SQL 2000 Large database

We have a database that has grown to 350 GB over a five year period. I was trying to figure out a way to split this data whiles keeping it accessable. any ideas would be helpful

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You could partition the data across mutliple data files belonging to your PRIMARY file group and place those files on different spindles -that might give you a performance boost. You would have to cap the growth of you current data file and allow the new data files to grow freely -cap it though to avoid nasty surprises.
If, on the other hand you are looking to "start fresh" or archive data which needs not be part of the working DB, you need to analyze your DB at the object level to figure out which objects are required to server your client (i.e. your application) and which ones are there doing nothing more than bloating your DB. Suffice it to say, this is far more involved than the single paragraph I am providing.

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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Hello arahming,

why dont you delete/purge some old data to another database


arahmingAuthor Commented:
I am not a sql pro I have a understanding of simple thing like queries and moving databases but my boss doesn't want to pay GE the people who created the DB the money to do these techniques so if someone has a technet article or some how to's it would be appreciated


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