No Significant Fragmentation? Look Closer

Posted by: Simple Talk, on 28 Feb 2012 | View original | Bookmarked: 0 time(s)

If you are relying on using 'best-practice' percentage-based thresholds when you are creating an index maintenance plan for a SQL Server that checks the fragmentation in your pages, you may miss occasional 'edge' conditions on larger tables that will cause severe degradation in performance. It is worth being aware of patterns of data access in particular tables when judging the best threshold figure to use....

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