Regarding fragmentation

Posted on 2008-10-22
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Hi Experts i would be rebuilding the index inoder to get rid of framentation .
Im bit worried about the fill factor , non-clustered indexes, primary key and foreign key, any dependency with other table. Iam enclosing the query for your reference, i need to understand how to take care for fill factor or non clustered indexes and any other dependency , is it taken care by sql engine or by default it will take the fill factor which already exist.
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what do you mean by
is it taken care by sql engine or by default it will take the fill factor which already exist ?

if you don't specify a new fill factor, sql server will use the one that is already defined

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what about the references like primary key , foreign key ,non clustered indexes for example
a table will have clustered index as well as non clustered indexes will non clustered indexes are also rebuild .thanks
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depends on how you are going to rebuild but you can specify it in the rebuild command (if you use  DBCC DBREINDEX  for example)
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If you have the luxury of time, you could drop and recreate your indexes. Also, one other thing to consider is total fragmentation on the database. A solution is to download contig.exe from sysinternal.com. Its a free download from M$ and  allows you to make contiguous a file.

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thanks ok i will download the contig.exe file , in the meanwhile i have got a link from microsoft
which helps in fragmentation.
I don't have luxury of time as i have to do the activity online no downtime is given to us.
Iam using the code in the script which i have attached , alter index ......rebuild.it is sql server2005 enterprise edition.
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contig requires no downtime

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