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Do I need to enable Trace Flag 1117 for equally sized data files?

I was reading about fill proportional algorithm in SQL Server and then I recalled TF1117. BOL states: When a file in the filegroup meets the autogrow threshold, all files in the filegroup grow. ...
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Piecemeal restore only one filegroup without primary filegroup restore

I have a db in SIMPLE recovery model, and regularly take FULL,DIFF backups. This db also have filegroups for each month. Each filegroup has exactly one NDF file. Like this: FileGroup: PRIMARY File: ...
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MS SQL running out of Disk Space - can FileGroups be used to free up some space?

Problem We have a Sql Server 2014 with a 1TB attached disk (on Azure) that's running out of disk space. We have about 20GB's left (maybe a few weeks of space). As such, we need to move some data off ...
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Can you create a new filegroup for a table in a database that is live?

I have a SQL Server 12.0.5223.6 instance with a database on it. I'm wondering if I can create a filegroup for one (or more) tables while it's running? Or does it have to have no data in the tables? ...
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Initial Full Backup required for Filegroup Backups?

I'm assuming that an initial FULL BACKUP is required if I am taking FILEGROUP backups and would like this confirmed. Many examples show one at the start, but don't make note that it is explicitly ...
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Multiple mdf, empty one is missing

Hi guys i have a big problem. I know i did such stupid and unforgivable mistake. And know please help me if you can. I wanted to make copy of database. I should make it by backup and then restore as ...
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Transactional Replication and distribution database size

I have a transactional replication set up with initialize from backup. In the secondary database server,i have a drive(d:) for data files alone. I have noticed that this drive is getting filled and i ...
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Reducing .mdf file size

I have a drive, :d, in my server where I have my .mdf file stored and now all of a sudden I notice that the drive :d has no space left. When I checked the .mdf file of the database demo1, it is 1.6TB ...
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Moving all Heap Tables to another Filegroup in SQL Server

In SQL Server 2017, I want to move ALL Heaps in a DB to a secondary filegroup. What's the easiest way to do this? This question is only for Nonclustered Indexes. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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What is the impact on the Cost-Based Optimizer (CBO) when implementing ISCSI SAN solid-state drives

A Microsoft Technet article recommends creating a secondary file group as the default file group (see reference below). The secondary file group should have a number of files, say four, that are each ...
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Automatically have Nonclustered indexes in a Different Filegroup

Is there a way to automatically move clustered indexes A on one filegroup, and all nonclustered indexes to a different filegroup B upon DDL creation? We have developers constantly creating tables/...
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Default filegroup, specified in the SQL Server CREATE INDEX statement, is ignored (ON [DEFAULT] storage clause)

Am I missing something? Documentation clearly states, that: ON "default" Applies to: SQL Server 2008 through SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database. Creates the specified index on the ...
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What happens when one of the filegroup is full within SQL server

Just a basic question due to my lack of understanding on how below works: For one of the databases around 1 TB in size we have 8 file groups with multiple files added to them. Now for one of the FG ...
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Filegroup per Table partition - remove filegroup and re-add filegroup

I've seaching all over the web for a solution, if it is even possible... I'm not a savvy in Partitioned tables in different filegroups... Our software is supported by SQL 2008 R2 SP2 to SQL 2017 for ...
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Secondary filegroup for Full Text Index only - rebuild when lost

Here's our config: We have all our data in PRIMARY file group We have our Full Text Index in another SECONDARY file group which resides on a very fast (but very unreliable) SSD drive. By "unreliable" ...
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File Group Association while Snapshop Replication

I want to know how can I save filegroup structure during snapshop replication in SQL Server? Does this property solve my problem? I want the same filegroups in publishers be created in the subscriber. ...
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SQL server - Re. Filegroup / partitioning

Assuming VLDB is split into multiple file groups, each having its own file and on a separate disk. Now let's say there is a disk crash bringing down one of the file groups - then will the other parts ...
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How to specify the exact .ndf file on a filegroup to save a table in?

I have a filegroup(not the primary one) which contains two different .ndf files, for example a1.ndf and a2.ndf. Now I want to create a table and I want my table to be saved in a2.ndf file not a1. Is ...
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MS SQL Server does not create tables in a specified filegroup [closed]

I have three filegroups in my database: Default is TERTIARY. Now I want to create table on PRIMARY and it shows the following error Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'primary'. create table tb1 ( ...
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How to restore a file group from file group backup?

I want to restore a specific file group from file group backup. I found examples how to restore it from full backup, but I want to do it from file group backup. Every time when I try, all of the files ...
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Backup of FileGroups Including Primary

I want to back up my DB. I have some huge tables in some specific FileGroups which I want to exclude them to be getting backup. I have tried this script: BACKUP DATABASE TestDB FILEGROUP = '...
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How does the data move within a filegroup for its respective secondary data files

I am confused or do not have better understanding on how SQL works in below scenario and need some views: For a database X, we have a FILEGROUP named FG which has 4 data files tagged to it as below ...
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Where does SQL Server store symmetric keys?

I am wondering if symmetric keys created in particular database are being stored in the primary file group? Or they are stored in some special file group which the user is not able to interact with? ...
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Why didn't primary file size change after moving large table to new file group?

