best practices by adding 3 additional euqally ...
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Two SQL Server databases share the same MDF and LDF files but have different data [closed]

I have a strange circumstance where I have a production database and a restored copy as another database on the same SQL Server instance, and both of them are using the same MDF and LDF files (i.e. ...
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Howto query all files, their fill level and additional drive info with one query?

I need a query that puts together the following results: one row per database file across all databases additional columns with information about the locigal drive the file is on information about ...
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Why isn't transaction log free space always reused?

After monitoring the Transaction log files for a while I noticed that some of them sometimes behave in a way I did not expect. Here are two samples for comparison. All data is based on EXEC('DBCC ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Two Files Stuck In Restoring Status

Background: SQL Server 2008 R2 mirrored and clustered. We recently failed over the databases via mirror and everything went smoothly. When it was time to do a differential backup, I got an error so I ...
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Removing secondary data files. DBCC SHRINKFILE: Page could not be moved because it is a work table page

I have too many secondary data files (.ndf) created for tempdb. To remove the excess files, I need to empty the file (content will be moved to other files): DBCC SHRINKFILE('tempdbfile8', EMPTYFILE); ...
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Should I align my SQL Server file and growth sizes with the block sizes on my SAN?

It was brought to my attention that our (Hitachi) SAN handles data in 42MB blocks. It is tiered storage so each block is evaluated when the director makes decisions as to when it should promote/demote ...
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How many files should I create for one filegroup and 9 weekly partitions?

I have 9 weekly partitions on one filegroup. How many files do I need to create? There are 3 tables containing 46 million, 16 million and 10 million rows.