i have a table X with dependencies to other tables,views and the works ( 325 million rows approx.)
cannot use export import as i have to delete the orig.table.
switch partition is not a option "I THINK?"
what do i do?
I MUST USE read only FILEGROUPS on this table. WHY? because of faster backup and the data will never change. ( create partitions for a quarter ( 4 months). most of the queries runs against this table (cannot create a historic DB) and other issues from the departments.
Another way to deal with what you just said would be to add this new partitioned table for active portion of data, rename the old one to original_table_name_history or something then create a VIEW with
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