After looking and finding the close answer, I'd like to post a follow-up, but separate, question to this one (split db to fit on ssds) I have a 60 gig database that is growing quickly, due to one ...
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Columnstore Index in read_only filegroup prevents CheckDB

It appears setting a filegroup to read_only prevents dbcc checkdb for the entire database if the filegroup contains a columnstore index. When attempting to run checkdb or checkfilegroup (for any ...
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should I shrink the filegroup? how? SQL Server

I just have a question. We recently purged 1,5 millions of record from a table. The Current allocated space for the related Filegroup is 700GB, but the space Used is 300GB. Should I perform a shrink ...
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Tempdb Splitting File/Filegroups among different Databases

A common problem placing databases on one server Instance is they all share same tempdb. Is it possible to allocate tempdb file/and filegroups for separate databases. Does Resource Governor allow this?...
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SQL OLTP Filegroups - Lookup Tables

According to resources, in Dimensional Warehousing, it is a good idea to place Dimension tables in a different filegroups from Fact Tables. In OLTP, is it a good idea to place Lookup tables in ...
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Filegroup with multiple files: odd behaviour when moving stuff in

I am currently migrating databases from SQL Server 2008 (SP4) to SQL Server 2017 (CU3). A significant change is that all filegroups have two data files after migration. To accomplish this task I ...
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Cannot remove filegroup with no files associated

I am experiencing some odd error messages on SQL Server 2017 CU3. I am migrating databases and reorganising filegroups. By "reorganising" I mean that I use a stored procedure which creates a partition ...
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SQL Server - Partial Backup

I want to check if my Data Warehouse historical filegroup backups are valid with my most recent Primary Filegroup backup. I backup the Primary Filegroup every night but historical filegroup backups ...
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FILEPROPERTY - SPACEUSED

I used SELECT FILEPROPERTY('file_name', 'SpaceUsed'), and it returns NULL, what does it mean? I am correctly using it in the correct database. I cannot assume that NULL means empty since: I tried ...
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Database Files and Filegroups

In my case wherein I have a file file_01.mdf and file_02.ndf under 1 filegroup, if ever file_01.mdf was already full (no autogrowth enabled), will it give me error on file_01.mdf if data is attempted ...
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How to force users to specify a filegroup when creating tables/indexes

I will soon be migrating to SQL Server 2017 and hence am working on beautifying some neglected aspects of our databases. One aspect is filegroups: my DBA predecessor has created multiple filegroups ...
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Any performance gains from having identical clustered and nonclustered indexes on table on different filegroups?

I am attempting to rearchitect our MSSQL database such that we have two filegroups, one for data, on a 15K HDD, primary, and one for indexes on a separate SSD, indexes, in order to realize some ...
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Is SQL Server's fill strategy the same for multi-file tempdb as multi-file (non-tempdb) filegroups?

Will tempdb I/O from a single query be split across multiple tempdb files? (assuming that tempdb is configured to use multiple files, of course!) For non-tempdb databases, MDSN seems to say that yes, ...
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Backup and Restore SQL server files and filegroups

I have a database called Admin. It has only one default filegroup called primary. File group: primary files in the file group: Admin_data.mdf Now I have taken a full filegroup backup. Backup file ...
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TSQL - merge partitions online

the short version of my question is: "During the merge of two partitions is the whole partitioned table being blocked. How can I access, for read&write, the part that is not affected by the merge?"...
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Unable to write to ndf after shrink emptyfile

I am doing some file balancing practice/experiments on AdventureWorks and pages stopped writing to the ndf file (AdventureWorks2014_Data2.ndf). Early tests were working as expected. Proportional ...
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move AG database files between disks

Environment: SQL 2016 SP1, AG with 2 replicas, sync commit, no readable secondary. 1 file in the PRIMARY FG, 1 for the index FG. Problem: How to move the files for a database in this AG, from the ...
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Multiple filegroups vs. multiple files in a single filegroup

From what I've read online, it seems that multiple filegroups offer only two advantages over having multiple files in a single filegroup: The ability to isolate a specific table to a specific drive - ...
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Size of an “empty” PRIMARY filegroup

I have a question for you concerning the PRIMARY filegroup. Out goal is to have a small PRIMARY, so that we can do partial restores to other systems (test, dev) So, we moved all tables and indexed ...
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Can I set a filegroup of database offline,change the location of files and bring it online again?

I found that we can only take filegroup offline through t-sql,but to bring that filegroup online we need to restore the whole database.
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SQL Server seperate data files

When splitting out a data file into separate files is there any benefit in having tables usually queried together in the same file? I'm against it but a vendor has suggested it as part of setup. May ...
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SQL Server Updated Record on Read-Only Filegroup?

I have a very large database in our data warehouse where we have implemented partitioning to manage maintenance and backups. Records of a certain age are eventually migrated to a read-only file group ...
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what is causing arithmetic overflow in the query below?

when I run the following query on MY_Database select * from sys.sysfiles I get the following results: But when I run a dynamic query that gets the percent of free space I get: Msg 8115, Level ...
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SQL Server specific file group

I have a database with three file groups, Primary, FG_ExtendedTables, and FG_ReportingTables. I need to create another database (production db let's say), and restore only specific file groups and ...
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How to find the specific file in a filegroup in which an object resides

Today, I encountered below error on one my SQL Server which I manage. Could not allocate space for object '%.*ls'%.*ls in database '%.*ls' because the '%.*ls' filegroup is full. Create disk ...
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List objects in SQL file

We are trying to migrate a database from SQL 2014 to Azure SQL. In SSMS, you can right click on the database and then on a task to "Deploy Database to Windows Azure SQL Database..". This task ...
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How to remove secondary file group

We have a SQL Server database with two filegroups; PRIMARY and SECONDARY, with a single file in each file group. All the clustered indexes are stored in the secondary filegroup. How can we remove ...