TechNet Magazine: July 2010 SQL Q&A column

The July edition of TechNet Magazine is available on the web now and has the latest installment of my regular SQL Q&A column (and I forgot to blog about it a couple of weeks back).

This month's topics are:

  • Why shrink runs slower on some databases than others
  • Is it true that autogrow should always be turned off?
  • LOB storage considerations 
  • How long consistency checks will take 

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4 thoughts on “TechNet Magazine: July 2010 SQL Q&A column

  1. Why should we store the LOB data at another filegroup?
    Except speeding up at restore (partial restore),
    What are its benefits?

  2. OK, But I mean: Does it have a performance effect?
    I think when the LOB data and other data to be stored at the one filegroup,
    The probability of fragmentation increases.
    Because statistics IO shows increased read-ahead reads.

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