How To Shrink A Database

If “shrink that database” makes you cringe, that’s a good sign.  Nevertheless, sometimes it has to happen.  On that rare occasion in which it needs to happen, Andy Mallon gives you a how-to guide:

Perhaps you just implemented data compression, and have 60% free space in your database.
Perhaps you just deleted a bunch of old data, and have significant free space in your database.
There are a handful of scenarios where you have free space in the database, you’ll never use it, and you need to shrink. Just don’t make a habit of it.

Shrink should not be part of your normal routine, but it does come in handy sometimes.  Auto-shrink, though?  Burn that to the ground.

Related Posts

Finding Windows Version With T-SQL

Jack Vamvas shows us several methods to figure out which version of Windows you have installed from within SQL Server: Method 2 : Use xp_cmdshell – although this does mean enabling xp_cmdshell , which is in many organisations as security violation  exec master..xp_cmdshell 'systeminfo' Click through for several less controversial methods.

Read More

Azure SQL Database and Extended Events

Dave Bland shows how to set up and read an extended event file on Azure SQL Database: This first step when using T-SQL to read Extended Files that are stored in an Azure Storage Account is to create a database credential.  Of course the credential will provide essential security information to connect to the Azure […]

Read More

Categories

April 2016
MTWTFSS
« Mar May »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930