instant initialization - 4 which files?

Posted on 2014-07-23
Last Modified: 2014-07-31
the sql instant initialization - does it apply to all files in the server?
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ID: 40214901
data, log, index- does it apply all or any?

what about system databases? does instant initialization enabled or apply to them also?
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ID: 40215113
Only non-log (.ldf) files.  Log files must always be initialized before use.

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ID: 40215642
ok.. thx.

what abt tempdb data file? (master db)
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ScottPletcher earned 500 total points
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The specific db doesn't change the way SQL works, it's the same for the whole instance.

Thus, non-log files will use IFI if it's enabled and log files will not, regardless of db.

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