Remove Filegroup Files

Kenneth Fisher shows how to remove files from a filegroup:

I am not taking into account mirroring or AGs. I honestly am not sure how that would affect the process.

Like any time you run DBCC SHRINKFILE this is going to shred your indexes. Take that into account and re-index as needed.

Kenneth shows screen shots, has a step-by-step checklist, and includes common errors.  This is a great explanation.

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