Splitting Large Files Out In SQL Server

Tracy Boggiano has a script which splits out large files in a filegroup into a smaller set of files:

The solution I offer allows you to break your files into any size you want by rebuilding your indexes. You will need some disk space for it to create the new files while it runs the process then it will drop the large file.  This will also take up some space in your transaction log so if you not running your transaction log backups frequently enough you could have a lot of disk space taken up by that so watch out for that. All the code can be downloaded from my github repository here.

Read on for an explanation of the entire process.

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