SQL SERVER – De-fragmentation of Database at Operating System to Improve Performance

This issues was brought to me by our Sr. Network Engineer. While running operating system level de-fragmentation using either windows de-fragmentation or third party tool it always skip all the MDF file and never de-fragment them. He was wondering why this happens all the time. The reason MDF file are…
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SQL SERVER – Recovery Models and Selection

SQL Server offers three recovery models: full recovery, simple recovery and bulk-logged recovery. The recovery models determine how much data loss is acceptable and determines whether and how transaction logs can be backed up. Select Simple Recovery Model if: * Your data is not critical. * Losing all transactions since…
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SQL SERVER – Change Default Fill Factor For Index

SQL Server has default value for fill factor is Zero (0). The fill factor is implemented only when the index is created; it is not maintained after the index is created as data is added, deleted, or updated in the table. When creating an index, you can specify a fill factor to leave extra gaps and reserve a percentage of free space on each leaf level page of the index to accommodate future expansion in the storage of the table’s data and reduce the potential for page splits. Let us learn about how to change default fill factor of index.

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