Filegroups And RTO

Raul Gonzalez explains the importance of filegroups in minimizing RTO:

So if we don’t create additional filegroup[s] in our databases not only all the data will go to the same logical container but also in case we have to restore that database from a backup, we will have to wait until all of it it’s restored.

Imagine you have a lot of historical data for instance and there is a disaster, if you had different filegroups, one for current data and another for the historical, you would be able to get your live data first and quickly (to get you up and running), and then restore all the historical which is not critical.

To show you how, I’m going to create a database with different filegroups so you’ll see how we can do.

Click through for the scripts, as well as more information.

Related Posts

Dealing With Noisy Neighbors

Kevin Kline explains what Resource Governor does: There are lots of ways to manage noisy neighbors. For example, you could spin up additional instances of SQL Server on a single physical or virtual machine (VM), and then segregate the applications to a distinct instance. You could also follow the old adage of “one application, one […]

Read More

Creating Database Snapshots

David Fowler has a script which lets you create database snapshots easily: The procedure takes two parameters, @DatabaseList – a comma delimited string of database names, allows wildcards @ListOnly – 1- a list of affected databases will be displayed but snapshots aren’t created. 0- Snapshots are created automatically DEFAULT I’m a big fan of database […]

Read More

Categories

October 2016
MTWTFSS
« Sep Nov »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31